The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will open up at least 24,000 new jobs to Filipino jobseekers during the five-day run of the Virtual Career Fair on September 20 to 24, in coordination with JobStreet.com.
JobStreet Philippines country manager Philip Gioca said the virtual job fair is in line with the platform’s continued commitment to provide jobs that matter “during these increasingly unpredictable times, empowering candidates that were affected by the pandemic and the recent strict implementation of community quarantines.”
“It has always been JobStreet’s advocacy to provide every Filipino with jobs that matter, and it’s an honor that the CSC trusted us again to be a part of this initiative to help candidates rebuild themselves and find an opportunity to be of service to our nation,” Gioca said Thursday.
Over 130 government agencies are participating in the Virtual Career Fair, offering various specializations such as security/armed forces/protective services, education clerical/administrative support, general work such as housekeeper, driver, dispatch or messenger and healthcare like nurses, medical support, and medical assistant, among others.
Central Visayas, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga, and Cordillera Administrative Region are the top locations for the government posts.
According to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), around 90,000 workers were affected by the recent Enhanced Community Quarantine. They have either permanently lost their jobs or are under flexible work arrangements.
Based on JobStreet’s Global Talent Survey, many jobseekers are now prioritizing job security over financial compensation due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 crisis.
The government sector is one of the top employers in JobStreet and seen by jobseekers as a more secure career option at this time.
The joint initiative is also in commemoration of the CSC’s 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, wherein they committed to holding an “enjoyable, productive, and helpful” virtual job fair this 2021.
Applicants during the Virtual Career Fair can explore the platform’s live chat feature and Facebook Live events, with the chance to be interviewed on-the-spot.
JobStreet has also reaffirmed its support for jobseekers with its newest feature in the platformâ —Career Tools.
Dedicated to uplift and empower candidates in their professional journey, JobStreet’s Career Tools is a convenient, one-stop-shop feature with helpful tools and information to guide jobseekers in making the right career decisions.
It includes an Interview Practice Tool, Resume Templates, Cover Letter Templates, a Career Development Planner, and a Salary Calculator.
The Interview Practice Tool contains the most commonly-asked interview questions with actionable tips to help candidates prepare and respond positively for their next interview.
Candidates can also utilize the downloadable Resume and Cover Letter Templates as a starting point to their online job hunting.
The Career Tool also offers a Career Development Planner to help guide jobseekers towards their next step and a Salary Calculator for a quick way to find out their estimated take-home pay.