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Hundreds of Vets Connect with Employers at MN Vets Career Fair

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Tags: veterans, job search, career planning

Former members of the U.S. military seeking jobs and employers connected at the 2014 Minnesota Veterans Career Fair last week in Brooklyn Center. Gov. Mark Dayton kicked off the event by thanking employers for hiring veterans and veterans for their service to Minnesota and the nation. The event, attended by 800 job and career seekers, had more than 140 employers participating, a record number. 



Employment Services for MN Military Veterans

Posted on July 09, 2014 at 10:14 AM
Tags: career planning, veterans, networking, job search, job fair

If you’re a veteran seeking a new job or career in Minnesota, you can benefit from specialized employment and training services offered through Minnesota WorkForce Centers. As a former or current member of the U.S. military, you’ll receive priority for services, no matter your era of service.

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.



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.



Refresh Your Job Search for Spring

Posted on April 02, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Tags: job search, career planning

Spring is a great time to start anew. With the birds singing, the plants sprouting and the temperatures rising, it’s the perfect time to refresh your job search.



Learn About Construction Careers at Duluth WFC Event

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Tags: job training, Northeast MN, job search, career planning

Do you want to explore a career in the construction and trades field?  Attend an event about prospects in that industry on Monday, March 31. You’ll learn from Lake Superior College reps about classes and educational programs to prepare you for construction and trades jobs.



Consider Career in Animal Agriculture

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 9:55 AM
Tags: job search, career planning

Tomorrow most of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving, and enjoying the traditional meal – a turkey dinner. Did you know that Minnesota is the top turkey producing and processing state in the U.S? Two-hundred and fifty family farmers raise approximately 47 million turkeys annually, according to the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association . The poultry industry is ranked in the top 10 for egg production and top 20 for chicken production nationwide.

Living in a state with such an important poultry industry, career explorers and job seekers might want to consider working in this field.



Tips to Broaden Your Job Search

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 8:26 AM
Tags: career planning, job search

The right amount of preparation, planning and strategy is essential to a successful job search. Planning helps you clarify your goals, understand your skills, and target specific jobs. It also gives you more confidence and puts you a step ahead of competitors. Part of that plan includes researching employers to find the companies that best fit your skills, interests and experiences. It’s common for job seekers to research larger well-known companies with brands they know, and place them on the list to target. But, you could be selling yourself short if you don’t research smaller companies as well.

Trudy Steinfeld in Expand Your Job Search: Go Big By Thinking Small , points out that all large well-known companies started out small. While they generally hire fewer new workers and are generally more difficult to research, a start-up organization could be the perfect fit for you.



Consider a Career in Manufacturing

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 9:35 AM
Tags: career planning, job search

A career in manufacturing might not seem glamorous or exciting. But things have changed. Today’s manufacturing workers use complex, advanced technology and automated, computer-controlled equipment, while earning an average salary that is $10,000 more than most jobs in Minnesota. And manufacturing facilities aren’t dirty and outdated as some job seekers may think. Today’s facilities are clean and modern with the latest equipment and safety standards.  



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