Being candid with an interviewer will usually increase your chances of being seen as a good fit and getting a job offer. But some statements can hurt your odds if you're honest about them with your interviewer.
Red flag: Never criticize a former manager.Read More...
What is the purpose of a thank-you note? When should I send one?
When writing a thank-you note to a potential employer, remember there is more to the art form than just acknowledging the time spent with you. Take a more thoughtful approach.
Job 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?Read More...
DEED’s new Career Profile tool makes it easier than ever for people to gather specific career information on wages, job demand, educational requirements and more.
Career Profile offers up a wide range of occupational information in an easy-to-use online tool.
Simply choose your region and occupation -- and go.Read More...
If you’re a job seeker with a disability and you’ve decided to tell a prospective employer about it, the question then becomes: How should I disclose this information?
Here are some steps you can take to help you prepare.
Step 1: Make an Assessment
Step 2: Plan What You'll Say
Step 3: Prepare Your Script (As Needed)
The goal is for both you and the employer to feel comfortable when you do disclose.
You’re looking for a job and you have one or more disabilities. When you find a job posting that matches your skills, you may wonder: When and how should I tell a prospective employer about my disability?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination against “qualified individuals with disabilities.” That’s a person who meets skill, experience, education or other job requirements – and who can perform “essential functions” of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.Read More...
What jobs will be left for people, as machines increasingly perform tasks once thought to be reserved for humans?
A National Bureau of Economic Research paper by David Deming, Harvard Graduate School of Education, suggests it’ll be those that require strong social skills — something that is much more difficult to automate.
If you’re queasy just thinking about negotiating your salary, you aren't the only one.
A poll by the Society of Human Resource Management found that nearly 80 percent of those surveyed expressed that they didn't like to discuss money or negotiate employment terms. There’s a gender divide, too.
By not pushing for more, you might be leaving a lot of money on the table. Here are four strategies for successful salary negotiations.Read More...
Are 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.Read More...
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development requires its websites, including MinnesotaWorks.net, the state’s largest job bank, to be accessible. Websites are tested for JAWS (a program that reads back to the user) and other screen readers used by customers who have visual impairments.