Job fair attracts crowd to Depot Park

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The Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! office held its first job fair since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday in Ironwood’s Depot Park. The job fair offered job seekers a chance to see what type of employment is available locally.

The Keys to the Road – A Success Story

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Michael needed help with his resume and cover letter. He was unfamiliar with computers, so his wife, Jennifer, reached out to Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! for assistance.

How to Prepare for Your First Day

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You got a new job and your first day is in a couple of weeks. What do you need to do before your first day? Should you buy a new wardrobe, get a haircut, and wash your car? Read on to see our suggestions.

How to Attract Talent in the UP

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The issue is that the people who should be seeing their job posting aren’t seeing their job posting. This can be a simple fix. Check out some of the ways we suggest that employers advertise their open positions below.

Getting Back into the Workforce

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Upper Peninsula Michigan Works’ Tim Hyde sat down with Elizabeth from TV 6 to discuss what job seekers need to know when returning to the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Acing Your Virtual Interview

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Recent changes to interviewing and hiring have made virtual interviews a hot, and panic-inducing, topic around the world. You may be asking yourself, “How do I practice? Do I need to wear a suit/dress? Do I look at the screen or the camera?”

The 5 Things You Need to do to Ace a Virtual Interview

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As we all know, the process by which job seekers become employees has changed. Long gone are the days where you drive to a business, sit across the table from a hiring manager, and shake their hand. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this process will be moving to virtual platforms for a number of industries.