ARE you leaving school at the end of the year? Are you about to write your final exams and you need to start thinking about a career after years of school or tertiary education?
You probably did not think that far ahead yet, but you will need to start looking for a job. With the high unemployment rate in South Africa it is vital that you grab hold of every single opportunity that comes your way.
You also need to not only look for work in your town or city, but also in other provinces and countries. The first few steps that your really need to follow to find that perfect job is to compile a comprehensive CV or portfolio.
Have it typed neatly and make sure that you have no spelling errors. Make sure that you have it in an electronic format. Best would be to have it in both Word format and also an Adobe pdf format.
Now make sure that you upload your CV to at least two or three online career websites. There are such a large number of these sites that I think going to Google and registering on as many as possible is the right step. Now search for jobs on each of these networks and apply.
You are not finished yet. Now you have to go to www.linkedin.com and register your professional profile on the network. This is a professional network which is for profes-sionals and if you use it wisely you will find scouts and scouts will find you.
Always keep your CV up to date and also your professional online profile current and reflecting the real you. Good luck..
Nico Baird is a new media expert and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nicobaird.com.