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Help finding your next job

Successful job seekers have mastered the skills and knowledge needed to win that next job. They -

  • Treat their job search like a job.
  • Think like an employer and know what the employer is looking for.
  • Put in as much time looking for work as they would on the job.
  • Plan their job search activities.
  • Network to find jobs in the hidden job market.

Online job search eLearning classes

www.uimn.org/applicants select "Find a Job"

Interactive eLearning classes are available that teach job search skills. Each class is broken into topics that include instruction, interaction, and learning activities.

Introduction to Job Search

Looking for work can be stressful. An effective job search requires knowledge and skill. Learn about where people find jobs, what employers expect, how to manage job loss and change, and strategies for a successful job search.

Resume Class

When you are looking for a job you're selling a product - you. Your resume is an important tool to market your qualifications to potential employers. Learn how to write a resume and use it in your job search

Networking

Networking is one of the most effective job search strategies you will use. Learn about the benefits of networking and ways to network in your job search.

Interviewing

An employment interview is simply a meeting between you and a potential employer to discuss your qualifications, where the employer has a chance to learn about you and how you fit into the organization, and you have a chance to learn about the company and whether it's right for you. Learn how to interview effectively and win the job.

Financial help & community services

Unemployment Insurance benefits can help while you are looking for your next job. There is other help if you need it.

Go to www.uimn.org/applicants select Help and Support and then Financial Help & Community Services

Here you will find these links and more:

Food - Minnesota Food Helpline call 1-888-711-1151. - Food programs in Minnesota www.hungersolutions.org/programs

Health Care - MNsure is Minnesota's health insurance marketplace where you can compare and choose health insurance - go to www.mnsure.org or call 1-855-366-7873.

Housing - The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households - go to www.mn.gov/commerce select Consumers and then Consumer Assistance or call 1-800-657-3710.

Veteran Services - The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a state agency dedicated to serving veterans and their families - go to www.mn.gov/mdva or call 1-888-546-5838.

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