x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Oil firms join recruiters at Abu Dhabi jobs fair

Fifteen companies and recruitment agencies are expected to be offering work in the oil and gas, hospitality, retail and logistics sectors, among others.

ABU DHABI // An employment fair hopes to attract more than 1,500 job-seekers this month.

Fifteen companies and recruitment agencies are expected to be offering work in the oil and gas, hospitality, retail and logistics sectors, among others.

The fair is being organised by the Filipino Human Resources Practioners' Association. No recruitment fees will be charged.

Applicants will be referred directly to a recruiter or employer, said Florendo Padilla, the group's public relations and communications director.

Some employers may conduct on-the-spot interviews with applicants whose qualifications match their requirements. "It's now up to the employer if they'd like to interview the applicant and offer him or her the job on the same day," Mr Padilla said.

There will be a number of talks designed to help applicants secure work, with topics such as labour law, interview tips and how to write a curriculum vitae.

"We'd like them to stand out during the interview and in the workplace," said Sheryll Bacay, the group's community involvement services director. "Many Filipinos lack assertiveness and confidence. They need to improve their presentation and communication skills."

The fair will be at the Grand Millennium Al Wahda hotel from 8am until 5pm on April 26.

For more details, visit filhr.org or email jobfair@fil-hr.org.

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