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Explain why You’re Applying in 50 words

Companies want to identify those with the most potential, quickly.  An ability to stand out from the crowd is essential.  Here are ideas to get you started! Nail it in 50 words A great cover letter that's meaningful and relevant to the opportunity you're applying for will help you make a good impression. You don't have…
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Graduates for learnerships

'Explaining why you want to be on this learnership in 50 words' has become a popular question for applicants. If you're a university or college graduate, try the following suggestions when applying. Why do you want this Learnership? While you may be qualified, you're probably lacking experience. When you apply, refer to the qualification and work…
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10 Challenges for recruiters demanding #payslips

The recruitment function is under the spotlight. It's official, the Public Protector and the Competition Commission of South Africa have been compelled to investigate unregulated recruitment practice in the public and private sectors. Firms demanding pay slips make themselves subject to scrutiny as this practice contravenes S23.1 of the Constitution, 'everybody entitled to fair practice'…
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What is unfair recruitment?

This infographic describes the unfair advantages employers and recruiters use when trying to find and secure new employees. Most applicants have a gut instinct for fairness but believe they have no right to question the treatment they receive. The good news is applicants do have recourse, the Constitution says everyone is entitled to fair labour…
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Youth, Vulnerability and their Power Vote

Half South Africa's population is under 26 Youth can change political will and shift interests in their favour.  South Africans are no strangers to rising unemployment and bad pay challenges. If youth fail to use their political voice they will continue having inadequate protections within the system. Youth Grievances - Where do they go? Mostly…
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Negotiating A Salary? #TalkPay

Are you nervous about negotiating your pay? Taking a look at salary trends is a great way to prepare for this discussion. Here's what pay looked like in South Africa during 2017. Knowledge is muscle. Going to an interview without knowing the salary range on offer or current pay trends for the position you're applying…
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