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  • Matt Spencer

Discover what it’s like as an intern working within the African recruitment industry, CA Globa

I work within the recruitment industry as an intern and am new to the industry. My skills are good communication, an in-depth understanding of consultancy, my techniques in approaching difficult scenario’s and also the way in which my personality is complementary to the recruitment industry overall.  

What inspired you to get into this sort of industry?

I studied Human Resource Management (HRM) at Varsity so I figured getting an opportunity like this was ‘a foot at the right door’. Recruitment is one of the core functions of HRM so it made more sense for me to pursue it as a career.

What qualifications and experience did you have to gain In order to establish yourself and therefore become  a professional  within your industry?

As I have mentioned, I studied HRM and as a recruiter I think one if not the most important  thing is to treat each candidate in a more personal manner as opposed to ‘your next ticket to lottery’ thinking.

What is the most challenging aspect within your field of work?

Well, as an intern I haven’t been exposed to much, but the nature of the business itself requires the most executive candidates in the market which can be challenging to come by. Additionally, I am well aware of the high level of competition when it comes to recruitment.


We work in teams, which makes it easier to manage the various obstacles and essentially complete the tasks needed  I can proudly say the team of  recruiters I work with at CA Global Headhunters are truly supportive.

What has been the highlight of your career?

Without a doubt getting an opportunity to learn and being part of one of the most successful recruitment companies across the African continent.

If somebody starts as a trainee / beginner within your line of work, what could they earn in salary?

Depends from company to company, but  R4000 may be expected.

What can this person expect to earn after 10 years of experience?

A basic salary around R17000+commission+other benefits.

Who is your role model and why?

I am self made, but I do appreciate any woman in an executive position.

What motivates you to work this hard?

My parents no doubt, they have proven most people wrong, coming from  not so recognisable backgrounds – they are both in Management positions now, I have to catch up.

What is your outlook within your industry over the next 5 years?

Being totally entrepreneurial, this industry requires me to be open minded in my daily execution of tasks and responsibility. 

As you know, numerous African countries are being invested in due to their rich minerals. Which country within Africa do you think will be the next hot spot and why?

Whoever said Africa was alive with possibilities was on point, South Africa has a lot of potential economically.

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