So personally I’ve only worked at one place since graduating. However I was thinking about my job search journey and how I didn’t even know half the tools I could use to look for a job when I was looking. So whether you’re about to graduate or you’re just looking for a career move, I’ve compiled my list of places/ways to look for a job here in South Africa.
The traditional route would be submitting a CV with a cover letter to a company that has posted a vacancy. These are some of the websites my colleagues and friends swear by (this list is in no way exhaustive):
- Careers 24
- Career jet
- P net
- NGO pulse
- Biz Community
- Grad Connection (great for graduate programmes and internships)
- Career Junction
- Job Mail
- Job Vine
- Best Jobs
Another great way to look for a job is by submitting your CV and credentials to a recruitment agencies. Recruitment agencies will look at your CV and match you with a potential job. The recruitment agency will usually contract with a company which will give them vacancies to fill with the right candidates. The reason they work is because the agencies are ‘personally’ invested in getting the right candidates for companies, it’s what the company specializes in. Unfortunately I don’t know of many recruitment agencies personally but a few that I do know of are:
LinkedIn is tricky because it’s not really in your control. It’s usually companies or recruitment agencies who approach you on the platform. That, of course, doesn’t mean you can’t approach companies yourself. The reason it’s on this post though is because it is very important that you keep your LinkedIn up to date and professional. Even if you may not use it to find a job, chances are your potential future employers are going to Google you and your LinkedIn profile is a great way to market yourself and give quick insight into what you have to offer.
I hope this post helps you. Please share below any other sites or tools you use when looking for a job.