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Youth in Transition Toolkit:



The job process

Find available jobs

Does the youth know how to find a job?

Learning how to find available jobs can be a challenge. Encourage youth to focus the search on their interests and the type of work they might enjoy. Explore informal networks — like family, friends, neighbors and others — as well as professional resources designed to help people find jobs.

  • Awareness: Understand how to identify sources of employment opportunities and job search organizations.
  • Exploration: Identify strengths, preferences, interests and needs for identifying sources of employment.
  • Preparation: Practice using appropriate sources and job search organizations for employment opportunities.
  • Implementation: Use skills for identifying sources of employment opportunities, as well as advancing in a job and leaving a job.

Workplace readiness training

LEARN: Develop your knowledge

Learn how to support youth in finding available jobs.

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DO: Work with youth

Find resources to help youth explore available jobs.

The creative job search guide is a how-to manual provided by Minnesota's CareerForce system. Use the guide with youth to help them learn about and launch a successful job search.

The Skills to Succeed Academy provides a free online program to help youth plan their career, get a job and build skills for the future.

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