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Do you enjoy serving people? There are a range of opportunities in hotels, restaurants, travel and tourism companies where you can apply your customer service skills and qualifications.

Don’t use a duster when spring-cleaning your career. Use an industrial strength ride-on scrubber instead. Why tinker? A comprehensive revamp is usually necessary if you’re serious about revitalising your prospects.

A great deal of emphasis is placed on achieving good matric results, and rightly so. You can not hope to succeed in life without hard work and sacrifice. However, it is important to remember that your entire future is not bound to this one result.

Load shedding – we can’t escape it, but we can learn to beat it. By now we are all too familiar with the feeling – you’re working on that 50 page document and the lights go off. Here’s a useful guide on how to beat load shedding:

There are many study paths you can take to become a successful reporter or journalist.

Whether you are finishing high school or considering a mid-career change these tips will help you discover your passion in life and follow the right path.

Many matriculants have already begun applying to various FET institutions in preparation not only for next year, but their future career paths.

While universities do hold a degree of prestige in the marketplace not everyone is guaranteed to benefit from these institutions.

You’ve just finished your articles, exams are a thing of the past, and you can finally start your professional career. There’s just one problem: you don’t know if you should stay at the firm where you’ve just completed your training contract or take the plunge and start afresh at a new company altogether.

Are you creative? Do you have style? The fashion industry can be highly competitive but it can also an innovative space for those who enjoy expressing their creativity through raw materials. Find out what you need to make it as a fashion designer.

Everybody uses a combination of their senses to learn and retain information. However we all have a dominant sense that we rely on to interpret new material.

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Fire fighting is the ideal job for thrill seekers, in fact this is more than just a job, it is a burning passion to help others even if it means risking your own life.
So what is expected from these hero's?

A healthy brand and the trust that it inspires is one of the best ways that companies have to differentiate themselves and their products in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

As a woman with more than 17 years of work experience in the challenging and constantly evolving tech industry, I have had my fair share of learning experiences over time

It is often said that attitude is one of the biggest factors in achieving success in life. Whether you are a student starting out in your career or an established professional there are certain characteristics that will set you apart from the crowd.

The burning question that any female in tech is being asked at the moment is “How have you managed to cope as a female in tech?

The information technology sector has experienced massive growth over the last decade creating a number of job opportunities in this sphere. Here are some suggestions if you are hoping to pursue a career in IT.

Are you unemployed? Do you have to look for a job, but don’t know where to start? Here are some ideas.

It’s a little known fact that the first 48 hours after receiving an offer of employment are the most critical.

A new position undoubtedly brings with it many challenges, and whether you find yourself with the same employer or working for a new company, the pressure to prove yourself worthy of your title can be daunting.

Each year, many South Africans look forward to the month of April as it is filled with long week-ends and public holidays.

Apprenticeships were originally developed as a way for craftsman to pass on trade skills to their prodigies. This process enabled potential artisans to exchange their time, energy and service for learning.

Do you find meaning in expressing yourself? Many people have artistic gifts and talents but the fear of not finding a job in this sector holds them back from pursuing their dreams

What do you think of when you hear the word scientist or astronomer? Many believe it is only available to an elite group of people who fit the criteria of genius, and already posses an almost supernatural understanding of the universe.

Thousands upon thousands of graduates continue to look for work every year and fail to land a job despite their qualifications.