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.
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.
Do you want to explore a career in the construction and trades field? Attend an event about prospects in that industry on Monday, March 31. You’ll learn from Lake Superior College reps about classes and educational programs to prepare you for construction and trades jobs.
If you’re interested in learning about or landing a job in the construction and trades field, come to the 2014 Construction/Trades Career & Job Fair on Wednesday, March 26 in Rochester, Minn. More than 30 businesses and organizations will talk to people looking for work about job openings, apprenticeships, career pathways and programs to become certified. Employers wish to hire workers for jobs in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota.
Polish your resume, put your best foot forward and join us at the Get Jobs Job Fair on Thursday, March 27, one of the largest events of its kind in the Twin Cities. Get the chance to meet with at least 100 employers who are expected to participate. And that connection can lead to your next new job.
Some interview questions can be very difficult to answer because they may touch on past work difficulties or personally delicate or embarrassing matters. Maybe you've been fired, have long gaps in your work history or been in prison. How should you address these negatives?
Have you been looking at job vacancies in your field, and finding that in most cases, you don’t have all (or nearly all) the skills the employer is seeking? It doesn’t make sense to apply for a job unless you’re well qualified because the job market is so competitive. If you don’t have the skills, even if you’re a great networker, resume writer and interviewee, you’re not going to get the job.
Dawn Rasmussen in Single Most Important Career Question to Ask Yourself focuses on the importance of keeping your skill set up-to-date and investing in yourself.
People from around the world are watching the Olympic Games in Sochi. Spectators admire these athletes for their talent, stamina and fortitude. And it’s exciting to watch top competitors excel in sports for which they have been training for years.
Becoming an Olympic champion isn’t easy. Among those athletes that can attest to that is Scott Hamilton, former Olympic figure skating champion. He says that everything he’s ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance. And Andre Agassi, gold medalist in tennis in 1996, says that nothing can substitute for just plain hard work.
Just like these athletes, you will need to jump hurdles to reach your career goals.