How Effective Are Ghanaian Job Websites?

First of all, if you are a tertiary student or a graduate and you are not aware of Ghanaian websites that advertise job vacancies, you are too far behind in the digital age. I am assuming everyone has sometime visited one of the several job websites or has at least heard of them.

The question is: how likely are you to get a job by replying to all the vacancies you may qualify for? The answer is: not very likely, but try anyway.

Everyday, thousands of applications are sent to the jobs advertised on these websites. Some of the jobs are culled from ads placed in newspapers. It is also very likely to find one vacancy posted on several websites. The huge number of applications received per job means you will be lucky if your application is even read.

One annoying issue is the highjacking of those websites by “recruitment agencies”. These elements will usually contact applicants by e-mail or SMS and request for money for either “training” or a “job interview” later on.

So does this mean that you should not apply online? No, not all. Applying for jobs online helps you to develop your application and CV writing skills. It is also better than making no effort at all at a job search.

I will recommend job seekers to improve their networks by maintaining a good LinkedIn account and do volunteer work. To rely on job websites alone is not prudent.

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Jerome Kuseh

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2 comments

  1. Imagine just 1,000 applicants, all asked to bring along 10 cedis for a job interview … that's 10,000 cedis right there! These guys are cheats, they'll continually advertise fictitious vacancies whose demands are high.

  2. Imagine just 1,000 applicants, all asked to bring along 10 cedis for a job interview … that's 10,000 cedis right there! These guys are cheats, they'll continually advertise fictitious vacancies whose demands are high.

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