Two great career fairs hosted by the UofM and Medica!

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

There is a great career fair opportunity coming up at the University of Minnesota. The Career and Internship Club at UofM and Medica are hosting a Finance and Accounting Career Fair along with a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Career Fair, on Tuesday December 2nd. They have welcome students from other Universities around the cities to also attend this FREE event!

To learn more information and register yourself for the event, follow the links below:

Career and Internship Club: http://www.umncareers.com/
Finance and Accounting Career Fair Registration:http://www.umncareers.com/finance-and-accounting-career-fair.html
STEM Career Fair Registration: http://www.umncareers.com/stem-career-fair.html

A great opportunity to work with Deluxe Corporation recruiters!

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Students and Alumni are encouraged to apply for this GREAT opportunity. Deluxe Corporation is hosting an Extreme Candidate Makeover for 3 very special people to participate! If you are chosen, Deluxe will provide the winning candidates the opportunity to get a FREE consultation from recruiters at Deluxe on resume formatting, interview best practices and leveraging social media during the job hunting process.

Follow the link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/deluxecareers

Diversity Networking and Job Fair

We have a stellar job fair lined up for Thursday this week on our Minneapolis campus. It is a coups for us to have 3M, Target and Deluxe, but it does not stop there — the Met Council, Wells Fargo, Hennepin County and many others will be there too! People have a lot of questions about job fairs, so I anticipated what yours are and fielded them below. I to invite you to participate. Hope to see you there.

Bill Baldus

Career Counselor

Tips to Overcome Job Search Fears

Halloween is Friday, so it’s a good time to talk about fear. Being scared can be fun at Halloween, but that’s typically not true with your job search. Making new connections, going to new places and meeting new people can make anyone apprehensive. And some people delay their job search because they are afraid of failing. “What will the person speaking with me be like?” “What if he or she doesn’t seem to like me?” “Do I look good enough?” “What if I can’t think of an answer to a question?” We’re sure you can think of more questions like these.  But, you can overcome your fears and land a good job. Here are some following tips:

Tell everyone you know that you are looking for a job. You have no reason to be ashamed. This is your opportunity to build your support system.

Talk to as many people in person as you can. Avoid the black hole that swallows online applications.

Speak up for yourself. You are still a professional. Look for ways to join in discussions and events that will benefit others and yourself.

Spend some of your energy helping others. What you give out will come back to you, many times over. You will gain inner strength by helping other job seekers or those needier than you.

Introduce yourself clearly and succinctly. Your personal commercial is crucial in helping others know who you are and what you want. Practice daily.

Dress the part and play the role. Who is it you want to be? What is it you want to do? Spend time around those who can teach you and in the work environment you want …both virtually and face-to-face.

Reach out to those high up in an organization. This is perfectly acceptable when done appropriately: through a connection, a group, or an informational interview. You should be making at least 10 new connections a week.

 

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Mark your Calendar!

Diversity Networking and Job Fair

Thursday, November 6

2:00-5:00pm

MEC Second Floor: 2100, 2200, 2300 and 2400

 

The Career Development Center’s biggest event of the year will take place on the Minneapolis campus this year. In addition to 25 employers, we will have a “resource room” where Walgreens will be taking free LinkedIn profile pictures, and Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and SCORE will describe the services they offer job seekers and those interested in starting their own businesses.

Flyer and employer list: http://www.metrostate.edu/applications/drep/files/DNJFEmployersOct10.pdf

This job fair is open only to Metropolitan State students and alumni. Pre-registration is not required. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Participating Employers:

3M
Allina Health
CBRE, Inc.
Cintas Corporation
Deluxe
Dungarvin
Elite Marketing Group
FedEx Ground
Habitat for Humanity
Hennepin County
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
MedTox Laboratories
Metropolitan Council
Minco Products
Minnesota Reading & Math Corps
Minnesota Department of Corrections
Pathways to Community
ProStaff an Attero Company
Target Corporation
TCF Bank
UPS
Walgreens
Wells Fargo
YMCA
Ziegler Cat

 

Plus, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal and SCORE!