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Guide to writing a CV for the South African job market

Posted by Kontak Recruitment - www.kontak.co.za on Monday, March 18, 2019, In : Job Hunting 

Guide to writing a CV for the South African job market

One of the factors to consider when job hunting is your CV. CV formats vary widely from country to country, if you want your job application to be taken seriously, your CV needs to follow the right layout.

Step 1 – Include a photograph

As a recruitment agency we are often asked if job seekers should include a photograph on their CV. We would highly recommend that you do include a photo on your CV, many employers are of the opinion th...


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Top Tips to spot a Job Scam

Posted by Kontak Recruitment - www.kontak.co.za on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, In : Job Hunting 

Top tips to spot a job scam.

A job scam is when a person poses as an employer by placing an attractive job advertisement requiring a job seeker to pay a certain sum of money or to fax documentation to the said person or fax number provided. Once your payment or fax has been received, the scammer disappears, you are out of your money and still without a job.

Ways to spot a job scam:

Job advertisements or interviews requiring payment -  steer clear of adverts or interviews requiring payment....


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Job Search Fatigue.. Tired of job hunting

Posted by Kontak Recruitment - www.kontak.co.za on Sunday, February 10, 2019, In : Job Hunting 

Job search fatigue is real

Whether you are working or unemployed, job searching can be very exhausting. After submitting literally hundreds of job applications with absolutely zero response, no feedback or the occasional rejection email, job fatigue is real and is a mix of physical and emotional exhaustion. Leaving job seekers with frustrations, lack of results and on the verge of giving up and waiting for a miracle to happen.

How do you know if you are experiencing job search fatigue?

You f...

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What to consider when job hunting

Posted by Kontak Recruitment - www.kontak.co.za on Friday, February 8, 2019, In : Job Hunting 

What to consider when job hunting

With the unemployment rate at 27.5% in South Africa according to a Stats SA announcement on the 30th October 2018 which is an increase from the 27.2% rate announced at the end of the second quarter of 2018, the importance of a well-structured and accurate CV must not be underestimated. Your CV is a marketing document and presentation is key.

Your CV is your first and most important step towards your sought after position. The job market will judge you by yo...


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