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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.

As a working professional its hard to find time in your busy schedule to participate in training courses, so what do you do if you want to improve your skills?

Dietetics, the field of nutrition, health and the application of science-based nutrition knowledge offers a variety of distinctive career opportunities that goes beyond the usual view of the dietitian as someone who simply helps others lose weight.

If you’ve been in your job for a few years, it’s likely that you’re starting to itch to make a move. Maybe it’s starting to become clear that you’re moving nowhere slowly. Maybe you're tired of seeing your friends and colleagues progress in their careers while yours stagnates. You start to think maybe it’s time that you seek out a new place to work.

As part of the career guide series we look at what it means to stand out from the crowd.

Changing jobs can be a positive step but if it's done at the wrong time or for the wrong reasons it could be a move you'll regret.

When drawing up a CV you should focus on including your 'transferable skills'. If you don't know what that means, find out today.

Considering the ever-increasing pace of digital transformation and how it is transforming the employment and business landscape, especially in today’s uncertain economic environment, the prospect of a career transition is becoming a reality that many people need to consider.

This aspect of control also applies to relationships with colleagues. You’re going to encounter many negative moments and negative energies in the workplace. Whether it’s an angry client, an inter-departmental disagreement or fierce criticism of a project or presentation you’ve done. How you deal with these is entirely within your control.

Do you ever wonder what employers are looking for in a worker? Besides the required skills there are certain qualities that make you a good fit for any company.

In this 9 part series Jared Louw shares some career insights with young people entering the job market.

As we power through the New Year, it is important to focus on both personal and professional development, as the two go hand in hand.

Are you Rotary International’s next Peace Fellowship representative? Keen to pursue a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad?

In an increasingly digital world where transacting, communicating and access to information is literally a click away, organisations continue to prioritise investment in maintaining a strong online presence as a key driver of market awareness and brand differentiation.

In an increasingly digital world where transacting, communicating and access to information is literally a click away, organisations continue to prioritise investment in maintaining a strong online presence as a key driver of market awareness and brand differentiation.

Last week in How to Stand Out as a Job Seeker, we looked at how you can make LinkedIn work for you. Up until now, we’ve been focusing on positives; now it’s time to take a look at the negatives - things you do that make you stand out for the wrong reasons.

The prospect of rejoining the workforce can feel intimidating if you have been out of the job market for a while. Follow these tips to improve your chances of finding employment.

You are ready for a change and considering a step in a different direction. In front of you is this road filled with the excitement of this new journey you want to explore in your career.

Standing out from the crowd can be difficult. This week in How to Stand Out as a Job Seeker, we take a look at LinkedIn and how you can use this social network to improve your chances of being hired.

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is the most important document that a job seeker needs when they are searching for employment.

This week in How to Stand Out as a Job Seeker, we're going to look at how to ace the interview. Read on to find out how to survive a job interview, with a variety of tips and hints.

You spent hours crafting your first CV, showcasing your school years, qualifications and experience, but employers don’t even give it 9 seconds of attention before moving on to the next one.

Today more women are opting to enter the workforce which has proven to be a positive step for the modern family in many ways.

How do you position yourself for a promotion? Here are some insights into what employers are looking for in a prospective candidate.

Is unemployment driving you crazy? You are not alone. Here are some tips to help you face this harsh reality.

This week in How to Stand Out as a Job Seeker, we look at ‘soft skills’ and how they can help you nail that job application. But first, what are soft skills? Let’s take a look.

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