It’s the start of a new year and you may be looking for your first job, new opportunities or simply to improve your professional prospects. From CV-creating tools to websites that could help you improve your skills, here are a few online resources you can use to recharge your career.
Sites to help build your CV
From providing appealing designs to guiding you through potential mistakes, there are many resources that can help you create your CV (or resume, as it is sometimes called). The best resource depends on what you need: do you just want a template or do you need help crafting your CV? VisualCV.com provides free tools to create your CV as well as a variety of guides on what to include. You can also create an online profile on LinkedIn, which can act as a CV and help you network with others in your industry.
Online resources for skills
The internet has made courses so much easier to access. If you want to learn digital skills, for example, Google’s Digital Skills for Africa initiative offers a variety of free courses and certifications. Here are our picks of these courses. Other online portals for skills development that provide free courses include Coursera and EdX.
Facebook groups for jobs and networking
Facebook can also be a good tool for networking and finding job opportunities if you join the right groups. Depending on your industry, the best group to join will differ. However, it helps to browse and take a look at the different local job and industry groups. Find a well-moderated one where high-quality posts appear regularly.
Online job portals for South Africans
With your Vodacom SIM card, you get free access to some of the most popular job portals. You can search and apply for as many jobs as you like on the websites below – with no data charges:
Vodacom also regularly looks for new talent – click here to take our free Future Jobs Finder quiz to find out what role would suit you best. And for tips on how to apply for a job at Vodacom and create your CV, read 'How to land that job'!