Mandurah Jobs Fair to be held in October

For: 

Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre
303 Pinjarra Road
Mandurah WA 6210

Thursday 31 October 2019, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

This Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and recruitment agencies in Mandurah 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 Mandurah 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.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, register below, for other jobs fair enquiries please email maryanne.baker@mandurahemploymentfacilitator.com.au

Exhibitor expression of interest

Exhibitor list, workshops and seminar schedule

Exhibitor list

  • ABS Institute of Management
  • Accor Hotels
  • AMA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Services
  • APM
  • Apprenticeship Support Australia 
  • Atwork Australia
  • Austal Ships Pty Ltd
  • Business Foundations
  • Camp Australia
  • Chandler Macleod
  • Charles Hull Contracting
  • City of Mandurah
  • Compass Group
  • Coolibah Group
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Department of Fire and Emergency Services
  • Department of Justice - Sheriff’s Office
  • Edmen Community Staffing Solutions
  • Fair Go Finance
  • Groundswell Drive Thru Pty Ltd
  • Healthcare Australia
  • IMS
  • Konekt Employment
  • Mandurah Entrepreneurship Facilitator
  • Matchworks
  • MEGT (Australia) Ltd
  • Midway
  • Mineral Resources Limited (MRL)
  • Naval Shipbuilding College
  • RooForce Facility Services
  • RYDE Program
  • Sodexo
  • Status
  • Stirling Skills Training
  • The Apprenticeship Community
  • Upskill Australia
  • VisAbility/CoACT
  • Workskil Australia
  • Wormall Civil

Don’t forget to have a look at the exhibitors’ websites to find out more about them before you come along to the Jobs Fair.

Seminar and workshops

Time Seminar
10.00 am – 10.30 am

Mandurah job market update and how to improve your chances of getting a job

Find out about the current and emerging employment industries in the Mandurah region and tips on how to improve your chances of getting a job.

Ivan Neville, Assistant Secretary - Labour Market Research & Analysis Branch

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
10.35 am – 11.05 am

Transferable skills for the workplace

Learn what transferable skills are and how to identify those you have to offer. Learn what soft skills are, how to build upon them and knowing how to speak about your skills.

Mandurah Jobs and Skills Centre
11.10 am – 11.40 am

Employer panel – what employers are looking for

Hear from employers in the manufacturing, retail and care sectors in a facilitated panel about what employers are looking for when recruiting for new employees.

Panel includes representatives from construction, retail and aged care sectors.
11.45 am – 12.15 pm

Contemporary jobs search techniques

Key elements of the employment marketplace, uncover the hidden job market, recruitment processes, both simple and complex, demystify job ads, explain key selection criteria, networking and relationship building to uncover opportunities to get a foot in the door.

Mandurah Jobs and Skills Centre
Time Workshops
10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Résumé Express - individual résumé assistance

10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Mock interviews - individual 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.

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!