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Sierra College to host job fair Friday

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If you are looking for a new job, you will have ample opportunity at Sierra College on Friday. The Sierra College Rocklin campus will host a job fair from 1 to 4 p.m. at the student center, building J. More than 25 employers will be attending looking for everything from seasonal to part- and full-time employees. According to Brooke Oliver, coordinator for career connections/internships at Sierra College, a number of high-level employers will be on hand including Union Pacific, Apple Inc., State Farm Insurance and more. In addition to the job fair, a panel presentation titled “What Employers Want” will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. where job seekers can get advice on how to get their resume noticed, the worst stories to tell during an interview and more. From 1 to 3 p.m., administrators will also be offering a free résumé critique. Oliver offered some tips for snagging a job from a fair, including coming dressed appropriately and have more than one résumé prepared. “You may want to have a couple different versions of your résumé to address different jobs that you’d be looking at or qualified for,” she said. “This would not be a good time to have just a one-size-fits-all kind of résumé.” Oliver also said that even if the perfect job isn’t available right now, the job fair is an opportunity to network and to meet a potential employer face to face, since so much of the job search component is electronic these days. “We know that those kinds of connections are the things that more often lead to jobs than responding to ads on Craigslist and so forth,” Oliver said. ~ Toby Lewis ---------- What: Sierra College job fair When: 1 to 4 p.m. Friday Where: Sierra College Rocklin campus, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, building J ---------- Employers at the job fair include:* Advance Education Inc. Advance Kids American Media LLC Apple, Inc Auburn & Roseville Connections Centers Avon Boreal ChildCare Careers Closed Loop Marketing College Nannies & Tutors of Sacramento Contra Costa County office of the Sheriff Department of Conservation/Oil, Gas & Geothermal Milhous Children’s Services Northern California Laborers Apprenticeship One-Stop Business & Career Center Placer County Progressive Employment Concepts Shopcraft Training/Union Pacific State Farm Insurance Co. Succeed Sugar Bowl Ski Resort The Pampered Chef Vector Marketing Wave Western Transportation Insurance Services Work is Worship—A Temp Agency eAhoy.com *List may not be complete as more employers sign up for the job fair