Sydney Jobs Fair to be held in November

Quaycentre – Sydney Olympic Park
Olympic Blvd
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

This Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and recruitment agencies in the Sydney 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 the Sydney region. 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 10.00am and 6.00pm to have a chat.

For job seekers wanting more information, please contact your jobactive provider, check back regularly for exhibitor listings and workshop timings, or check out our Facebook event for more updates and tips.

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Exhibitor expression of interest


Exhibitor list

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

  • Accommodation Association of Australia
  • Ability Options
  • Anglicare Sydney
  • APM Employment Services
  • Apprenticeships Are Us
  • ATEL Employment Services
  • atWork Australia
  • Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation
  • Australian Retailers Association
  • Australian Unity
  • Bathurst Regional Council
  • Bridgestone Australian Government
  • Camp Australian Government 
  • Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
  • Catholic Healthcare
  • Cochlear Limited
  • Cornerstone HR
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Dress for Success Sydney
  • Dubbo Regional Council
  • Global Skills
  • HammondCare
  • Hutchinson Builders
  • IPA Recruitment Solutions
  • ISS Facility Services
  • Job Directions
  • Joblink Plus
  • JobSkills4Youth
  • Kelly Services
  • Kincare
  • Konekt Employment
  • Landscape Solutions
  • Liito
  • Lowes Manhattan
  • Master Builders Association of NSW
  • Matchworks
  • MindChamps
  • Nambucca Shire Council 
  • Naval Shipbuilding College
  • NECA Training and Apprentices
  • NRMA Motoring & Services
  • NSWALC – Yarpa
  • Pan Pacific Hotels Group
  • Programmed Professionals
  • Restaurant and Catering Australia
  • Sarina Russo Job Access
  • Serco Asia Pacific
  • St Vincent's Health Australian Government
  • Sydney Business
  • Think Orange Region (Orange City Council)
  • Training Services NSW
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Varley Group
  • Voyages Indigenous Tourism 
  • Wesley Mission
  • WISE Employment
  • Workforce International
  • Workskil Australia
  • WPC Group

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. 

Workshop schedule

Time Workshops
11.15 am – 11.45 am Sydney job market update and how to improve your chances of getting a job
Find out information about growth industries in the Sydney region and get tips on how to improve your chances of getting a job.
11.55 am – 12.20 pm How to search for a job in today’s market
Make the most of technology to help you get a job, and learn about networking and how it can help you access the ‘hidden’ job market.
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm What employers want - Employer panel 1
Hear directly from employers across a range of industries about what they want to see in a job seeker. Hear about what they want in resumes, interview and what to do on your first day of the new job.
1.10 pm – 1.40 pm How to use your existing skills in a new industry
Considering a change of career? Find out how to use your existing skillset to move from one industry to another.
1.50 pm – 2.20 pm Career Pathways
What’s your dream career? 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 want – Employer panel 2
Hear directly from employers across a range of industries about what they want to see in a job seeker. Hear about what they want in resumes, interview and what to do on your first day of the new job.
3.10 pm – 3.30 pm Sydney job market update and how to improve your chances of getting a job
Find out information about growth industries in the Sydney region and get tips on how to improve your chances of getting a job.
3.40 pm – 4.10 pm Entrepreneurship Panel – turning an idea or passion into a business
Find out how to turn your idea or passion into a small business.
4.20 pm – 4.50 pm Finding work as a migrant in Sydney
Have you recently migrated to Australia? This workshop will help you find out about services which can help you to find work.

Free services available on the day

Time Services
10.30 am – 6.00 pm Résumé Express - individual résumé assistance
10.30 am – 6.00 pm Practice 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!