Build a network of contacts in your field at our upcoming 2022 Griffith University Career’s Fair! After a long period of isolation and inability to network, you can leverage this event to finally meet employers and make professional connections! We want to give you the right tips and tricks to help you stand out and linger in the minds of potential employers.
Employers hiring a diverse range of study disciplines will be present at the 2022 Careers Fair (you can find the list on CareerHub and below) to discuss career prospects with Griffith students and graduates. Come to the fair armed with prior knowledge on your favourite employers and dressed to impress on the day, as the event has the potential to be a real game changer. On that note, here are some helpful tips you may find useful to get the most out of your time at the fair.
Identify your Target Employers
View the following list of employers and identify which are hiring your study discipline. Investigate which companies have a mission or values that align with your personal career goals and learn as much about those companies as you can! For example, if you can share a recent achievement or unique fact about a company you are interested in working for, this shows initiative will likely impress recruiters. The more information you have about the companies you are approaching, the better!
Employers Attending Careers Fair
|HCA Allied Health|
|Sports & Spinal Physio|
|Griffith Careers & Employment|
|Caterpillar of Australia|
|PKF (Gold Coast) Pty Ltd|
|Telstra Corporation limited|
|Airbus Australia Pacific|
|Aurora Education Foundation|
|Fortress Collision Repair Services Pty ltd|
|Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific|
|Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand|
|NSW Department of Education|
|Guzman y Gomez|
|Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy|
|Department of Transport and Main Roads|
|Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs|
|Batch Mewing Lawyers|
|Defence Force Recruiting|
|Teach For Australia|
Dress to Impress
The age old saying you should dress for the job that you want, definitely applies here. Employers want to see that you have made the effort to present yourself well. Some employers have a more relaxed dress code than others, however it is still recommended to dress your best when you first meet them. It is a good idea to look at what employees from companies you are interested in working for typically wear and try to dress similar on the day. This will help employers to envision you working for their company. If there is no standard dress requirement, aim to look professional. For ideas on professional attire, please see our Pinterest boards ‘Career Styles for Woman’ and ‘Career Styles for Men’.
Research your Favourite Companies Online
Now, it’s time to do some serious online stalking. Find out as much information as you can so that you will have a base understanding of what each company is about before you approach the employers. This will show that you’re proactive and interested in what they do. It will also help you to formulate some questions that are company specific to ask each of the employers. The more prepared you are, the more confident you will be. After you meet employers on the day, add them to your LinkedIn network. The worst thing that can happen is that they reject you, and the best thing that can happen is that they reach out and offer you a role or ask you to apply for their graduate program. The benefits outweigh the risk, tenfold.
Ask the employer some questions about their company on the day. It’s a good to have questions pre prepared to stimulate conversation. Some great questions to have on the tip of your tongue include:
- What are the future and goals of the company?
- How many graduates are you hiring in the next 12 months?
- What was the size of your graduate intake last year?
- How important is it to secure a Summer Vacation position with your company prior to applying for your Graduate program?
- I graduated last year, is it too late to apply for your Graduate Program?
- What key skills/personal attributes are you looking for in your graduate candidates?
- What rotations will be involved in the graduate program?
- What is the application process and the last date to apply?
This is an opportunity to market yourself as a potential candidate to the employer. Let the employer know exactly why you want to work for their company and why they would be making the right choice in hiring you.
Have Responses Prepared
You won’t be the only one asking questions. The employers will have questions for you too! Some standard questions that you should be prepared to answer include:
- Do you have any previous work experience in this field?
- What are your skills/talents?
- Why are you interested in this organisation?
- When could you commence working with us?
- Do you have any previous work experience in this field?
Boost your Employability Skills at the fair by attending the following career skills workshops, delivered by our Career Development Consultants.
|09:00 – 9:30am||Audit Your Skills||Tiana||N76_1.01||Register|
|09:30 – 10:00am||Reframing Skills from Casual Employment||Nina||N76_1.02||Register|
|10:00 – 10:30 am||Stand Out to Recruiters||Justin||N53_0.64||Register|
|10:40 – 11:00 am||How to Make the Most of the Careers Fair||Jenny||N53_0.64||Register|
|12:00 – 12:30pm||Understanding the Graduate Employment Landscape||Deanne||N76_1.01||Register|
|01:15 – 01:45pm||Write a compelling Personal Brand Statement/Professional Profile Statement||Nicole||N53_0.58||Register|
|10:00am-2pm||LinkedIn photo booth||Campus Heart||Drop in during the fair – no registration needed|
Take charge and work the room. Be confident, act professional and let the networking begin!
Check out CareerHub and our social media channels to keep up to date with Careers Fair and other events!
LinkedIn (search Griffith University Careers Service) to join group.