If you are a student in South Africa who is trying to find a job, you are in luck! As the nation’s economy bounces back after the pandemic, it is projected to grow substantially, bringing in new opportunities that job seekers can benefit from. You too can secure a dream job, and you can do it from the comfort of your home.
Read on, as we explain in more detail how students can land exciting offers through the internet.
- Online career portals
Online career portals are a great way for you to get opportunities from both local and international companies. It is also much faster and easier. Through the following sites (there are many more), you can apply for a job from anywhere in South Africa.
- Craft a winning resume
Crucially, you also need a well-crafted resume to apply for jobs. This is because most resumes aren’t read; they go to the resume databases of the company, where your profile may go unnoticed for eternity.
To avoid this, ensure that your resume is easy on the eye and only has the necessary details, leaving out details like being the class leader in your first grade.
- Having a proper social media profile
Your social media profile will probably be the basis of the recruiter’s first impression of you. You don’t want that being tarnished by unsavory photos or posts. Social media can be a potent tool for finding new opportunities, given that your profile is well maintained and looks professional.
You can even let your followers know that you need a job. Just ensure that you don’t come across as desperate.
- Targeting employers directly
Find companies that offer the role and responsibilities that you are looking for and operate in your preferred industry. Once that is done, check their sites for the contact details of hiring managers and email them a well-thought-out write-up explaining how you found them, why you are interested in the role and company, and how you can contribute.
Don’t forget to send them an updated CV!
Some companies allow you to create profiles with them. Be on the constant lookout for new job listings and keep applying till you hear from them.
- Researching your preferred position, industry, and company
Before you apply, make sure you are aware of what kind of job you want. This will help you find jobs faster and also get one that you like. It is also prudent to check out the salary you will get and the growth prospects.
While there are a lot of opportunities available online, it isn’t the only place where you can land lucrative job offers. You can always drop your resume at a company you like, get a career consultant, or search in the newspaper. The bottom line is that if you are relentless in your job search, steer clear of employment scams, and are clear about the career you want to pursue, then you are bound to get to your dream job eventually.
Good luck with your career search!