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What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce?

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:44 AM
Tags: workforce, education, job training

It’s a truism but clearly on the glide path: Technology has pulled well ahead of the workplace skills of even the most proactive employee or manager. High tech is proliferating so rapidly in terms of new products and services that it is very difficult to keep up.
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What is a Candidate-Driven Job Market?

Posted on March 04, 2015 at 2:44 PM
Tags: workforce, job search

What’s a candidate-driven job market? Matt Krumrie, jobs columnist for the Star Tribune, tackles this interesting question.

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6 Lessons Job Seekers Can learn From the Great Recession

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Whether you’ve been recently let go from a job or you’re thinking of changing career paths, a lot has changed in the job market in the last decade.

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Ways to Ace Your Phone Interview

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:32 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Some job seekers rarely have phone interviews. But it’s important to be prepared for one, since you could get a call from an employer at a moment’s notice.

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Body Language Mistakes at Job Interviews

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Having a great job interview is important for landing a job. Some job seekers spend a lot of time practicing answers to questions they anticipate and preparing questions for the hiring manager. Yet they fail to fully prepare for the interview, making body language mistakes they could have avoided.

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Tips to Land a Work-from-Home Job

Posted on February 04, 2015 at 1:43 PM
Tags: job search

Having a flexible and work-from-home job can be a great option for some people. There’s no need to drive in bad weather to the office. And working hours when you want to be is another reason why. For some people working from home is essential. For example, it can make it possible for workers to continue earning a paycheck while caring for a family member at home.

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Things to Do to Get Ready for Career Fairs

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:16 AM
Tags: job fair, job search

Participating in career fairs may have been one of your resolutions for your job search in 2015. And if not, it probably should be. While meeting with employers at a career fair might not lead to an interview and job offer on the spot, it could get you into a company for further networking or interviewing. That could lead to your next good job.

Career fairs might serve different groups or industries or be for specific occupations. For example, Mining Industry Day in Chisholm on Friday will connect businesses and job seekers looking for positions within that industry. To help you choose which job fairs to attend, we offer a calendar of events for job seekers.

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What to Do If You Don’t Get Hired

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:57 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

It can be disappointing to hear that you weren’t selected for a job you were excited about, especially if this has happened repeatedly. But there are ways to address this situation, so that your job hunt can progress and you’ll ultimately be hired for that great position you’ve been seeking.

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Rules for a Successful Informational Interview

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

An informational interview differs from a job interview. In a job interview the goal is to persuade the employer that you are the best candidate to be hired for the opening. That means promoting your skills, knowledge and overall fit for the job.

In an informational interview, a goal is to learn about the field and occupation you’re interested in. The person you interview with may be very knowledgeable and have good connections in the field or industry. Or the person may work at a company you’re particularly interested in.

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Job Search Tips for 2015

Posted on January 07, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Tags: job search

If finding a job is at the top of your wish list for 2015, learn about more techniques to land that dream job.

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