The Best Job Search Sites and Recruiters in South Africa


When job hunting the aim is not to sweat, right? We know how exhausting it can be to find reputable sites online. But unemployment is already a huge crisis therefore credible job search sites and recruitment companies should be at everyone’s disposal.
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Job search sites and recruiters are at the start of any job search. You have probably heard and read it all or not if you are lucky. There are so many experts in the field, and they are all ready to talk about:

  • The best job search tips.
  • How to job hunt like a pro.
  • Unconventional tips for job seekers.

This one is different. It is not about the tips, but rather providing a bit of direction. We have done all the heavy lifting for you and have compiled a list of the best we know of in South Africa. 

We have covered both job search sites and recruiters because it is always a great idea to take your career into your own hands and drive your own job search but working with recruiters can lighten your load and recruiters most of the time have access to opportunities long before they appear on job search sites so why not be on their database to ensure maximum exposure.

To start, here are the 26 best job search sites in South Africa in alphabetical order

  1. BestJobs
  2. Bizcommunity
  3. CareerJet
  4. CareerJunction
  5. Careers24
  6. CareersPortal
  7. CompuJobs
  8. Elite Talent Africa
  9. Executive Placements
  10. Glassdoor
  11. Google Careers
  12. Government Jobs
  13. GrabJobs
  14. Hotel Jobs
  15. Indeed
  16. JobMail
  17. Jobrapido
  18. Jobted 
  19. JobVine
  20. Junk Mail
  21. LinkedIn
  22. PNet
  23. SAGovJobs
  24. SimplyHired
  25. TotalJobs
  26. Trovit

“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recruiters play a vital role in the job market; they help companies to find the best candidates in the market and also prepare the candidates accordingly. 

Some of the benefits of working with recruiters to find a job include access to more opportunities, increased visibility, expert advice, insight into hiring companies and of cause recruiters will save you valuable time. When vacancies open up, employers reach out to recruiters so it makes sense for them to form part of your job search strategy.

Here are 35 of the best recruiter website in South Africa in alphabetical order.

  1. Afrizan
  2. AltGen
  3. Armstrong Appointments (Pty) Ltd
  4. Black Pen Recruitment
  5. BossJansen
  6. Communicate Recruitment
  7. DAV
  8. Executech Recruitment
  9. FROGG Recruitment Agency
  10. Headhunters
  11. Hospitality Placements
  12. Intercon Recruitment
  13. Isilumko Staffing
  14. Joblink Placement
  15. Key Recruitment
  16. Kontak Recruitment 
  17. Lulaway
  18. MASA
  19. Michael Page
  20. MNT People Solutions
  21. multiSEARCH 
  22. O’Brien Recruitment
  23. Primeserve ABC Recruitment (Pty) Ltd
  24. Quest
  25. Quest Staffing Solutions
  26. RecruitMyMom
  27. rms staffing
  28. Robert Walters South Africa
  29. Sandi Crowther Recruitment
  30. SRG Recruitment Agency
  31. The Recruitment Agency of South Africa (TRASA)
  32. Woodburn Mann
  33. Workforce Holdings Limited
  34. Workforce Staffing
  35. Workspace Recruitment

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When job hunting, even with all the job search sites and recruiters out there, finding a job is a lot more complicated than one would realise. Not done right, you will put in over 100 applications per week and not even get 1 hit. For help in navigating your search read our Job Search 101 article.

This article was originally published in 2019, and updated in 2022.

We have reviewed the listings and have updated the list with the companies that can help you make your job search journey a little easier. 

Remember:  ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) can prevent you from being shortlisted, therefore it is important to construct your professional CV with ATS and the right keywords in mind. Don’t take unnecessary chances with your career, let one of our professional writers assist you.