Be an Informed Job Seeker: Use the Minnesota Job Vacancy Survey


by Tom Melander

You can spend hours online searching for jobs and still be unsuccessful. The Minnesota Job Vacancy Survey (JVS) can give you much-needed information to help you be more strategic in your search.  Twice a year, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development surveys the state’s employers about their current job openings. While this survey won’t lead you directly to job openings, it will help you get a sense of how many jobs are out there, how long it usually takes an employer to fill jobs in your field, and what kind of wage offers you might expect.

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Got Career Questions? Here’s the First Step to Getting Answers


by Tom Melander

Ever wonder how your salary compares to what other people in your occupation earn? What other sorts of jobs you might qualify for? How much demand there is in your field, in Minnesota, or in the U.S.? The first step to answering any of these questions is finding your job in the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

 

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