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Must Read List of Tricky Traps in Interview Questions

From brainteaser to boring, there are plenty answers you can prepare in order to crack an interview.  Avoid interview traps and tricks by understanding traditional and modern interview approaches. Nail it! From Traditional to Tricky A traditionalist may stick to time-tested question techniques and plod through your history or lack of it, the modernist may…
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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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Blade’s Tips: Tertiary Dreams, Finance and Scarce Skills

Advice from Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande about study, work and funding opportunities for Matrics (12 January 2017). Identify scarce skills in order to find funding and learning opportunities. Study, Career and Funding Options are Based Upon Scarce and Critical Skills Matrics who have not succeeded, should rewrite their examinations or pursue…
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Tips For Finding Facilitation Work

Facilitators, Freelancing and being a Big Fish As a result of the incentives that government provides, the training sector has immense growth potential. However, employment is often haphazard for even the most expert facilitator, assessor and moderator. The training sector appears to be characterised by two typical business models, each posing barriers to success for…
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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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Answers to Life, Learning and Happiness from a Youth

Tenele is the author of popular post ‘Tenele’s Story – My Journey up the NQF.’ Her moving story reflects the challenges of life and the quiet dignity of youth who persevere through struggles. Her Story Like many young Africans, Tenele has lived in different parts of the continent before finding her father's home tribe in South…
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100 Uses for a Paper Clip to Motivate Problem Solving

Facilitating Mind Bending Paper Clip Philosophy Learning can be an experience that turns, twists and bends you out of shape. The process can even make you question  your ability to 'keep it together' - a basic paper clip expectation. Sometimes we must be reminded of the endless possibilities that exist for us when we are…
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How South Africa Ranks in World Happiness

[caption id="attachment_1568" align="aligncenter" width="605"] South Africa is ONLY at 96th position :-([/caption] The 2013 World Happiness Report, based on survey data from 2010 to 2012, outlines six variables that have an impact on country happiness: years of healthy life expectancy having someone to count on in times of trouble (sometimes referred to as “social support”) perceptions…
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