One of the requirements to be eligible to receive unemployment benefits is to be actively seeking employment each week you request benefits. Learn more about Unemployment Insurance eligibility requirements.
Find a WorkForce Center near you
WorkForce Centers help job seekers find employment and anyone at any stage explore and plan careers.
Register with MinnesotaWorks.net
Find Minnesota jobs online. Your NO FEE account allows you to:
Take a career assessment
Career assessments help you find job options that match your work skills, interests, and values. Many assessments are available online at no cost.
Use career profiles to explore your career options. Learn about education requirements, wages, outlook, and skills needed for each career.
Prepare for a job search
Take classes, attend workshops, research job trends, and understand how employers hire. These activities will inform your job search.
Your network is everyone you know, or should get to know, who can help with your job search.
Learn about the employers in your field, whether or not they are hiring, and specific company information for those you find interesting.
Complete a job application
A job application is often your first introduction to an employer. Employers use a job application to learn about your qualifications and compare you to other applicants.
Create a resume and cover letter
Cover letters and resumes are your communication tools to get an interview. A well-prepared resume looks simple, but requires thought and work.
Use websites to find job openings or job-search events.
Download a Work Search Record form to record your work search activities.
Interviews are your chance to sell your skills and experience. Preparing for your interview can help you make the most out of each one.
Negotiate a job offer
Negotiating your salary is a key part of the job search process. It’s your last step in landing a job.