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How to look for the most promising job opportunities

Here's what to do if you're looking for work or planning your next career move. Responding to adverts isn't enough to find the work you really want. Job markets are fiercely competitive and exploitative so it's important you have a game strategy. Research Research Research The only way you will succeed is to be informed…
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Your Pay Slip or No Job!

South Africans are challenging the Department of Justice to take action against rampant recruitment exploitation. Recruiting firms abuse their positions of power to exploit vulnerable applicants and persuade them to accept unfair unequal offers.  Recruitment firms appear unable to offer an intellectual response to 'What's fair about asking for pay slips?' Recruiters claim job seekers…
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What to study? Hot Jobs for Future Plant and Machine Operators and Assemblers

The DHET advises youth to study for fields that offer the most job opportunities. If you're a technical person, go for one of these jobs. It's also easier to access funding for fields that already have shortages. This list includes train and tanker drivers, Clothing, Textile and Leather Goods Production Operators, explosives and much more!…
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What to study? 45 Technical In-Demand-Jobs Youth Can Prepare For

These technical occupations could guarantee jobs once you've qualified. This list includes bookkeeping, fire investigator, draughtsperson, air traffic controller, ship's officer and dental assistants. FIND YOUR CAREER IN A FIELD WHERE THERE'S A GROWING DEMAND AND GET A JOB ONCE QUALIFIED! OFO Code Occupations TECHNICIANS AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS 311101 1.      Chemistry Technician 311102 2.      Physical…
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Top 350 South African Jobs in High Demand

The DHET advises youth to study for fields that offer the most job opportunities. If you're unsure what to study, go for one of these as it would also be easier to access funding. Type in jobs that interest you and see if they appear on this list. This list was extracted from the Department…
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Pay Slip Problems

Ordinary South Africans have inadequate labour protections and enjoy fewer economic rights than those with financial privilege. Anti poor recruitment behaviors include the omission of pay information in job adverts and the popular payslip requests from recruiters.  Prejudiced recruitment practices strip job seekers of their right to fair treatment and create a culture of sustained…
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Job Applicants can Sue Recruiters – Infographic

Under South African law, it is illegal to price-fix wages.  Requests for payslips are illegal. The public is warned to report this practice and take legal action. This infograph lists recruitment behavior that can have legal consequences. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR PAYSLIP TO RECRUITERS. REPORT THEM. Behaviours to look out for are listed in this…
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How #Recruitment Punishes Job Seekers

Do unregulated recruitment practices result in discrimination?  Here's an infograph explaining how recruitment practices in South Africa deny applicants their right to fair labour process. South Africa must question the legitimacy of recruitment practices that fall foul of the Constitution and create an exploitative contractual environment for applicants. The Lawless State of #Recruitment in South…
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Learnership Regulations for Sick Leave and Workplace Injury

How many days are Learners entitled to for illness or injury? Learners are Registered Employees Clauses 21, 22 and 23 of Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships As employees, learners are entitled to paid sick leave and compensation if injured on duty. SICK LEAVE A learner is entitled to one day’s paid sick leave for every…
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APPLY FOR UNADVERTISED JOBS

The Job Hunt Plan with Fire Power. A proactive job hunter sniffs out opportunities early and traps them. No need to wait till you spot your favourite company advertising somewhere! The Job Hunt Plan with Fire Power Apply for a job that hasn't been advertised, it improves your chances of getting it. If it hasn't…
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Want a Career as an Electrician?

Electricians are in demand and listed as scarce. This means you stand a good chance of finding jobs or starting your OWN business. Becoming an Electrician According to the Department of Higher Education and Training, the demand for electricians requires it be labelled a scarce skill. If you have a scarce skill, consider becoming an…
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Find Jobs in Trending Industries

Understand trends so you know how to exert power during recruitment negotiations. In sectors of high unemployment, job seeker financial needs will be sacrificed for business profitability and sustainability. Find Jobs in Trending Industries If you look for jobs in industries that show least growth - you will be more open to an aggressive recruitment…
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