Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions section, designed to provide answers and guidance on common queries related to our services. Whether you are a company, candidate, or in need of support, browse through our comprehensive FAQ below to find the information you need.

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Selecting an executive search firm

What is executive search and how does it differ from traditional recruitment?

Executive search is a specialised recruitment service that focuses on identifying and attracting top-level executives for senior management positions. Unlike traditional recruitment, it involves a targeted approach, extensive industry knowledge, and a personalised search process tailored to specific leadership roles.

What are the benefits of using an executive search firm?

Engaging an executive search firm offers several advantages, including access to a broader talent pool, reduced time-to-hire, enhanced candidate quality, and increased confidentiality. Executive search firms have the expertise and resources to conduct comprehensive market research, target passive candidates, and ensure a thorough assessment process, resulting in better hiring outcomes.

What is a boutique executive search firm?

A boutique executive search firm like JobnetAfrica is a specialised, smaller-scale firm that offers personalised services with a focus on quality rather than quantity. It distinguishes itself by providing customised solutions, deep industry knowledge, and a more hands-on approach to client relationships.

What is the difference between contingent and exclusive recruitment?

Contingent recruitment involves engaging multiple search firms simultaneously to fill a position, whereas exclusive recruitment means partnering exclusively with JobnetAfrica for a dedicated and focused search process. Our exclusive recruitment approach allows us to commit our full attention and resources to finding the ideal candidate for your organisation.

What are the advantages of working with an executive search firm specialised in Africa with a physical presence on the continent?

While international companies without a physical presence in Africa may have broader global networks and resources, working with an executive search firm like JobnetAfrica offers several advantages. They have in-depth knowledge of the local business landscape, culture, and talent pool. They understand the nuances and dynamics specific to Africa, enabling them to effectively navigate the market and identify the right senior candidates for your organisation. Africa specialised firms with a physical presence often have extensive networks and relationships within the region, which can enhance their ability to find the best executive talent for your specific needs.

Why should we consider using JobnetAfrica for executive search services?

At JobnetAfrica, we specialise in connecting companies with top-level talent across Africa. Our extensive network, industry expertise, and personalised approach ensure that we find the best-fit candidates for your executive positions. We have a deep understanding of the African market and can help you navigate the unique challenges and opportunities it presents.

What types of recruitment contracts does JobnetAfrica offer?

JobnetAfrica offers recruitment contracts on a retained and exclusive basis. By engaging in a retained and exclusive search JobnetAfrica assigns a dedicated team, including experienced executive recruiters and researchers, to work closely with the client, focusing on understanding their needs and finding the best-suited executive candidate. Retained and exclusive executive searches involve a more thorough and in-depth process compared to contingent searches.

How can JobnetAfrica's executive search services benefit my company?

JobnetAfrica's executive search services offer several benefits for your company. We have a deep understanding of the African market, industries, and local talent pool. Our personalised approach and extensive network allow us to identify and attract top executive talent that aligns with your organisation's culture, values, and strategic goals. We streamline the recruitment process, saving you time and effort while ensuring a high-quality selection of candidates.

Executive search process

What is the executive search process like with JobnetAfrica?

Our executive search process involves a collaborative partnership with your company. We begin by thoroughly understanding your organisation's needs, culture, and specific executive position requirements. We then utilise our industry knowledge and extensive network to source and evaluate potential candidates. Our team conducts in-depth interviews, assessments, and reference checks to present you with a shortlist of highly qualified candidates. We guide you through the interview, selection, and hiring process until a successful candidate is chosen.

What is the role of a hiring manager on the company side when working with JobnetAfrica?

As a hiring manager, your role in partnering with JobnetAfrica is crucial to ensure a successful executive search process. We strive to make the process as efficient and seamless as possible, minimising your time investment. However, active participation, collaboration, feedback and decision-making, especially during key milestones, ensure the best outcome for your organisation.
Rest assured, our dedicated team at JobnetAfrica will handle the majority of the recruitment process, from candidate sourcing and screening to interview coordination and reference checks. We aim to provide a streamlined experience, enabling you to focus on selecting the ideal candidate for your executive role.

What industries and sectors does JobnetAfrica specialise in for executive search?

JobnetAfrica specialises in executive search across various industries and sectors in Africa. Our expertise includes but is not limited to the agricultural supply chain, logistics, and renewable energy. We have a diverse client base across different sectors, and our experience allows us to effectively identify and attract top talent for executive positions within these industries.

How does JobnetAfrica ensure confidentiality?

At JobnetAfrica, we prioritise confidentiality throughout the executive search process. We have strict protocols in place to protect the privacy of both clients and candidates. We maintain ethical practices and ensure that all information shared during the search remains confidential and secure.

What if we have specific diversity and inclusion goals?

If diversity and inclusion are important priorities for your organisation, JobnetAfrica is dedicated to supporting your goals. We proactively identify diverse talent and present candidates who meet your diversity objectives. Our inclusive selection process ensures unbiased assessments and equal opportunities for all candidates.

How long does the executive search process typically take with JobnetAfrica?

The timeline for the executive search process varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the role, market conditions, and candidate availability. While we strive for efficiency, our primary focus is on finding the right candidate for your organisation. This may take several weeks to a few months to ensure a successful long-term match.

What are the costs associated with JobnetAfrica's executive search services?

Our aim is to deliver high-quality executive search services that provide value for your investment. We work closely with you to ensure cost-effectiveness and align our services with your budget and hiring goals.

Can JobnetAfrica provide references or case studies of successful executive search assignments?

Yes, JobnetAfrica can provide references or case studies of successful executive search assignments upon request. We have a track record of delivering high-quality executive placements for our clients across Africa. Our satisfied clients are a testament to our commitment to excellence in executive search services.

Does JobnetAfrica offer any guarantees for executive placements?

While we cannot guarantee specific outcomes, we are dedicated to ensuring client satisfaction. We work closely with you throughout the executive search process, providing regular updates, feedback, and support. Our goal is to foster long-term partnerships and deliver exceptional results for your executive recruitment needs.
Therefore there is a 3-month guarantee period in place which provides assurance to the client that JobnetAfrica stands behind the quality of their executive placements and offers a safety net in case of unexpected circumstances or poor fit. It enhances the trust and confidence between the client and JobnetAfrica throughout the executive search process.


Does JobnetAfrica offer post-placement support?

Our goal is to facilitate a seamless transition and contribute to the success of both the candidate and your company, so our team provides ongoing support even after the recruitment process. We can facilitate the negotiation of employment terms and contracts between your company and the candidate. We also offer post-placement assistance, including regular check-ins up until one year after placement to ensure a smooth integration.

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How can JobnetAfrica help me in finding the right job in Africa?

JobnetAfrica provides a specialised platform focused on jobs in Africa. We offer a wide range of job opportunities across various industries and countries on the continent. Our platform allows you to search for relevant jobs, submit applications, and receive job alerts based on your preferences. We also provide support and guidance throughout the application and interview process.

What types of executive positions does JobnetAfrica recruit for?

We recruit for a wide range of executive positions across various industries, including but not limited to logistics, renewable energy and agricultural supply chain. These positions span areas such as C-suite, senior management, and specialised roles. Our goal is to help you find the perfect fit for your expertise and career objectives.

How can I apply for executive positions through JobnetAfrica?

To apply for executive positions, you can browse our current job listings on our website. Each job posting will provide specific application instructions. You can submit your application, including your CV and a tailored cover letter, directly through our online application system. Our team will review your application and contact you if there is a potential match for the position.

Can I submit a general application or send my CV for future executive opportunities?

Yes, you can submit a general application or send your CV for future executive opportunities. While we recommend applying directly to specific job postings, we also understand that not all positions may be listed at a given time. By submitting your CV and indicating your career preferences, you will become part of our talent pool and we keep you in mind for future executive positions that match your profile.

How does JobnetAfrica assist in the executive search process?

JobnetAfrica acts as your trusted partner throughout the executive search process. We leverage our extensive network and industry connections to identify executive-level opportunities that match your qualifications and aspirations. We guide you through the application and interview process, provide support in negotiating employment contracts, and ensure a smooth transition into your new executive role.

Is my personal information kept confidential?

JobnetAfrica takes privacy and data protection seriously. Your personal information is securely stored and used only for the purpose of matching you with relevant job opportunities. We do not share your information with third parties without your consent.

Are there any fees associated with using JobnetAfrica's services as a candidate?

No, our services are free for candidates. You can explore and apply for job opportunities listed on our platform without any charges. We are dedicated to connecting talented professionals with opportunities in Africa and supporting you throughout your job search journey.

How can I stay updated on the latest executive positions through JobnetAfrica?

To stay updated on the latest executive positions through JobnetAfrica, you can regularly visit our website and browse the "Executive Jobs" section. Additionally, we recommend subscribing to our newsletters, where we share exclusive job opportunities, industry insights, and career tips specifically tailored for executive candidates. Don't miss out on the chance to explore exciting executive roles across Africa.

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Customer support

How can I contact JobnetAfrica's customer support team?

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can reach our customer support team by sending an email to We strive to respond promptly and provide the necessary guidance or information you need.

What kind of support can I expect from JobnetAfrica's customer support team?

Our customer support team is here to assist you throughout your journey on JobnetAfrica. Whether you need help with navigating the website or understanding the recruitment or application process, we are dedicated to providing prompt and helpful support to ensure a smooth user experience.

What should I do if I encounter technical issues on the JobnetAfrica website?

If you encounter any technical issues while using our website, please reach out to our customer support team at We will investigate the issue and work to resolve it as quickly as possible.

How long does it usually take to receive a response from the customer support team?

We strive to provide timely responses to all inquiries. While response times may vary depending on the volume of inquiries, we aim to get back to you within 24-48 hours. Please be assured that we value your questions and concerns, and we will do our best to address them promptly and effectively.

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