Career Resources

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Find your next career through SHIFT.   You can search for the latest job openings from a variety of employers, located both here in the Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area and throughout North America.   Click here to jump to helpful job tips and tools.


Education Opportunities

University of Minnesota Twin Cities – Senior Citizen Education Program  The U of MN provides opportunities to either audit classes for free, or pay reduced tuition (per credit) towards an undergraduate degree if you are over 62 years old.

Anoka Ramsey Senior Education Program The Anoka Ramsey Community College provides opportunities to either audit classes for free, or pay reduced tuition (per credit) towards an AA degree if you are over 62 years old.

Normandale Community College Senior Education Program Normandale Community College provides opportunities to either audit classes for free, or pay reduced tuition (per credit) towards an AA degree if you are over 62 years old.

Career Sites

LinkedIn  The largest professional social networking site, LinkedIn has more than 175 million members in 200-some countries worldwide.  Recruiters and hiring managers use nine-year-old LinkedIn more than any other website to connect with job candidates.

MinnesotaWorks  An internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). and is supported by Employer tax dollars.   There is no additional fee to use this service for MN Residents.

ZipRecruiter is the #1 site Jobseekers use to find employment and is a free job search website partnered with Facebook, Glassdoor and LinkedIn With over 8 million jobs listed on our site, we provide connection to 100+ job boards and transparency throughout the application process. Zip is also the #1 iOS and Android app in the Jobs category.  Additional job search resources and articles can be found on the site as well.

BACK TO WORK 50+  Specifically for the midlife workforce, you can explore in-demand jobs and access training opportunities.  It is is sponsored by AARP Foundation and the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration under the leadership of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Minnesota Workforce Center  Both online and face to face help for job seekers to find employment, help businesses find workers, and help anyone at any stage explore and plan careers. 

Minnesota Council for Non Profits     A tool that jobseekers can use to view hundreds of nonprofit jobs that match their qualifications and employers can post their latest nonprofit openings.

State of Minnesota  The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply for job opportunities. 

USAJobs The government’s official site for federal jobs and employment information, It’s possible to apply for jobs directly through the site. It also has information about eligibility, compensation and benefits for federal workers, including vacation time, commuter subsidies, insurance, and child care. 

Indeed is a Google-like search engine for jobs and one of the most efficient sites for surveying job listings, since it aggregates information from job boards, news sites and company listings.  A career website that serves information technology and engineering professionals and has approximately 80,000 tech job listings. The website claims to have 3 million registered technology professionals and approximately 2.4 million unique visitors each month.

Monster  One of the oldest online job boards, created in 1996, and sells services to recruiters and companies looking to hire. Job seekers can post their résumés and comb listings for free.

SimplyHired  Like, SimplyHired is a Google-like search engine for jobs and a quick way to survey a massive number of job listings. One advantage of SimplyHired over Indeed: Job listings display a user’s LinkedIn connections to each job.

Idealist The nation’s largest employment board for nonprofit jobs, has more than 1 million registered users.

Resources, Articles and Helpful Links


5 Job Search Strategies for Getting Hired in 2021

The 20-Minute Networking Meeting – Professional Edition: Learn to Network. Get a Job.    

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The Wall Street Journal Career Site Packed with free content aimed at job seekers and those looking to advance their careers. The “At Work” blog includes careers content on subjects like job security and co-op work programs, and links to articles in other publications about work and careers.

Salary Estimator  Free company salaries, bonuses, and total pay for 481,000 companies. All posted anonymously by employees. 

Jobscan   Boost your interview chances. This resource analyzes how well your resume matches a job description in seconds.    Ninety percent of large companies use Applicant Tracking Systems to search for qualified candidates from large applicant pools, surfacing candidates that best match the position and filtering out those who don’t.  Up your chances for an interview with this online tool.

Glassdoor  This site bills itself as the Trip Advisor of career sources.  The site says it has salary information for 160,000 companies based on 2.5 million user reports. It also offers user-written reviews of what it’s like to work at companies and information about what to expect at a job interview.

Internships One of the largest internship marketplace where employers can post available internships.  The site includes paid and unpaid, full and part-time internships.

How2Become  Link to the Ultimate Guide to Building a CV (Curriculum Vitae aka Resume).  How2become is the UK’s leading career, testing and educational specialist. Since 2005 we have trained and guided 1000s of candidates like you through recruitment processes.

Quintessential   Link to Career Assessment Tools & Tests: Assessments for Students, Job-Seekers, Career-Changers.    Quintessential Careers is your one-stop source for the latest career tools, job search tips, and expert advice. No matter where you are in your career, we can help empower you to find the success you deserve.

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