It's no secret that South Africa has the highest unemployment rate in the world and this means that finding a job is 10x harder than it is to find it in another country. It's human nature to feel discouraged if something that you want so dearly seems to be out of reach. In this article we have decided to shed some light into this topic and give you some tips that you can use in your next search.
1.Expand your job search
Instead of using one medium to look for jobs, it's always recommended that you diversify and look into other avenues. For example let's say you are accustomed to using the newspaper, you should switch to:
— Job listing platforms ( Careers 24, Indeed, Pnet).
— Start familiarizing yourself with your local forum groups and participate in their meetings. There's a lot that you can learn during this process.
— Some companies prefer not to post job listing sand only include them in their websites.
— There's also a case where even after you have submitted your application and you don't receive a response, they might consider you the next time they decide to hire people.
2.Target list of companies
Sit down and grab a pen and a paper. Write a list of companies that you would love to work with and start gathering as much information as you can. Google is the best place to begin your search, everything is there.
— LinkedIn: Every reputable company has a profile on this platform. Navigate to the company section and you will find all the information you are looking for. This includes their contacts, vacancies and background.
— Company website: Navigate to the "About" section and access the company profile. This is an insightful exercise that can save you a lot of time and disappointment.
3.Try something new
Whilst you are still looking for a job, you can start something on the side that will keep you going for sometime. We have tons of low cost business ideas that we have shared in our previous articles, make sure that you go through our catalogue - I'm sure you will find something for you.
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