Dislocated Worker Program Overview
Job Preparation and Search
If you have been on the job for several years with the same employer, your resume may be a bit dusty and your job interviewing skills may be on the rusty side. You may not even know where or how to begin your job search.
No worries. We offer workshops, classes and job clubs through our WorkForce Centers to help you brush up your job hunting skills.
You don’t want to approach today’s competitive job market with an antiquated resume and poorly written cover letters.
We offer a host of workshops that will teach you how to prepare resumes, cover letters and other correspondence. We provide tips on how to write resumes that get read – and that can survive the resume software screens some employer’s use.
Getting the resume right is a major key to getting a job. We’re there to assist you and highlight your skills, your achievements, your talents and your career.
You’re not alone in searching for a job. We have many assets that can help you find your next job.
Our counselors get job announcements from employers and other agencies in addition to developing their own leads. And, we’ll help guide you to the “hidden” job market of unadvertised positions.
We have MinnesotaWorks.net a statewide job database available online and at WorkForce Centers. Our counselors will tell you about other local and national job-related Web sites that can help in your search.
Finding a job is not only about answering an advertisement. In fact, most positions aren’t advertised. That’s what people mean when they talk about the “hidden” job market.
Through our WorkForce Centers we create job clubs and similar meetings where you can practice networking skills and hear presentations from employers.
You will learn about job search resources in your community and in the state. And you will be directed to professional networking groups which can help you achieve your goals.
And in our networking groups you will be associating with others in who want to discuss job openings and job search issues. You'll find the groups are a not just a source of good information and moral support, the people you meet will soon become part of your network of contacts that could help lead you to your next job.