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Job Openings Are at a High: 3 Tips for Minnesota Job Seekers with Many Options

October 6th, 2021

The significant number of job opportunities in Minneapolis makes this a great time to find a new one. Although it is good to have choices, it can be challenging to decide which option may be best for you. Narrowing down what you are looking for can help you focus your time and find exactly the right position for you.

 

Three Tips to Find Your Next Job in Minneapolis.

 

1.    Write Down Your Choice Employers

Make a list of companies you want to work for. This may include employers who are known for career growth or have professionals you admire working for them. Then, use LinkedIn to see whether you know any employees at the companies. They may be able to introduce you to the hiring manager or put in a good word for you. Next, set up informational interviews with staff members. Focus on building relationships, finding out what the company culture and work environment are like, and what the staff members like best about their jobs. Use the information to determine which companies best fit your career goals and which openings to apply for.

 

2.    Begin the Application Process

Use LinkedIn to connect with the hiring managers of the jobs you decide to apply for. Begin building relationships with them so they can get to know you and the value you provide for employers. Start crafting your cover letters and resumes as well. Make sure each is adapted to fit the position you want. For instance, include in your resume the keywords from the job description to show your qualifications. Also, highlight your relevant skills, experience, and measurable achievements to demonstrate why you are the best fit for the role. Keep in mind that even if you meet only some of the requirements, you may be hired based on your transferrable skills, motivation, and ability to learn quickly.

 

3.    Prepare for Interviews

Practice your answers to common interview questions. Be sure to include engaging stories that demonstrate the skills needed for the position and describe your accomplishments. Also, illustrate your experiences by using the STAR method: describe the situation, the task at hand, the action you took, and what your results were. Additionally, have questions about the company or role ready to ask the interviewers. Plus, ask a family member or friend to practice interviewing you and provide constructive feedback.

 

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