There are so many job search websites which allow employers and recruiters to advertise their vacancies online. If you are using the internet to search for your next job, you probably have one or two websites that you are already using. Choosing the right job board website will allow you to find better jobs and avoid job scams and fake adverts. But which is the best online job board for searching for a new job?
In my honest opinion, it does not really matter. If you are using any one of the top 5 websites below I am confident that you will find some great job vacancies. Sure all of the websites are slightly different, however quite often you will find the same jobs posted on multiple sites. I have compiled a list of the top job search websites for South African’s. If you are using one or two of these sites you are going to be seeing the vast majority of the quality jobs posted online.
Top 5 Job Search Websites for South Africans
Adzuna describes themselves as a straight-shooting job search engine that helps you zero in on the right role. They are a job aggregation website which means that they collect jobs from numerous online job boards and then display these jobs in one convenient location.
So why should you use Adzuna?
- They give you access to every job but don’t give anyone else access to your data
- They cut through the noise so you can zero in on the right roles
- They have unique tools and salary stats to help you pinpoint that killer role for the right pay
If you do not already have a LinkedIn profile I highly recommend you create one, especially if you are in a managerial position or corporate industry. Not only will you find jobs advertised here, but you will also be able to network and make valuable contacts within your industry.
One of the best job boards in South Africa is JobMail. They also have a printed publication in which job seekers who do not have internet access are able to use it. The sign-up process as an advertiser is strictly controlled, with a job mail agent actually giving advertisers a phone call before allowing them to advertise. I am confident that this process is a great way of eliminating job scams and fake adverts.
Jooble is a job search engine that finds jobs advertised on thousands of job boards, recruiter pages, and other online publications. So in essence it is like Google, but for jobs! Each vacancy is checked at least 4 times a day to ensure that the vacancy is still valid.
Jooble is one of the top 1000 visited sites in the world and is currently listed as the second most visited job search site in the world. Currently, Jooble is not very well know in South Africa, however, their platform is set to grow massively in the near future and I can personally see the site overtaking Indeed as the dominant job search site in the near future.
Even if you are using a few other sites for your job search, I would recommend you add Indeed to the list of sites. This is one of the largest job boards currently, and the positions posted are generally of high quality.
I would recommend these as the Top Job Search Websites in South Africa. However, there are a few others that you might also want to check out if you have the time.
6) Career Jet
I hope this list helps you choose one of the top job search websites in South Africa. If you know about any others that are great please let me know about it in the comments below.
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