- STJobs’ inaugural March job fair will feature career coaches and psychometric tests
- Launch of FastJobs, a new mobile app to search for non-executive, temporary, freelance, part-time, contract and holiday jobs
Singapore, 26 March 2015 – Following three highly successful runs of its annual July career fairs, STJobs is organising a new job fair in March, known as the STJobs Express Fair 2015. This fair will allow job seekers to touch base with a sizeable number of exhibitors offering thousands of recruitment or training opportunities and programmes through networking with representatives from various organisations, and getting to learn more about what each organisation has to offer.
Those who are seeking a career transformation or transition, or who need professional advice on building a good foundation for their career aspirations, can consult a career coach. The career coaches can help uncover hidden talents of job seekers,tap into their personal strengths, and identify goals for career success. There are limited free Career Coaching sessions available, so interested parties should pre-register and book their preferred time slot before the fair.
As personality plays an important role in the job search process, visitors at the fair can take a free psychometric test* that will provide a comprehensive insight into their personality. Their test results will enable them to better understand themselves and discover what jobs are suitable for them. The usual price of one such test is $28.
*The psychometric test is free for STJobs members. Users can register for an account on STJobs.sg to do the test prior and get their results analysed at the fair.
Launch of FastJobs
Additionally, the event will also feature the launch of FastJobs, a mobile app that lets job seekers apply for non-executive, temporary, part-time, freelance, contract or holiday job positions easily and quickly. There will be a booth at the fair where job seekers can check out the app and walk home with cool premiums.
There will also be daily lucky draws with attractive prizes such as smartphones and tablets worth up to $5,000 to be won. Visitors will receive a lucky draw card at the registration counter that they can use to collect stamps from four different zones within the fair to be eligible for the lucky draws.
Ms Ang Yinghui, Senior Product Manager of STJobs, said: “Due to enduring requests from STJobs users, we decided to organise a career fair in March, in addition to our successful July fair. STJobs hopes to reach out to as many job seekers as possible including those who will be graduating from school; those seeking part-time, short-term or contractual employment; and PMETs. The STJobs Express Fair will be the perfect platform for job seekers to carve out their career as the activities we offer at the fair are targeted at helping them make important strategic decisions to move their career in the right direction.”
Mr Steven Wong, Head of Marketing in SPH’s Digital Division, said: "It is our intention for STJobs to remain as the leading online job portal in Singapore by continuing to serve as the go-to website for job seekers and recruiters in Singapore. We strive to provide a multitude of resources for both job seekers and employers and creating awareness of what is on offer on STJobs.”
Visitors to the STJobs Express Fair 2015 are encouraged to pre-register for the fair at STJobs.sg/Express to gain faster access as well as book their time slots for the free career coaching sessions.
Admission is free. It is recommended that visitors use the MRT, especially on Sunday, to avoid possible road closures and traffic diversions.
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 405 & 406 (Level 4) 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
- Saturday 28 March, 10am to 7pm (Open to Singaporeans and PRs only)
- Sunday 29 March, 10am to 6pm (Open to Singaporeans, PRs and foreigners with valid work passes or student passes from local institutions)
(Nearest MRT: Esplanade)
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