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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.

Most people naturally fall into the field of work that best suits their personality, but for some finding the right career can be a winding road.

The world of work is changing all the time. In the past, people would probably choose one career and stick to it for the rest of their lives

Type in ‘personal goal setting’ and everyone’s friend responds with some 33 400 000 results in 0.41 seconds: all the ways to set goals in three, five, seven steps proven to work by anyone, from well-known gurus in the field to Bob working on his thesis.

Of course, we may be a little biased – after all, popular DJ and radio personality Moeti Tsiki aka Mo Flava is a Boston graduate. 

Does the idea of bringing order to the streets of South Africa appeal to you? Do you dream of making a positive difference to society? Do you dream of a job where you are constantly on the go? If so, then a career as a traffic or metropolitan police officer may be perfect for you.

The latest youth unemployment figures released by StatsSA again illustrate the dire position in which young job-seekers find themselves

Many people have gone on to have successful careers despite not being accepted into university, and all that you need to do is take a deep breath and weigh up your options carefully.

Ever wonder what mathematics has to do with the working world? Experts talk about potential career opportunities for skilled mathematicians.

Choosing the right career can be difficult. Where do you start? The traditional three-step career plan – graduate college, get a job, work your way up the ladder for the next 40 years – is outdated. Today’s professionals swap job titles like kids trading snacks during lunch time. Toggling between many companies, teams and industries throughout the course of their careers.

Everything we do, create or launch as professionals has two possible outcomes – maybe it will work, maybe it won’t. When you write an article, put together a programme, start a project or launch a new product you are always faced with both of these possibilities.

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