Career Information Helps Ex-Offenders STEP AHEAD


by Denise Felder

Change is the only constant in life. Maybe change excites you. Maybe it's scary when things in your life are different. Either way, major life transitions are stressful. And one of the biggest life changes nearly everyone goes though is looking for a new job. Trying to find the right career path is challenging enough. Now think about how tough it is to find the right career while rebuilding your life after a prison sentence.

 

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Welcome Home


by Rachel Vilsack

More than 2,600 members of the Minnesota National Guard ‘s 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division, known as “Red Bulls,” returned home to Minnesota this month from Kuwait. While many of us know these men and women personally as members of our family, friends and neighbors, others of us know them, or will become newly acquainted with them, as our co-workers, local business owners and employees. 

 

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An Introduction to Networking


by Megan Towle

Every business professional knows that lasting business relationships are necessary for success in the business world. As the saying goes, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Networking is a crucial step in forming these relationships that will help you move ahead career wise. For those of us that might be a little shy or are unsure of how to network successfully, here are a few simple tips that will make you the best networker around!

 

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Job Search Tips for Teens


by Rachel Vilsack

The job search process can be intimidating for adults who have education or experience. Imagine what it’s like for a teen entering the labor market for their first job. Your first impulse might be to just start searching online or in a newspaper’s want ads for jobs. In reality, job-hunting takes time. Be prepared to commit as much time as possible to job search activities. 

 

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