Government Job Opportunities at JobStreet's Virtual Career Fair

Did you land on your dream job after graduation? This is just one of the many questions we talked about in a recent virtual get-together I attended with friends. After graduating from nursing school, I took and passed the Nursing Board Exam and immediately applied as a Staff Nurse in two government hospitals. While waiting for the job offer, I also worked as a private duty nurse in Manila (PDN) for a senior post-heart surgery patient living in La Vista, Quezon City.

Some people say it's better to work in a government institution compared to a private one because of the many benefits offered. Others say, there are great opportunities (trainings, CPE, seminars) being offered in huge private hospitals. I think personal growth will depend on you. You can attend CPE courses in private hospitals even if you're working in the government and vice versa.

I was a contract worker for a year before I became a regular employee. I must say that I enjoyed my work in this hospital where I stayed for almost 5 years. It was a military hospital so I got the chance to handle various cases, taking care mostly of military personnel and their families. How I applied in the hospital was a long story and deserves another post. The good news is that you will also get the chance to work in the government through JobStreet Philippines' nationwide Virtual Career Fair happening on September 20-24.

JobStreet, CSC to offer over 24,000 government job positions in the 
nationwide Virtual Career Fair

More than 24,000 government job vacancies nationwide will be offered to jobseekers as the leading online job portal JobStreet hosts its Virtual Career Fair in partnership with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) happening on September 20 to 24. This 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 quarantine.

Over 160 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 (Housekeeper, Driver, Dispatch, Messenger, etc), Healthcare (Nurse, Medical Support, Assistant), among others. Central Visayas​, CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) and MIMAROPA​ (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), Eastern Visayas​, Zamboanga​, and Cordillera Administrative Region are the top locations for the said government jobs.

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. Furthermore, the government sector is one of the top employers in JobStreet, hence viewed as a more secure career option by Filipino workers at this time.

With this, JobStreet and CSC offer employment opportunities in the public sector by bringing jobseekers and hiring government agencies together in the virtual career fair. 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.​

“It has always been JobStreet’s advocacy to provide every Filipino with jobs that matter, and it’s an honor that the Civil Service Commission 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,” shared JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca.

Applicants during the Virtual Career Fair in partnership with CSC can explore the platform’s live chat feature and Facebook Live events, with the chance to be interviewed on-the-spot. Register to JobStreet's Virtual Career Fair by logging in to

JobStreet's Career Tool

Talent empowerment with the right tools On top of this event, JobStreet has also amplified its valuable support for jobseekers with its newest feature in the platform - 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.

I hope you'll find and land on your dream job. If not, it's okay you still have a long way to achieve your goals and aspirations.


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