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Tips and resources for applying and writing resumes

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TIP: To apply for a job, you will need a resume.You may already have one or you can create one on the State Jobs website.


TIP: Each job posting describes “minimum qualifications” to be considered a qualified applicant. Review these so that you can clearly show how YOU are qualified for the position.


TIP: describe your skills in detail, as they relate to actual experiences you’ve had, rather than making a long list of skill words.


TIP: Remember to write down your User ID and Password for future reference.



Applying for State of Minnesota jobs

How to get started

Go to the State of Minnesota jobs site to begin your application process. Here you can create an online resume, apply for open positions, set up job search agents to email you about new job opportunities and manage your account. Just follow the tips for using Resume Builder, then complete the steps below.


Create an account

You will need to set up an account on the State of Minnesota jobs site to get the ball rolling.


Develop and post your resume

Check out the resume writing tips and sample resumes available on the State Job site before you begin to ensure you have all the necessary information at hand. We strongly encourage you to use the online Resume Builder to create and submit your resume and application. However, if you prefer you may submit a paper copy resume and application by mail.


Search and apply for a job

To apply for a Transportation Associate or Transportation Generalist position, go to the job search page of the State of Minnesota Jobs site. Enter Transportation Associate in the "Keyword Search and then choose the Minnesota Department of Transportation in the department "drop down" list. You also can choose to view other openings that meet your needs.


TA/TG Minimum Qualifications

Transportation Associate: CDL Permit, Class A or B with no air brake restriction; Transportation Generalist: Class A or B CDL with no air brake restriction (plus one year of experience).


Tanker endorsements are required for some positions.

Please list all your endorsements on your resume when you apply.













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