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5 Great Reasons You Should Visit a Careers Expo in 2023

by Heidi Anderson

19/09/2023

Overview

If you're someone who's about to join the job market from school, one of the most popular types of events you might attend is the careers expo. Here we look at five great reasons to visit a career expo and how Wandr can help you transition from academia to professional life smoothly.

If you're someone who's about to join the job market from school, one of the most popular types of events you might attend is the careers expo. Here we look at five great reasons to visit a career expo and how Wandr can help you transition from academia to professional life smoothly.

If you're coming to the end of high school, there's a good chance that you already know what a careers expo is. If not, it's an event at which employers, professionals and community partners meet with a view to meeting volunteers, interns and job seekers. The truth is, they're regularly held across the country, but if you're in the Queensland area, there's a careers expo Brisbane job seekers can attend on May 26th & 27th, 2023 - follow this link for more details.

Why are career events important?

It's a great idea to attend a career expo as a school leaver, as it's your opportunity to speak to employers directly and converse with them about the kind of things they're looking for. They're also great for gaining inspiration. Studies show that around ⅓ of Australian school leavers say they had insufficient information to make career choices at school, and career events like these provide ideas.

Why should I go to a careers fair?

While many things can now be done online, there's nothing that can quite replace meeting people face to face. Whether trying to land an internship or a new job, there are many additional benefits that come with attending a careers expo Melbourne based or otherwise. So, let’s delve down and look at those extra benefits, shall we?

Benefit #1 - Get the Inside Track on Upcoming Vacancies

The first great thing about a career expo is that the employers attending the event may have inside knowledge on when the vacancies they're looking to fill will be open. This may be information that you just won't get anywhere else, so if you don't attend, you'll miss out. You'll also get the inside track on the entry requirements so that you can address any relevant areas of weakness.

Benefit #2 - Brushing Up On Your Professional Bearing

Another useful aspect of a career event like this is that you get to practice speaking to employers. Now, if you're someone fresh out of school, this is not something you'll have too much experience in. However, in this kind of scenario, you get to stand face-to-face and rehearse these skills before you enter the job market. Attend an exp or two, and that first formal interview may not seem quite so daunting.

Benefit #3 - Opportunities to Network

The fact that you get to speak to employers at career expo events is also great because you get to enjoy some valuable networking opportunities. That means if you can make a good first impression, you might just get that important industry contact that accelerates your career. Of course, a certain amount of luck is involved in the process, but if you're not there, you won't meet anyone useful.

Benefit #4 - Adding to Your Industry Knowledge

As well as gaining insight into different career paths, you can also get a deeper knowledge of the major companies that exist in your chosen field. You can do this by talking to the company representatives and asking lots of questions. As such, it's a great idea to prepare a list of questions before you attend so that you remember them all once you're there.

Benefit #5 - They Often Feature Useful Career Workshops

On occasion, you'll find that inside the career event, there are sometimes career workshops that offer much to job seekers in Australia. During these events, you'll focus on aspects like industry trends, interview practice and CV writing. These are all crucial disciplines that need to be practiced, and what better time to do so than when you're surrounded by industry experts?

Career expos are essentially there to help you, offering many opportunities that you wouldn’t otherwise get. So, the next time you see an event advertised as a job seeker, be sure to put it in your diary and attend - for the good of your future job prospects!

Online Courses For Teens, Mentoring & More From Wandr

It can be tough trying to work out what career you want to pursue from high school, but at Wandr, we're on a mission to make things easier for young people in Australia. Our career discovery platform offers online courses for teens, mentoring and career advice from real-world mentors. We provide a pressure-free space in which school leavers can get the insight they need about a range of industries.

While we’re not an academic institution as such, our vision is to change the state of play in Australia, where many end up regretting the academic path they take due to a lack of information. To find out more about us and how we empower young people, visit us today at www.wandr.au where you’ll everything you need to know and more.

Alternatively, if you'd prefer to speak to us directly, simply call 1300 611 404 or email us at support@wandr.au, and we’ll do our utmost to give you the answers and support you need.

by Heidi Anderson

19/09/2023

Overview

If you're someone who's about to join the job market from school, one of the most popular types of events you might attend is the careers expo. Here we look at five great reasons to visit a career expo and how Wandr can help you transition from academia to professional life smoothly.

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