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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.

A successful interview is determined long before an applicant enters the interview room. If you are struggling to put your best foot forward during your interviews use these tips to sharpen your preparation process and approach your next interview with confidence.

One thing the general public can be sure of when it comes to finding or retaining employment is that there are no guarantees in the current unstable economic landscape. A university degree no longer holds the security and promise it once did, and individuals are now considering alternative methods to "making a living?, but is entrepreneurship the answer?

In preparation for the summer season the City of Cape Town?s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department has committed to recruiting and training up to 300 temporary lifegaurds to monitor the 36 public swimming pools across the city during the festive season.

Job security, success and building a better future are all things that people desire. But how do we attain this lifestyle? Here are a few points to consider in order to foster career and personal growth.

Over R20 million has been committed by Setas at the Mitchells Plain Summit - for learnerships, bursaries, experiential learning, and internships. Youth in the area will be able to benefit from these openings.

Today the idea of employing a Girl Friday - a person to simply do the filing, greet customers and supply tea and coffee - is seriously outdated, but that does not mean the role no longer exists. Rather, a Girl Friday has matured with the times: over the years she has grown to play an indispensable role in most organisations.

Thousands of matriculants will by now have received their results. For those who have not received a university exemption, or do not plan to study at a university or a technikon, the process of deciding where to look for a job will begin.


What is a Pest Control Technician, what does day at work entail for him and what kinds of formal training does he go through in order to get there? These are just some of the questions Rentokil answers in the run-up to 2010, where hospitality industries are on the look-out for pests.

In an effort to inspire learners to consider a career in transport, the City of Cape Town has made learners aware of the various career opportunities in the transport industry.

MBA graduates with little hard core business experience should not believe they can walk into top jobs and operate at a strategic level purely by virtue of their newly acquired qualification. Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, MD of Jack Hammer Executive Headhunters, believes that employers are far less impressed with the degree than they were 10 years ago.

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