Why you need to keep job advertisements

Job advertisements provide you with lots of vital information. This information can include details of particular requirements that the employer is seeking.

For example, the job advertisement could include:

  • Skill requirements (a particular skill, for example report writing, financial analysis);
  • Academic requirements (Grade 12 school certificate, diploma, degree and/or professional qualifications etc);
  • Knowledge requirements (subject, industry, function, task, environment etc);
  • Experience requirements (# of years experience in a particular job, sector or level).

Job advertisements can also provide you with other useful information such as:

  • An overview of the company or employer
  • The application and interview procedure
  • The date, time and location of job interviews
  • The salary and benefits

How long you should keep a copy of the job advertisement?

Interviews can take place months after job advertisements have been placed. If you have not kept a copy of the job advertisement you will struggle to prepare properly for the job interview. We therefore recommend that you keep a copy of job advertisements for at least 12 months.

What to do if you have not kept a copy of the job description?

  • Search the internet
  • Ask friends or family
  • Request a copy of the job description from the employer

Top Tip: When applying for jobs always keep a copy of the job advertisement AND the application (or CV) that you submitted. Not only will this help you if you are invited to the job interview but it will also help you to analyse and review your job applications and success rate.

You can also find lots of useful information at: How to Plan a Job Search

Additional Information

To find more all careers advice from Go Zambia Jobs just visit: Careers Advice

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To search for the latest jobs in Zambia visit: www.gozambiajobs.com

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