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Get Ready for MN Vets Career Fair – July 9

Posted on July 02, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Tags: job search, career planning, career planning, veterans, job fair

The Minnesota Veterans Career Fair, the largest event of its kind in the state, is only one week away. 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, educational institutions and attend job search workshops. But showing up probably isn’t enough if you’re looking for a new position.



Become a Job Club Member

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Tags: job search, networking

Joining a job club could help you land that perfect job, whether you’ve been looking for a while or have just launched your job search.



Minnesota Veterans Career Fair Set for July 9

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:43 AM
Tags: job search, job fair

If you are a U.S. military veteran looking for a job, mark your calendar for the Minnesota Veterans Career Fair on July 9. The event, the largest of its kind in the state, will connect military veterans who are seeking work with employers who are hiring. 



Handling Career Gaps on Your Resume

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Tags: resumes, job search

Most job seekers realize that gaps in their employment history are viewed negatively by employers. That’s one reason why some people fail to apply for jobs which they are qualified for. But you can overcome obstacles posed by career gaps by explaining what you were doing during the times you weren’t employed. 



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.



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