by Joy Brown ~ You have the perfect resume. It highlights your achievements and shows why they matter. It doesn’t have any typos or grammatical errors. You may have even brought it to a resume workshop at your local WorkForce center or library to make sure that it follows the do’s and don’ts and takes advantage of advice … Continue reading My Resume is Ready. Now What?
by Goodwill Easter Seals ReEntry Services A gap in employment is a period of months or years in which one was not employed. An employment gap is caused by situations such as the inability to find work, going back to school, or serving a prison sentence. It will appear on your resume when you list … Continue reading How to Describe Gaps in Employment
by Rachel Vilsack Does it feel like more companies are laying off large numbers of workers? With news stories announcing staff layoffs and cut backs, it might seem like it. What do the data on mass layoffs tell up about trends in Minnesota? The Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program at the Bureau of Labor … Continue reading Tracking Mass Layoffs
by Rachel Vilsack Workers who lose a job through no fault of their own may need some help returning to work. Minnesota’s Dislocated Worker program offers free services to help individuals find suitable reemployment – and help take the stress and uncertainty out of the process. Services are designed to help people overcome barriers … Continue reading Help to Get Back to Work
by Rachel Vilsack The road for job seekers with disabilities often can be difficult in a competitive labor market. In Minnesota about 1 in 10 people has a disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Minnesota ranks fourth among states in the employment rate for working-age adults (ages 21 to 62) with disabilities in 2010. … Continue reading Don’t Let a Disability Stop Your Job Search
by Amanda Rohrer The economy’s getting better – the unemployment rate in Minnesota is down below six percent and the monthly employment numbers show more jobs this year than last year. But while there are more jobs and more people employed, the number of people out of work for a year or more (pdf) is … Continue reading Getting Back to Work
by Lark Flynn-Lippert Two years ago I became unemployed. As a worker over 50, I was not optimistic about my job prospects. Moreover, I wasn’t eager to re-enter the corporate world. Inspired by my daughter’s AmeriCorps service, I looked into local programs and learned of the Minnesota Reading Corps. I’m now in my second … Continue reading Making A Difference
by Kari Rosand Scanlon With the unemployment rate in Minnesota still hovering around six percent, hiring managers are inundated with resumes and only have time to glance at an applicant’s resume before deciding if the applicant might be a match to the position. One of the best ways to catch a hiring manager’s attention is … Continue reading Fine Tune Your Resume with Accomplishments