Look for a job

Research shows that only about 30% of jobs are actually advertised. There is a hidden job market which you need to tap into.

Scan newspapers daily and watch out for adverts on radio, TV stations and various company websites.

Check out the Jobsplus Website. By clicking on job links you can access other websites such as that of the department of Information (for public service vacancies). You can also submit your CV online and receive vacancy notifications via e-mail.

Small firms may use their shop window to advertise a vacancy.

Register with private employment agencies.

Friends, family and personal networking contacts can also tell you about job openings.

You can place advertisements in newspapers or websites.

Open up the Yellow Pages, look for possible companies you might want to work for and send a Covering letter and a CV to possible employers.

Make a cold call to companies by phone; ask for the HR manager and enquire about any possible vacancies they might have. Preparing beforehand is imperative. The best approach is to use a number of job-searching techniques mentioned above and what is most important is not to get discouraged and to persevere in your job hunt.

If you are studying for a diploma or degree or else are a recent graduate, search for internships, which serve as valuable training and networking tools and sometimes even lead to employment upon graduation.


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