Searching for a job in today’s highly technical world might feel intimidating for jobseekers with limited computer experience, but it doesn't have to be! Free resources are available to help learn and access online tools. Visit the North or
South Workforce Center to take a computer class or use the computer lab. Once you are comfortable with your skills,
you can get your resume and portfolio online like Joseph Schufman did and get
noticed by employers looking to hire!
After 23 years with a national
telecommunications company, Joseph Schufman took a generous buyout package and
signed a non-compete contract that prohibited him from working for another
telecom for a year. While waiting for the year to end, Schufman, 64, created
two web-based tools — an eFolio Minnesota site and a LinkedIn account — to
showcase his career accomplishments.
"It took four hours for me to
create an eFolio site, and that became my website," says Schufman.
"By having it on LinkedIn, I could tell that many people who viewed my
profile also went to my website. It's a great tool."
Efolio is a free Minnesota resource that allows you to create a showcase of
your education, skills, career achievements, and personal experience. It’s an online portfolio that employers can
browse to learn more about you once you have applied for a job to decide if
they want to interview you!
Learn how to integrate an efolio into you’re
your job search.
Minnesota Coaches School Bus Companies - Job Fair
Wednesday, July 23
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more information, please call (651) 251-8080.
Job Fair of Minneapolis:
Sponsored by Catalyst Career Group
Monday, July 28
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport, 7901 34th
Bloomington, MN 55425
Septran Open House
Thursday, July 24 & Friday, July 25, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2000 West 96th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431
DEED Diversity Career Fair - A
World of Opportunities
Thursday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hennepin Technical College - 9000 Brooklyn
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
The Minneapolis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) is
a chapter of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP), a network
of young professionals across the country who provide leadership development,
economic empowerment and community volunteer opportunities for other young
professionals. MULYP strives to develop programs that encourage individual
members' personal and professional development.
To receive information on upcoming
events, sign up here.
Minneapolis Employment and Training administers a variety of employment and
training programs under the direction of the Mayor, City Council, and Minneapolis Workforce Council.
- Minneapolis Works
Assistance finding a job for low-income, Minneapolis residents ages 18 and
- Minneapolis Youth Works
Assistance with high school completion, work preparation or
employment goals for Minneapolis Youth ages 14-21.
- RENEW Minneapolis
Short-term job training in sustainable jobs for Minneapolis residents ages
18 and older.
- Dislocated Worker
Comprehensive services for those who have lost their job through no fault
of their own for adult ages 18 and older.
Each offers a knowledgeable staff to guide you. Each provides essential
tools to make your job search a success. Best of all, most services are free of
charge. Services include, but are not limited to:
- Free Computer Labs
- Skills Assessment
- Information on Career Transition
- Career Counseling and Planning
- Access to Free Training and Certifications
- Resume Writing and Interview Assistance
- Veterans Programs
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
612-520-3500 or email us.
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
612-821-4000 or email us.