The first serious act of an effective job search is do an assessment of your situation. If you are like most of the under-employed I have talked to, you don’t really know what your true skills set is. There are many places to do an assessment.
The Department of Labor has provided a great starting point for job seekers:
The State of Minnesota has a full range of job seeking ideas:
ISEEK is Minnesota’s comprehensive career, education, and job resource. This is a basic assessment site to help you focus your job search:
The Federal Government has a collection of ideas on many kind of jobs:
My approach to this blogging site is to learn how it works while using it. To that end, I do not expect many comments in these early weeks. Most of the potential comments will be from persons that have been sent by me anyway. They may comment about their own anxiety or ignorance. I hope I made it clear to them that this is an experimental place; anyone can contribute.