Moreton Bay Jobs Fair to be held in February

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Morayfield Sport and Events Centre
298 Morayfield Rd
Morayfield QLD 4506

Date: Thursday 20 February 2020
Time: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

The Moreton Bay Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and recruitment agencies from Moreton Bay and the surrounding region.

This event will provide you with an opportunity to connect with businesses face-to-face to discuss jobs in more detail and learn about training, education and career options across Moreton Bay. There will also be a number of job seeker workshops throughout the day to assist you in securing your next role.

Exhibitors will be available throughout the entire event to answer questions about the jobs on offer, so drop in any time between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm to have a chat.

For job seekers wanting more information, please contact your jobactive provider or check back regularly for updated exhibitor listings and workshop times.

Exhibitor expression of interest

Job Seekers register your interest


Exhibitor list

Make sure you check back regularly for updates on exhibitors attending.

  • Advancing Apprenticeships
  • All Trades Queensland
  • Anglicare Southern Queensland
  • APM Employment Services
  • Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation
  • Australian Retailers Association
  • BHP Operations Services
  • Bright Group Australia Pty Ltd
  • Brisbane Broncos
  • BUSY At Work
  • Camp Australia Outside School Hours Care
  • Defence Jobs Australia
  • Department of Education, Skills & Employment
  • Designer Life
  • EPIC Assist - Disability Employment Service Provider
  • Fantastic Furniture
  • HELP Employment and Training
  • Hutchinson Builders
  • I Want to Be a Chef
  • iCare Support Services
  • Information Desk
  • Interact Australia Disability Employment Services & Community Services
  • ISS Facility Services
  • Job Outlook
  • Kilcoy Global Foods
  • Kincare
  • Labour Power
  • MatchWorks
  • Max Employment
  • MEGT YOUR LOCAL APPRENTICESHIP CENTER
  • Michael Hill Jewellers
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • OCTEC Limited
  • Officeworks
  • OSMAC Apprenticeships
  • Pillow Talk
  • Racing Queensland
  • Real Skills for Real Careers
  • Regional Development Australia
  • Resume & interview bookings
  • Sarina Russo Job Access
  • Spotless
  • St Vincent's Health Australia
  • TENEO Group
  • TK Maxx
  • Tursa Employment and Training
  • Wise Employment
  • Wilson Security
  • Worklinks

Presentation schedule

Time Presentations
10.45 am - 11.15 am How to improve your chances of getting a job
Find out information about employment industries in the Moreton Bay region and tips on how to improve your chances of getting a job.
11.30 am - 12.00 pm Career change – how to transfer your skills from one industry to another
Considering a change of careers? Find out how to best use your existing skill set to transfer smoothly from one industry to another.
12.15 am – 12.45 pm Real stories of job seekers overcoming challenges to gain employment
Hear stories from a variety of people who have had to overcome personal challenges to obtain a job. Learn how they remain motivated and where they are in their search for employment.
1.00 pm – 1.30 pm Working in the care industry
Hear from employers in the aged care sector about what employers are looking for when recruiting for new employees, and get advice on résumés, interviews and your first day of employment.
1.45 pm – 2.15 pm Career pathways
What’s your dream career? Vocational Education and Training (VET) has great pathways. Talk to successful VET students and providers about ways to reach your goal.
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm What employers are looking for
Hear from employers in the construction and retail sectors about what employers are looking for when recruiting for new employees, and get advice on résumés, interviews and your first day of employment.
3.15 pm – 3.45 pm How to improve your chances of getting a job
Find out information about employment industries in the Moreton Bay region and tips on how to improve your chances of getting a job.
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm Apprenticeships & Traineeships
Hear from employers and service providers who employ and recruit apprenticeship and traineeship positions. Find out what employers are looking for when recruiting for new apprentices and trainees, and get advice on résumés, interviews and your first day of employment.

Workshop schedule

Time Workshops
10.45 am – 11:15 am Create a résumé which stands out from the crowd
Learn how to structure your résumé so it highlights your strengths and skills which will allow you to demonstrate your unique experiences and market value.
11.30 am – 12.00 pm Master the art of the interview
Get prepared for an interview to set yourself up for success. Gain interview skills to enhance your technique and learn practical strategies for improving your interview performance.
12.15 am – 12.45 pm Harness the power of online tools in your job search
With many businesses searching for job seekers directly, the first step is to ensure you will be found online. This session teaches you how to be visible, develop your profile and ensure you have a professional online presence that will attract potential employers.
1.00 pm – 1.30 pm Create a résumé which stands out from the crowd
Learn how to structure your résumé so it highlights your strengths and skills which will allow you to demonstrate your unique experiences and market value.
1.45 pm – 2.15 pm Master the art of the interview
Get prepared for an interview to set yourself up for success. Gain interview skills to enhance your technique and learn practical strategies for improving your interview performance.
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm Harness the power of online tools in your job search
With many businesses searching for job seekers directly, the first step is to ensure you will be found online. This session teaches you how to be visible, develop your profile and ensure you have a professional online presence that will attract potential employers.
3.15 pm – 3.45 pm Create a résumé which stands out from the crowd
Learn how to structure your résumé so it highlights your strengths and skills which will allow you to demonstrate your unique experiences and market value.
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm Master the art of the interview
Get prepared for an interview to set yourself up for success. Gain interview skills to enhance your technique and learn practical strategies for improving your interview performance.

Free services available on the day

Bookings for these services can be made on the day.

Time Services
10.45 am - 5.00 pm Résumé tips and advice - individual résumé assistance
10.45 am - 5.00 pm Interview tips and advice - individual interview tips and advice

Transport

There will be a free shuttle bus running on a loop throughout the day. Please refer to the timetable below. 

Caboolture Station (Stop E) 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00
King Street (Kmart bus zone) 09:35 10:05 10:35 11:05 11:35 12:05 12:35 13:05 13:35 14:05 14:35 15:05 15:35 16:05
Morayfield Shops 09:48 10:18 10:48 11:18 11:48 12:18 12:48 13:18 13:48 14:18 14:48 15:18 15:48 16:18
Morayfield Station 9:53 10:23 10:53 11:23 11:53 12:23 12:53 13:23 13:53 14:23 14:53 15:23 15:53 16:23
Morayfield Sports & Events Centre 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00
Morayfield Station 10:06 10:36 11:06 11:36 12:06 12:36 13:06 13:36 14:06 14:36 15:06 15:36 16:06 16:36 17:06
Morayfield Shops 10:11 10:41 11:11 11:41 12:11 12:41 13:11 13:41 14:11 14:41 15:11 15:41 16:11 16:41 17:11
King Street (Kmart bus zone) 10:24 10:54 11:24 11:54 12:24 12:54 13:24 13:54 14:24 14:54 15:24 15:54 16:24 16:54 17:24
Caboolture Station (Stop E) 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30

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!