Jobs Expo Galway, the West’s premier recruitment event, returns this Saturday, September 16, offering attendees a huge variety of job opportunities with up to 40 leading employers, as well as career advice, seminars and workshops.
The event takes place at the Galway Bay Hotel and will feature many of the West’s most highly regarded companies, including both Irish and multinational employers. Companies taking part include Boston Scientific, Aviva, SmartBear, LotusWorks, Merit Medical, Siteminder, PhoneWatch, Transitions Optical and Peter Mark, amongst others. In addition, the government of the Isle of Man will be showcasing the many career opportunities on the island.
Jobs Expo Galway also offers a full day of seminars, talks and workshops for jobseekers as well as free career advice from qualified career counsellors.
“We had an overwhelming response from companies and jobseekers at Jobs Expo Galway last February and our September event includes even more of the leading Irish and multinational companies based in the West”, says organiser Bronagh Cotter of Careers Unlimited.
Jobs Expo Galway will feature a number of specialised areas so that attendees can meet the kinds of companies that most interest them. These include:
The Jobs Lab - Medtech and STEM jobs
The Digital City - opportunities for computer and IT specialists
The Mall - jobs in sales, retail and related areasGo Global - career opportunities overseas
The Campus - education, training and upskilling opportunities
The Site - opportunities in construction, engineering and related trades.
“Our dedicated areas reflect the kinds of companies currently hiring in and around the Galway area. The west is a STEM, medical technology and ICT hub so we are delighted to have companies like Transitions Optical, Merit Medical, SiteMinder and LotusWorks taking part, and more are being added every day”, says Ms Cotter.
Jobs Expo Galway will include free career advice as well as a series of industry seminars. In addition, The Career Clinic offers the chance for attendees to meet a team of professional careers coaches free of charge. The team can help candidates with crucial issues such as interview skills and CV presentation or give advice for anyone looking to change career direction.
Also, the Agenda Stage will offer free, topical talks by industry insiders, hosting talks on a variety of topics including job-seeking skills, using social media to land your dream job, interview techniques, CV writing workshops, entrepreneurship, working in the USA, New Zealand and Dubai, returning to work after a career break and how professional women can break the ‘glass ceiling’ and move into senior roles.
Other employers attending the event include Innopharma College of Applied Sciences, NUI Galway, Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board, Goodman Medical, Road Safety Authority, PE Global, Production Equipment, Ashfield Castle, Advance Pitstop, Chanelle Group, Vention Medial, FIT, Tandem Project Management, Noel Recruitment, CPL, Solas, CareerWise amongst others.
“Whatever their sector, companies are recruiting for all kinds of professional and staff, so there are a numerous opportunities for jobseekers. For anyone thinking of upskilling or changing direction, there’s our campus area. NUI Galway, SOLAS and the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board are amongst the institutions taking part. There really is something for everyone, at every stage of their career”, says Ms Cotter.
Jobseekers can register for free admission by visiting www.jobsexpo.ie