Jobs

Traditionally the term 'job' referred to a paid position of regular employment. A worker would perform certain duties for an employer at a specified time and would receive monetary reward for their service. The idea of the 9 to 5 job has since been transformed to incorporate elements such as flexible work hours, remote workforces and online businesses.

Today more professionals are considering self employment or business ownership as a viable way to ear money for their services, skills, and knowledge.

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the pronouncement that from 2019 job seekers will no longer need work experience to get an entry-level government job.

Swopping conventional career choices in business and law for needles and ink has led Cape Town brothers Craig and Kallyn McGregor to success built on a shared passion, and fulfilment of a long-time dream of working together in their own business.

 

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

‘Vocational training’ is a phrase that is often used by education and training institutions. But what exactly does it mean, and how will it benefit your career?

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.

Getting your CV to the top of the pile of “maybes” is really difficult. Most prospective employers do a quick scan over each CV they receive and if yours isn’t filled with their particular choice of keywords then you’re simply not considered.

Jobs seekers need to ensure that they have received a legitimate job offer before applying online, if they hope to avoid identity theft and financial damages.

New and different careers are emerging as the wants and needs of people change, find your place in an evolving job market.

Do you want to make a difference? If you feel called to the teaching sector there are a few things you need to know.

Have you always dreamed of working at an airline? Whether you want to be in the air or stay on the ground here are some tips to help you pursue a career in this field.

Train drivers play an important role in the transport sector as they are responsible for moving people and goods safely from point A to point B. Have you ever dreamed of driving a train? Find out what it takes to qualify.

Getting ready for a job search? Learn how to spruce up your curriculum vitae (CV) by cutting the clutter, reorganising around your centrepiece and polishing until your experience shines.

Do you want to make a good impression at your new job? Then avoid these statements at work.

Work experience is something that employers look for in new recruits, but what if you don't have the relevant experience just yet?

Do you see life as a stream of possibilities or problems? Find out if you lean towards a fixed or growth mindset.

You’ve updated your resume, tweaked your LinkedIn profile and combed over your cover letter, but you still might be missing out on a powerful career booster – blogging.

Losing a job is very stressful, and more often than not, you’ll feel as if you are on an emotional rollercoaster ride, bombarded with unexpected feelings. Other times, you’ll feel simply stuck, as if you will never recover from your job loss. 

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