by Alessia Leibert Did the recession take a toll on the emerging green economy in Minnesota? Developing sectors are generally hit the hardest by economic downturns because an unfavorable investment climate hurts new technologies and products more than established ones. In fact, the number of green job opportunities in Minnesota held steady between fall 2009 … Continue reading Green Jobs – An Important Piece of the State’s Recovery
by Rachel Vilsack Earlier this week, we looked at the top 5 projected high demand jobs in Minnesota. In addition to registered nurses, truck drivers, manufacturing sales representatives, licensed practical nurses and office supervisors, which other occupations will be in demand? To round out the top 10, here are five more projected high demand … Continue reading High Demand, High Pay – Part 2
by Rachel Vilsack The state’s economy is projected to expand by 13 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to new data from the state’s Labor Market Information Office. By 2020, it’s estimated that there will be over one million total job openings across the state between 2010 and 2020. A post earlier this month looked at the … Continue reading High Demand, High Pay – Part 1
by Rachel Vilsack If you are entering the labor market for the first time or after a long stretch away, you want to make sure you’re relevant. Do you have the skills employers are looking for? If your answer is yes, how can you demonstrate it to an employer? In your answer is no, what … Continue reading Are You Workforce Ready?
by Amanda Rohrer Together, all the people who want to work—regardless of whether they actually do—make up the labor force. The concept of the labor force is critical because it’s essentially a measure of all the people available to fill jobs. In the midst of a recovery and the highest recorded levels of long-term unemployment, … Continue reading The Shape of the Labor Force
by Rachel Vilsack You don’t stop using your skills – or expanding your skills – after you get the job. As anyone who has been employed knows, to be a productive and indispensable employee, you must be forward-thinking and continue to grow your skill set. As a professional, what do you do to expand your skills … Continue reading Expanding Skills on the Job
by Mark Anthony Zappa Which is a stronger response to the following question? “What have you been doing since your last job?” “Looking for a job.” OR “Been developing my strategic business skills!” The second answer captures the business-minded knowledge and abilities you, as a creative job seeker, acquire in identifying the next market … Continue reading The “Business” of Job Search
by David Wold Your military experience is a great asset! You gained many valuable transferable skills and you want to let potential employers know about them — things like being able to quickly learn new skills and concepts, experience with advanced technology, teamwork, leadership, and the ability to work well under pressure. And let’s not … Continue reading De-Militarize Your Resume!