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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Reference Check

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.

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?

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.

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

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