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A word to teens entering the job market: Engage your support system

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: job search

The summer labor market for teens has changed dramatically in recent years.


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'?"


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Tips to Land a Work-from-Home Job

Posted on February 04, 2015 at 1:43 PM
Tags: job search

Having a flexible and work-from-home job can be a great option for some people. There’s no need to drive in bad weather to the office. And working hours when you want to be is another reason why. For some people working from home is essential. For example, it can make it possible for workers to continue earning a paycheck while caring for a family member at home.


Things to Do to Get Ready for Career Fairs

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:16 AM
Tags: job fair, job search

Participating in career fairs may have been one of your resolutions for your job search in 2015. And if not, it probably should be. While meeting with employers at a career fair might not lead to an interview and job offer on the spot, it could get you into a company for further networking or interviewing. That could lead to your next good job.

Career fairs might serve different groups or industries or be for specific occupations. For example, Mining Industry Day in Chisholm on Friday will connect businesses and job seekers looking for positions within that industry. To help you choose which job fairs to attend, we offer a calendar of events for job seekers.


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