Jobs Fair to be held in Gippsland in March


24 March 2017, 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Kernot Hall, Princes Drive, Morwell

There is regular public transport to help you get to the event. The relevant bus stops for this event are Monash Way/Princes Dr (Morwell) and Central Gippsland TAFE/Princes Dr (Morwell). To plan your public transport journey, please go to:

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The Gippsland Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers, employment providers and industry bodies.

This will provide you with an opportunity to talk face to face with exhibitors to learn about real employment opportunities and career options across the Latrobe Valley and the Greater Gippsland region.

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

For enquiries about the Jobs Fair or if you are interested in being an exhibitor, phone Geoff Hill on 0499 004 299 or Lauren Baldassa on 0456 100 535.

List of Exhibitors

  • Allform Industries
  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Apprenticeship Group Australia
  • ASIC
  • Aussie Broadband
  • Australian Paper
  • Bank Australia
  • Baw Baw Shire
  • Central Gippsland Health Service
  • Civil Contractors Federation of Victoria 
  • Complex Institute
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink)
  • Department of Justice and Regulation
  • DFP Recruitment
  • Doc Shop
  • East Gippsland Food Cluster
  • Energy Australia Yallourn
  • Federation Training
  • Federation University
  • Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes
  • Fujitsu
  • GBS Recruitment
  • The GEO Group Aust P/L: Fulham Correctional Centre
  • Gippsland Solar
  • Gippsland Water
  • Incolink
  • Interchange Gippsland
  • Latrobe City Council
  • Latrobe Community Health Service
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Latrobe Valley Buslines
  • Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort
  • OzStaff (Dandenong)
  • Programmed Skilled
  • Royal Freemasons 
  • SES
  • South 
  • Victoria Police
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • Australian Apprenticeships
  • Interchange
  • OzStaff (Dandenong)
  • Wellington Shire Council

Check the website regularly for updates on exhibitors attending the Jobs Fair.

Tips to make the most of the Jobs Fair

Don’t expect to win a job on the day

However, be aware that at the Jobs Fair you may meet and talk to your next employer.

It is not common for firm job offers to be made on the day of a Jobs Fair. However, employers are there because they are looking out for people they can potentially employ.

Bring a copy of your résumé to hand to employers as a job offer may come afterwards if they like what they see and you make a good impression.

Come dressed like you would for an interview

What you wear is important. Be aware that employers really do notice details like untidy clothes, and some complain about wrinkled ties, scuffed shoes, inappropriate jewellery or body piercings.

Research the companies attending the Jobs Fair

Companies frequently say that applicants didn’t make the effort or take the time to learn about their business and what it is seeking.

Make sure you know something about an organisation and the types of positions they hire for. It is easier than people imagine; review the list of companies attending the Jobs Fair and then read 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?’ You can find those answers online. 

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  

Collect as many business cards as possible and make a good first impression. Those cards can be very useful contacts when open positions are later advertised. You can refer to that connection in a cover letter with your application.

Having a range of employers, employment providers, industry bodies and government agencies all in the one place is a great opportunity.  Making individual contact with them all on your own outside a Jobs Fair setting would take weeks or maybe months to achieve.

Be prepared to answer questions about yourself and be enthusiastic

Many employers start with ‘Tell me about yourself’. Be prepared to state your name, a brief statement about yourself, and why you’re interested in the organisation you’re talking to.

If you’re not currently working, say something like, ‘My most recent employment was with…’ and move on by describing your skills or what you learned in that job. Bring a good supply of résumés (spellchecked for mistakes, and no more than 3 pages long), enthusiasm and energy.

Apply online after you meet with any company representatives

While an employer may take your paper résumé at the Jobs Fair, that doesn’t necessarily mean you are the favoured candidate. If you wait until after the Jobs Fair to apply for a job online, use the knowledge you gained from speaking with the recruiter at the Fair.

Follow up by email

Using the business cards you’ve collected, follow up with the representatives and send thank you emails after the Fair. It is a good way for them to recall your interest.

Adapted from ‘Business Insiders Australia’, March 2014.