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How to find an office job in Sandton

Sandton is an attractive area for companies as it is safe, secure, easily accessible by public transport and is a hub of activity.

Sandton is an attractive area for companies as it is safe, secure, easily accessible by public transport and is a hub of activity.

In this article we are going to give you some tips on how best to go about finding a job in Sandton, but can also be used for finding a job anywhere.

Firstly, make sure your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is up to date. Ensure all references are contactable and you keep it down to a maximum of three pages, with only the important details of prior work and education. You can write more about yourself in a covering letter.

Once you have an up to date CV, post that CV on job sites such as www.pnet.co.za and browse for jobs on sites such AdSpot.co.za, Gumtree.co.za, indeed.co.za. When you find something that matches your skills, email them your CV and most will ask for a covering letter too. If you don’t have a covering letter, a few lines about yourself and previous work experiences is all that is needed for the employer to get a basic idea of who you are.

You may receive calls from several recruitment agents once your CV is online. It is always a good idea to have a pen and small notepad on hand for when receiving calls about jobs. Scribble down the name of the person who is calling you, which company they are calling from and ask them to send you an email as well. You’ll be surprised how many calls you can get and how easy it is to confuse someone with someone else.

Always be professional when talking to a potential employer or recruitment agent. If you receive a call and perhaps you are still working while looking for another job, ask them to hold on for a second while you walk away from your desk to find some privacy. Alternatively, ask them to call you back at a more suitable time or to send you an email where you can respond to them.

If you are searching job sites and sending out your CV to individual companies, they should be listing the area where their offices are based, so you will know beforehand if they are in the Sandton area. Alternatively, if speaking to a recruitment agent, they will ask you which areas you want to work in and they will let you know which companies they are recruiting for in that area. If you tell them you only want to work in Sandton, they will only send out your CV to companies with offices in the Sandton area.

We wish you luck and all the best in your job hunt.


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How to find an office job in Sandton