While it is evident that there are various types of jobs on offer in government, unemployment is still high in South Africa. That means competition for available jobs will attract a lot of applications. For the best chance of landing your dream job it’s important to always be a step ahead by learning new skills that give you a competitive advantage above other applicants.
Based on the evolution of the working world during recent years computer skills are in high demand in the public sector especially data management, presentation skills and writing for the Public Sector. Secondly, improving your knowledge about Public Service by understanding public sector laws and regulations can go a long way in both helping your application stand out as well as how you present yourself in an interview.
Start by reading job descriptions to understand the job requirements and try to map out a career path for yourself. Compare this to the skills and knowledge you do and do not have. Doing so will help you to identify your strengths and areas of growth. Invest in up-skilling yourself with the right learning programme that fits into the career path you want to pursue.
You could start with Short Courses until you have the confidence to study a Higher Certificate programme or if you are ready to pursue a qualification you can do so immediately. You can also find a mentor who works in the Public Sector and is willing to share their expertise and guide you on the right path.
Whatever your career goals in the public sector iQ Academy can offer you a programme to help you get there. In addition, the recently launched Higher Certificate in Local Governance offers students a very unique and competitive programme that will position candidates for success in local government!