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.

The idea of being guided by someone with more life experience or business expertise is very appealing, but how do you simply become a mentee?


Creativity is more than a natural ability, it is a way of thinking and behaving each day.

If you’ve reached a moment in your career where you aren’t as excited about the job anymore, you’re doing extremely well but you’re bored out of your mind and there’s seemingly no way up.

It was Warren Buffett who said: “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” True.

Traditionally payroll has been perceived as the dull domain of those in dull clothing immersed in numbers from dusk to dawn. However, like many industries today, payroll has been disrupted by technology and transformed by innovation, changing career paths and creating new opportunities.

And tips for an optimal workspace that will increase productivity.

Looking for a job can be a stressful process. Searching for job listings, sending through your application and waiting for some sort of response from at least one of the five companies you contacted today.

To get your interviewer's attention you need to go beyond the ordinary and give them a reason to hire to you. How do you do that? With attitude.

Your career development process will call for some introspection and rejuvenation. If you are looking to raise your career to new heights, read on. 

Sometimes, getting your qualification is the easiest part of becoming an adult. Having a qualification behind your name isn’t always going to get you the job.

The idea that you only pursue an education when you are young is no longer realistic according to Susan Lund, a partner at the Marketing Global Institute.

Even if you have a matric certificate, a qualification and experience. jobs in South Africa are hard to come by. So what do we need to do in order to stand a chance of being employed, and then keeping the job? 

A professional woman looking at her computer screen and working on her cover letter

Almost thirty years ago Durban-based Michelene Locke gave up her four-year career as a teacher to enter the world of manufacturing. Today she is the head of marketing and sales at ITB Plastics, and she doesn’t regret a thing.

In a crowded marketplace, with thousands of applicants vying for a limited number of vacancies, candidates should do more than simply submit their CVs in response to advertised positions. Instead, they should proactively use social media to make them stand out from the crowd and to catch the eyes of potential employers, experts say.


Doing well at work is not about sucking up the managers or even the “big bosses”.

Recent studies have highlighted the negative impact of Impostor Syndrome on young graduates transitioning to the workplace.

Today it is imperative that professionals continue to learn and develop their skills throughout their career.

For most of us, looking for a job takes so much time, commitment, effort and energy that it becomes a job in itself! Hopefully more of a short term one that results in obtaining something with long term prospects.

Do you want to know where the money is? Check out the five highest paying jobs in South Africa.

The nature of the workplace changes fast, and your CV needs to keep up with the pace. Here are a few tips for ensuring that your CV always remains top of the pile.

In South Africa’s competitive job market, presenting a well-written CV is not only sensible, but shrewd.

Trying to find the perfect career isn’t always as simple as wanting to be a doctor as a child and then becoming one later on as an adult.

Retrenchment is a reality that many businesses are facing. With the ever-changing economic conditions, it’s almost impossible to foresee a crisis lurking around the door.

Are you wondering if your job is secure? Here are the top 8 positions that every company will need to fill by 2020.


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