More than 74,000 jobs, incuding 24,000 work-from-home opportunities, will be offered to jobseekers during the week-long Virtual Career Fair on June 13 to 17.
Leading job portal JobStreet teamed up with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to reach out to Filipinos who still on job hunt, and to those who are on the lookout for better and more fulfilling jobs.
“In this career fair, we want to highlight different employment types available for our candidates as they are rethinking their approach to the concept of work. We thank DTI for trusting us to be their partner in this initiative, to provide jobs that are aligned with the applicants’ values and preferences,” said JobStreet Philippines country manager Philip Gioca.
The career fair, in celebration of the country’s Independence Day on June 12, aims to encourage job hunters to celebrate the freedom that they have in choosing a career path that fits their lifestyle and priorities.
Gioca said there are at least 4.6 million Filipinos looking for jobs, a reality brought about by the so-called “Great Resignation” during the early part of the pandemic.
“As we are nearing the end of the pandemic, we see a new trend, the so-called ‘Great Reshuffle’ wherein more candidates are looking for what is worth living for and working for. Now, they have good dimensions looking at jobs—reassessing, re-evaluating, rethinking what is valuable to them,” Gioca said.
Based on a job analysis conducted by Jobstreet, 46 percent of the working population constitute the young—the Gen Z and millennials, most of whom are planning to move on to the next job.
The talent survey also found out that 67 percent of Filipino employees have chosen to prioritize their health and well-being over work.
Additionally, 53 percent of employees prefer keeping a remote work set-up even if it entails additional 10 hours of extra work per week, and 41 percent would accept a lower salary as long as they can move to a more affordable location.
Gioca underscored an observation from job applicants of the trending preferences while job hunting. The most that many applicants have given introspection to, and much discernment, is how much they are willing to take on or even sacrifice for a job. From a list of legitimate concerns, the long commuting hours or renting a space is given much thought of their worth in the new age of working.
JobStreet marketing head Kim Viray said the upcoming career fair is perfect for jobseekers who want to find the right job for them with the long list of choices to shape their career path.
Candidates can explore remote, provincial or entry-level roles from more than a hundred companies such as ePLDT, JPMorgan Chase Bank, BDO Unibank, SM Retail, BMI, ABS-CBN, Accenture, Wilcon Depot, and more.
JobStreet listed the WFH jobs available such as encoder, engineer, office staff, virtual assistant, architect, information technology roles, and more.
Fresh graduates can also check out entry-level roles available including customer service representative, administrative assistant, sales, office staff, among others.
Provincial roles offered for Luzon candidates include customer service representative, sales, teacher, engineer, administrative assistant, system developer, among others. In the Visayas and Mindanao, job seekers may apply for roles such as teacher, administrative assistant, administrative officer, medical staff, and more.
“Employees have many things to consider whether a job is worth it or not. Jobseekers are now taking their time to reassess not only their careers but their personal life. That is why, as a career partner, we aim to provide a venue where applicants can have the liberty to decide on which role they wish to pursue,” Viray said.
The Virtual Career Fair in partnership with DTI features a mobile-first design, so candidates can also apply for jobs via the JobStreetmobile app. Applicants can also view their saved jobs, check out their scheduled interviews, bookmark the webinars and send live chats directly to the hirers.
Candidates who will participate in the virtual career fair can catch the series of webinars hosted by JobStreet’s online education partner, LUNA Academy. Applicants can learn about tips on getting ahead in the job application process, or finding a dream job and tips on crafting a good curriculum vitae.