Most job seekers realize that gaps in their employment history are viewed negatively by employers. That’s one reason why some people fail to apply for jobs which they are qualified for. But you can overcome obstacles posed by career gaps by explaining what you were doing during the times you weren’t employed.
When you think about Pinterest you might think about puppy pictures, do-it-yourself projects or delicious recipes. It is unlikely that using Pinterest to enhance your job search is on your radar, but it should be!
Telework or telecommuting is a popular work arrangement in which employees don't commute to a central place of work. But what if you find that dream job that could be done from home or a remote location and it isn't defined as a telework position? Here are a few tips to get the conversation started.
Parenting and working take a lot of energy and multitasking. And if you’re a mom (or dad) with kids living at home, it’s a good bet that you don’t have much time left for starting a job search or restarting one that has stalled. That’s why you need to make the most of the little spare time you do have.
Have you considered a career in the logistics and transportation industry? If you’re interested in landing a job or thinking about starting a career in the field, meet with employers and exhibitors at a job and career fair on Tuesday, May 20 in Owatonna. About 30 employers and exhibitors and 200 job seekers and career explorers are expected to attend.
If you are a veteran looking for a good job, plan on attending the 2014 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event - Rochester, Minn. on Tuesday, May 13. Get the chance to connect with employers offering a diverse array of positions in several industries.
If you’re like many job seekers, job interviews can get you nervous. You want to make your best impression and give the right answers to land a job. For people with less than perfect job histories or former offenders the prospect of a job interview can be more daunting. How should you answer questions about your spotty work record? How do you handle questions that hone in on your past criminal activity?
You can overcome these obstacles by practicing answers to difficult questions and paying attention to your body language.
The goal of any job search campaign is to meet face-to-face with employers in an interview. The more interviews you have, the greater your chances for success. Most job seekers, however, prefer a passive job search strategy in which they submit an application or resume and wait. Instead, we urge you to be more proactive by making direct contact with potential employers.
Connect with employers at the 5th Annual Northland Job Fair on Wednesday, May 7. The event is one of the largest in northern Minnesota. Job fair organizers expect about 1,000 attendees at the event. More than 70 employers from northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin will speak with job seekers about current and future job vacancies.