Careers

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.

Promotions are a lovely thing. We are all secretly striving for that next big step, for gaining a little more importance and let’s face it - making a little more cash.

We’ve come a long way from the thinking that creatives are a select crowd of eccentric people with stars in their eyes and flowers in their hair.

 

 

We make hundreds of small decisions every day, from what we are going to eat for breakfast to the clothes we want to wear. Our decisions are influenced by certain preferences that we may not even be aware of or be able to explain.

The internet has made it easier for job seekers to find suitable employment, but it has also increased the risk of being deceived by fake job advertisements.

Job seeking is difficult. It requires a lot of your time and energy. Making an application for a new job can feel like a long and convoluted process.

A successful career transition after experiencing organisational change can be an intimidating prospect, and many people are not necessarily sure of exactly what they want to do.

For recent graduates who have now spent a year or two in the workplace, it might feel like winter is here to stay – for the rest of their lives – as the culture shock of the working world starts to kick in.

Appearances matter when you go for an interview. And the people who tell you otherwise are lying. Sure, you may have a great personality and be more than qualified for the job.

The digital revolution and the move towards an always-on life has ensured that people are more connected than ever, both personally as well as professionally.

It’s time to stop underestimating the leadership potential of introverts. The vast majority of introverts believe that extroverts make better leaders and are more successful when it comes to running a business.

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.

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