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What every employer wants

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM
Tags: job search, resumes

Preparing for a job interview can be time-consuming and nerve-wracking. Instead of spending all that energy preparing answers for every imaginable interview question, use a larger lens. Ask yourself: "If I were the hiring manager, what are the qualities I'd need to see in a person before I’d be willing to say, 'You're hired'?"

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9 Tips for College Seniors Looking for That First Job

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Sure, it's tough to get a job today, especially as a new college graduate. You invested a lot of money and incurred a bunch of debt to become more employable.

Although the odds may seem stacked against you without any real work experience, you do have assets employers are seeking: a fresh perspective, willingness to learn and loads of energy. Your strong technology skills are also a plus.

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Health Care Hiring Event Set for May 12

Posted on May 06, 2015 at 2:35 PM
Author: Workforce Development Representative Irene Connors Tags: Twin Cities, job fair

If you’re a job seeker interested in learning more about the health care field, mark your calendar for a health care on-site hiring event in Bloomington on Tuesday.

The event features a panel of experts who will discuss health care careers and a job fair featuring more than 20 employers.

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Finding military-friendly jobs using MinnesotaWorks.net

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: jobs, veterans

MinnesotaWorks.net, the state’s largest job bank, uniquely helps military service members connect with good-fit employers:  The military-friendly job posting.

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Millennials in the workplace

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: workforce

By 2025, it’s expected that millennials (1980-2000) will make up the majority of the workforce. Already, workers between the ages of 14-34 years hold about 35 percent of the total jobs in the state of Minnesota, according to data from DEED’s Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) program. 

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Looking for an internship?

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:51 AM
Tags: internships

Did you know: Nearly half (48.5 percent) of teens in Minnesota are employed or actively seeking work. Minnesota has the seventh highest teen labor force participation rate in the United States, led by other Midwestern states. 

But absent a job, there are other ways to get that all-important work experience.

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Mature workers: How to get the most out of your network when looking for work

Posted on April 08, 2015 at 7:18 AM
Tags: networking, job search

Fact: More U.S. workers ages 55 and over are employed than ever before.

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Business Cards: Hello, It's Me

Posted on April 01, 2015 at 1:31 PM
Tags: job search, networking

The business card is a necessity of networking – even in the digital age.

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Could broadband open the door in Mille Lacs County?

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 3:07 PM
Tags: job fair, workforce, education

Last week in this blog we looked at Mille Lacs County – and asked whether broadband could lift up the community. Broadband could help with education and open the door to new employment opportunities.

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Lake Mille Lacs Area Job Fair

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:23 AM
Tags: job fair, jobs, Central MN

If you live in the Lake Mille Lacs area -- and are looking for a job or a better job -- be sure to schedule in Tues., April 7 for the Lake Mille Lacs Area Job Fair.

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