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Youth in Transition Toolkit:



The job process

Understand the application process

Does the youth know how to complete job applications? Do they have a resume?

The application process may include writing a resume and cover letter and providing references or other materials that will help hiring managers learn about the youth as a candidate.

  • Awareness: Understand how to complete a job application.
  • Exploration: Identify strengths, preferences, interests and needs for completing job applications.
  • Preparation: Practice completing job applications (being sure to have on hand a state-issued ID or driver's license, birth certificate, and/or Social Security card).
  • Implementation: Complete job applications with appropriate documents.

Workplace readiness training

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Find resources to help understand the application process.

Review the applications, references and portfolios guide from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to help youth present themselves with polish and professionalism.

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