Let’s face it – there are thousands of job hunters in South Africa; whether they are looking to switch jobs and find something more challenging, or whether they are fresh out of college. Job hunting is not always easy, especially if you are looking for jobs in Johannesburg and this is why you need all the help you can get!

As a first time job seeker, you know that the Internet can be your best friend. Here’s why.

If you do a Google search for “jobs in Johannesburg”, approximately 26,400,000 results come up…EEK! That’s not a good place to start!

Assuming you’ve made a list of your strengths, to job preferences and where you want to work, start by typing these keywords into the search field. Use these keywords to search for jobs with specific skill requirements rather than searching for jobs in general.

Find out which job portals are most popular for the type of work you are looking for. You can ask your teacher/lecturers, friends, past employers, relatives or mentor.

Many career sites advertise opportunities for “first jobs”, “graduates”, “Matriculants”, “Part-time” or “No experience needed”. Add these keywords in your searches. You may need to use the advanced search option.

You should also read about the companies you would like to work for and learn about what they do; understand their vision and see if you truly want to work for them. Do they have positions available at your level? Do they have jobs for school-leavers, graduates or offer internships or apprenticeships?

Check out their websites for employment or other opportunities they may promoting, including internship or graduate programmes, under the Vacancies, Careers or Jobs section.

Some of the best options for finding jobs in Johannesburg is to make use of these sites:

  • JobMail
  • Career Junction
  • PNet
  • Career Planet
  • Gumtree
  • Careers 24

With these tips above and a little effort, you’ll find all the ideal jobs that you are looking for.