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Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 11:16 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013 11:18 a.m. CDT

The Newton Development Corporation, Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Jasper County and JEDCO are collaborating to host a Job/Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 at DMACC Newton Campus Room 210.

To date, more than 30 employers have registered to participate.

Local residents also are invited to prepare for the fair by attending a free “Pre-Job/Career Workshop on Friday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the DMACC Newton Campus Room 238.

“We’ve been able to arrange to have a pair of professionals lead this workshop,” NDC Executive Director Frank Liebl said.

Cassandra Halls, president of 2 The Top – Career Advancement Strategies, will do a presentation on “Maximizing Your Job Fair Results: Ever attended a job fair and then wondered what you were doing there?” Attendees will learn how to attend a job fair and stand out from the crowd, creative ideas to help you develop true connections with employers and how to put together a strategy for attending a job fair.

Debbie Mascaro, from Iowa Workforce Development, will do two workshops, one on preparing a resume and the second on sharpening interviewing skills. The schedule is as follows:

• 9 to 10:30 a.m. — Resume Writing (Debbie Mascaro)

• 10 to 10:45 a.m. — Break

• 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Maximizing Your Job Fair Results (Cassandra Halls)

• 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. — Lunch (provided by sponsors)

• 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. — Sharpening Your Interview Skills (Debbie Mascaro)

The Pre-Job/Career Workshop is free but limited to the first 25 people. To register, call the NDC at (641) 787-8210 or email jennymichael.ndc@gmail.com. Registration deadline is Wednesday.