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Resources for job seekers exploring their career options

Explore State Government Careers events taking place in February 2022

In this weekly series of free virtual events, we will discuss the 600+ current job openings in State of Minnesota Agencies and the benefits of working for the state, hear state employees' personal employment stories and learn what can help you get hired and grow in the system.

Held in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget, state agency recruiters will give tips for applying, describe their own agency mission, and give job seekers a better idea of what to expect when applying. On February 28, agencies will be online for “Meet and Greet” of state recruiters. Job seekers will have a chance to text and video chat individually with them and get their own questions answered about applying. 

Related Resources:

Monday, February 7, 3-3:50pm - Explore State Government Careers: Overview
  • Overview of the State Agencies, creating logins, the process and the timeline
  • Why work for the state? A chance to hear the recruiter’s own stories.
  • Agencies speaking: Minnesota Management and Budget, Minnesota IT Services, and Department of Human Resources
  • Watch the recording:
    • Introduction 0:13
    • Overview of Job Opportunities and Benefits 6:47
    • Applying and Hiring Process Tips 12:09
    • Keywords and minimum qualifications in job postings 21:24
    • Department of Human Services 24:52
    • Minnesota IT Services 33:28
    • Why I work for the State 42:06
    • Final tips 46:38
Monday, February 14, 3-3:50pm - Explore State Government Careers: Process
  • Types of information to provide in your applications
  • Opportunities for job seekers with any background, location, or training
  • Agencies speaking: Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, and Highway Heavy Program, a collaboration between Department of Employment and Economic Development and MN Department of Transportation
  • Watch the recording:
    • Overview 1:34
    • Highway Heavy Construction Training 4:40
    • Department of Transportation 13:07
    • Department of Natural Resources 33:55
    • Board of Water and Soil Resources openings 46:56
    • Accounting openings 48:12
    • Conclusion 49:56
Tuesday, February 22, 3-3:50pm - Explore State Government Careers: Now What?
  • What to do if you get a rejection or “re-opened for more applications” status
  • Accommodations, Connect 700, Veterans priority
  • How to prepare for February 28th's Online Meet and Chat
  • Agencies speaking: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Department of Corrections, Employment and Economic Development
  • Watch the recording:
    • Pollution Control Agency 5:53
    • Interpreting Job Posting phrases 16:18
    • Department of Employment and Economic Development 23:46
    • Department of Corrections 31:47
Monday, February 28, 2:30- 4pm Explore State Government Careers:
Online Meet and Chat with State Agency Recruiters
  • Join this "open house" format online meet and greet event to text and video chat with State agency recruiters. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about applying to their roles in private, one-to-one conversations. 
  • Register today! Job Seekers ("Attendee")  and Agencies ("Organization") can set up their event profile at February 28 Event Portal (new login required). Job seekers with MinnesotaWorks accounts should record their attendance for full instructions to be emailed to you.  
  • Participating Agencies, updated regularly:
    • Commerce Department
    • Department of Corrections
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment
    • Department of Revenue
    • Department of Transportation
    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Minnesota Housing
    • Minnesota IT Services
    • Minnesota Judicial Branch
    • Minnesota Senate
    • Minnesota Zoological Garden
    • Pollution Control Agency
  • Premier Virtual software works on your mobile device or computer with internet access with a browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge)


Explore Careers Series

Explore Careers webinars focus on different industries and the positions found within it. We discuss labor market data on growth trends, skills and transferable skills, educational opportunities, apprenticeships, and career pathways within the industries. You get networking tips and job search keywords to help you find job postings. Employers from around the state provide a range of perspectives on what it takes to work in these industries, and what they look for in a resume. You receive information on how to connect to these events before they begin. Watch previous Explore Careers webinars.

  • The Webex software is used. Participation requires internet access and the ability to stream video and audio.
  • Registration is required. Please register NOW or at least 30 minutes before the event begins, so the coordinator can send you a link to join.
  • Contact or (651) 259-7570 for accessibility requests and questions.