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Is the favorable job market favorable for “all” job seekers?

You can almost hear a universal sigh of relief in the air.  We made it, passed the worse recession in decades, into a summer of a booming job market.  All the economic data suggests times are good and jobs are out there for anyone who wants one.
Yet at the  risk of sounding like a “Debbie […]

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Job Search and Summer time

For anyone in the throes of a job search, despite the declining unemployment numbers, there is an underlying anxiousness to quickly move onto the next opportunity.  The uncertainty and lack of structure quietly grated on job seekers and families alike.  Adding to this is the internal struggle that comes specifically to job seekers in the summer.
Summer time in […]

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Survivor Angst

Much has been written and offered by way of support for the hundreds of people affected by the Target Corp. lay offs. This highly publicized event sent a shock wave not only through each and every employee but also through the community at large.  The limelight is being brightly shone as these former Target employees embark on their […]

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Understanding Unemployment Benefits

Accessing unemployment benefits from the State of MN can often be confusing.  So I’ve decided to debunk some common misconceptions and stumbling blocks people encounter when trying to access  State unemployment benefits.
Unemployment benefits pertains to the money awarded.  However there are also programs available to displaced workers.  As soon as you are laid off you […]

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Choosing a Networking Group – Be Picky

There are literally dozens and dozens of networking and job transition groups in the Twin Cities.  The list can be overwhelming and changeable.  How do you know which to attend?
The key question is which will render the greatest return on investment of time.  There is only so much time whether you are in a job […]

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