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Staying motivated at work

Staying motivated during a job search is one thing, but what do you do if you lack motivation at work? It can happen to anyone who has been in a job long enough. It's easy to take what you have for granted and start to see your working week as monotonous and...

5 Clear Signs of an Unethical Recruiter 

When you type “recruiters are” into Google, you get a series of rather unflattering suggestions and the reality is that it is not totally undeserved. This industry is littered with questionable ethics, high staff turnover and bad experiences borne out of poor...

Recruitment Consultant Apprenticeship

CA Financial Appointments is offering an exciting 6 month apprenticeship for individuals to learn the ins and outs of what being a Recruitment Consultant is all about. This apprenticeship will start off with a formalized training programme with an accredited trainer...

Networking tips for those who hate networking

Some love it, some hate it, but networking is almost invariably an integral part of our working lives. As such, it is definitely worth honing your skills. For some, it comes naturally to enter a room, start conversations, take away exactly what is needed and leave the...

First Fintech Degree Launched in Africa

The words blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurriencies are sure to have popped up somewhere in your recent conversations – unless you’ve been living under a rock. Even if you haven’t been living under a rock, you could be excused for not fully understanding how these...

Seven Definitive Signs that it’s Time to Leave

In your personal life and in your professional life there inevitably comes a time where you start to wonder whether it’s time to close the book or whether it’s time to push through. If you’re experiencing any of the seven signs below, it’s probably better for you to...

No, Social Media is Not Merely an Option 

You’ve spent years giving blood, sweat and tears to get your qualifications, you’ve spent even more painful years doing the grunt work, you’ve read the “how-to”s to write an A-class CV and you’re prepped and ready to walk into your next interview with an air of...

Top 3 CV mistakes (Form Factory Article)

"Your computer has spell-check, yes, but just because your spelling is correct according to Word does not mean that the word itself is actually correct." CA Financial Appointments' very own Maraine Basson features this week in Form Factory's latest piece on CV...

How to research a company

You know the drill. Before any interview you might have, it is imperative that you know the company like the back of your hand. Falling short of the mark when it comes to demonstrating your knowledge about the organisation you're interviewing for is a really needless...

Healthy Job-Seeking Habits – 5 Tips from our Team

Job-seeking can be a bit of a rollercoaster. One day you're super-motivated and the very next, you're wallowing in self-pity. It can be easy to fall prey to the ups and downs of the job-seeker life, but there are ways to keep yourself on that even keel. Namely,...

Don’t burn your bridges: The importance of keeping in touch

As recruitment consultants, it's our job to overcome the challenges that come with finding and placing the right candidate in the perfect role for both themselves and the client. There's an awful lot we are able to help with, or at the very least, provide guidance...

Winning over your interviewer

In any interview situation, your goal is of course, to wow your interviewer with your impressive CV, work history and achievements to date. However, it often takes more than the 'technicalities' to win over the person, or panel interviewing you.  You have to connect...

Mastering the Telephone Interview

  For some companies, a telephone interview is the first stage of the recruitment process. This type of interview tends to be one that you either love or hate. On the plus side, you don't have to worry about finding the place, turning up late, over-dressing,...

Getting the most from Recruitment Agencies

This week's blog focuses on getting the most out of the relationship you have with your recruiter as a job-seeker. It's important to first understand how recruitment agencies work. Essentially, we exist to assist our clients in finding the right people for the roles...

Attention to Detail – What Does your CV Really Say About You?

Your CV is almost invariably the first point of contact when job hunting. Getting it right is more than making sure you've accurately and chronologically listed your education and employment history, and have the right references. Getting your CV right is about...

Presenting your Personal Brand on Social Media

                  With the dawn of social media, building a personal brand become something of a pastime. More recently, however, since social media has taken centre-stage in recruitment, building your personal brand has...

Didn’t get the job? Handle it like a pro.

                          So, that's it. The interview is over. It could not have gone any better. You had great answers for all the questions. You had a fantastic rapport with your interviewers and you...

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