JobStreet to hold virtual job fair for techies this March

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally transformed the way we work, live, and play, with many activities shifting online. This accelerated the need for digital and tech-savvy workers, driving up the demand for quality talents in IT and tech on the end of employers.

Understanding and addressing these changes in the digital age, leading online job portal JobStreet partners with technology news website Tech in Asia (TIA) to bring in the biggest career fair in the region, “Hire the Future” happening on March 9 to 11 with thousands of digital and tech-related job opportunities across the region.

About 900 hirers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines will participate in the simultaneous career fair. Meanwhile, Filipino jobseekers can access more than 80,000 opportunities within the platform—with over 2,000 tech jobs. These jobs are being offered by more than 200 various notable local companies such as Globe, ePLDT, BDO Unibank, Cognizant, ING Bank, and more.

Additionally, Filipino candidates can explore more than a thousand jobs in the country with some positions available like IT Helpdesk, IT Developer, IP Network Engineer, Java Developer among others.

This digital shift has birthed more career opportunities in IT Development, JAVA, Cloud, and SQL to name a few. This region-wide initiative is in line with SEEK Asia’s evolving Let’s Get To Work campaign, which is targeted at encouraging participation and empowerment in the workforce. The portal also aims to connect jobseekers with Asia’s top companies with an accessible platform to search for jobs that are meaningful to them.

“It has always been at the core of JobStreet to provide jobs that matter. We are grateful to partner with Tech in Asia in launching Asia’s biggest career fair to bring the freshest and most in-demand tech and digital jobs to each country, especially now that job markets are ready for digital transformation,” shared JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca.

“Hire The Future” virtual career fair will have a mobile-first interface to enable employers and candidates to seamlessly participate virtually. Candidates and employers can access the virtual platform for on-the-spot recruitment through real-time connection via chat and online interview schedulers.

Moreover, jobseekers will have the opportunity to interact with some of the participating companies such as Food Panda, Xendit, Carousell, YouTrip, Gcash, Gojek, Grab, The Parent Inc., and Aspire through virtual office tours and masterclasses on career talks and tips that will be available on-demand via the website during the virtual career fair period.

In preparation for the upcoming virtual career fair, JobStreet advised candidates to update their resume upon registration with relevant skills, rehearse virtual interviews, and research on the position and company they are vying for.

Through this initiative, JobStreet also aims to empower the employers from participating countries by giving them access to millions of digital and tech talent and various features in the platform.

Pre-registration is now on-going. Applicants who will participate will also get a chance to win exciting prizes from JobStreet.