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How to find a job in Cape Town? What are the career prospects available? Find out in this article.

If you are planning to move to South Africa, Cape Town might probably be your choice destination. As a dynamic city, Cape Town is very welcoming towards foreign nationals. Thanks to its developed economy, it also provides several professional opportunities in various fields although it experiences professional migration like many other cities such as Johannesburg and Pretoria. You can thus try your luck in Cape Town if you have the qualifications and skills that are required locally.

Labor market

In general, foreign professionals are more likely to be hired in the fields of finance, insurance, real estate and services. These are indeed deemed to be the most dynamic and promising sectors in Cape Town. Many opportunities are also available in the information and communication technology sector and in construction.

Over the years, tourism has known a high growth rate thanks to the presence of hotels and restaurants, among others.

Find a job

Cape Town hosts many national and international companies that lack expertise in various fields. Consider making a list of these companies, as per your interest and skills, and sending them spontaneous job applications. Thereafter, make sure to inquire with the Human Resource department whether they have received your application. In all cases, remember to write a well-rounded resume and cover letter in English.

You can also browse offers on general and specialized job websites, professional social networks and other virtual platforms. You may even post your resume on some of these so that potential employers can contact you. However, in Cape Town, like in many other South African cities, personal contact is much more appreciated.

Classified ads in local newspapers can also help. Remember that the city is divided into different zones, namely Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Jobs in Cape Town 
Jobs.co.za www.jobs.co.za
Job Mail www.jobmail.co.za
Indeed www.indeed.co.za
Careers24 www.careers24.com
Career Junction www.careerjunction.co.za
Gumtree www.gumtree.co.za

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