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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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What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce?

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:44 AM
Tags: workforce, education, job training

It’s a truism but clearly on the glide path: Technology has pulled well ahead of the workplace skills of even the most proactive employee or manager. High tech is proliferating so rapidly in terms of new products and services that it is very difficult to keep up.
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What is a Candidate-Driven Job Market?

Posted on March 04, 2015 at 2:44 PM
Tags: workforce, job search

What’s a candidate-driven job market? Matt Krumrie, jobs columnist for the Star Tribune, tackles this interesting question.

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6 Lessons Job Seekers Can learn From the Great Recession

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Whether you’ve been recently let go from a job or you’re thinking of changing career paths, a lot has changed in the job market in the last decade.

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Ways to Ace Your Phone Interview

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:32 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Some job seekers rarely have phone interviews. But it’s important to be prepared for one, since you could get a call from an employer at a moment’s notice.

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Body Language Mistakes at Job Interviews

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Having a great job interview is important for landing a job. Some job seekers spend a lot of time practicing answers to questions they anticipate and preparing questions for the hiring manager. Yet they fail to fully prepare for the interview, making body language mistakes they could have avoided.

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