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.

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.

Even if you’ve spent many years building up a spotless reputation, just a few wrong moves can have devastating consequences for your career. Whether you’re entering the job market, or have already been working for a while, these are the career-killing mistakes that you should be aware of.

Everyone has a brand. The only real question is what they are doing to cultivate it? Just because you don’t have your logo or have your own company, doesn’t mean you don’t have a personal brand.
But what is a personal brand and why should you care about it?

Many students that I know of have looked at work integrated learning with a little bit of hesitation. I can’t really blame them, to be honest. T

Surviving and growing in the corporate world is tough. With intimidating competition and an ever-evolving economy, it is important to relentlessly refresh and update your skills and knowledge to progress in your career.

According to the We Are Social’s Digital report (2017), on average, South Africans spend a significantly longer portion of their day engaging through digital channels than with any other medium.

You’ve been laid off, and after a period of discernment, you have decided to switch from employee to entrepreneur, but how can you make the switch successfully?

The pressures of becoming a professional and fully domesticated individual is immense nowadays. Because of the standard of living, people are juggling demanding careers as well as demanding responsibilities.

You may have an idea of the career path you want to follow. But do you have a plan in place to get there?

Au pairing has evolved into a full-blown career in South Africa, in response to a consistent increase in the demand for qualified childcare professionals.

Is freelancing for you? Here are some things you should know about being self-employed.

In the current economic environment, retrenchment has become a harsh reality for many breadwinners in South African households.

Can't seem to land the job? If you've had multiple interviews with no success you could be making a common mistake in the interview room.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? If you have never plotted your career path these tips will help you plan for the future.

When taking up a new job offer we often underestimate the importance of finding an organisation with the right cultural fit. As individuals we thrive or fail in different environments.

So, you’ve reached your thirties and you’ve done pretty well for yourself. You enjoy your free time, you have great friends and possibly a family of your own.

In a country where finding work is a daily struggle for many, a Twitter hashtag is doing its bit in helping jobseekers get their foot in the door of the South African labour market.

Be found, stand out and get ahead in the job market by developing a personal brand.

You've found the perfect job (or internship, or bursary) with a government department. Applying to government positions is a complicated process, so here's a guide on how to apply to government jobs.

The working world has evolved and young people need to adapt to the changes if they hope to find employment in the 21st century.

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