Multiple Generations in the Workplace


by Kathy Kirchoff Are you a Traditionalist, Baby Boomer, Generation X, or a Millennial? Your generation is defined by your age, shared life experiences, world events, and technology. Your background has shaped your values, communication, and leadership style. Understanding your own generation, and the work characteristics and values of other generations, can make you a … Continue reading Multiple Generations in the Workplace

Career Spotlight: Noise Control Engineer


by Julie Remington Ever notice that some dishwashers make a disturbing racket while others quietly hum? Behind that gentle hum is a noise control engineer. Their work is to improve the acoustic environment, usually by reducing the noise made by products ranging from computers to jet engines. Work settings for noise control engineers include: aeronautical … Continue reading Career Spotlight: Noise Control Engineer

Minnesota’s Industry Job Outlook in 2012


by Dave Senf Job growth will be modest in 2012 as businesses across the nation and state continue their slow recovery from the Great Recession. Despite the frustration some job seekers have faced, 2011 actually marked the strongest job market Minnesota has seen in more than five years: Minnesota employers added nearly 38,000 jobs between … Continue reading Minnesota’s Industry Job Outlook in 2012

Green Career Spotlight: HVAC Engineer


by Lisa Thompson A large amount of the energy consumed in the United States goes to heating and cooling buildings. A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that runs well reduces energy consumption and saves money. HVAC engineers design and build these systems. To figure out what is needed, they meet building owners, run … Continue reading Green Career Spotlight: HVAC Engineer

Explore Health Careers Through Volunteering


by Scott Simpson Volunteering in a health care setting has many benefits. Stepping into a volunteer role inside a hospital, nursing home, pharmacy, dental office, or veterinary clinic can help clarify your career choice. It also has the potential to help you develop essential skills for your future profession. It will give you your own … Continue reading Explore Health Careers Through Volunteering