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.

You've probably heard of the success stories of people who found their jobs through networking. But you might have also heard that it's not a reliable way to find work. Who's right?

Let's face it - you've already read that networking is the most successful way to find a job. When it comes to getting a job, you're your own brand, and all the parts of your life - your experiences, strengths, weaknesses, and even your attitude -are going to come into play. 

Key skills include digital literacy, problem solving, adaptability, critical thinking and being able to communicate effectively. While many of these essential skills which are touted for the future of work can be studied for, some are learned – and sometimes the long and arduous way.

If you’re looking for some extra income, picking up a side job might be perfect for you. Check out these ideas for ways to make money on the side.

What is personal income tax and should we be paying it? The personal income tax is a form of taxation that can be imposed by almost any government. The personal income tax is a tax on the income you earn. Personal income tax is a tax levied on the wages, salaries, dividends, interest, and other income a person earns throughout the year. This includes income from wages paid by an employer as well as self-employment income.

Are you wondering if you need to submit an Income Tax Return (ITR12)? Find out below.

Personal income tax is the tax you pay on your income. 

Every year, you can file your income tax return, before a specified date, if your income exceeds the maximum amount that is chargeable to tax.

You might think that using a recruitment agency would be a waste of time and money, but it is more efficient than finding candidates yourself. If you're hiring people for a specialised position, there are very few people on the market who are qualified, and they may not even be looking for work. A recruitment agency has access to the whole market, so they're much more likely to know of someone matching your description.

On 4 January 2022, The Department of Employment and Labour confirmed that the National Minimum Wage Commission issued a request for written representations on the new proposed minimum wage for South Africa for 2022.

The National Minimum Wage Commission was established by section 8 of the National Minimum Wages Act​​ 9 of 2018 which took effect on 1 January 2019.

The South African tech ecosystem is thriving. This is reflected in the latest African Tech Ecosystems of the Future 2021/22 report by fDi, which ranked South Africa highly when it comes to recognising tech innovation and having an established digital start-up ecosystem.

Employees with the right combination of hard and soft skills will have their pick of global employment opportunities.

Technology is undoubtedly changing the workforce, with many jobs becoming automated or obsolete. By 2030, it is expected that there will be an even higher number of jobs that are at risk of being eliminated. With this in mind, it is essential to continually educate oneself in order to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the world.

A good reference can secure a job interview, while a bad one can permanently damage your chance of employment. Choosing the right person for the job can be tricky. Here are some things you should know about the reference checking process.

Both issues impact either negatively or positively on our work and ability to work effectively. But being effective at work is essential if we are to progress in our careers and increase our prospects for the future.

It’s not uncommon to feel remorseful after a while in the same job or industry. After three or more years of working in a particular field you might be uncertain as to whether you chose the right path, perhaps feeling that you wasted a great deal of time studying a field you do not want to pursue. After all, most people decide the subject that they wish to study right after graduating high school.

So, you’ve just spotted an ad for your dream job, something you’d love to do and know you could handle competently. The only problem is, you don’t meet all the criteria exactly and you’re a little under qualified for the position. A few minor tweaks to your CV would certainly help and wouldn’t do any harm, right?