Newly designed ISEEK offers more tools

A newly revamped Web site for ISEEK, a resource for career, education and job information, offers more tools and easy ways to search for education and training opportunities and new job possibilities.

On ISEEK, www.iseek.org, you can:

• find the most in-demand jobs and industries in Minnesota

• assess your job skills

• explore more than 500 careers

• plan your education with descriptions for 250 public and private colleges and universities

• create a resume

• learn how to interview for a job and negotiate a salary

• find jobs posted on MinnesotaWorks Job Bank

Job seekers can locate current and future in-demand jobs by geographical regions within Minnesota. People who have recently lost their jobs can quickly find training programs to upgrade their skills and the application for unemployment Insurance, among other things. A new interactive tool, RealityCheck, helps users identify their desired lifestyles and how to achieve those lifestyles through education and training and specific career choices. A wage and budget calculator determines the cost of living for different parts of Minnesota and calculates one’s monthly costs and the hourly wage needed to pay monthly bills.

The site also provides a comprehensive guide to career planning, hundreds of career descriptions, assessment tools, and a directory of Minnesota colleges and universities, and their program and course offerings, either online or onsite. Special sections are intended to serve the needs of immigrants and refugees, veterans, recently unemployed, parents, people with disabilities and ex-offenders.

ISEEK is made possible by a collaboration of Minnesota state agencies and organizations that provide career planning, education and employment services. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is ISEEK’s fiscal agent