If you intend to live in South Africa, you will almost certainly need a work offer before entering the country. However, if you have the right skills, you will find well-paying jobs. Temporary and low-wage workers, on the other hand, can be difficult to come by.
How can I get a job in South Africa?
- Pepare your CV well! It is the first impersion after all.
- Know about the company background before interview.
- Don’t talk too much in interviews.
- Dress up profesionaly even if you are giving an online interview.
- If you are a fresher than develope your skills.
- Make your network strong.
- Job-Hunting can be little teadious task, but treat job-hunting like a job.
Online Job Portals For Jobs In South African
Employment openings are often posted on job and recruiting websites. Here are some of South Africa’s best career websites.
- Best Jobs: This site has many job oppertunities for South Africa.
- Career Junction: CareerJunction is the leading supplier of quality candidates in South Africa.
- Careers24: Careers24 is a leading South African career platform that helps job seekers in all industries and levels of experience find and apply for vacancies at hundreds of the country’s top companies.
- EmploySA: EmploySA is South Africa’s first and only free job board.
- Find a job in Africa: In accordance with one of the principles of the New Partnership for Africa’s Growth, Africa’s first and premium online job search engine (NEPAD).
- Indeed: This is the most famous site for job hunting.
- Action Appointments – If you want to work for NGOs and development organizations this is the best site.
- CareerWeb – CareerWeb is the only ICT jobs site in South Africa that has solely concentrated on the ICT industry for the past 12 years.
- eFinancialCareers – If you want to work in finance, banking, accounting, and insurance sectors, than this site is for you.
- Micheal Page – Best site to find executive positions vacany.
Why is it so hard to find a job in South Africa?
South Africa’s employment prospects are the lowest they’ve been in five years.
Meanwhile, unemployment increased to 29.1%, or 6.7 million people, from 27.6% at the start of the year, the highest level since 2008.
Other main reasons are:
- There are so many candidates, but there aren’t enough jobs.
- People who have been in their jobs for a longer period of time.
- Workload is reduced (according to Stats SA, 83,000 formal jobs were lost from Sept 2016 to Sept 2017)
- Qualifications and experience, as well as demographics (race/gender/region/age), were all seen as opportunity-limiting factors.
How can a foreigner get a job in South Africa?
- General work visa: Job offer first – To allow a foreigner to apply for a general work visa, you must extend a valid offer of jobs.
- Critical skills work visa: No job offer required- Since the applicant is seen as a worker whose skills and expertise are required in South Africa, the essential skills visa does not require the employer to make a job offer.
- Intra-company transfer work visa: Transfer from an overseas entity to a branch, affiliate or subsidiary in South Africa- Companies who wish to move staff from a foreign business to a branch, partner, or associate in South Africa use the intra-company transfer visa.
What is the most common job in South Africa?
The most common job title right now is ‘driver,’ which has over 7,900 openings throughout the country. The average salary for a driving job is R294,755 per year, and the majority of openings are in the Gauteng province.
Plumber & Electricians:
As per reports from Adzuna, 98 percent more people searched for plumbers, and 43 percent more people searched for electricians.
Some healthcare positions have become more common. ‘Caregiver’ was one of the most common search job on Adzuna. The average annual salary of a nurse or care taker can be R301,481.
There is a scarcity of young and skilled teacher in SA. Additionally, there has been a large increase in searches for teaching positions.