Africa has a growing number of job boards, job search engines, and social media sites. It's much easier now to promote job openings to thousands of potential job recruits. We have put together a list of some of the best and inexpensive job sites so recruiters employers and can experiment with different ways to find new hires. Africa job sites Job boards are essential for posting, promoting, and filling new job openings. We have compiled some of the cheapest job websites from Africa to post all kinds of jobs. 1. sajobfinder.co.za Sajobfinder boasts a network of more than 3,000 recruiters across several sectors, including IT, HR, sales, and healthcare. Thousands of businesses use the site to promote new job posts and connect with talented job seekers. The site serves over 800,000 members across South Africa. 2. Ghanajobscareers.com Ghanajobscareers is a job board where recruiters can post jobs modeled loosely on Craigslist. Employers can post an unlimited number of vacancies to JobSpider's network. With millions of job seekers active on the site, employers can view their resumes online for free and locate the best candidates for their vacancies. 3. JobsBotswana.com JosBotswana is a leading job board serving job seekers in Botswana. HR departments and recruiters post jobs at low, low rates. Employers post an unlimited number of vacancies to the job board. There are thousands of job active job seekers on the site, and employers can view their resumes online and find the best candidates for their open job positions. Job seekers can post resumes and set up job alerts for free . 4.  Kenyajobscareers.com Kenyajobscareers caters to the job search needs of thousands of job seekers in Kenya. The website harnesses the power of syndication to streamline the recruitment process. Recruiters can create an unlimited number of open job postings, which can then shared with up to 20 different job boards. 5. Namibiajobscareers.com Located in Windhoek, Namibia, Namibiajobscareers serve the labor requirements of employers and recruiters in the whole of Namibia. In contrast with other job boards, this site's recruitment tools are many. There is an applicant tracking system to help with the recruitment process. recruiters can email applicants while on the site 6. Nigeriajobscareers.com Nigeriajobscareers was created to help increase the efficiency of the recruiting process. The website uses algorithmic matchmaking to identify great-fit candidates for a given role, matching candidates based on skills and potential instead of just their resumes. The company provides access to all of its features — posting jobs, sorting through a curated roster of candidates, and setting up interviews. 7. Ugandajobscareers.com Ugandajobscareers offers job postings to recruiters and employers, tiny businesses. The site also receives thousands of resumes from new job seekers each week, allowing hiring managers to pinpoint great candidates only using the filters available on the site's database.
Use the right mix of job websites in your job search methods.  Many job seekers focus on big job websites such as  indeed.com.  But according to experts, unless you're in a high-demand field, this is one of the least effective job search methods, with only about 10% (at best) success rate. So don't spend more than 10% of your time at this activity. Here are guidelines for making good use of your time online: Explore niche, or specialty, job boards. Don't just post on Monster. Also, look at sites like LiveITjobs.com  for technology or Ebberhealthjobs.com  for health care. Target websites of companies you're interested in. Determine which companies to target and post resume to their sites. Better yet, contact these employers directly. Consider regional job boards. To find these boards, type your state and the words "job board" into Google (e.g., Minnesota job board ) or try your local library's website. Try "aggregator" sites like indeed.com,. These sites combine search results from job boards, company websites, professional associations, and other sources. Try professional association websites. Professional associations often post jobs for their members. View the Professional Association Finder to explore options. Check out Avacko.com, which includes four job bank sources, including your state job bank. But since experience shows it's not the best way to get noticed, it's helpful to use a few different methods, including networking your resume in person.
How to stretch your salary like a pro We have all been there. We have all found ourselves without a cent in our pockets on the last days of the month, yet we never seem to know where all the money went to. In a world where the  global  economy deteriorates more and more each day, everyone should know how to manage their money in an efficient manner. It does not matter the amount of money we make, if we know how to manage it, we will be able to stretch it without being financial experts. Is this really possible? The secret to saving money is –pause for dramatic effect- establishing priorities. But how do we know what to give priority to? If your hard-earned money is vanishing at the end of the month like magic, it is time to sit down and evaluate your expenses once and for all. Planning has to become a monthly or even a daily routine for messy spenders. First of all, there are three things that must be taken into account: income, debt, and expenses. The easiest part is establishing our income, the rest will be like seeing our worst nightmares come true, but it will be over soon. No one actually likes knowing how much money they spend each month, but the good thing about planning is that we can figure out how not to bleed out our bank accounts each month and maybe even save up to a 10% for that beach trip you are dying to take. The experts have spoken, and they recommend we divide our income this way: 30-35% for living expenses (including utilities). 16-20% for food and groceries. Invest 17-19% in transportation (including insurance, gas and public transportation). 5-7% for clothes and services (including dry-cleaning, washing, and drying). Invest 5-9% in health (insurance, pharmacy expenses, etc.). 3-6% for entertainment (it cannot be all work and no play). Save 2% - 10%. For miscellaneous expenses like newspapers, education, personal grooming, contributions, etc. destine about 7% to 12% depending on your other expenses. Once we have a clear vision of where our money is going, it will definitely be easier to organize and follow our parameters each month, until we get a constant flow on our bank accounts. There are thousands of useful apps to help us get our prioritizing on (Daily Budget for iPhone, for example), but the most important thing is taking that first step towards economic stability. All we have to do is reach out and take it.
Getting a job using your second language Knowing other languages in a world that, thanks to globalization, has forced people to be bilingual and almost makes them forget their mother tongue definitely, comes in handy when looking for a new job. Numbers do not lie; today, nearly 60% of job offers require the candidate to master a second language. English and German are taking the lead on the list for the most popular languages required by employers, especially in engineering, finance, new technologies, and health. However, according to recent surveys from Adecco,  infoempleo,  and the Center for Sociological Research (CIS) in Spain, five languages will prevail among job seekers in 2016. To our surprise, these languages are Italian, Portuguese, German, French, and ever-present English.  An astounding 89.5% of current job offers require a second language, so it is time to enroll in the language course of your choice. French is on the list since it is the official language of over 30 countries and as one of the five official languages in the United Nations; it also stands out in the touristic and pharmaceutical areas. German — or Europe’s second most spoken language—, stands out in the tourism sector, as well as those languages mentioned above. Perhaps the most shocking fact about this list is to see the “nonna’s” mother tongue on it. Italian has had an impressive boom these last years in Europe, especially in Spain. Brazil’s peak as a first-power economy in Latin America led them to appear on this list and the fact that it is the official language in six countries. The near future looks very promising for the Portuguese. Do we really need to say something more to convince you to go ahead and learn a second language? If you need a little extra motivation, Laura Centeno, Country Manager for People Working, indicates that a bilingual person could earn 20% more than those who speak only one language.