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Resume Techniques to Use and Avoid

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Tags: job search, resumes

Some job seekers are under the impression that job search isn’t worthwhile during the holidays, but in fact it’s a great time to be looking. There’s less competition among job seekers, and hiring managers are in their offices for at least part of the holiday. Keep networking, take long lunches for informational interviews, send in your applications and update your job search tool kit.

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Ways to Turn a Seasonal Job into a Full-Time Job

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Tags: job search, jobs

Perhaps you’ve taken a seasonal job, even though it’s temporary and you seek a permanent position. Seasonal work can improve your financial situation, helping you pay for holiday gifts and necessities. Taking a seasonal job can also be useful for those who need to gain work experience, develop skills, and get training or increase networking contacts. It's also a good way to check out an employer or an occupation before making a commitment to training, a career path or a particular employer.  If you already have a seasonal job, it’s possible, though difficult, to turn it into a permanent position.

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Say These Things in a Job Interview

Posted on December 03, 2014 at 9:15 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing

Getting the call for a job interview can be exciting. You’ll start preparing for the interview by doing things such as practice answering questions, putting together a list of questions for the interviewer and refreshing your knowledge about the company.

There are some things you can always say during the interview that can help you do better.

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Giving Thanks and Reenergizing Your Job Search

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Tags: networking, interviewing, job search

Do you often feel that you are running at full speed with your job search and don’t have time to take a step back and reflect?  You’re networking regularly, applying to job postings and being as flexible as you possibly can in scheduling interviews.  When is there time for you to take a break, recharge and reflect?  Thanksgiving is a great time for you to stop and be thankful for the people that you’ve met and what you’ve accomplished with your job search to date.

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Reasons Why You Won’t Get a Job Offer

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Tags: interviewing, education, job search

Some job seekers have told us that they have had several interviews, but they can’t get a job offer. They’re disappointed and want to know what has been going wrong. And getting feedback from interviewers can be difficult – employers might not respond to emails or calls from job seekers. If you think you were a good fit for the job and interviewed well, you might ask yourself what to do next. You’ll want to learn how you can improve your chances to get a job offer.

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Assistance for MN Veterans Seeking Jobs

Posted on November 05, 2014 at 2:07 PM
Tags: veterans, job search

If you’re a veteran who is seeking a civilian job, know there’s a great place to go to for help: Minnesota WorkForce Centers. Current or former members of the military, no matter their era of service, receive priority of services there.

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Tips to Overcome Job Search Fears

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Tags: job search

Halloween is Friday, so it seems like a good time to talk about fear. Being scared can be fun at Halloween, but that’s typically not true with your job search. Making new connections, going to new places and meeting new people can make anyone apprehensive. And some people delay their job search because they are afraid of failing. “What will the person speaking with me be like?” “What if he or she doesn’t seem to like me?” “Do I look good enough?” “What if I can’t think of an answer to a question?” We’re sure you can think of more questions like these.

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DEED Launches New Manufacturing and Bioscience Microsites for Job Seekers

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Tags: bioscience, job search, manufacturing

DEED and its partners have launched two new microsites to help job seekers looking for manufacturing or bioscience jobs. The mn-manufacturing.jobs microsite contains only manufacturing jobs while mn-bioscience.jobs contains only those for bioscience.These microsites are mobile-enabled and search engine optimized and have social media-sharing capabilities. Job seekers can email job openings, tweet them, share them in LinkedIn and more.

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Ways to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Tags: networking, job search

LinkedIn is a key social networking site for job seekers and career explorers. It allows you to tap into and grow a network of contacts who can help you connect with other LinkedIn members and increase the likelihood you’ll be found by recruiters and other potential employers. We suggest that you look for more ways recruiters can find job seekers like you.

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Interview Tips for Blind, Visually Impaired or DeafBlind Job Seekers

Posted on October 08, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Author: Lisa Larges Tags: interviewing, job search

A job interview can be stressful for anyone, but for job seekers who are blind or visually impaired, the job interview can present extra challenges. The workforce team at State Services for the Blind (SSB), part of DEED, offers some simple tips to help blind, visually impaired and DeafBlind job seekers ace the interview.

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