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How long does it take to start a government job?

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National Government, Provincial Governments and Municipalities – 3978 vacancies (e.g. Department of Correctional Services, Gauteng Department of Health, City of Tshwane and many more)

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How long does it take to start a government job?

Although every agency has a different hiring process in practice, most agencies strive to fill their open positions in 80 days or less. After the job is posted and closed, the agency should make a decision within 6-8 weeks


How to Track Your Application

Once you’ve submitted an application, the agency should notify you at four points in the process:

  1. When your application is received
  2. If you meet basic qualifications
  3. When your application is referred to the selecting official
  4. If you are offered the position


Your application may be one of hundreds that the agency is reviewing, so if you are serious about securing the job, you should take a proactive approach to find out the status of your application. Feel free to contact the agency by email or phone, as long as you are courteous, polite and not burdensome. Be respectful of the employee’s time since answering jobseeker inquiries is not likely their primary responsibility.

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