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Increasing your productivity at work

  Even the best of us can suffer from bouts of decreased productivity at work. After all, it is a place we go to 5 days a week, every week - a little demotivation at times is normal. However, when you let it get the better of you, your productivity suffers, along with...

Striking the right work/life balance for you

When it comes to finding the right work/life balance, what becomes quickly apparent is that there really isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. There are so many aspects to consider in both our working life and our life outside of work. What might suit your colleagues...

Controlling your Career

The direction and development of a career path takes some careful planning and decision-making. People may tell you to take every opportunity that crosses your path, but is this really the best advice when it comes to what you want to do for a living? Seizing...

How to Resign on Good Terms

Resigning from your job can be a nerve-wracking experience. There are so many thoughts running through your head - am I doing the the right thing? Will I upset my boss? Will I miss this place too much? Will my new job make me happy? All of these thoughts and the...

Considering Contract Work

For this week’s blog post, we take a look at contract work and benefits it can yield. As with any type of work, there are benefits and drawbacks to contract employment, and only the individual will really be able to decide if this way of working is right for them. An...

Social media and your job search

To say that social media is a crucial aspect of the modern day job-search would be an understatement. Social media is tied into almost every part of our existence, whether we like it or not, and employment is no exception. It's time to embrace the social side of...

Interviews – It’s not just about what you say

You never a second chance to make a first impression, and never is this more true than when talking about job interviews. Presenting yourself appropriately is incredibly important. Your interviewers will have judged you simply on what you are wearing before you've...

Networking Events 101- The Basics

For some, networking like a pro comes easy. For others, however, it is far more of a challenge. Putting yourself out there requires a level of confidence that a lot of us simply do not have off the bat. It can take time to get good at networking, so to make sure you...

5 things not to do on your CV

We have written a lot of posts on how to produce a stellar CV. Most of these posts have focused on what to do, what to include and how. For this post, we are going to focus on the 'don't' part of creating a CV that will get you noticed (for the right reasons). So,...

4 major signs a company might be a bad fit for you

Interviewing for a new job is about more than impressing the socks off your interviewer(s) with your professional success and flawless CV. When you interview for a job, it also an opportunity for you to assess whether the company, the people and even the actual job...

Falling in love with your work again

There comes a time in almost everyone's career when they wonder if they're in the right line of work. For some, this is simply a moment's passing doubt, for others, it is a consuming feeling that they need to get out and start afresh. For many, however, it is simply...

5 Common Job Hunting Mistakes

Some are new to the game, some have been hunting for a while and some are simply checking out the job market. Mistakes can occur in any job-hunting situation, especially when one becomes complacent or even lazy. Here are some of the mistakes we still see, and how to...

5 Common Interview Mistakes

For those starting the new year by beginning or resuming a job search, we thought we'd put together a post on some of the most common interview mistakes we see. Rarely ever is an interview 'perfect' but sometimes they can be so far from perfect that it's worth writing...

Beating the Back to Work Blues

Returning to work after the long break can be difficult. We have some choice pieces of advice to help you along.

Don’t Stop the Job Search at Christmas

We often take the festive season as a time to wind down in every aspect of our lives. For those looking for work, this time of the year is frequently taken as a period of time in which to stop stressing about finding job openings, sending out CVs and biting...

Stop Making These Linkedin Mistakes

LinkedIn is a brilliant, free platform that has grown in importance dramatically within the recruitment field, in particular. It is practically guaranteed that an potential employer or recruitment consultant will check out your profile any time you apply for a role....

Career Change Questions

As we head towards the end of the year, it is quite normal to find oneself pondering how the new year should go and what opportunities it might bring. For some, the prospect of a career change comes into question. The advent of the internet and the possibilities it...

Video Call Interview Etiquette

Love 'em or hate 'em, Skype/Google Hangouts/GoToMeeting interviews are becoming more and more popular in the hiring process. Chances are you have either had one or will at some point in the future. Live video interviews are often dreaded for a few reasons - they're...

Go for the Big 4 or stay small?

You’ve made it through your finals at long last. Having spent blood, sweat and tears getting there, you now have your accounting degree. There’s no time to relax yet, though. Next up, the all-important decision of where to do your SAICA articles. A no-brainer, right?...

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