Most job seekers assume December is a bust for hiring, and stop looking for work during the holidays. That’s a terrible mistake. As a recruiter and manager, I’ve interviewed and hired people on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and even on every Saturday in December. It’s true: Overall hiring does slow down, but not nearly as much as you’ve been led to believe.Read More...
Being candid with an interviewer will usually increase your chances of being seen as a good fit and getting a job offer. But some statements can hurt your odds if you're honest about them with your interviewer.
Red flag: Never criticize a former manager.Read More...
What is the purpose of a thank-you note? When should I send one?
When writing a thank-you note to a potential employer, remember there is more to the art form than just acknowledging the time spent with you. Take a more thoughtful approach.
Job fairs offer job seekers a great opportunity to connect with employers. They could lead to a job interview, expand your network, or result in a job on-the-spot.
How can you make the most of the experience? How do you persuade an employer to give you a job interview or make a contact that will get you closer to that new job? How do you find job fairs in your area?Read More...
DEED’s new Career Profile tool makes it easier than ever for people to gather specific career information on wages, job demand, educational requirements and more.
Career Profile offers up a wide range of occupational information in an easy-to-use online tool.
Simply choose your region and occupation -- and go.Read More...
If you’re a job seeker with a disability and you’ve decided to tell a prospective employer about it, the question then becomes: How should I disclose this information?
Here are some steps you can take to help you prepare.
Step 1: Make an Assessment
Step 2: Plan What You'll Say
Step 3: Prepare Your Script (As Needed)
The goal is for both you and the employer to feel comfortable when you do disclose.
You’re looking for a job and you have one or more disabilities. When you find a job posting that matches your skills, you may wonder: When and how should I tell a prospective employer about my disability?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination against “qualified individuals with disabilities.” That’s a person who meets skill, experience, education or other job requirements – and who can perform “essential functions” of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.Read More...
Have you ever left a crowded elevator holding your breath because someone went a little crazy with a hair product?
Do you have a co-worker that uses plug-in or standalone air fresheners or scented candles in the workplace?
Does your employer take the time to research and purchase fragrance-free and/or environment-friendly cleaning products for staff or vendors who maintain the workplace?
This week is Manufacturing Week in Minnesota and it gives us the chance to brag a little about Minnesota’s trained workforce and world-leading manufacturing businesses.
How does the state help fill the talent pipeline for manufacturing jobs?
From jobs fairs to MinnesotaWorks.net, Aspen Equipment casts a wide net to recruit skilled employees, says Danette Smith, HR.