Monday, January 22, 2018

Meet Susie!

Susie graduated from our Bridge to Customer Service class in December and is now working as a Visitor Attendant at the Children’s Museum.

Susie started the Bridge to Customer Service course after months of looking for jobs that would let her work part-time so she could continue being a mother. Susie was tired of constantly juggling her work and home life and knew that something needed to change.

“The training helped me gain that push I needed and wanted for myself,” Susie said. Though she had worked in the customer service field for years, she had never had any formal training. During her two months at CLUES, Susie built her professional skills, getting her NorthStar Digital Literacy and National Retail Federation certificates. She described her education at CLUES as not only changing how she understood customer service, but also “how to approach things in the world and workplace. I learned to ask questions always and not be afraid to ask questions.”

With a fresh perspective and new resume, Susie was finally able to find a job that gave her the flexibility she needs to be a mother while being a working professional.


If you are interested in changing your career like Susie, then contact Scott at CLUES today at 612-746-3583 or scaple@clues.org


Monday, November 27, 2017

5 Tips for Getting a Job at Your Next Job Fair

Going to a job fair is a great way to find and apply for career opportunities, but it can also be very nerve-wracking! Here are five tips to help you gain the confidence you need to get hired:

1). Well-written resume
Make sure your resume is descriptive and concise as well as formatted properly. Long or confusing resumes are an automatic turn-off for a potential employer. And make sure your resume is error-free (double check for spelling and typos)!

2). Dress the part
Regardless of the job you are applying for, employers like to see candidates who present themselves professionally. This doesn’t mean wearing expensive clothes, but it does mean wearing clothes that are clean and wrinkle-free.
P.s. A simple button up shirt or blouse and khaki pants are always a good choice for both men and women!

3). Practice interviewing and introducing yourself
Practice makes perfect, and a job fair is no exception. Most employers will ask similar questions aimed at understanding your working habits, so practicing answering these questions will build your confidence and help you come across as prepared.
P.s. practice your “elevator pitch”, or your 15 second introduction about yourself and your professional skills.

4). Ask questions
Researching which companies will be at the fair and which positions they are looking to fill will help you prepare questions specific to each company. Asking an employer questions about the position helps you come across as interested and more promising as a candidate.

5). Be prepared
Have enough resumes printed (on high-quality paper) and bring samples of your work to show employers. Make sure you have a binder or folder to keep your papers nice and neat!

Need help with any of these?
Then enroll in CLUES’ Start Fresh 2018 training starting December 4th! This training will provide you with all of the resources you need to nail any job fair! It will conclude with an exclusive job fair that’s only for training participants. It’s the fastest way to getting a higher paying job for 2018!
To enroll, call or email:


Scott                                           Jenna
612.746.3583                             651.379.4233
scaple@clues.org                       jranderson@clues.org