Job seeking in South Africa could be easy if you know how to go about it. Moving from one office or business to another in order to apply for a job is exhausting and financially tasking, so finding a shortcut to applying for jobs would be such a joy. You can search and apply for jobs from the comfort of your home through several online job application services and PNet, which happens to be one of the largest of such networks in South Africa. Contained in this article is an explanation of what PNet is, how it works and how you can apply for jobs via their services.
What is PNet?
PNet is one of the largest online job services in South Africa. The e-recruitment service provider was established in 1997 as part of an international company, the StepStone Group. Its knowledge, resources and expertise in the e-recruitment sphere make it undoubtedly one of South Africa’s best and largest online job-seeking platforms.
So why should you choose PNet and not grab your suitcase and try making trips to your ideal employer’s office? Here’s why: as a job seeker, you are exposed to over 2,600 recruiters and employers, and we can both agree that you cannot, on your own, meet 2.600 possible employers. You can apply for jobs whenever and wherever from your mobile device and at your convenience.
Employers also have the opportunity to differentiate themselves and their businesses from others. With a total of 1.6 million unique visits each month, PNet’s platforms are a great place to share and showcase what your company does and how they function.
How to create a PNet account?
To be able to have easy access to jobs and recruiters, you would have to create an account with PNet. There are two ways through which you can do this.
Option 1: Use the PNet website.
To do this, please follow these steps:
- Open the PNet website on your device. You can copy this direct link to your browser; www.pnet.co.za
- The landing page for the link above would show you the option to search for a job by typing in the job title or company, the location and stating whether you want a part-time or a full-time job.
- On the top right of the page, you will see the search, sign in and menu buttons; choose the sign-in option.
- When you click on the button, you will be given the option to log in or sign up. If you already have an account, you can log in, if you don’t, then choose the sign-up option.
- To create your PNet account, fill in your email address, password and click the sign-up button.
- You can also choose to sign up with google by choosing the “sign up with Google” option.
- When you have done that, your account will be created.
Option 2: Use the PNet app.
If you would rather sign up for PNet services using the mobile application, you can do that as well. PNet’s goal is to make its services accessible to you whenever and wherever you need them. You can sign up with their application by doing the following:
- Download and install the PNet application either google play or the Apple app store.
- If you already have an account, simply sign in to the app by keying in your email and your password.
- If you are yet to create an account, then type in your email and password and click on sign up.
- You can as well choose to sign up with google.
- Once you have done this, your account will be created.
Whichever option you choose would be perfect for signing up and creating an account. When you have done these, you would have to beef up your profile by adding the necessary information:
- Fill in all required fields. You would be required to add your data, professional history and others.
- You would also need to add a copy of your updated CV.
How to apply for PNet jobs?
Now that you have your account ready, you can go ahead to apply for using PNet services and platforms. Below is a detailed guide that will help you apply for a job or multiple jobs with much ease.
Step 1: Log in
To make yourself more appealing to recruiters, you would be required to, first of all, have an account (if you missed that part of the article, please revisit it and create an account) and then ensure that your account is up to date and frequently visited. A recruiter would check the date of your last activity to ensure that you are available online to respond to them if they need your services. If you do not frequent your account, you stand very little chance of being contacted by the interested recruiter.
Step 2: Keep your profile up to date
Ensure that the information on your profile is up to date. If you learn a new skill or language or complete a certification course, please ensure that you include that on your profile once you are done. This allows recruiters to have a full picture of your skills and your ability. Also, include any other information that you feel may be necessary for a recruiter. In essence, ensure that all fields are completed.
Step 3: allow alerts.
Allow PNet to alert you if there are any jobs within your field of specification. These job notifications would be sent to your email so that you would be able to apply quickly and in time.
Step 4: get access to PNet on the go by downloading the app
You can have access to your profile and update the information, thereby using the app. You will also be able to find out about jobs first hand.
Step 5: gear up to apply
Make sure that your CV and cover letter are tailored particularly to meet the requirements and specifications of the job you are applying for.
Step 6: apply!
Put your best foot forward and make sure that you distinguish yourself from other applicants. You can achieve this by updating your skills set and qualifications that would be appealing to recruiters. On your profile and in your email, you will be able to get notified when jobs are in your field of work, follow each alert and review the job title, description and application modalities. Simply follow the instructions listed there to apply.
In essence, PNet services are designed to make the job-seeking experience easier for job seekers in South Africa. You can easily snag a good and well-paying job by putting up an impressive profile and dedicating some time to updating and checking your profile. Remember that you can specify the job position you are applying for and can indicate if you want a full time or a part-time job. As much as you are required to put your best foot forward, remember to put authentic information. You may be tempted to lie and falsify the information in your CV; please do not do that and make sure you can do what you say you can do and have the qualifications you say you have. Also, do not add a lot of irrelevant information to your profile.
For more information, contact PNet south Africa using the contact information below:
Head Office Johannesburg
Pnet (Pty) Ltd
40 Galaxy Avenue
Linbro Office Park, Johannesburg
Tel: 010 140 3099
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com