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Dakota County teaches job search secrets

Dakota County libraries and Dakota County WorkForce Centers are offering a "know job search strategies" program, a name suggested by the libraries' new brand: Dakota County Library - Come to know. The job search skills classes are offered at all Dakota County Library locations and are free and open to people age 16 and older.

Three classes are being offered: Interview Skills, Online Job Search and Resume Rescue. Each class is a single session. For more information, contact your library or go to www.dako and search "job search."

"Interview Skills" is designed to increase confidence and give people proven strategies to stand out from other job candidates. The class includes information on the types of interviews, common interview questions, and ways to avoid blunders.

"Online Job Search" will provide information on electronic tools people can use to search for work. People attending this class should have basic computer skills. Information about online employment sites, electronic resumes, labor markets and social networks are just some of the things people will learn.

"Resume Rescue" give information about preparing a resume in these increasingly competitive and tough economic times. Participants will learn about formatting, styles, common mistakes as well as dos and don'ts.

To register, go to or contact your local library.

Recycle old TVs

Dakota residents who have decided to make the jump to high-definition television may be wondering how to get rid of the old TV.

Dakota County is making it easier for residents to recycle at The Recycling Zone, and for Dakota County to meet its goal to increase recycling by 20 percent this year.

Old televisions can be dropped off at The Recycling Zone at 3365 Dodd Road in Eagan. The newly remodeled facility is easy to use. Electronics, like televisions, can be recycled for 35 cents per pound. A typical TV might weigh between 40 and 80 pounds and cost between $15 and $30.

Call Dakota County Environmental Management at 952-891-7020.