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Pre-Job/Career Fair Workshop registrations due Wednesday

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 Registration deadline is Wednesday.

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