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Job and Opportunities Seekers’ Database (JOBS)
The Jobs and Opportunities Seekers’ Database (JOBS) – is a free online database for young people looking for job and training opportunities. JOBS is part of the Unemployed Graduates Initiative which was officially launched by the Deputy President in December 2005. It is part of the JIPSA and ASGISA initiative.
- Are you struggling to find a job?
- Have you done a learnership or a skills development programme and things aren’t moving for you?
- Are you a South African between the ages of 18 and 35?
- Are you a matriculant?
Then you need to sign up with JOBS!
So how do you access JOBS?
- Soon you will be able to register on JOBS online to create and manage your own personal profile – it will be offered free of charge, so watch this space to access a world of opportunities.
- For now you can go to a NYDA Youth Advisory Centre to get assistance with registering.
- Or, you can fax your CV to 086 600 1442
- Or call us on 08600 YOUTH (96884) and we’ll register you!
So register on JOBS today- and Make It Happen!
Job Preparedness manual
Remember, you will almost certainly not be the only person competing for the job. You need to make a statement and the only way to do this is through your actions and your comments.
A positive attitude reflects in the way you talk, the way you greet someone, the way you sit and the way you dress are all important indicators to the interviewer
The smart way to go for your job interview …
Too many candidates walk into an interview unprepared that is without knowledge of the company for which they are being interviewed."
Look at the company's website or annual report to gain specific information on the company such as the market in which it operates, its products and services, recent business growth and its competitors.
It's also advisable to brush up on facts and figures on your current or former employers. It would not look good if you didn't know everything about your last job/company.
The success of a telephone interview begins with mental preparation and setting the stage with the interviewer. You firstly need to establish a clear time frame for the conversation. By agreement, this should be at least 20 minutes when both parties can be free of interruptions and distractions.
If you are currently employed, arrange for a phone interview in the evening rather than during the workday - you never know who might walk into your office unannounced or overhear something by accident.
Before the actual interview, it will be useful to know the topics to be covered and the basic information regarding the position to be discussed. It also helps to practice.
Try to think as the employer. What important information is the interviewer looking for? What questions is he/she likely to ask? What questions do you hope are not asked?
1.Obtain lists of suitable prospective employers from such sources as the NACE Job Choices magazines, yellow pages of telephone directories, Chamber of Commerce listings, directories from professional associations, and such library references as Standard & Poor’s Register, the various Moody manuals, and Dun & Bradstreet directories.
2. Network by talking to friends, faculty, associates, family or any personal contact who may know of an available opening, or about prospective employers.
3. Read newspapers (including the want ads), trade publications, business weeklies, journals and books on the subject.
4. Prepare by learning all you can about an employer you are interested in. Be able to describe clearly what you would like to do for that organization. Contact the person most likely to be in a position to hire you. If you have decided to look for a job in a specific city or general locale, subscribe in advance to local newspapers, and obtain lists of prospective employers in the area before you relocate. (Career Services has some “Tips on job hunting out of state” handouts.)
5. Send your resume with a cover letter to potential employers, stating that you will be contacting them regarding an interview upon your arrival. Exercise care in organizing and constructing your resume - it is one of the most important documents you will ever write. (For help, attend the seminars and workshops offered through the Career Services Office, come to the CSO for handouts including a list of job search web sites, read the counseling sections of the NACE Job Choices magazines(in the Career Services Office and on-line at www.careerplanit.com), or one of the many books on this subject.)
6. Pursue all possible avenues, and don’t become discouraged by a number of rejections. Follow up all leads in a business-like manner. Don’t press the panic button. The job you’re seeking may turn up when you least expect it. But don’t wait for it to come to you. You must be aggressive and go after it. NOTE: This is an American article and not all suggestions may apply to
- Do you want potential employees to know which jobs and opportunities you have to offer?
- Would you like NYDA to assist you in sourcing suitable candidates who are meeting your criteria free of charge?
If yes, then JOBS is for you.
JOBS is the Jobs and Opportunities Seekers Database, and it’s essential function is to link young people to a database of opportunities that comprises jobs, learnerships, skills training, etc.
- That is where you, the employer, skills developer, SETA; any person or organisation that can offer a young person an opportunity will come in.
All you have to do is to fill in the relevant Job Specification form and JOBS will send you suitable candidates within 24 hours.
So, Make it Happen, and submit your Job Specification form today to Fax 086 600 1442, or
Make a difference in the lives of unemployed youth
JOBS Calendar (showcasing Job Preparedness workshops, career exhibitions, etc)
JOBS Opportunities (Jobs, Bursaries, Study Opportunities, Learnerships)
REQUESTING CVs OF UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES DATABASE
NYDA is calling all unemployed graduates between the ages of 18-35 to be registered in their JOBS database by registering or loging into the NYDA Self Service Portal on the right bar.
Graduates must meet the following criteria:
- Unemployed South African Citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years
- Graduated with a 3 year qualification (National Diploma, Junior Degree) in any field of study
- Graduated with a post graduate qualification (BTech, Honours Degree, Masters Degree& PhD) in any field of study
Interested candidates can submit their CVs, Proof of qualification or Academic Record in one of the following ways:
Fax to 086 600 5883 or 086 600 1442
Hand delivered: NYDA,
For further information please contact:
Tshepile Sehlodi on (011) 651 7259 or 651 7000 x1430
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