Before the internet had evolved into what it is today many job seekers, throughout Africa, would resort to physically handing their CV in at a potentially employer.
To add to this, job seekers would also visit job centers as well as look to the local paper in order to find employment in a specific sector. Unfortunately, jobs published in papers, job centers, or even local community boards were very limited and only targeted certain sectors.
This prevented many individuals from finding that perfect job with ease. Fast forward to 2016, and now African job seekers have access, via a mobile device or laptop, to a plethora of recruitment websites that offer up a thousands of different vacancies each day.
While there are thousands of recruitment websites on the internet, IT News Africa has selected some of the very best websites where African job seekers canessentially find the job of their dreams.
The list can be found below, in non-ranking order:
Jobemy/Jetheights is a resource for the unemployed and employed professionals in Nigeria. Jobemy is one of africa’s fastest growing job boards since 2010 with several members and users in over 20 countries and territories around the globe.
Jobemy is a one stop centre for human resource solutions in Nigeria. Founded in 2010, jobemy is now one of the leading platforms.
It is a subsidiary of Jetheights Ventures and Services Ltd.
If you are a Nigerian, thinking about a new job, a brand new career, or a new direction, jobemy will help you explore the possibilities and find those elusive opportunities in Nigeria and Africa.
Established in 1985, Robert Walters is a professional recruitment consultancy. According to the company it employs over 2,900 talented people across 24 countries worldwide.
The company mainly recruits across the accounting, banking, engineering, HR, IT, legal, sales & marketing, supply chain and support fields. According to the company it focuses on building long-term relationships with clients and candidates.
According to the company, Careerjet uses smart agents running on a cluster of networked computers that scan the web and identify job listings on the internet. Those listings are then scanned daily and the jobs found are added to the job index. Over 58,000 websites are scanned every day.
The website itself is fairly simple to use. Users can simply head to the front page of the website and either start searching for their preferred job by industry, or via location. Some of the categories include job placements for healthcare, human resources, insurance and law enforcement.
4. Careers in Africa
Careers in Africa is an international recruitment consultancy. The company specialises in recruiting high-calibre, internationally-based candidates from Africa back into jobs within their home countries. The industries covered by Careers In Africa span IT & Telecoms, Banking & Finance, Management Opportunities, Sales & Marketing, among others.
Careers In Africa is a well-built website, which offers its users ease of use. To add this the website is visually appealing, and easily identifiable.
5. Executives in Africa
Executives in Africa is an executive search firm, based out of the UK, focused purely on delivering executive level hires for roles in Africa. The company caters for job placements in a number of areas including Telecommunications, FMCG, Financial Services and Oil & Gas, and have worked on mandates in Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Chad, DRC, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.
Job seekers who visit Jobberman can search through, according to the company, over 5,000 vacancies and opportunities advertised by employers. Some of the job listings featured on the Jobberman website include: Accounting, construction, healthcare, human resources and legal.
Including Nigeria, Jobberman also offers vacancies in Ghana. To streamline search, Jobberman also features its most popular jobs on the front page of the website. To add to ease of use, job seekers can also search for jobs dependent of monthly salary.
Applying for a job on the portal is free – all applicants need to do is upload a copy of their curriculum vitae and submit.
WorkinAfrica is a recruitment platform that specialises in finding, growing and connecting the right people with their dream jobs, considering all relevant factors from the company’s organisational culture fit, to the expected skills match, right timing and motivation.
“We are determined to bring on board the best jobs and best candidates and build an environment where professionals find the best support to easily develop their career.” Adrian Vasilescu, Project Director, WorkinAfrica.
According to the company, WorkinAfrica makes it easy for professionals to grow professionally and find the perfect job according to their needs, dreams and skills. Not only that job seekers can apply for jobs, but they are presented with a lot of valuable insights that help they grow professionally towards a successful career.
Besides this, an embedded Salary Calculator makes it possible for anyone to receive a full report about how well they are paid compared to peers in the their field of activity. Tests, quizzes and contests spice up the platform and the integrated gamification tool makes the process more fun and engaging for them.
8. CA Global Africa Recruitment
Job seekers in Africa with skills in the mining, oil and gas, banking, finance, telecoms, IT, engineering, construction, power and energy sectors will want to visit CA Global Africa Recruitment. The website offers a sleek design, which is easy to navigate. It also has a very personal look and feel as the website introduces job seekers to the team that runs the portal.
The company also offers vacancies within Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, and the Republic of Congo.
Pnet, on January 18 2016, currently has over 17200 South African job listings on the website. With an abundance of vacancies available, Pnet offers job seekers the ability to apply for jobs within some of the following sectors: Accounting, construction, healthcare, human resources, agriculture, hospitality and travel.
The website also has a who’s hiring section, which highlights major companies seeking potential employees. Job seekers also have the ability to search for jobs via region as well as search for job titles via letters.
Corporate Staffing Services is a recruitment agency in Kenya, which provides recruitment services to Kenyan firms and foreign companies looking to hire local staff. According to the company website, it believes that every company has different needs and its objective is to add value to those businesses.
The website is fairly easy to navigate and also offers tips on what to expect when going for an interview within a certain professional sector. The website also offers advice on how to earn a higher salary as well as how to tackle applying for a job.
Jobsinghana.com may not be the best looking website on the internet; however, it does offer a wide variety of job listings to job seekers. Job seekers can either search for their preferred job either by industry or by categories.
The website currently has an array of job listings in the following sectors: Account management, energy, oil and gas, engineering, banking, and more. Apart from job search functionality, the website also offers job seekers tips on how to prepare cover letters as well as 12 tips on how to get your resume noticed.
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