MN Unemployment – Your Online Guide
Minnesota Unemployment Resources – Websites to Help You Find Work
Getting the right job is the ultimate goal for the unemployed. Fortunately, there a ton of quality websites available to help you achieve this. Some are more popular and better known than others, but all can help you put together and execute a comprehensive online jobs search targeted at Minnesota.
A job search in today’s job market takes more work and dedication than even a few years ago. A tough economy means a equally tough job market. The days of simply checking Monster or Careerbuilder once a day are in the past.
The good news is that the internet is an excellent means for conducting your job search. Almost all of the available jobs make their way onto the web at some point as long as you know where to look. The better news is that not only is the information out there, it’s probably out there for free if you know where to look. The best news of all is that we’ve already done all the searching and sifting and have put this information together here at Unemployment MN.
There are some well established online search site cornerstones of the online job search that everyone should use, but equally important is that there are many new and specialized websites coming online every day. Theses sites can offer a more targeted job search and new and helpful tools and information as well. There are also some of the old methods (i.e. newspapers) that are making a resurgence with the internet. The point is that there are many different methods and tools in today’s online search that should be considered by the diligent job-seeker.
We’ve organized the “Find a Job” information in MN Unemployment as follows:
National and Niche Job Search Engines The face of online job searches today. There are big, often well-known national and niche sites (e.g. websites that focus on specific job, industry, or demographic).
Regional Search Engines Regional job search engines are more popular than ever. These sites may have fewer job postings, but they make up for it in local or regional information and being Minnesota-centric.
Employer Websites These websites are the most current, accurate, and complete source of job postings available on the internet. The key to being successful using employer websites is finding them in the first place.
Newspapers The most traditional source for job openings. Times have changed and so have the newspapers. Almost all are available online and many have job/career sections. We’ve got the big and the small listed by the areas they cover.
Staffing Agencies Many companies use agencies to help them fill open positions. This too has changed with the web and many of these organizations have a web presence.. The term “Staffing Agency” can describe a wide variety of these services, from fee-based headhunters, to government-sponsored employment aid.