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Job hunting

  • Network, establish relationships
  • Take time to make sure you are contacting the exact right person to give your CV to
  • Update your CV
  • Make sure your CV is professionally made up
  • Make sure the language is perfect
  • Write down your career goals and desired career path and keep it in your pocket at all times 
  • Make sure all the names of the titles of the job you are looking for into job search engines
  • Don't badmouth your previous employer, at most say... and then Redi said this is beyond the scope of the interview... oi... so go see more at the brilliantly set up and thought out (*cough* I wish the South African government website would have job advice up!)
  • If you left the previous company acrimoniously don't take them off your CV, but keep them on your worklist and take them out your reference list
  • The one who needs help (jobseeker) must initiate the solution, must do the work, the research
  • Reference letters
  • How you come across in an interview
  • Don't take things personally
  • Make a courtesy call to check up if you got the position
  • Focus your financial resources on your job hunt
  • Find out if your university has a post-graduate program to place graduates in jobs
  • There's no better time than now
Source: Career consultant, Shadrack Kubyane, on 702


Anonymous said…
With regards to your comment: "I wish the SA govt. put up a website on job searching"...any ideas on how to commence the lobbying procedures to establish this tool?
Tanya Pretorius said…
Thanks for this question Anonymous, there's now a fire under me to see if I can come up with an answer or a strategy. I have long wanted to do this myself and have allowed people to slap me down with criticism. I have some leads. I will come back to you with something more definitive! It's in task list.
Anonymous said…
Any luck with the strategies, as yet? As per earlier discussion:

...any ideas on how to commence the lobbying procedures to establish this tool?...

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