Frequently Asked Questions

The Frequently Asked Questions on this page are for business interested at exhibiting at Jobs Fairs.

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Physical Jobs Fairs

How much does it cost to exhibit at a Jobs Fair and what are the requirements?

Exhibiting at a Jobs Fair is free, however, there are some requirements expected of exhibitors:

  1. You agree to stay for the duration of the Jobs Fair.
  2. You agree to attend a briefing session that normally takes place in the exhibition area, held approximately one hour prior to the opening of the Jobs Fair.
  3. You agree to advise job seekers on how they can apply for a position with your organisation.
  4. You agree to follow up with a job seeker if you believe they can fill a position in your organisation, or provide them with details on how they can follow up with you.
  5. You agree to provide feedback on the day and following the event. This allows us to shape future Jobs Fairs to ensure they provide the best possible resources and outcomes for employers and job seekers.

What will my booth look like?

Each event differs depending on the location, however, at a minimum you can expect that there will be a backing board (for displaying posters), a trestle table and chairs. Larger Jobs Fairs may have full booth builds. You can nominate whether you need power, and can discuss any additional requirements with the event manager.

What facilities are available for my staff?

  1. Catering - Depending on the timing of the event there is normally morning and/or afternoon tea and a light lunch provided. We will endeavour to cater to any dietary requirements, however this must be noted when completing the Expression of Interest.
  2. Free Wi-Fi - Login details will be in your information pack.
  3. Parking – each venue is different, but once your exhibition registration is confirmed you will receive an information pack with details.

What measures are in place to protect my staff from COVID-19?

Each registered participant will be provided hand sanitiser and sanitiser stations will be located throughout the venue. Regular cleaning of all public areas will be conducted and gloves and masks will be available upon request. We will also be requesting that anyone that feels unwell doesn’t attend the Jobs Fair, and not permitting those who are visibly unwell to enter.

What are the demographics of job seekers who attend a Jobs Fair?

Anyone looking for a job is welcome to attend the event, with many registered through an employment service provider in the region. Data from previous events indicate they attract job seekers from all age categories, with 50% being from the 25-34 and 50-65 age ranges. The data also indicates that job seekers have varying skill sets and are looking for a mix of entry level and skilled positions.

How many representatives can I send?

This varies at each location, however we normally allow two people per stand. Please advise us when completing the expression of interest, as this information is required for catering purposes. With COVID restrictions, these arrangements might change – the event manager will advise you the specific requirements.

How will my vacancies be advertised?

Vacancies will be advertised on the ‘Jobs Board’ and are categorised by industry. You will receive an Excel document to fill in the details of your job vacancies once your registration is confirmed.

When can I set up my stand?

Set up times vary for each event, however we aim to provide access to the venue the day prior to the Jobs Fair. Bump in details are be provided at least one week before the event.

Can I still advertise my jobs if I am not able to attend the Jobs Fair on the day?

Yes, you can email jobsfairs@dese.gov.au with your vacancies

There are free sessions with individual résumé assistance, individual interview practice, and a range of presentations and workshops that may include a panel of employers talking about what they want to see in job applicants.

Who do I contact if I would like to participate in an employer panel?

You can contact the event manager or email jobsfairs@dese.gov.au.

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Virtual Jobs Fairs

How much does it cost to exhibit at a Jobs Fair and what are the requirements?

Exhibiting at a Jobs Fair is free, however, there are some requirements expected of exhibitors:

  1. You agree to stay online for the duration of the Jobs Fair.
  2. You agree to provide feedback on the day and following the event. This allows us to shape future Jobs Fairs to ensure they provide the best possible resources and outcomes for employers and job seekers.

What will my booth look like?

A booth in a Virtual Jobs Fair is similar to a physical Jobs Fair and will display your organisation name, branding and a representative avatar. You will also have the opportunity to upload videos about your organisation and any documentation that will promote your business to job seekers. You will also be able to promote your available jobs to those in attendance online.

How can I set up my booth?

Once your registration is confirmed we will be in contact regarding login details and the requirements for setting up your booth.

What are the demographics of job seekers that attend the Jobs Fair?

Anyone looking for a job is welcome to attend the event, with many registered through an employment service provider in the region. Data from previous events indicate they attract job seekers from all age categories, with 50% being from the 25-34 and 50-65 age ranges. The data also indicates that job seekers have varying skill sets and are looking for a mix of entry level and skilled positions.

How many representatives should I allocate to the Jobs Fair?

We recommend having at least two people available for the duration of the Jobs Fair to assist with questions.

How will my vacancies be advertised?

Vacancies will be advertised on a virtual ‘Jobs Board’ and will be categorised by industry. You will receive an Excel document to fill in the details of your job vacancies once your registration is confirmed.

When can I have access to set up my booth?

We’ll aim to give you access to set up your booth about two weeks prior to the event. Once your registration is confirmed the event manager will be in contact to advise you of the requirements.

Can I still advertise my jobs if I am not able to attend the Jobs Fair on the day?

Yes, you can email jobsfairs@dese.gov.au with your vacancies.

What other services are featured at the Jobs Fairs?

There are free sessions with individual résumé assistance, individual interview practice, and a range of presentations that will build your job ready skills and help you in securing your next role.

Who do I contact if I would like to participate in an employer panel?

You can contact the event manager or email jobsfairs@dese.gov.au.

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