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Making Connections
After filling out online job applications perhaps it is time for making connections in person. In some fields, the Associations Unlimited Database could provide a starting point.You can check with the national associations for local chapters as well as scanning groups at the state level.
posted Mar 11, 2014 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

Long Term Unemployment
Twin Cities Rise! is a program for those who are under-employed or have been unemployed that provides training and internships in jobs that pay a living wage. (Participants must meet certain income requirements.)
posted Jan 20, 2014 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

No Passion to Follow?
Students and recent graduates often receive this puzzling career advice: follow your passion. The trouble is that not everyone
has a clearly defined passion for a certain type of work. This cogent essay makes sense out of discovering satisfaction through work.
posted Dec 18, 2013 by M Linden Category: Jobs/Careers

Work at Home

Jobs that offer to provide an opportunity to work at home often turn out to be troublesome scams, but not always. AARP has identified some legitimate employment options for those who need or want a home based job.
posted Oct 31, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

Career Choices
If you are looking for a career O*NET online is one good place to start. It offers many ways to search: by abilities, interests, values, work environment, job category, employment outlook and more. This site is part of a family of O*NET online tools you can learn about at the O*Net Resource Center. At the center, the public can take an interest profiler and a work importance profiler that help to identify individual characteristics and at the same time pinpoint standard workforce terminology used to describe and categorize jobs.
posted Sep 19, 2013 by M Linden Category: Jobs/Careers

Technical Training
Hennepin Technical College and Hired are partnering again to provide another M-powered training opportunity.This is a chance to earn some industry credentials,18 college credits toward a 2 year machining degree and get work readiness training and job search assistance from HIRED.
posted Aug 26, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

Fair Time
It's almost time for the The Minnesota State Fair. Applications for work at the fair are now being taken.
posted Jul 22, 2013 by Mary Linden Category: Jobs/Careers

Evaluating a Job Offer
In a difficult job market it is tempting to eagerly accept a job offer without negotiating favorable terms. This article from the Harvard Review explains how to evaluate an offer on your terms.
posted Jul 9, 2013 by M Linden. Category: Jobs/Careers

Scam Alert
Is an employment listing for a dream job or a nightmare? Here is how one experienced career counselor and webmaster checks out a listing that sounds too good to be true and what steps to take if it is a scam.
posted May 21, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

Putting Things Together
The latest edition of the state's Economic Trends magazine reports that there are many job vacancies for welders in all regions of Minnesota, but especially in the southern half of the state. This might be a good career to explore for those who like to make things and work with their hands.
posted Apr 12, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

Career Fair
The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is having a Career Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 10th from 10:00 to 3:00pm with 50+ employers. It is open to the public. Register online.
posted Apr 8, 2013 by Mary Linden Category: Jobs/Careers

Pass the Test
Do you need to score high on an aptitude test or pass a certification exam in order to qualify for a job? Practice tests are available in the Learning Express Library database for many fields including electrical work,truck driving, EMT, nursing and more.
posted Feb 21, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

What Employers Want
Recently state agencies and employers held meetings to discuss what employers most value in prospective employees. The intent was to find better ways to prepare people for careers. Their findings may also help current job seekers to prepare better resumes and responses to interview questions.
posted Jan 29, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

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