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Are Truworths Job Ads Legal?

When asked about unfair practice, Truworths argues if others do it they can do it too. Many of their recruitment adverts target unemployed youth and new market entrants (first-time job seekers) using unfair recruitment strategies. Adverts are not upfront about pay, preventing these vulnerable applicants from making informed decisions regarding which opportunities they can afford…
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Put Pay Info in Job Ads Now!

Being unemployed in today's tough economic climate places applicants at a disadvantage and limits their negotiating power. Companies exploit this by making it difficult for applicants to find payment information. Recruiters purposefully withhold salary information till the interview in order to use you to prove they conducted a range of interviews, justifying their fees. Many…
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No Salary Advertised? That’s unfair labour practice.

When unemployment is high, employers and recruiters daringly wield unlimited power during the recruitment process. By omitting pay information they place applicants at a disadvantage during the wage negotiation. Sins of the Secret Salary There are many job adverts specifically targeting inexperienced youth and other vulnerable job seekers.  Sadly, these applicants don't realise the real…
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Have you learnt anything?

Do you have a story to tell? We learn from each other; often connecting purposefully, casually and accidentally. Stories shared about what we learnt can impact on others in ways we never knew possible. Life Lessons You may think your story insignificant and yourself unimportant, but the truth is, we each have something to teach and…
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80 Interview Questions

Some interview questions help evaluate your skill and depth of knowledge, many questions uncover your personal approach to life, pressure, problems, work and the ability to fit in. Questions interviewers use to explore what kind of person you are. All About You Answer Tips When you prepare answers, don't assume you can use the same…
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Answers to Tricky Job Interview Questions

From brainteaser to boring, there are plenty answers you can prepare in order to crack job interviews.  Avoid interview traps by understanding traditional and modern interview approaches. Here's a list of frequently asked interview questions and instructions on how to answer them. Nail it! From Traditional to Tricky An old fashioned interviewer, the traditionalist,may stick…
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How to get a Learner stipend

A Keep Climbing reader sent 4 questions about stipends. Many learners write in complaining about non payment or the amount. 1. What do you need to study to get a stipend? That's a killer question requiring quite a few details: Apprenticeships and Learnerships These are occupational training programmes that combine work and learning. Apprenticeships Although…
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