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TOP 10 TIPS Writing Cover Letters for Learnerships

A learnership has two key ingredients, an NQF qualification and job related experience. When you apply, organise your information according to this recipe. Learnerships range from 12 - 18 months, earning candidates an industry relevant qualification and work experience to add to their CV.  Motivation and Purpose WHEN YOU APPLY, YOU'RE IN A COMPETITION Your application…
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Cover Letter & CV Key Words for Retail Applications

When you are applying for jobs, it's important to include the correct keywords in your application to highlight why your skills and attributes are relevant to a specific job or industry. Effective use of these words will make your cover letters and job applications more meaningful to prospective employers. Two sets of words are listed: General Keywords…
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Power Words for Your Cover Letter, CV and Professional Profile

Here are lists of key words you can use to describe your professional skills, talent and interests. Use these specialist terms in your job applications and online profiles. Lists of keywords for specific industries I found this on the New York State Department of Labour website as I couldn't find useful lists specifically for South Africans. When you…
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Cover Letter Template for Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships

Internships, Learnerships and Apprenticeships are occupationally directed training programs. Each considers work experience (on-the-job) as essential features of the training.   Write Powerful Cover Letters for Job Related Training Occupational Qualifications When you write a cover letter to participate in an occupational qualification program, you must show that you understand that it's an opportunity to learn…
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The Job Application Process is a Competition

Applying for a job is a highly competitive process. If you're doing it often, ensure you keep improving. Submitting the same application for various opportunities at different organisations will count against you. BE MEMORABLE When you apply, make them remember you for good reasons. Firstly, when you respond to a recruitment advert make sure you…
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Applying for Learnerships

How to Apply for Learnerships When you respond to a recruitment advert make sure you have checked the closing date or you're wasting your time. Most recruiters receiving your applications are the uptight boring types who won't even open your email / read your fax etc. If it's past the due date. If you see that…
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