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Expat guide: Employment in South Africa

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Here's a guide to Expatica's employment information for expats who are looking for work in South Africa.

Employment and trends
Looking for work in South Africa? Expatica South Africa covers everything you need to know about expat employment in your new country of residence, from work permits and immigration regulations to job applications and local labour law. Detailed articles take you through the rules regarding expat employment, including how to write a CV, interview dos and don'ts and management culture in South Africa. In Young, single, new job, new country?, we look at the challenges young, single transferees face on their first assignments abroad.

Presenting yourself
In our short series No resume? No problem... Penelope Brown offers tips on writing a CV, advising that you treat it like a marketing campaign.

Women expats
Women expats are happier at work, according to an Expatica survey of over 450 women living abroad, although opportunities for promotion and low wages continue to trouble women expats at work. According to Expatica's employment survey, female expats based in Spain are the happiest, followed by Belgium and France. Expatica’s Employment & Trends channel covers specific issues faced by women working abroad in articles such as Women at work: Making and taking opportunities.

Finding work back home
Many expats have concerns when returning home that they might be less employable. In Returning home: Executive job opportunities Christian Pielow offers some useful advice.

European human resources news roundup
Our monthly HR updates keep you informed on changes in employment law, key judgments from national labour courts, income tax and pension reforms, pay agreements, company-level HR policies and trade union activities.

Job search
Don’t forget to use our job search function which lists a variety of jobs throughout the country.



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