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.

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.

Is freelancing for you? Here are some things you should know about being self-employed.

In the current economic environment, retrenchment has become a harsh reality for many breadwinners in South African households.

Can't seem to land the job? If you've had multiple interviews with no success you could be making a common mistake in the interview room.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? If you have never plotted your career path these tips will help you plan for the future.

When taking up a new job offer we often underestimate the importance of finding an organisation with the right cultural fit. As individuals we thrive or fail in different environments.

So, you’ve reached your thirties and you’ve done pretty well for yourself. You enjoy your free time, you have great friends and possibly a family of your own.

In a country where finding work is a daily struggle for many, a Twitter hashtag is doing its bit in helping jobseekers get their foot in the door of the South African labour market.

Be found, stand out and get ahead in the job market by developing a personal brand.

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 working world has evolved and young people need to adapt to the changes if they hope to find employment in the 21st century.

As a hardworking professional you’re likely uninterested in spending your spare time focused on more work. In order to have a successful career, which you enjoy and find to be a fulfilling, you need to put in some extra effort.

When interviewing for a new job, it can be disappointing when you're not selected for the position. Learn how to turn rejection into an opportunity with these tips from leading workforce solutions provider ManpowerGroup South Africa.

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.

 

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