careers advice

Agriculture

Overview

Types of jobs in this sector: South Africa is divided into a number of farming regions according to climate, natural vegetation, soil type and farming practices. Agricultural activities range from horticulture, livestock farming, to professional services.

Careers in agriculture range from food production, crops, livestock, machinery, environment to various professional services.

Reference: South African.info 

Agriculture services/companies South Africa:

•  Directory of South African Agricultural Services: RainbowNation 
•  Agriculture Portal South Africa: Agriportal South Africa 
•  Agriculture South Africa 

Writing Cvs: Same as standard generic CVs but with specific experience and qualifications in agricultural sector.

International agricultural Cvs: should be tailored to potential employers skills and qualifications required which will be stated on websites or through the recruitment process so it is best to check with them.

Reference: same as generic

Application forms: Same advise as generic information but relevant to agricultural sector.

Preparing for Interviews: Same advise as generic information and include experience and skills relevant to agricultural sector.

International companies: have their individual recruitment process which will be stated on websites or through the recruitment process so check with them.

Reference: same as generic

Vacancies and internships:

•  Adzuna
•  Best Jobs South Africa
•  Careerjet
•  Careers24
•  Country Careers
•  Indeed
•  Jobisjob
•  Jobs.co.za
•  Junction 
•  Pnet
•  SimplyHired
•  JobSpace
•  JobVine
•  Brick7
•  JobLife

Journals:

Farmer’s weekly 
• The Southern African Journal of Agricultural Extension

Institutions/Societies:

•  African Association of Agricultural Economists
•  Agricultural Writers South Africa 
•  Bathhurst Agricultural Society
•  Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa
•  Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society
•  Grassland Society of Southern Africa
•  South African Agricultural Machinery Association
•  South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers
•  South African Society for Agricultural Extension (SASAE)
•  South African Women’s Agricultural Union (SAWAU)
•  The Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa
•  The Fertilizer Society of South Africa
•  Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions