Why You Need A Career Coach

You might drive your car nearly every day. However, being a good driver does not make you an expert auto technician. That’s why when it’s time to get the oil change, you take your car to a professional.

Ian BrittonWhat does your job search have to do with getting your car’s oil changed?

You can do both things by yourself. But if you get a professional to help you, it will probably get done quicker and better.

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Many job seekers try to create a resume and connect with employers without the help of a career adviser.

This works for some, however, many more job seekers might get hired in the right job sooner if they got help from an employment coach or career adviser.

Think of it like this: The skills that you use to drive your car are not the same as the skills needed to change its oil. Likewise, the skills you need to be good in your career field are not the same as the skills needed to job search.

Counseling-MANNAA career adviser or employer coach can help you find good career option that match your skills and career goals. Working with a coach will also help you to connect with the right employers more quickly than if you were to job search alone.

You do not need to be unemployed to get help from a career coach. In fact, people who want a promotion, are thinking about a career change, or are underemployed can get help from a career coach to plan their next move.

Remember, career development is a process, not a one-time event.

What can a career coach help you with?

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Preview Summer Workshops At North Mpls Job Fair

DeniseMpls Career Services is excited to be a part of the 3rd Annual African American Networking Breakfast for Women, Vendor and Job Fair Saturday, March 28 North High School.

African American WomenEveryone is welcome to come and meet local business owners and reconnect with people in your professional community.

This Saturday is the first opportunity for job seekers and career explorers to sign up for online and in-person workshops. These workshops will help you to find your career identity, use social media to connect with employers, and make the most of your job search. Continue reading

Why Should I Bother With Career Fairs?

bizpeopleThere is no one right way to job search. But most job seekers have the same priorities.

1) You want to spend your time and energy doing things that will give you inside information about your chosen career field and specific companies.

2) You also want to continually add to and nurture your professional community, and meet as many employers as possible.

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2 Resources & 2 Events For Career Planning

Event 1

mcf-logoThe Forum on Workplace Inclusion’s Career Fair is Wednesday, March 18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Encourage college students, alumni, Veterans and other job seekers to register for the Career Fair today to receive hiring information before and after the Career Fair: www.stthomas.edu/workplaceforum/career-fair-candidates/. Continue reading

Multicultural Career Services Center March 17-18, 2015

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Career Services Center ~ FREE Coaching

March 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Career Fair ~ Meet Employers

March 18, 2015, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Minneapolis Convention Center

Job Seekers Register Now

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