12 July 2019
You applied for the job, have been shortlisted and now you have been invited to an interview. As you start preparing for the big day, it is important to know what to do and what not to do and say in the interview.
12 July 2019
Managing finances is always problematic and in today’s tough economy most of us are struggling to just manage day-to-day expenses. As we start our careers, we often have a tight income with little perception of progress. Young adults who have just started earning often struggle to manage their finances and handle their expenses. With every passing day, desires become higher, goals become bigger and the cost of living increases. To ensure that you effectively manage your money and don’t fall into a debt trap, you need to prioritise. The best way to plan your finances properly is to set short and long-term financial goals.
27 March 2019
Your credit is just like your health. If you do not manage it wisely, you will have to deal with some serious issues later. Most of us prefer to use credit cards so that we do not need to carry cash, which is a security risk, as well as it being expensive to withdraw cash from the ATM. However, many people often end up in credit card debt because they were unable to manage their credit properly.
Credit card debt can easily become a debt trap and it can be very hard for you to get out of this trap once you are stuck. It is therefore important to be conscious of the risks and know how to use your credit wisely to avoid the pitfalls.
18 March 2019
A budget is a plan that helps you prioritise your spending, whether it is getting out of debt, saving up for a home or working on starting your own business.
Many people are nervous of setting up a budget and managing their money, yet it can be very empowering. Before starting the process of setting a budget, you must first decide how the budget will help you in achieving your financial freedom. It is important to detail your aims and objectives while realising that sometimes you might need to make some financial sacrifices in order to make your budget work.
12 February 2019
A first impression is often the last impression!
This is ultimately true when it comes to job interviews. It is often said that candidates are judged in the first 30 seconds of their interview, therefore getting prepared for your big interview is essential. You want to make a lasting impression and to help you do this, we have some tips to help you.
23 January 2019
A resume or CV is the most integral part of finding a job. A good resume is your most important marketing tool when you are trying to sell yourself to a hiring manager. A resume should include your skills, qualifications and work experience. When drafting your resume, you must always ensure that there are no grammatical errors, flashy fonts or inconsistent formatting. Your resume should look clean, clear and professional.
21 November 2018
As Grade 12 Matric learners finish off their exams and look towards starting to work, their first step is finding a job, which is one of the biggest challenges that recent graduates are facing. Graduates usually do not have any work experience and therefore end up being rejected from most of the jobs that they apply for. They struggle with how to properly search for jobs and use their networking skills to find and secure potential opportunities. As a result, they are unable to find the job they want and are suitable for.
To find and secure that dream job, learners must have a strategy in place that includes searching for potential jobs, building their own network and applying for suitable jobs. We understand that it is hard to develop and implement a job searching strategy without the proper guidelines. To help you get going and out there, we have developed step-by-step guidelines on how to use your searching and networking skills to get that dream job.