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Tips for Using Pinterest for Job Search

Posted on June 04, 2014 at 1:58 PM
Author: Sarah Rach-Sovich Tags: social media, job search

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!



Tips for Finding that Telework Job

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Author: Rick Schara Tags: job search

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.



Job Search Tips for Working Mothers

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 3:01 PM
Tags: job search, networking

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. 



Transportation Logistics Expo Job & Career Fair – May 20

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Tags: job fair, career planning, job search

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.



Hiring Our Heroes Event Set for May 13

Posted on May 07, 2014 at 9:43 AM
Tags: job fair, veterans, job search

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. 



Interview Tips for Former Offenders

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing

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.



Interview Tips for Older Workers

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing

Over 45 is far from over the hill. Still, some employers may quietly view older workers as technologically challenged, skeptical of the unknown and expensive. Of course, all of these attributes can be seen in younger workers as well, but they seem to be applied more often to workers beyond even 40 years old. The best approach to finding a job at any age is to face it head on and make changes as needed. 

Tips for Effective Phone Calls to Employers

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Tags: job search

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. 



Northland Job Fair Set for May 7

Posted on April 09, 2014 at 2:36 PM
Tags: Northeast MN, job fair, job search

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. 



Refresh Your Job Search for Spring

Posted on April 02, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Tags: job search, career planning

Spring is a great time to start anew. With the birds singing, the plants sprouting and the temperatures rising, it’s the perfect time to refresh your job search.



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