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A career is defined as the ongoing process to learn new skills and knowledge and apply this learning in a business context in order to make a unique contribution through work. It includes education, training, volunteering, paid and unpaid work.
The desire to achieve success and satisfaction at work has motivated people to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development. The dynamics have changed and life long learning has become an integral part of working life, according to education.vic.gov.au.


Mid-life is a time when many people reassess their priorities and decide to make a career change. The Covid-19 pandemic has also prompted employees of all ages to rethink their career paths, either due to personal preferences, or because of retrenchment and a shortage of work options.


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.


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?


The job market has always been an evolving and changing market, however these days the change is rapid. Today’s jobs landscape is all about entrepreneurship, self-employment and ingenuity in a world where the old-fashioned job for life is in decline.


Current jobseekers have been facing tough times. Employment is waning in South Africa, with some industries taking a harder knock than others. 


Beware of what you post online and make sure you’re comfortable with it being made public. Recruiters and prospective employers are reviewing people’s online profiles on social networks to learn a bit more about the character of individuals.


When you are looking for job vacancies, following small tips and using techniques can actually increase your chances of succeeding. The more methods you make use of in trying to find job vacancies, the higher your chances will be of finding a job.


A reference check is designed to verify the information given by an applicant. It's a way for a recruiter to validate what they think they know about a person and whether or not that person is a good fit for the position. A reference check should only be done with your permission. 


The Information Technology sector is primed for innovative, hard working individuals who want to succeed in this fast-paced industry, and a commitment to ongoing learning will separate the ordinary


Are you quiet, resourceful, technical or creative? Making the right career choice starts with knowing yourself. Unfortunately many people never reach their full potential because they get stuck in a job that doesn't match their unique qualities and talents.


New and different careers are emerging as the wants and needs of people change, find your place in an evolving job market.


While they can be intimidating and overwhelming, job interviews should not be seen, or treated as, a one-way street. While it is your chance to make a good first impression as a candidate, it should also be seen as your chance to find out more about the position and the organisation.

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