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  • AWESOME CV & LINKEDIN 101B Y V U Y O S E R I P E & L E R A T O R A P E T S O A

    Brought to you by

    Executive Placements

  • ABOUT US

    Zigo.co.za was first launched a year ago and is part of the zigo.com Group.

    Zigo.co.za is fast becoming South Africas leading Jobs aggregator and gaining an international reputation with recruiters and candidates

    The company was established 5 years ago and is ranked amongst South Africas top 5 recruitment portal

    Lerato Rapetsoa is a Sales Executive who specialises in signing up recruitment agencies to the website and trains people to use the site efficiently

    Vuyo Seripe is the Senior Writer who writes CVs and LinkedIn Profiles for people all over the South Africa and the world. She has been a CV writer for past three years and written over 1200 CVs for people in different industries; she has also been a copywriter for the past 8 years

  • SIGNING UP TO OUR JOB PORTAL

    Zigo.co.za is a job portal where candidates upload their CVs and recruitment agencies source candidates from our database of CVs

    Jobseekers can easily find jobs and apply to them through their personal account

    It is very important for both candidates and recruiters to use industry-specific keywords

    When you upload your details on the website please make sure you use specific keywords that would make it easy for recruiter to find your CV

    That means if you typing in your JOB TITLE with (current) means you need to state what your JOB TITLE is at that moment

    It is imperative to update your profile/job advert frequently so that your advert/job profile ranks higher in searches

  • HOW TO FIND US

    Go to www.zigo.com

    Jobseekers go to Upload CV and add all of your information

    Your CV is automatically available on our sister sites, Job Placements and Executive Placements (senior level candidates)

    We have two sister websites Executive Placements that mainly caters for Executive, Professional, Senior level staff that earn more than R600k p/a. Executive Placements shares their database with another portal called JobPlacements that caters for candidates that earn less than R600k p/a

    http://www.zigo.com/

  • UPLOAD YOUR CV TO ZIGO.CO.ZA

    So if you upload your cv on ZIGO.CO.ZA you have a high possibility of being found on either databases

    We have prestige recruitment agencies that hire from us but you need to know exactly what to do for them to SPOT you faster that the next candidate

  • AWESOME CV 101You never get a second chance

    to make a first impression. -

    Unknown

  • YOU HAVE 7 SECONDS

    The truth is: recruiters only spend a few seconds

    on each CV

    100s of people may apply to the same position,

    so you need to think about how to stand out at

    first glance

    The key is to get straight to the point; dont beat

    about the bush and stay away from fancy text,

    unnecessary graphics and photos

    Tailor your CV to match your aspirations, be

    clear about what it that you are good at, what

    your skills are and what you are qualified in

    because thats what may get you in the door

  • FORMATTING, FONTS AND LENGTH

    Your heading should be your name, where you

    reside and your phone number

    Choose simple readable fonts; I recommend

    Arial. Calibri, Times New Roman and TW Cen

    MT are acceptable too

    Make sure your CV doesnt have any borders,

    unnecessary personal details and long job

    descriptions keep it simple.

    Your CV must be 1-2 pages, 3 at the most and

    4 is ideal for highly qualified academics; at 5

    pages, youre bordering on a biography

  • COVER LETTER

    This is your chance to make a great impression,

    avoid repeating whats already on your CV

    Make sure all your contact information is

    available on the cover letter; either as a header

    or as part of your signature

    Ensure that the opening greeting is brief and

    direct

    State where you discovered job opening

    Include why youre applying to the position

    Consider adding two or three targeted bullet

    points for emphasis

  • LINKEDIN 101

    LinkedIn is gaining popularity in South Africa

    and quite a few recruiters look to LinkedIn to

    headhunt candidates

    LinkedIn is also a fantastic way to network with

    other professionals

    Make sure you have a nice picture of you,

    looking professional, a nice shirt doesnt hurt

    and you should smile!

    Tell people about you in 120 characters in your

    headline

    Describe what drives you, what youre good as

    and whats next in your career in the summary

  • LINKEDIN 101 CONTD.:

    Ensure that you list all your jobs youve held in

    the past and what you have accomplished in

    each position; if you have footage and photos;

    add them

    Detail your education, include extra mural

    activities if youve had any along with any other

    accomplishments

    Dont be scared to add your volunteering

    experience along with the causes youre

    interested in

    In the skills and expertise section, list every skill

    you possess and try to get former colleagues

    and managers to endorse you for those skills

    and even leave a recommendation for you

  • KEYWORDS IN YOUR PROFILES

    The right keywords give your CV a better

    chance of being passed on to the HR

    Analyse the job description (and also those for

    similar roles) to identify particular qualifications,

    skills, or types of experience

    Ensure you're covering all possibilities, include

    synonyms, examples or variations of the same

    word in both your CV and covering letter. For

    example, if you're applying for a Java

    programming role, you could include program,

    programmer, and Java

  • THANK YOU