Finding a job is a top priority for many people, but some are not sure how to go about getting that job. The job application process takes time. People who approach this process in an organised, systematic fashion experience more success and less stress than those who do not. To find a job in South Africa, consider personal interests and strengths first, then begin searching for and applying to positions.

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The first step in a job search is to determine an area of interest. Students looking for temporary work while in school may prefer a job in the restaurant industry or something else with a flexible schedule that allows them the time to go to classes. Professionals often want to find jobs with security and the potential for upward mobility. Begin a job search by checking local listings in the field that interests you. Speak to friends and fellow students to find out about the places they work, or whether they know of any job opportunities. For first-time job seekers, using a recruitment agency to help you find jobs may streamline the process.

Play to Your Strengths

It is best to apply for jobs in areas you are most comfortable with. Outgoing, friendly people work well in retail, restaurants, and other service jobs where their primary purpose is interacting with others. Those who love children enjoy jobs like working in schools or child care facilities. People who are highly organised and like to work with other adults may prefer office jobs or working in banks, management or security. If you love the outdoors, consider a job in landscaping or the farming industry. Think about the things you enjoy doing most and look for jobs that appeal to that area.