8 different ways to find a job in Zambia

Finding jobs to apply for can be a challenge. In this exclusive article from Go Zambia Jobs we list 8 different ways to find a job in Zambia. If you are looking for information on how to plan a job search check out this article – how to plan a job search.

1. Go Zambia Jobs

www.gozambiajobs.com is dedicated to listing job advertisements in Zambia. It is used by both employers and recruitment agents to advertise jobs. You can quickly use www.gozambiajobs.com to help you understand what type of jobs are available and to discover more about the skills, experience and qualifications required in particular jobs.

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2. Employer Websites

Are there any employers that you would like to work for? Checking an employer website direct is a great way to find out more about an employer and their recruitment procedure. If recruitment information is not clearly visible check for pages titled “Jobs” or “Careers” or “Join us”. You could also try looking for a section entitled “Sitemap” which lists the main pages of a website or using a search facility. You may be able to register your details in the employer database and to sign up for job notifications by email or social media. The downside of this approach is that it can be time consuming checking every employer website. It can also be time consuming completing each on-line registration form. It can therefore be more useful to utilise job boards like www.gozambiajobs.com.

3. Social Media

Social media refers to any media channel that utilises technology to enable social interaction. This can include things like online blogs, business networks, forums and social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.). You can use social media to:

  • let people know you are looking for a job
  • alert you to job opportunities
  • alert you to career events
  • communicate with employers
  • to list your qualifications, work experience, skills and achievements

When using social media to find a job you should remember to include information that may be relevant to potential employers and remove or restrict access to any content that you do not want made public.

Find out more at: Essential Social Media Tips

4. Networking

Networking involves engaging with people in order to exchange information and add contacts. Why should you try networking?

  • Employers do not always publicly advertise jobs
  • Networking can lead to job creation
  • Networking can reduce competition

Jobs that are publicly advertised generally attract more applications, which increases the amount of competition. Networking can reduce the amount of competition you face for a job.

Find out more at: Networking to find a job

5. Speculative Applications

Speculative applications are job applications that you make to an employer even though they have not advertised a job. This may sound like a long shot but speculative applications do work. Why?

  • An employer may have been about to advertise a job vacancy
  • Your speculative application impresses the employer and encourages them to contact you

A speculative application usually consists of a letter detailing why an employer should consider offering you employment, together with a CV outlining your relevant skills and experience. Alternate methods include face-to-face requests, telephone requests as well as requests through social media.

Find out more at: How to submit speculative job applications

6. Print Media

Traditional print media (newspapers, magazines, journals etc.) are still great places to find employment. Newspapers, magazines and journals are good sources of targeted job advertisements. For example, local newspapers are a great way to find local job advertisements. Similarly, magazines and trade journals are also great ways to find targeted job advertisements. For example, an engineering journal may feature jobs targeted at those with an interest in engineering.

7. Recruitment Agents

Recruitment agents help employers to find suitable candidates and are usually paid a fee by the employer for this service.  Not all recruitment agents offer the same service. Some only contact you if you are a suitable candidate for a particular job, whilst others will stay in regular contact and proactively promote you (subject to your consent) as a candidate to employers. It is important to remember that not all employers choose to recruit through recruitment agents. If you choose to solely rely on recruitment agents then you could miss out on other opportunities that are available.

8. Freelancing

Freelancing is an increasing popular way for individuals, companies and employers to outsource work. As a result there are lots of opportunities for people looking for to find freelance work. Freelance work involves selling your service by the hour, day, job, etc. rather than working on a salaried basis for an employer. If you have access to a computer, an internet connection and some skills then you have the basic tools needed for freelance work.

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47 thoughts on “8 different ways to find a job in Zambia”

  1. I have actually been contemplating a lot on the speculative way of applying…and this piece of information is such a relief. Thank you!

  2. Thanks very much for wakening me up,I’ve been looking for a job since, not knowing their is this platform… Keep it up with the good work.

  3. http://www.gozambiajobs.com is a great place to find your dream job!. It is increasingly being used by both local and international firms to recruit. I have changed jobs, thanks to this platform, and their job search tips are practical. Job hunting is a full time undertaking, requiring all manner of dedication. Whilst a majority of job hunters I have interacted with think jobs are there only for the connected, I am here to call for a mindset change and let everyone believe that you can get a job in Zambia anywhere without knowing anyone.

    • Thanks so much for that information. Do you help a job seeker to get a job by communicating directe to the same individual

      • Thank you! Please note that we provide a central place were job seekers can find jobs and job seeking information advice. We do not act as an employment agent and do not secure employment for job seekers.

  4. Thanks so much for the information, i hope I can find a job using the same information cause I just finished my senior secondary education last year

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