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How to Attend a Virtual Career Fair: April 9th, 2020

April 9 Virtual Job Fair

If you are looking for a new position, our upcoming Virtual Corridor Career Fair on April 9th will be a great place to interact with employers from the comfort of your home. But if you are wondering how to attend a virtual career fair, here’s how you can do it. Step 1. Register online. Go to and complete the registration form. All attendees must register. Bookmark this website for later, or save to your home screen on your cell phone. Step 2. Review your resume. Do you need to update your resume? If you have an outdated resume, now is the time to get polished up. Review it for typos and if you’ve learned new skills recently, update that. Be sure to include any remote working technical skills you have...

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Job Search Crisis, or Opportunity?

Get outside and exercise during COVID-19

We are in the middle of Coronavirus COVID-19 creating a crisis for many people in many industries.  Travel, tourism, and restaurants are arguably the hardest hit by the pandemic.  When times are tough, we all grow as a society and as humans.  If you are part of a large community of people who lost their job during this time, or maybe you are just someone questioning if you will have a job next week – this is a perfect time to reassess your career goals and look for opportunities! As businesses are struggling right now, many are on hiring freezes or putting all hiring decisions on hold until our country returns to normalcy.  It’s normal to think the worst is coming with some of the news that we have seen lately, and there is quite a bit...

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits for Iowa Workers

Update to iowa workers on Coronavirus unemployment

Do you have questions regarding your employment and potential layoffs due to the Coronavirus?  Please read below for updates from the Iowa Workforce Development Office for answers to any questions you may have about unemployment benefits for Iowa workers. If you are actively searching for a job, make sure to check out our latest job postings, and sign up to attend our Virtual Career Fair being held on April 9th. And stay safe out there – do your best to follow all CDC precautions to protect yourself. Question 1: Can I get unemployment benefits if I am laid off due to issues related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Answer: Yes. Iowa unemployment benefits (“Benefits”) are available to individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their...

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Job Search 101: How Volunteering Can Help You Land Your Next Job

How volunteering can help you land your next job

Other than the warm feeling of charity, volunteering can yield many benefits that can give you a leg up when trying to land your next job.  According to a LinkedIn survey, one in five hiring managers said they have hired someone because of their charitable work.  Volunteer opportunities can open doors to new connections and skills while also giving you a fresh perspective.  Below are some of the benefits of volunteer work for your job search. Expand Your Network One of the benefits of volunteering is the chance to make friends and grow your personal and professional networks.  Whether you’re walking dogs at an animal shelter or ladling servings at a soup kitchen, you’ll work closely with a brand new group of like-minded people.  These...

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