This Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and recruitment agencies in Port Pirie 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 Port Pirie 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.
Exhibitor list and Seminar Schedule
- Allstaff Resources
- Barunga Village
- Belgravia Leisure
- Career Employment Group
- eNVIsion Barossa Yorke Mid North
- Gadaleta Steel Fabrication
- Hazell Bros
- Helping Hand
- ISS (Carrapateena)
- McMahon Services
- MINDA - Disability Choices
- Morgan Sawmill
- OZ Minerals
- Pirie Meats
- Port Pirie Regional Council
- SA Police
- Seven Point Pork
- SJ Cheesman
- Statewide Group Training
- Sundrop Farms Pt Augusta
- Uniting Country SA
- Uni Hub Spencer Gulf
- Willochra Nursing Home
Check the website regularly for updates on exhibitors attending the Jobs Fairs in your area.
- 10.15am: Improve your Odds in the Local Jobs Market
An overview of the local labour market.
- 11.00am: Trade up, apprenticeship Careers
Apprenticeships at Nyrstar and how to put your best foot forward through the recruitment process.
- 11.20am: Getting the Edge
Tips to help you stand out in the job application process, tips on resume, job application and interview techniques, and how to utilise LinkedIn, and manage your social media accounts.
- 11.30am: Careers in the Care Industry
Meet the employers and understand job opportunities and requirements for employment in the aged and disability sector.
- 12.00pm: Remote Work and Remote Living
An overview of the Carrapateena mine and what it’s like to work at a remote mine site.
- 12.20pm: Meat Industry in Focus
Hear about the recently announced meat processing facility including job opportunities and how to apply.
- 12.40pm: Starting a Business - where to start?
Steps involved in starting a new business and programs and support available.
- 1.00pm: Harvest Jobs- your gateway to employment
Understanding seasonal work and Viterra recruitment process.
- 1.20pm: Fitness for Work
Medicals and drug and alcohol testing in the workplace and support available.
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.