Mankato Career Solutions


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Mankato Career Solutions

In November 2013, 44-year-old Mary Beth Sinclair began Mankato Career Solutions at 515 North Riverfront Drive. She graduated from Mankato Loyola, and learned her work ethic from her father, a Blue Earth County prosecutor’s office attorney, and her mother, an assistant over 20 years to three science and engineering deans at Minnesota State Mankato.

In a Connect Business Magazine telephone interview, she said, “After graduating from St. Cloud State as an English major in 1992, I decided after student teaching that I really didn’t want to teach.” She went on to major in criminal law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she had hopes of turning a law degree into a long career as an FBI field agent.

She said, “After I passed the Maryland bar, the FBI said I needed to work a year before applying with them because they wanted me in the real world for a year. I fell into recruiting that year and never looked back.” She took a position working in the legal division of Robert Haft International in Minneapolis, a staffing company, where she worked from 1998-2009. She then started her own attorney recruiting company, LawgicSearch, and LawgicResume & Career Solutions. Mankato Career Solutions is her third company.

Her local business has two emphases: “First, I help area businesses find mid- to senior-level talent. I’m a recruiter in all business areas, including accounting, finance, engineering, sales, legal, human resources, and general business. The other aspect is helping professionals and college students with job search strategies, including resume writing.”

Asked what she enjoyed most about her business, she said, “The most satisfying thing is helping people find jobs and companies find talent—particularly exposing companies to people who might not have been actively looking for work. That’s where I add value.” She said companies in this area right now are particularly searching for engineers.

Mankato Career Solutions
Telephone: 507-469-9846

Daniel Vance

Daniel Vance

A former Editor of Connect Business Magazine

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