Off to the City of Lakes: Your Job Search in Minneapolis, MN

Two months ago, I shared RezScore’s latest infographic with you, the loyal RezScorians.

After combing through tons of data (with the help of our new Skills Explorer), analyzing what we found, and smashing it all together into an informative and attractive infographic we came up with several conclusions about the top ten job markets, in-demand job skills, and the hottest sectors.

Now that you’ve seen the entire infographic, we’d like to break it up into bite-sized chunks of info so you get the info you need!

Today we’ll continue with the home of the Vikings, Minneapolis, MN!

What’s so great about Minneapolis?

In addition to being the home to the artist who was formerly formerly known as Prince, Minneapolis is home to many Fortune 500 corporations including Target, U.S. Bancorp, and PepsiAmericas.

Additionally, Minneapolis is home to many prestigious colleges and universities, including University of Minnesota, Dunwoody College of Technology, and Capella University.  This year, Men’s Health ranked Minneapolis the nation’s 15th most educated city.

Check out: Moving On: The 10 Best Cities to Get Hired

What jobs are hottest in Minneapolis?

According to our findings, Minneapolis’s largest industry is in customer service. In most cities, customer service represents 73 jobs per thousand, whereas Minneapolis represents 116!

Overall, Minneapolis is creating 48% more jobs than a typical city its size. Also, Minneapolis has the second strongest manufacturing market after Cleveland, Ohio. Other hot sectors include skilled trade and sales.

Check out: The RezScore Leaderboard for Minneapolis, MN

How can I get hired here?

If you’re in Minneapolis and looking to work in customer service, it’s best to choose your resume’s keywords carefully. Based on our findings, the most in-demand keywords are outbound calling, upselling, listening, chat/instant message, and a smile!

​When you use in-demand keywords like these, your resume is statistically more likely to find ​itself at the top of a digital stack on your employer’s computer. Are these five keywords a bad match for you? Check out our skills explorer (at the top of this page!) and do your own research.


What do you think? Do you live in Minneapolis and/or work in the customer service? What do you think of these findings? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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