03/02/2017 Hallo hallo Job fortifies presence in increasingly active Career Guide

Hallo hallo Job remains among the Philippine Star's trusted partners in providing employment opportunities to countless Filipinos, as the online business directory took part once again in Career Guide job fair on February 21 and 22, 2017 in the Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City.

Led by HR Manager Jing Dalisay and representatives from its Marketing Department, the indexing site welcomed jobseekers and new affiliates when they conducted on-the-spot assessments during the event's two-day run. Also present was Hallo Hallo Job Director and former DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) Undersecretary Nicon Fameronag, who joined the organizers in the opening ceremonies.

What's new

Career Guide was born out of the broadsheet's Classifinder section as an avenue for employers and their potential employees to meet and proceed to the hiring process on-site. Four years after its launch in 2012, the recruitment convention expanded its annual function to a semi bi-monthly affair.

Pushing efforts further, the Philippine Star decided to hold the job fair every month, whose roll-out was timed with the onset of 2017, making the February event its second of the many scheduled throughout the year. Hallo hallo Job has been a desirable presence in last three Career Guide editions, as the participation of companies offering diverse positions is one of the goals behind the event's shift.

True enough, most of the applicants who visited Hallo Hallo Job's booth aimed for the restaurant staff positions more than the other openings available last week.

Keys to employment success

When asked about the qualities that she looks for in an applicant, HR Manager Jing Dalisay pointed out that attentiveness and a clear target are key. She elaborated that unlike pre-scheduled interviews, job fair assessments can be shorter to accommodate all the candidates, so they should be straightforward with their answers.

“They must be sure about the positions that they want instead of applying for whatever is available,” she added, referring to those who try their luck but don't have a specific career goal in mind.

These echoed the words of Director Fameronag, who said in his opening speech that aside from attending conventions, jobseekers should also research on “how they could qualify, what additional training they would need.” He further stated, “Our labor market is fast changing. The behavior of employers continue to change; they continue to demand excellence and perfect fit for their requirements. If we do not cope, we would really have a hard time landing jobs.”

To keep up with the changes, Hallo Hallo Job promises to continue diversifying its network to be able to answer recruitment needs in the coming editions of the job event.