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


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

June's calendar of events is here.

Check it out to see what's going on here at Employment Services in Minneapolis!








Monday, February 13, 2017

¿Usted quiere aprender como usar la computadora?

¿Quiere ser un experto en buscar trabajos en el internet?

¿Esta interesado en creando un curriculum profesional?


¡Si!




CLUES tiene algunas clases que pueden ayudarle en cumplir estos deseos.

Se llaman...

 "Pathways to Employment" y "Computer 101"


Están ofrecidas cada semana en Ingles o en Español.

Las fechas de las clases están abajo.




Monday, April 25, 2016


Welcome to the CLUES Employment Blog!


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Questions? Please contact: 

Emily Gehlsen - Employment Navigator 

egehlsen@clues.org