The CA Blog

 

Our blogs are written by our experienced financial recruitment consultants who have seen it all! Our blog focuses on helping job seekers and those new to the workforce with topics surrounding CV writing, interview etiquette, career advice and the intricacies of the modern work environment.

Fun and Festive Ways To Get Your Office In The Christmas Spirit

If your office is anything like ours, you will find that some of your colleagues absolutely love this time of year and want to spread the Christmas spirit all over the place and then you get the ones who put “The Grinch who stole Christmas” to shame! Just because it’s...

The Importance of Company Culture

Company culture is the personality of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work. Company culture includes many elements, including work environment, company mission, value, ethics, expectations, and goals. Company culture is a crucial part of the...

How To Help A Recruitment Agency Find You Online

I started my first job earlier this year as a Researcher for a leading recruitment agency in Cape Town. An unexpected gem of an opportunity, given that I have been a professional Facebook stalker since Grade 6. Back then I did not know that I could channel that into a...

Notice Periods And Your Rights

We here at CA are seeing more and more candidates with exceptionally long notice periods, some stretching as long as 4 months! This puts a candidate in a disadvantaged position when applying for new jobs. I have consulted Labour Relations Specialist, Quintin...

The Real Differences Between CA, CIMA and ACCA Qualifications

It is often wondered what the REAL differences between CA, CIMA and ACCA qualifications are and what the benefits are of going each route. Most of us in the world of finance understand only what we have been exposed to. Having matriculated outside of South Africa, I...

Why I Decided On Starting My Career With A Small Company

This time last year I was swamped in submissions and the never-ending game of catch up in university. Fast forward to a year later and I am an employee starting my career, an entire taxpayer who has to clock in every day of the week - on time. I cannot skive out of...

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