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

Not everyone has the opportunity to study straight after high school but its never too late to further your education.

No one is born into senior management. Top performers are invariably built, not born. But here’s the thing… they build themselves. They are DIY experts at equipping themselves with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that take them up to the corporate suite and then into the boardroom.

While not everyone is innately confident in the workplace, recent research shows a strong correlation between confidence and occupational success. 

We've covered How to Write a CV in the past, but it's time for us to step up our game. So if you're looking for an example CV to use as a template, we have got your back! Keep reading to download the template and start crafting your CV. Be sure to share this page with your friends!

One of the most effective ways to steer young people into employment and meaningful careers is to expose them to the range of options available to them. This is the focus and premise behind the annual Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Career Expo.


If you have ever received a rejection letter from a prospective employer you know that rejection can be tough, but its not the end of the world.

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 corporate job market is slowing and South Africans are increasingly going to have to find alternatives to working for a big company to earn an income.

The biggest differentiators between senior executives and employees at all other job levels are not track record and education as might be expected; but rather ambition, the ability to adjust, and a consistent quest for learning, an independent psychometric study has found.

As the labour market changes with the times, and new job categories emerge, the skills that employers look for in graduates entering the job market are changing too.

Students or graduates are often encouraged to participate in 'work experience' but what is it and why is it important?

Are you thinking about ways to make some extra money? Why not start by looking at the things that you are good at or enjoy doing.

As a working professional its hard to find time in your busy schedule to participate in training courses, so what do you do if you want to improve your skills?

Dietetics, the field of nutrition, health and the application of science-based nutrition knowledge offers a variety of distinctive career opportunities that goes beyond the usual view of the dietitian as someone who simply helps others lose weight.

If you’ve been in your job for a few years, it’s likely that you’re starting to itch to make a move. Maybe it’s starting to become clear that you’re moving nowhere slowly. Maybe you're tired of seeing your friends and colleagues progress in their careers while yours stagnates. You start to think maybe it’s time that you seek out a new place to work.

As part of the career guide series we look at what it means to stand out from the crowd.

Changing jobs can be a positive step but if it's done at the wrong time or for the wrong reasons it could be a move you'll regret.

When drawing up a CV you should focus on including your 'transferable skills'. If you don't know what that means, find out today.

Considering the ever-increasing pace of digital transformation and how it is transforming the employment and business landscape, especially in today’s uncertain economic environment, the prospect of a career transition is becoming a reality that many people need to consider.

This aspect of control also applies to relationships with colleagues. You’re going to encounter many negative moments and negative energies in the workplace. Whether it’s an angry client, an inter-departmental disagreement or fierce criticism of a project or presentation you’ve done. How you deal with these is entirely within your control.

Do you ever wonder what employers are looking for in a worker? Besides the required skills there are certain qualities that make you a good fit for any company.

In this 9 part series Jared Louw shares some career insights with young people entering the job market.

As we power through the New Year, it is important to focus on both personal and professional development, as the two go hand in hand.

Are you Rotary International’s next Peace Fellowship representative? Keen to pursue a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad?

In an increasingly digital world where transacting, communicating and access to information is literally a click away, organisations continue to prioritise investment in maintaining a strong online presence as a key driver of market awareness and brand differentiation.


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