Fratton Park event for job hunters

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JOB seekers looking for their next challenge could find it tomorrow at a huge careers fair being held at Fratton Park.

The Get Hired Portsmouth Careers Fair has been organised jointly by The News and our careers service Jobstoday.

This year is the second year the fair has run and follows a successful first event last year.

It aims to help local job hunters find their next role by giving them a place to meet potential employers face to face as a way to complement their other searches, such as using internet job sites like Jobstoday and traditional newspaper classified adverts.

Joanne Harwood, group category manager at Johnston Press, parent company of The News, said: ‘A job fair is a great opportunity for local candidates to find the job they’ve been looking for.

‘By meeting face to face with top employers in a relaxed and informal setting, they are able to get a much better understanding of the business’s culture and the type of skills and experience needed for the roles advertised.

‘We hope that many candidates will come along to take advantage of the wealth of advice on offer and to start making connections with potential future employers.’

Visitors to the fair, which is free to attend and which starts at 11am, can also find out about skills and training opportunities available in the area with which to bolster their CVs.

Throughout the day, a range of seminars will be run by the National Careers Service, including CV workshops and interviewing skills, all of which will be invaluable in helping job hunters find and secure their next job.

Some of the area’s biggest employers will be at the fair, including Lloyds TSB and the Royal Armouries.

Portsmouth Football Club, which has been recently taken over by the Pompey Supporters’ Trust and a consortium of wealthy fans, will also be among the exhibitors.

The event is completely free for all job seekers, and no booking is needed.

All visitors need to do is drop into Pompey’s Fratton Park stadium, off Frogmore Road, tomorrow between 11am and 4pm.