Being a jobseeker is hard work, and jobseeking in South Africa is harder than in most countries in the world given the high rate of unemployment, lack of access to opportunities and disruption caused by power cuts and transport issues.
As well as a positive attitude, perseverance and ability to cope with rejection, jobseekers need practical solutions to overcoming these challenges, as well as guidance in planning ahead to ensure that they do not sabotage your chances of getting a job.
So on today’s #JobAdviceSA Twitter chat we will be covering four of the most current and difficult challenges that jobseekers face in finding work. Here are the questions:
Q1. How can you cope with not being able to afford mobile data or access wi-fi when you are searching and applying for jobs?
Q2. How do you plan ahead for loadshedding so that it does not affect your jobsearch and what can you do when the power goes off?
Q3. What can you do to reduce the risk of not being able to attend an interview due to the cost of travelling and delays and disruption on the roads and railway?
Q4. What are some of the challenges that might harm your chances of doing well in an interview and prevent you from getting through to the second round or getting the job?
You can answer any of the questions using A1, A2, A3, etc, or ask any other questions you might have, using the hashtag #JobAdviceSA.
We look forward to chatting with you later!