How to apply for a job on Job Mail

Have you spotted the perfect job on Job Mail, but not quite sure how to go about applying for the job?

It’s quite easy! Just follow these steps to apply for your dream job…

First things first, find the ad of the job you are interested on Job Mail. You can either do a search or just a general browse. When you find the ad, click on “read more” at the bottom of the ad.


Next, full details of the job ad will appear. Look for the red box on the left hand side saying “Apply for this job”. Click on it. If you have not yet logged in, the next page will ask you to do so in order to complete the application.


After you have logged in, you will see the following page where you should complete a cover letter to impress a possible employer with. After you have done this, and am completely happy with your cover letter, and sure that your Online CV is up-to-date, click “Submit”.


You have now successfully applied for your dream job. All you have to do is wait for that very important phone call for an interview… Good luck!

If you found this article about how to apply for a job on Job Mail useful, check out the following for more great job seeker tips:

1. Be the right candidate
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27 Responses

  1. Lukusa Kabeya says:

    I am suitable candidate because
    I can I have to Prove My self on what
    I am Required to do.

  2. Tucker T says:

    Thanks a lot, this site is very useful

  3. ntomkhona nyawo says:

    My Name Is Ntomkhona Nyawo Please I Am Looking For A Job Am A Hard Worker. That’s My Emailthobile_Love@Yahoo.Com And My Numbers +27760845789 Am Staying In Johannesburg And Am A South African Please I Know You Will Help Me To Get This Job Please Help Me. Am 19 Years Am And I Can Speak Very Properly English And I Can Write Very Well And I Also Have Computer Experience. Am A Caring Person I Wish To Get This Job.

    • Job Mailer says:

      Hi Ntomkhona – Please post your CV via the link provided on the top right of this blog page. Follow the procedure to register and apply for jobs that you need online.

  4. papama lumapi says:

    Thanks Job Mail. This is very helpful 🙂

  5. Setumo Petros molefe says:

    None so far

  6. Florence says:

    My name is Florence, I’ve registered my CV with jobmail since 2008, everyday i will sent two or more applications, but till this day I ‘ve never received any regret or respond. please help me to find a suitable job. And i’m following every instructions.

    I’m a hard worker with 9-10 years office experience.

    • Job Mailer says:

      Hi Florence – If you apply for jobs make sure that you follow up with the recruiter / employer. Contact them if they don’t respond back and find out about the status of your application. If they don’t respond within 14 days, chances are that you’re application was not succesful

  7. admin,receptionist and ggeneral work says:

    Nkosazana vavana 27 years old looking for work am staying in Cape Town .I have grade 12,drivers licenses(10) and computer literacy .I am hard working person and energetic. I Can work with a team and alone I can work ,am humble and I take instructions as they ‘re am very responsible person. Please help me find work

  8. administration or data capture says:

    Hi! my is Nnuku Moacwiemang I live in the northwest, I am looking for job desperately but I dont know how to feel in the CV becouse I dont have a matrik and a current job,I only have grade11 and a national certificate in IT:End- User computing- NQF level3

    • job-admin says:

      Hi Nnuku – If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, visit https://www.jobmail.co.za/register-your-profile-cv (via a PC) Make sure that your CV on Job Mail is 100% complete, then you’ll have a much better chance of recruiters finding you. Look for Jobs that you need at http//www.jobmail.co.za/mobile/search (on your cell phone) or https://www.jobmail.co.za/ (on your PC) and apply for them. Search for “Receptionist”, “Safety Officer”, “Chef”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. If you don’t have experience and you are struggling to find a job in your field, check out the Part Time / Temp category on Job Mail for jobs that you can do while you are finding the job that you need. You can filter your job search via region and category on the Job Mail website / mobile site as well. Good luck with finding the jobs you need! Be Pro-Active! If you’ve applied for a position and no one contacts you back, phone the employer / recruiter and inquire about the status of your application. If you are struggling with the CV upload, please contact our Webmaster via jobmaster@jobmail.co.za – please note that we do not accept CVs via e-mail

      • william says:

        Dear job mail. I am currently in position of a matric certificate,national certificate in HRM, and national Diploma in HRM and end user-computing. Im currently seeking employment from different agencies but no luck,i hope dat dear mail will help me find a job.

        • Henno Kruger says:

          Hi William – Do a search for positions. Apply for them. Follow up with recruiters if you don’t get response. Please note that Job Mail is not a recruitment agency.

  9. pumzile kakaza says:

    Hi guys I’m pumzile I wana share my job mail story with all my south africans! Sins I’ve been hunting it was very difficult to me coz I used to go shop to shop looking for a job until a friend off mine told me about job mail via phone so sins then my job mail is there one that goes shop to shop for me@ they give. Me feedback with out I’m nothing I realy love my job mail coz it makes me feel like I’m already working with their email alert to the jobs I’m interested to.job mail you are my number 1 with out you al go back shop to shop so keep up the good work. Regards pumzile kakaza

  10. Sindisiwe Shabalala says:

    Hi guys, I am currently permanently employed but have been looking to spread my wings for about three years now. I have been applying for various jobs that match my qualification and experience but till today I am still hunting for a new job. I don’t know whether it’s my CV that is not well structured or is it my cover letters. Please help on what I should do inorder to get a new job.

  11. BETTY says:

    HI,I ALWAYS FIND THE JOB OF MY DREAMS, BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT THOSE JOBS DO NOT HAVE THE CONTACT NUMBERS OR FAX NUMBERS.SO ANY TIME WHEN YOU INTRODUCE YOUR JOBS TRY TO GIVE US THE CONTACT NUMBERS OR FAX PLEASE,MORE ESPECIALLY POSTS/ADVERTISEMENTS FROM POLOKWANE (PLEASE)

    • job-admin says:

      Hi Betty – Thanks for your feedback. You can apply directly online if you’re registered on Job Mail. It’s also advisable to e-mail your CV to a recruiter instead of faxing it. There are people who run scams via fax. Some of the jobs have contact numbers listed in them though.

  12. Pretty Xoliswa says:

    Hi me I keep on looking lot of experience but never heard anything restuarant cleaning office merchandise am a quick learner I can do any job but no lucky myb 1day I wil get 1 god wil answer my prayer am kids & my my they suffer 2much no food its hard special my little girl went 2school with empty stomach onl arv god help me 2find job

    • job-admin says:

      Hi Pretty – Thanks for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, visit https://www.jobmail.co.za/register-your-profile-cv (via a PC) Make sure that your CV on Job Mail is 100% complete, then you’ll have a much better chance of recruiters finding you. Look for Jobs that you need at http//www.jobmail.co.za/mobile/search (on your cell phone) or https://www.jobmail.co.za/ (on your PC) and apply for them. Search for “Receptionist”, “Safety Officer”, “Chef”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. If you don’t have experience and you are struggling to find a job in your field, check out the Part Time / Temp category on Job Mail for jobs that you can do while you are finding the job that you need. You can filter your job search via region and category on the Job Mail website / mobile site as well. Good luck with finding the jobs you need! Be Pro-Active! If you’ve applied for a position and no one contacts you back, phone the employer / recruiter and inquire about the status of your application. If you are struggling with the CV upload, please contact our Webmaster via jobmaster@jobmail.co.za – please note that we do not accept CVs via e-mail

  13. Sharleen says:

    Hi im looking for any job cause im unemployed and need urgerntly a job to forfill my needs.my ambition in life is to make a positive difference in any activity i participate in and to reach the goals i set for myself . Im a hard worker .

    • job-admin says:

      Hi Sharleen – Thanks for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, visit https://www.jobmail.co.za/register-your-profile-cv (via a PC) Make sure that your CV on Job Mail is 100% complete, then you’ll have a much better chance of recruiters finding you. Look for Jobs that you need at http//www.jobmail.co.za/mobile/search (on your cell phone) or https://www.jobmail.co.za/ (on your PC) and apply for them. Search for “Receptionist”, “Safety Officer”, “Chef”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. If you don’t have experience and you are struggling to find a job in your field, check out the Part Time / Temp category on Job Mail for jobs that you can do while you are finding the job that you need. You can filter your job search via region and category on the Job Mail website / mobile site as well. Good luck with finding the jobs you need! Be Pro-Active! If you’ve applied for a position and no one contacts you back, phone the employer / recruiter and inquire about the status of your application. If you are struggling with the CV upload, please contact our Webmaster via jobmaster@jobmail.co.za – please note that we do not accept CVs via e-mail

  14. Silungile cebekhulu says:

    Hi,always find my dream job(office administration) but the problem is those jobs do not have fax numbers or contact & i want to know that how can i make my cv 100% coz i want my cv to be in 100%as you said. I am registered user of jobmail but you told me that my cv is on 50% so pls help me my kids are waiting for food in the table. Amen

  15. pianos mbengo. says:

    I have never seen such a good work like what you are doing. People are really happy because of your guidance to joseekers.keep on please with the wonderful job throughout 2013.

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