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Many employers are hiring right now as Minnesota recovers from the pandemic recession⁠—and they want to connect with people looking for work right away. CareerForce can help you prepare for and find good jobs now.

We can help you explore your options, showcase your skills with a solid resume and prepare for the interviewing process through live online workshops, live Job Club Online, recorded workshops and other offerings. Plus meet employers hiring now through Virtual Career Fairs and other virtual hiring events.

We can help you with individual career exploration and job search assistance over the phone, from reviewing your resume to talking through options for a potential change in careers to personalized assistance finding a job right now.

Find contact information for staff at a CareerForce location near you at CareerForceMN.com/locations

Whether you’re looking for work now or thinking ahead, CareerForce offers many job search resources and services you can access from home.

 

Upcoming Live CareerForce Online Workshops  

Participation requires internet access and the ability to stream video and audio. These are WebEx events. Registration is required. Please register NOW or at least 30 minutes BEFORE the event, so the coordinator can send you a link to join on time.

  • Creative Job Search: If you are looking for work, you will want to participate in one of these webinar workshops to help you learn how to be successful in your job search in today's economy, get advice, and develop new strategies. Here are upcoming topics: Career Planning and Preparing for the Job Hunt:  May 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: (Please register now so you receive the link to join on time.) Preparation is key to a successful job search! Do you have a game plan? Learn how to assess your skills, establish goals, research companies, and show proof you are the best candidate for the job! 
  • Career Search for Veterans:  (Registration Date Coming Soon) (Please register now so you receive the link to join on time.) Meet weekly with other military veterans - get support, advice, referrals and more! Must be a Veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Interview Skills Workshop:  May 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM:   Approach your next interview with increased confidence. Learn how to answer challenging interview questions, gain frameworks to structure your response during the interview, and develop tools and techniques to prepare for and follow up after the interview.
  • Resume Writing Workshop:  May 18, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Craft a resume that will get you noticed. Learn best practices for creating a resume that meets the specific requirements of a position, find out what type of resume may be best for you, and identify common mistakes to avoid.
  • Make MinnesotaWorks.net Work For You!- Online: (Registration Date Coming Soon)Discover everything this website has to offer and get tips for navigating it. Various methods for filtering job postings by location and key words will be demonstrated. Learn how you can improve your profile on Minnesota's best online job bank.
  • New Leaf Online: June 15, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM This workshop provides tailored information for job seekers who have a criminal record and are looking for work. It will help justice involved individuals who are having a difficult time obtaining employment due to their criminal record.
  • Past Events: You can view our previously recorded CareerForce workshops and classes to learn how to job search, write your resume, network, use Microsoft Office, network on LinkedIn and more. Some of these classes are also recorded in Somali.

 

CareerForce Explore Careers and Virtual Career Fairs

CareerForce regularly holds Virtual Career Fairs to help connect people who need work with employers hiring now. 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.

  • Explore Careers Series: Explore Careers focuses on a different industry 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.
    • On February 7 14, 22, and 28, Explore State Government Careers will hear from State of Minnesota agency recruiters who will give tips on applying to jobs and careers in state government all across Minnesota. Held online. Register in advance to receive the links.  
  • Local CareerForce locations regularly hold Virtual Career Fairs  with employers in your area. Follow the link, enter your zip code in "from", miles in "less than" and the Events in that area will display.  You can also view a list of statewide Job Fairs and Hiring Events by date. 
  • You can view our previously recorded CareerForce Virtual Career Fairs and Explore Careers to hear how companies are recruiting in-demand workers for health care and senior care, broadband/communications, security services, and other businesses, plus learn how CareerForce Virtual Career Fairs work. 

 

Other Online Resources

  • CareerForce Online Tools Access interest and skills assessments, listings of jobs currently in demand during COVID-19, a resume-builder and more.
  • Northstar Digital Literacy Access free online assessments and lessons on common computer, software, and technology skills, including Word, PowerPoint, email, internet, social media, and more. Strongly recommended: Career Search Skills under Using Technology in Daily Life.
  • Online Job Search-Related Learning Modules View eLearning classes about job search, networking, resumes and interviewing. (These are not accessible with a screen reader.)
  • CareerOneStop Find a broad range of job search resources on this U.S. Department of Labor website.
  • Employers List Research employers near you on this list of Minnesota businesses who have created profiles. Search by keyword and location to find employers to contact about open positions.

 

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