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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.

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. 

 

 

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