For Job Seekers and Career Changers in Minneapolis, MN St. Paul, MN and the greater Twin Cities Metro area and Minnesota. Recommendations, tips and information.

For Job Seekers and Career Changers

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Books
Knock em Dead
What Color is Your Parachute?
Get the Job You Want Even When No One’s Hiring
Ask the Headhunter – Series
StrengthsFinder
What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here?

Research Tools and Job Search Help Guides:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – U.S. employment trends and reports
Occupational Outlook Handbook – the Nation′s “premier source” for career information
The 20 Best U.S. Cities for Finding a Job in 2017 – 150 Cities compared using 23 metrics
Salary.com – salary, career development and job search information
JobHunt.org – free online job search resource
Monster.com Advice – career and job search advice
WorkForce50 – employment and career change resources for people over 50
CNN – career and job search information
US News & World Report – career and job search information
Wall Street Journal – career advice and job search information
Washington Post – jobs articles
New York Times – New York Times & Monster team to provide career and job search information

High Value Sites for Business Networking:
LinkedIn – business/professional networking
LinkedIn Learning Center – LinkedIn learning for job seekers, career changers and career strategy development
Twitter – social networking

General Job Boards:
Monster – “big board” online job search
CareerBuilder – “big board” online job search

Job Search “Aggregators”:
Indeed
SimplyHired
CareerJet
Careercast

Company, Industry and Business Research
Wikepedia – good for public company, large company research
LinkedIn – good source for information about companies, current and past employees, etc.
Glass Door – employees’ perspective on companies
Hoover’s – general source for company information
George A. Smathers Research Guide – extensive review of web research sites and tools

Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN Business Publications and Business News Sources
Minnesota Business Magazine – free subscription
Twin Cities Business Magazine – weekly print, 2x/wk newsletter, daily business news online, annual guide
Minneapolis /St. Paul Business Journal – business news published by American City Business Journals
Finance & Commerce – Minnesota finance and MN business news
Star Tribune – Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities and Minnesota business news
Pioneer Press – TwinCities.com business news section
Upsize Magazine – Minnesota small business focused magazine
Positively Minnesota – business guides, publications focusing on economic issues, newsletters, reports
New Business Minnesota – a monthly resource guide for start-up businesses
MinnPost – business section of MinnPost

Blogs/Other
The Daily Muse – career advice