Jobs.co.za, South Africa’s No.1. Ranking Job Portal plans to extend its national footprint with representation in all key regions by creating entrepreneurial opportunities within South Africa.
With the unemployment rate currently at its highest in over 30 years, Jobs.co.za has recognised an opportunity within its organisation to create an income for those individuals who have been affected by the recession and are struggling to find permanent employment, while simultaneously providing a platform in which to educate those job seekers who are facing the modern job market for the first time.
The Jobs.co.za national expansion programme has been designed to create business opportunities for individuals who have the drive, aptitude and desire to become an entrepreneur, but who additionally have a passion for empowering individuals to take control of their careers through delivering educational advice and direction.
Gillian Meier, CEO of Jobs.co.za says: “Jobs.co.za is currently very active in the Gauteng region and as a result we have found that the majority of our candidates (fifty eight percent) are based in Gauteng followed by the Western Cape (fifteen percent) and Kwa-Zulu Natal (fourteen percent) while other regions as significantly lower.” Continues Meier: “As a South African Job Portal, we believe that it is essential that Jobs.co.za becomes more proactive in other regions as well.”
Whether recently retrenched, an unemployed graduate or student, a stay-at-home mom who is looking for flexibility while generating an income, or even those individuals who are just not finding satisfaction in their currently mundane jobs, the expansion programme invites anyone residing within the target regions (Cape Town, Durban, Nelspruit and Bloemfontein) to apply to become an Independent Regional Sales Partner on behalf of Jobs.co.za.
While anyone who believes that they possess the necessary drive and passion to represent Jobs.co.za may apply, candidates should know that the screening process will be both refreshingly unique and rigorous. All applicants will undergo intensive initial screening from which a select few candidates will be invited to attend the second phase of the elimination process which is a two-day programme consisting of a series of interviews and assessments.
Only those candidates who pass the interview stage will be invited to stay for the second day. Day two will include hands-on product training after which each candidate will need to demonstrate their presentation skills and ability to grasp product knowledge effectively by delivering a presentation to an audience consisting of both Jobs.co.za management as well as the other remaining candidates. The candidate’s ability to perform under pressure will be measured closely during the final presentation.
A small selection of candidates who pass the final elimination procss will be given the opportunity to participate in a two-month performance challenge. At the end of the challenge, the most successful candidates will be afforded the opportunity to continue to represent Jobs.co.za as an independent partner within the respective regions.
Meier concludes: “We believe that by acquiring sufficient professional representation in all the major regions via our Regional Partners, we will not only be able to offer affordable solutions to those who are looking to hire, but we will also be creating an awareness of our services by introducing informative educational workshops to those seeking employment, or those who are entering into the job market for the first time.”