Government jobs in South Africa
THOSE lucrative government jobs in South Africa have several perks apart from the high-end salaries but you have to ensure you apply for a job that is just right for you to guarantee that you get it. In the 2014/2015 financial year R73-billion was spent on salaries in all municipalities across South Africa, according to the Financial census of municipalities report.
So there is many jobs out there but once you have sent your job application to a department or municipality you have kicked off a process that is largely out of your control. But you can get the basics right before you even find your dream job. Firstly, you need to ensure you have a typed up CV that not only details your job experience but what qualifications you have.
Your CV gives an employer a sense of what you can do and what experience you have. Also, ensure that the original copies of your certified qualifications and identity document are included. Photocopies of the certified original and identity document will not be accepted.
You also need to fill in a Z83 form that requires detailed information about yourself. This can be found at http://www.dpsa.gov.za/dpsa2g/documents/forms/employ.pdf or any public service department in the country.
Once you have submitted all your documents it is worth contacting the department to ensure they have everything required.
Failure to submit what is requested will result in your application being denied.
Some of the perks that come with a government job include pension, medical and housing. A service bonus is also always up for grabs.
But for every job available, you will always have to compete with other job-seekers.
And remember that If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date your application was likely unsuccessful.
More information can be found at http://www.gov.za/about-government/government-vacancies.