Gippsland Jobs Fair to be held in September

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Kernot Hall, Corner Princes Drive and Monash Way, Morwell VIC 3840
Thursday 5 September 2019, 10.00am to 3.00pm

This Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and recruitment agencies in Gippsland and the surrounding region.

This event will provide you with an opportunity to connect and talk face to face with exhibitors to learn about jobs, training, education and career options across Gippsland and the surrounding region.

Throughout the day there will be information sessions on how best to find employment opportunities in the local job market.

For job seekers wanting more information, please contact your jobactive provider.

For enquiries about the Jobs Fair or if you are interested in being an exhibitor, phone Kirstyn Krausz on 0413 187 576 or email kirstyn@gippslandem.com.au.

Exhibitor list and Seminar Schedule

Exhibitor list

  • AGA Apprenticeships Plus
  • AGL Loy Yang
  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • Aussie Broadband
  • Australian Army
  • Australian Home Care
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Bairnsdale Regional Health Services
  • Central Gippsland Health
  • Chisholm Institute NEIS (GRAMETS)
  • Connecting2Australia 
  • Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
  • Department of Human Services
  • DFP recruitment
  • Federation University
  • Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes
  • GBS Recruitment
  • Greenham Gippsland 
  • GROW Gippsland
  • Hays Specialist Recruitment
  • Headway Gippsland Inc
  • Healthcare Australia
  • Interact Australia
  • Interchange Gippsland
  • KoneKT Employment
  • Latrobe City Council
  • Latrobe City Indigenous Employment Program
  • Latrobe Community Health Service
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Latrobe Valley Enterprises
  • MAS National
  • MAX Employment
  • Melba Support Services
  • Moe Life Skills
  • Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation
  • Serco 
  • Sureway Employment and Training
  • Team Staffing Solutions
  • The Geo Group (Fulham Correctional Centre)
  • Victoria Police
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • West Gippsland Healthcare group
  • Work My Own Way (Gippstech)
  • WISE Employment
  • Workforce XS 

Check the website regularly for updates on exhibitors attending the Jobs Fairs in your area.

Seminar Schedule

Time Presentation
11.00am - 11.45am Improve your chances of getting a job 
11.50am - 12.20pm How to kick-start your business idea
12.25pm - 12.55pm Not all vacancies are advertised - find out where they hide and how to apply
1.00pm - 1.45pm Improve your chances of getting a job 
1.50pm - 2.05pm  Job seeking for mature age job seekers 
ALL DAY (10.00am - 3.00pm) Resume express - how to improve your resume
ALL DAY (10.00am - 3.00pm) Interview tips and advice

Tips to make the most of a Jobs Fair

Make the most of the opportunity

A Jobs Fair is a fantastic and unique opportunity to meet and talk to your potential employer. There is nothing quite as effective as face-to-face contact.

Bring a copy of your current résumé to hand to employers. First impressions are important, so make sure you come prepared, and show enthusiasm for and interest in the company during your face-to-face interactions.

Dress for success

What you wear is important. Be aware that employers really do notice details like untidy clothes, and dressing appropriately shows an understanding of behaviour expected in a workplace.

Research the companies attending the Jobs Fair

One of the most frequent complaints from employers is that candidates do not take the time to research their company before speaking to them. Learning a thing or two about the company will help you prepare for discussions with the employer and help you respond to them better.

Check the website regularly for updates on exhibitors attending the Jobs Fairs in your area, and then have a look their websites.

Ask the right questions

Experts say you should never ask ‘What kind of positions are you hiring for?’ or ‘What is your organisation all about?’ These answers are quite easy for you to find out online.

Instead, ask ‘What kind of person are you looking for?’ or ‘What skills or qualifications do you see as important?’

Remember the Jobs Fair is a great networking opportunity

Job Fairs provide access to a range of employers, employment providers, industry bodies and government agencies all in one place. You may discover new companies, which you haven’t contacted before. Chat with representatives, leave a great first impression and collect as many business cards as you can. These contacts will be very handy when open positions are later advertised.

Be prepared to answer questions about yourself and be enthusiastic

Employers love when job seekers come to a Jobs Fair with positive energy and enthusiasm. Be ready to answer “Tell me about yourself.’ Prepare a brief statement beforehand about yourself, your experience, accomplishments and skills, and why you would like to work for their company. This will help you feel more confident.

Apply online after you meet with any company representatives

After you have attended the Jobs Fair and left résumés with several employers, it is important to remember to also apply online – more and more employers like to receive applications this way. Remember to refer to the conversation you had at the Jobs Fair with the employer in your cover letter.

Just because an employer took your résumé, it doesn’t mean that you have been shortlisted for an interview. The employer will let you know if they would like you to attend an interview.

Follow up by email

Last but not least, don’t forget to send thank you emails to all the representatives you connected with at the Jobs Fair. This shows interest and ambition. Use the business cards you collected to make sure you don’t forget anyone.

Good Luck!