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Rasmussen College Partners With Local Business And Community Organizations To Put Flordians Back To Work

Free Professional Workshop Helps Give Jobseekers an Edge over the Competition

August 7, 2012

Erin Werthman
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TAMPA, Fla. (August 7, 2012) – Rasmussen College is joining forces with the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Dress for Success of Tampa Bay to give Florida jobseekers the resources and confidence needed to land a new job. The Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus is hosting a one-stop workshop on Thursday, August 9 where jobseekers will learn how to market themselves, build an effective resume, and present their best image to future employers.

The number of unemployed individuals per job opening was 3.5-to-1 in May 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and according to those looking for work only have 30 seconds to make a lasting impression.

“The job market may be competitive, but there are ways to stand out in a crowd,” said Staceyann Sinclair, Campus Director from the Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus. “Our goal is to provide all of the tools necessary to make sure jobseekers in our community are prepared to make a lasting impression and get back to work.”

The Dress for Success Workshop includes sessions on professional networking, resume writing, appearance, and skincare by a Mary Kay expert. Jobseekers can even receive an updated haircut or style. Gently used suits and professional clothing will also be available.

The workshop will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2012. The Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus is located at 4042 Park Oaks Boulevard in Tampa. This workshop is being offered at no cost and open to the public.

On Thursday, August 16, the Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus will host their Summer Career and Networking Expo from noon to 3 p.m. Designed to give current Rasmussen College students and recent graduates a distinct advantage over other candidates in their career search, the Summer Expo will focus primarily on improving job search success. Workshops, webinars and other events will provide tips to help participants ‘wow’ potential employers by putting their best face forward, on paper, online and in person.

For a complete list and details of Career Expo events going on at a Rasmussen campus near you, visit

For additional information about Rasmussen College, visit


Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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