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Interview Tips for Older Workers

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing

Over 45 is far from over the hill. Still, some employers may quietly view older workers as technologically challenged, skeptical of the unknown and expensive. Of course, all of these attributes can be seen in younger workers as well, but they seem to be applied more often to workers beyond even 40 years old. The best approach to finding a job at any age is to face it head on and make changes as needed. 

Tips for Effective Phone Calls to Employers

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Tags: job search

The goal of any job search campaign is to meet face-to-face with employers in an interview. The more interviews you have, the greater your chances for success. Most job seekers, however, prefer a passive job search strategy in which they submit an application or resume and wait. Instead, we urge you to be more proactive by making direct contact with potential employers. 



Northland Job Fair Set for May 7

Posted on April 09, 2014 at 2:36 PM
Tags: Northeast MN, job fair, job search

Connect with employers at the 5th Annual Northland Job Fair on Wednesday, May 7. The event is one of the largest in northern Minnesota. Job fair organizers expect about 1,000 attendees at the event. More than 70 employers from northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin will speak with job seekers about current and future job vacancies. 



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.



Attend Construction/Trades Career Fair – March 26

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Tags: job fair, job training, job search

If you’re interested in learning about or landing a job in the construction and trades field, come to the 2014 Construction/Trades Career & Job Fair on Wednesday, March 26 in Rochester, Minn.  More than 30 businesses and organizations will talk to people looking for work about job openings, apprenticeships, career pathways and programs to become certified. Employers wish to hire workers for jobs in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota.  



Mark Your Calendar for Get Jobs Job Fair - March 27

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:51 AM
Tags: jobs, interviewing, job fair, job search

Polish your resume, put your best foot forward and join us at the Get Jobs Job Fair on Thursday, March 27, one of the largest events of its kind in the Twin Cities. Get the chance to meet with at least 100 employers who are expected to participate. And that connection can lead to your next new job. 



Recruiting Expert Shares Top Candidate Lies

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM
Tags: job search, interviewing

Some interview questions can be very difficult to answer because they may touch on past work difficulties or personally delicate or embarrassing matters. Maybe you've been fired, have long gaps in your work history or been in prison. How should you address these negatives? 



Most Important Career Question to Ask Yourself

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Tags: education, job training, job search

Have you been looking at job vacancies in your field, and finding that in most cases, you don’t have all (or nearly all) the skills the employer is seeking? It doesn’t make sense to apply for a job unless you’re well qualified because the job market is so competitive. If you don’t have the skills, even if you’re a great networker, resume writer and interviewee, you’re not going to get the job.

Dawn Rasmussen in Single Most Important Career Question to Ask Yourself focuses on the importance of keeping your skill set up-to-date and investing in yourself.



Tips for an Olympic Job Search

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:25 PM
Tags: job search

People from around the world are watching the Olympic Games in Sochi. Spectators admire these athletes for their talent, stamina and fortitude. And it’s exciting to watch top competitors excel in sports for which they have been training for years. 

Becoming an Olympic champion isn’t easy. Among those athletes that can attest to that is Scott Hamilton, former Olympic figure skating champion. He says that everything he’s ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance. And Andre Agassi, gold medalist in tennis in 1996, says that nothing can substitute for just plain hard work.

Just like these athletes, you will need to jump hurdles to reach your career goals.



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