Singapore's biggest job fair, Career 2012, returns this year to an expected turnout of over 250,000 visitors. In addition to providing a platform for public and private sector employment opportunities, the free fair showcases educational offerings from local and overseas institutions and training workshops.

Held at Suntec Singapore from March 1-4, the annual event will showcase 250 participating organisations from over 10 countries, and offer 30,000 job vacancies and 30,000 course placements.

New highlights of the exhibition include '21st Century Competencies Workshops and Activities', which equips job seekers with skills in image building, interview techniques, entrepreneurship tips and personal branding through the use of social media.

The postgraduate pavilion, which offers guidance and information for those seeking to upgrade their academic qualifications, and the tourism careers pavilion are making their first-time appearance at Career 2012 as well.

Other popular pavilions feature the aerospace industry, continuing and overseas education offerings, and

Smaller scale seminars will also be available for those attending the career fair, with over 100 seminar sessions conducted by industry leaders.

The fair also provides individual tailored services, such as a PEAKS Education and Employment Profiling Test which helps people understand what courses and jobs are compatible with their personality, strengths and natural resources.

An online and onsite job enquiry portal also helps attendees find which employers or course providers present at the fair match their requirements.

Career 2012 runs from March 1-4, 11am to 8pm daily, and is located at Suntec Singapore Level 4 Halls 402-404.