CareerForce is providing services online and on the phone to help Minnesotans during the COVID-19 crisis.
While people are being urged to stay at home right now, businesses that provide essential and emergency services are still operating and hiring. If you have transferable skills, your work could protect others and help save lives.
Everyone hopes that current layoffs are just temporary, and that people will be rehired soon. But whether you’re looking for work now or thinking ahead, here are some job search resources and services you can access from home.
CareerForce online workshops and classes
- Resume Writing Online Workshop: This 19-minute video covers the tools you need to develop an effective resume.
- Dib u Bilow Qoraalka Aqoon Isweydaarsiga: Fiidiyowgaan 29-ka daqiiqo ah wuxuu kaa daboolayaa aaladaha aad ubaahantahay inaad sameysato resume hufan.
- Interview Skills Online Workshop: This 30-minute video takes you through the job interview process – how to prepare, what to expect during it, and what to do afterwards.
- Job Search Webinar: This 70-minute video is an overview of job search best practices.
- Online classes on LinkedIn and other topics are coming soon, so check back.
Other online resources
- CareerForceMN: Explore this website and its broad range of information and services, including career guidance, job postings, help with job loss, and more.
- Northstar Digital Literacy: Find 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 Learning Modules: On the Unemployment Insurance website, find eLearning classes about job search, networking, resumes and interviewing. (These are not accessible with a screen reader.)
- Career One-Stop: Find videos and a broad range of job search resources on this U.S. Department of Labor website.
For English staff assistance, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong, or help for Justice Involved Individuals
- English: Email or call your local CareerForce location team. Find your nearest CareerForce team at www.careerforcemn.com/locations. Our staff can help you connect to job search resources, provide assistance with interviewing and resume writing, and help you navigate various government benefits.
- Spanish: Josie Chavez at/al 320-905-2808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org En español: por correó electrónico email@example.com
- Spanish: Mark Zappa at/al 651-539-4110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org En español: por correó electrónico email@example.com
- Somali: Ilyas Ali at 651-539-4104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Haddii aad u baahantahay caawinaad Afsoomaali? fadlan la xiriir Ilyas Ali 651-539-4104 ama kala xiriir Emailka email@example.com
- Hmong: Bob Vang. Kev pab hai ua lus Hmoob hu tau rau Bob Vaj 651-202-1749 (mobile) 651-539-4112 (Office) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For help with information specific to former offenders, please contact Glory Mitchell at 218-302-8409 or email email@example.com; Dianna Martin at 651-539-4423 or email Dianna.firstname.lastname@example.org ; Guy Brown at 952-703-3121 or email email@example.com
- If you have trouble connecting with your local CareerForce location, call the CareerForce Help Desk at 651-259-7501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.