Jobs

Traditionally the term 'job' referred to a paid position of regular employment. A worker would perform certain duties for an employer at a specified time and would receive monetary reward for their service. The idea of the 9 to 5 job has since been transformed to incorporate elements such as flexible work hours, remote workforces and online businesses.

Today more professionals are considering self employment or business ownership as a viable way to ear money for their services, skills, and knowledge.

Getting a matric with university entrance is one of the primary goals of secondary education.

Deciding on the perfect path to take, when it comes to a career, is a daunting task. With hundreds of careers to choose from, it makes it seriously difficult pinpointing one and sticking with it for the rest of your life! It’s a challenge just deciding what we feel like for dinner!

Pursuing a career in the automotive industry or any male-dominated sector is never easy but Sisonke Nkekana is up to the challenge.

For some, the idea of being a freelancer is rather appealing. To be someone who creates or finds work for themselves by making use of their abilities to write, perform or provide any kind of service.

Your company is embroiled in a reputational crisis of such magnitude it could bring down the business and with it your previously stellar career as a senior executive … what do you do to protect your own good name?

Roline Spees talks about what it means to work in the law enforcement field for the City of Cape Town.

Being turned down time after time for jobs you’ve applied for can be intensely disheartening, but there are some proven actions candidates can take to ensure their applications improve over time, which in turn will improve their chances in the marketplace, an expert says.

The question regularly asked when going for a job interview is: “where do you see yourself in five years’ time?” A promotion is always welcome. Most aspire to become a supervisor, a manager or even a CEO.

The question regularly asked when going for a job interview is: “where do you see yourself in five years’ time?” A promotion is always welcome. Most aspire to become a supervisor, a manager or even a CEO.

Promotions are a lovely thing. We are all secretly striving for that next big step, for gaining a little more importance and let’s face it - making a little more cash.

We’ve come a long way from the thinking that creatives are a select crowd of eccentric people with stars in their eyes and flowers in their hair.

 

 

We make hundreds of small decisions every day, from what we are going to eat for breakfast to the clothes we want to wear. Our decisions are influenced by certain preferences that we may not even be aware of or be able to explain.

The internet has made it easier for job seekers to find suitable employment, but it has also increased the risk of being deceived by fake job advertisements.

Job seeking is difficult. It requires a lot of your time and energy. Making an application for a new job can feel like a long and convoluted process.

A successful career transition after experiencing organisational change can be an intimidating prospect, and many people are not necessarily sure of exactly what they want to do.

For recent graduates who have now spent a year or two in the workplace, it might feel like winter is here to stay – for the rest of their lives – as the culture shock of the working world starts to kick in.

Appearances matter when you go for an interview. And the people who tell you otherwise are lying. Sure, you may have a great personality and be more than qualified for the job.

The digital revolution and the move towards an always-on life has ensured that people are more connected than ever, both personally as well as professionally.

It’s time to stop underestimating the leadership potential of introverts. The vast majority of introverts believe that extroverts make better leaders and are more successful when it comes to running a business.

Short courses continue to gain popularity with career-minded individuals seeking to boost their prospects, as well as with those who want to study but are not able to do so full time, an education expert says.

It is no secret that the world of work is shifting, and that individuals need to prepare for this changing landscape if they want their skills to remain in demand. And the way to do so, is to become a SMART worker, an employment expert says.

As technology continues to evolve, it becomes part of every facet of our lives – including our careers. With the growth in online job portals and apps, it is no surprise that job seekers are now turning to social media platforms - like LinkedIn – to find employment.

“All big things in this world are done by people who are naive and have an idea that is obviously impossible” ~ Charles Hamilton

Are you seeking employment? Including a good reference letter in your application could boost your chances of landing a job.

We make hundreds of small decisions every day, from what we are going to eat for breakfast to the clothes we want to wear.

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