How To Apply For Jobs At Various Companies In South Africa

Sakinah Samuels
3 min readMar 22, 2024

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Looking at job vacancies is step one. Step two is applying and making sure you apply properly. On Careers Portal, we give you access to guides on how to apply for jobs at various companies in South Africa.

Here’s a list of guides for you to choose from, click on the company you’re interested in.

AbsaAbsa Jobs | Ackermans | Adcock Ingram | Amazon | Barloworld | Burger King | Capita | Capitec | Cell C | Checkers | City of Cape Town | Clicks | Clientele | Debonairs | Department of Higher Education | Dis-chem | Discovery | Eskom | Food Lover’s Market | FNB | Gauteng Department of Health | Homechoice | KFC | Mediclinic | McDonalds | Momentum | Mr Delivery | Mr Price | MTN | Nando’s | National Prosecuting Agency (NPA) | Nedbank | Old Mutual | Pep | PicknPay | Road Accident Fund (RAF) | SA Army | SAB | SABC | Sanlam | SA Navy | SANDF | SANParks | Sappi | SAPS | SARS | Sasol | Sassa | SBV | SETA | Shoprite | Sorbet | South African Air Force | Spar | Spur | Standard Bank | Takealot | Telkom | TFG | Transnet | Truworths | Vodacom | Webafrica | Woolworths

Traffic Officer | Traffic Officer Learnerships | Student Jobs | Engineering | Graduate Jobs With No Experience | Government Jobs | Health & Safety | Teach English Online | Nursing | Information Technology | Vacancies

CV Tips

If you’ve never worked before, putting a CV together can be a daunting task. Fortunately, even if you’ve never worked before, it’s still possible to put together a CV that will have the hiring managers calling you to come in for an interview.

Here are the most important elements to include in your CV:

  1. Contact Information — include your full name, address and contact information at the top of your CV. Make sure that your cell number and email address are correct and that you check them often. You don’t want to miss the hiring manager’s call!
  2. Objective — a CV usually starts with either a Summary or an Objective. Because you don’t have much (if any) experience, an Objective is the better choice. It only has to be a few lines long, giving a brief introduction to you and any key skills you have, as well as what your goal is. Here, it is to enter the world of work.
  3. Education — list the highest grade passed. In this case it is Matric but you can change this if you need to. List your school and subjects as well. You can include your grade average too, if you want!
  4. Experience — you may or may not have anything to put here. We have included a part-time job at a local store but you could put down anything! Holiday jobs, volunteer work, it’s all fair game.
  5. Key Skills — include anything that could be helpful in a job. Computer literacy, languages and any other skills you can think of are good to include.

This article was first published on The Careers Portal.

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Sakinah Samuels

Sakinah is currently the Head of Content at Portal Publishing, a proudly South African publishing company with a focus on education, careers and employment.