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.

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All government departments have been directed to stop the practice of requiring certified copies of documents not older than three months to accompany applications for employment. 

Do you want to know where the money is? Check out the five highest paying jobs in South Africa.

Writing a curriculum vitae (CV) is one of the most important career management tasks for any job seeker. However, as the workforce and ways of working continue to evolve, the way a successful CV is written, developed and presented has also transformed.

In a country with high unemployment and low economic growth, there is a silver lining. According to the 2019 South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA) Employer Benchmarks

From those just starting out in their careers through to executives, the benefits of coaching can help individuals to identify and develop their core strengths and eliminate liabilities. But how does one become coachable, or talk to a career coach?

It was recently reported that South Africa’s National Qualifications Amendment Bill is going to be signed into law imminently

Are you looking for a way to boost your connections to the job market and increase your ability to network with people in your desired job industry? In our days, its important to understand the power of your online presence. 

As the world of work continues to change, employees and job seekers are prioritising flexible hours and working structures more and more – and businesses are having to work this into their strategies in order to remain relevant and competitive when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.

Do you feel like you've reached a plateau in your career? Perhaps it's time to upgrade your skills.

School leavers, undergraduates and graduates can earn money, and experience from holiday jobs. It can also help you get a head start in your career. Apply through a recruitment company to get a reputable holiday job.

In the past, workers were more than willing to trade autonomy for job stability. Staying with one company for life and building skills while progressing through the ranks was the dream

Within most industries, the thought of someone having slightly embellished their CV doesn’t seem too farfetched. 

According to a Gallup poll called the State of the Global Workplace which studied employee engagement in 142 countries, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.

According to a report by ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, reported on by News 24, in June 2019, majority of the industry sectors in South Africa are not hiring in between July and September of 2019. 

While freelancing is a viable option for many professionals with the right skills and experience, and becomes more popular as businesses undergo pressure to outplace staff, it is not without its challenges.  

It is no secret that professional networking builds competencies and creates strategic relationships, while also expanding an individual’s visibility and credibility. However, not all networking has the same effect. In fact, you can think of networking in either one of two ways: bridging or bonding. 

A new app has launched to help employers nationally quickly find the right staff fast and to help job seekers easily find work. 

Can't find a job? You're not the only one. The unemployment struggle is real in South Africa right now so learn to accept what you cannot change and change the things you can.

Lulaway the country's leading youth employment engine, which has already placed 35 000 young people in jobs, offers its top picks for easiest access to the youth job market. They are not necessarily long-term prospects, but can help a young person achieve their long-term goals.

 

 

Do you have the skills South Africa needs? A mismatch between skills and jobs has been noted as one of the leading causes of unemployment in SA.

If you want to live your best life, adopting some constructive habits and traits into how you live will help you in the pursuit of your career and financial goals. 

 

 

Freelancing, temporary work and employment opportunities in the sharing economy form part of what is now known as the 'Gig Economy'.

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

Is a desk job right for you? Should you work for a boss? Find out how to choose a career path that suits your unique make-up.

Are you stuck in a rut? Have you reached a plateau in your career? Here are four tips to help you resurrect your professional goals.

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