Tips for Getting the Most out of the 2022 Careers Fair!

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

Plena Healthcare
HCA Allied Health
Sports & Spinal Physio
CPA Australia
Griffith Careers & Employment
Caterpillar of Australia
Gilmour Space
PKF (Gold Coast) Pty Ltd
Gen Physio
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
APM Group
Guzman y Gomez
Symbio Laboratories
Imagine Holidays
GPA Engineering
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Bentleys Queensland
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 Questions

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:

  1. What are the future and goals of the company?
  2. How many graduates are you hiring in the next 12 months?
  3. What was the size of your graduate intake last year?
  4. How important is it to secure a Summer Vacation position with your company prior to applying for your Graduate program?
  5. I graduated last year, is it too late to apply for your Graduate Program?
  6. What key skills/personal attributes are you looking for in your graduate candidates?
  7. What rotations will be involved in the graduate program?
  8. 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 – 9:30amAudit Your SkillsTianaN76_1.01Register
09:30 – 10:00amReframing Skills from Casual EmploymentNinaN76_1.02Register
10:00 – 10:30 amStand Out to RecruitersJustinN53_0.64Register
10:40 – 11:00 amHow to Make the Most of the Careers FairJennyN53_0.64Register
12:00 – 12:30pmUnderstanding the Graduate Employment LandscapeDeanneN76_1.01Register
01:15 – 01:45pmWrite a compelling Personal Brand Statement/Professional Profile StatementNicoleN53_0.58Register
10:00am-2pmLinkedIn photo boothCampus HeartDrop 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!



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Welcome to Griffith Careers Service Blog! Here you will find informative and inspiring tips and articles related to part-time, casual and full time graduate employment.

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