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Develop & Strengthen Your Job Search Strategy

Social media sites continue to evolve and are playing an increasing role in the job search.  It is important to keep up with the latest technologies and how they can help you. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development offers tips on how to use social media effectively. 

JobNow™ provides library patrons with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process. Job coaches are available to help patrons with any and all job search related questions. In addition to helping beginning job seekers pinpoint their desired career field, coaches can also provide constructive suggestions on resumes, help write a professional cover letter, and give live interview practice and feedback.

DEED LogoDEED’s Creative Job Search Guide provides the sound insights and practical advice you need to help you plan and launch a successful job search even in the most challenging times. 



WorkForce Centers help job seekers find employment, help businesses find workers, and help anyone at any stage explore and plan careers. There are nearly 50 WorkForce Centers statewide. Each offers a knowledgeable staff to guide you. Each provides essential tools to make your job search a success. Best of all, most services are free of charge.

The James J. Hill Reference Library is free and open to the general public. Hill Library Business Information Specialists have created indexes and research guides that are helpful to job seekers such as the Hill Guide to the Job Search Strategy (a listing of some of key resources for job hunting and career guidance), and the Hill Guide to Researching a Company (learn how to get the details on public and private companies).

MN Career Pathways: This self-service website facilitates career and course planning for adult learners. The MN Career Pathways website helps: adult learners research educational options and gather tips in preparation for entering college for the first time; working learners explore options to finish a degree, get credit for prior learning, or transfer credits; and working adults explore training requirements for careers, learn how to refresh their skills, and prepare for training.

The Platinum Program at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis is for adults 50 and older living in Hennepin County, or adults of any age living in western Hennepin County who want to retool and re-enter the workforce to achieve career success. Assistance includes employment plan development, résumé assistance, coaching in networking, job search and interview skills, and more. Services are offered at no cost to those who meet eligibility requirements.

Last updated Mar 8, 2017



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