Something for everyone at expo

By David Rak

Whether you're a young person entering the workforce or someone looking for a change, the Seymour Careers Expo will have something for everyone.

Organised by local employment agency Pepper and Pope, the free event will feature a variety of exhibitors keen to discuss their industry and public discussions about all things employment.

There are three session times allocated, with the first for students focusing on career pathways, life after school and filling the gap of 'what’s next' if they don’t want to go to university.

The second session is a sensory hour for people who want to visit the expo without feeling pressure that could be created in the other two sessions.

The third session is open to the public and will focus on gaining employment, career pathways and speaking with recruiters.

Session three will also feature discussion about wellbeing and strategies to help cope with job searching.

Organiser Bobbie Pepper said the expo was for anyone looking for work or who would like to explore career pathways for themselves or someone else.

"I encourage everyone to come down and have a look. Not everyone is looking for employment, but we all know someone who is," she said.

"There really is something for everyone at the expo, it doesn’t matter if it is further study at TAFE, volunteer work, speaking with services and seeing what they offer or getting real advice from the experts about what to do and what not to do throughout your job search journey.

"Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to listen to panel discussions on different topics, ask questions and speak to recruiters and managers to help get some inside information on how to best to approach businesses.

"There will be a live job search section with current positions to apply for locally and you can get a free 15 minute resume review that is straight forward and easy to understand."

Bobbie said organising the expo would not have been possible without the support of the local community.

"Throughout this whole process there has been some wonderful people in the background who have helped shape what the expo is going to look like," she said.

"I would just like to say thanks to the community and especially my Facebook following. They have answered endless polls about what they want and don’t want."

There are 15 exhibitors confirmed for the expo but there is still time to get involved.

Any business wanting to be part of the expo can call Bobbie on 0412 640 914 or email [email protected]

The expo is on September 19 at Kings Park from noon to 7pm. For more information, search Career Expo 2019 - Mitchell Shire Area on Facebook.

If you can’t make it to the expo, join the Job Search Club – Victoria Facebook group. It is a free, job search group of people sharing employment opportunities.