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Cover Letter Template Temple for Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships

Recruiters look for easy ways to filter applicants quickly and often find it necessary to make superficial judgments about the quality of a candidate. Many companies want to find youth with the most potential who are willing to work for the least. Stand Out From The Crowd A great cover letter that's meaningful and relevant to…
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Write a ‘Thank you for the Learnership’ letter

Had a great experience on a learnership? Tell the organisers that they rock and increase your opportunities at being retained by the employer or being placed on another learnership by the training provider. If your experience is great, it's highly likely that someone else will decide to study because of your story. Sending organisers a…
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Looking for Employment? Plan Your Career in 6 Steps

Unemployed people are desperate to get a job, often just ANY job. Although this isn't good decision-making, in a country like South Africa where there's high unemployment, people sometimes settle for something that isn't their first choice. This post is about being true to who you are and grabbing your dream choices. TIPS TO PLAN A…
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Internship Cover Letter Sample

Finished school, university, college or any other type of training? Now's your time to look for opportunities. Unless you were a top student and appeared in media, or have a network of established contacts, no one's going to come looking for you!  But that's okay! Nothing stops you from finding and securing opportunities for yourself. Fortunately,…
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The ‘No Experience’ Cover Letter for Learnerships

Cover letters are often pain points for applicants. A pain point is something that can make you uncomfortable and stressed. Businesses also have pain points. They are worried about how to select the right candidates to be trained and to work with them. Help them through this pain point by giving them excellent reasons to…
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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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The Job Application Process is a Competition

When you apply, make them remember you for good reasons. Firstly, a detail often overlooked if you're desperate, 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 types who won't even open your email or read your fax…
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Power Words for Your Cover Letter, CV and LinkedIn Profile

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 use these terms, be sure to be able to prove that you have the applied skills. Even the most average recruiter can tell fairly quickly establish when someone…
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Links to Learnership, Internship and Job sites

 Be positive, be brave and be the best you can be. Each time you send an email to someone that you need to promote yourself to, remember that slogan. Please, don't send an application that has spelling and grammar mistakes. Show that you care about what people think of you by making an effort to…
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