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Public Enemy: Job Ads No Pay information

Before you apply for a job and enter a wage negotiation, know the salary range the business can commit to.  Job ads withholding pay information are often not real opportunities but labour market surveys conducted by companies to see what skills are available at reduced prices.  Depending on this information, a job is created. There…
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Agreeing to Income Inequality

The 'working poor,' are increasing. These people spend their productive time in jobs that don't pay them enough to build wealth. They only receive enough to survive on. They will likely never be able to change their economic status as they can't afford to.  If you earn enough to build your wealth, for example you…
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Top industries and market related salaries

Understand how industries shift so you know where to exert power during recruitment negotiations. In sectors of high unemployment, job seeker financial needs will be sacrificed for business profitability and sustainability. If you look for jobs in industries that show least growth - you will be more open to an aggressive recruitment strategy that tries…
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Why people work for less pay or below market rate

There is a recruitment belief that there is always someone better and cheaper out there. This pressures applicants to reduce their rate and have their perceptions of 'worth' shaped by a biased interviewer. Ask Why Asking why companies withhold salary ranges from recruitment adverts has quite rightly, resulted in a ripped can of worms. Unfortunately…
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Truworths Job Ads Against Public Interest?

Many recruitment adverts target unemployed youth and new market entrants (first-time job seekers). These adverts often fail to disclose pay, we must ask why companies need this negotiation advantage over these young inexperienced applicants. “Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.” ― Criss Jami…
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Wreck It Wednesday – Ruin A Recruiters Day Now!

Being unemployed in today's economic climate places applicants at a disadvantage and limits their negotiating power. Companies exploit this further 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 that they conducted a range of valid interviews and claim…
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What the public feels about non-disclosure of salaries in adverts

Job adverts that withhold salary or stipend details in an advert do so on purpose and have a hidden agenda. The intention is to attract you to an interview without committing to an amount beforehand. They do this to test what the lowest rate would be for the most willing, strongest candidates. Think about it.…
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No Salary Advertised? That’s unfair labour practice. On your feet SA!

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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What Are Soft and Hard Skills? What Skills do Employers Look For?

Looking for a Job or Making a Career Change? It's important to know the skills that are most important for companies that are hiring. There are three essential skill sets that applicants should demonstrate when applying for jobs: Transferable, Soft and Hard Skills This information will assist you to be better prepared for the application and interview process. Transferable, also…
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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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21 Sites to Apply for Learnerships, Internships, Scholarships or Jobs

Sites that list learnership, internship, scholarship and apprenticeship opportunities in different fields. Finding reliable information can be a challenge when you have limited access to the internet and are so desperate that you'll try ANYTHING. Here's a list of 21 sites that list learnership, internship, scholarship and apprenticeship opportunities in different fields. There are lots…
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