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How to Get the Most Out of Job Fairs

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Tags: job fair, job search, networking

Tools to bring to a career fair -- smartphone, pen, notepaper -- arranged on a tableJob fairs offer job seekers a great opportunity to connect with employers. They could lead to a job interview, expand your network, or result in a job on-the-spot.

How can you make the most of the experience?  How do you persuade an employer to give you a job interview or make a contact that will get you closer to that new job? How do you find job fairs in your area?


Aspen Equipment Adds Job Fairs in Effort to Recruit

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 12:14 PM
Tags: job fair, manufacturing

Logo for Aspen Equipment

From jobs fairs to MinnesotaWorks.net, Aspen Equipment casts a wide net to recruit skilled employees, says Danette Smith, HR.


‘On the Grow’ in St. Cloud

Posted on September 02, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Tags: job fair

St. Cloud WorkForce CenterIf you’re a job seeker in St. Cloud – or a job seeker interested in moving to Central Minnesota, the St. Cloud Area Job Fair is a great way to connect with regional employers. The DEED-sponsored fair will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 22 at St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center.


Metro WorkForce Center Hosts Health Care Hiring Event

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Tags: job fair, job search

StethoscopeAre you interested in working in the health care industry? Maybe you’re already working in the field and looking for a different position.

Boost your job search by meeting with employers at a health care career exploration session and a Healthcare On-Site Hiring Event at the Minnesota WorkForce Center – Hennepin South, 4220 W. Old Shakopee Road (France Avenue and Old Shakopee Road), Suite 100, Bloomington.

The events will be held on Tuesday, August 18. Tim O’Neill, a regional analyst at DEED; Keisha Powell, Fairview Health Services; Erin Buie, Care Providers; and Deb Smith, Mayo Clinic will discuss health care employment opportunities and career paths.


Career Fair Preparedness

Posted on August 04, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: job fair

Checking off items on a list

Here are nine things you can do to prepare for the Diversity Career Fair on Thurs., Aug. 6:

1. Read Things to Do to Get Ready for Career Fairs.

2. Search for tips about job fairs on the archive for MinnesotaWorks.net blog by selecting the job fair tag (right side of the webpage).


Diversity Career Fair Set for August 6

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: job fair, job search

St. Paul-Ramsey County WorkForce CenterThe Ramsey County St. Paul WorkForce Center and about 100 employers will welcome job seekers to the WorkForce Center, located in the Hamline Midway neighborhood at 540 N. Fairview Ave. The event is free to job seekers.


Job search workshops at the Veterans Career Fair

Posted on July 08, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: veterans, job fair

Image of American flagIn between visits to a record number of 170 employer exhibits at the Veterans Career Fair, here’s how to make your job search even more effective. 

Try a workshop. Three are scheduled. Take them all in before the Career Fair is over.


Get ready for MN Vets Career Fair – July 15

Posted on June 03, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: veterans, job fair, job search

The Minnesota Veterans Career Fair, the largest event of its kind in the state, is on deck for Wed., July 15. And if you’re a U.S. military veteran seeking a job or career, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with employers and educational institutions and attend job search workshops.

But it’s not enough to just show up if you’re seriously looking for a new position.


Health Care Hiring Event Set for May 12

Posted on May 06, 2015 at 2:35 PM
Author: Workforce Development Representative Irene Connors Tags: Twin Cities, job fair

If you’re a job seeker interested in learning more about the health care field, mark your calendar for a health care on-site hiring event in Bloomington on Tuesday.

The event features a panel of experts who will discuss health care careers and a job fair featuring more than 20 employers.


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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