Students: Our job readiness coordinator is anisha zak.
She can be reached via email or 507-444-8800. Click here to follow Steelecoworks on Facebook!
Steelecoworks launched as a collaborative partnership between United Way of Steele County, Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Development, Inc & the Owatonna Public Schools.
As of 2019, the Steelecoworks program is an UWSC funded program - operated by Workforce Development, Inc.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Exploring Jobs and Careers
What you need to apply
Creating a Resume
Writing a cover Letter
Picking the right references
Tips for Job Success
CareerOneStop – U.S. Dept of Labor website filled with career exploration tools and information
CAREERwise – Job/Career exploration website through Minnesota State
MCIS – MN Career Information Systems website
Filling out applications, creating a resume/cover letter, and other things that will help get you to a job interview!
Picking the Right References
Who makes good references?
Step 1: Learn as much as you can about the job and research the workplace
Step 2: Figure out what kind of interview it will be
Step 5: What to do after the interview
Internships – Are a great way to gain experience, learn about careers in a hands-on way, and meet professionals in a particular field.
Apprenticeships – Another great way to gain experience on the job while attending structured training programs. They are usually paid and can last between 1 and 6 years.
Informational Interviews – Getting the inside scoop about a particular job from someone who is currently doing it.
Keep on Developing Specific Career Skills and Knowledge at Professional Development events
Learn about the essential skills that employers look for when hiring a new employee
Soft Skills - How you communicate and interact with others at work is vital to job success!
Social Media - Do’s and Don’ts