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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?...

Getting a balance between work life and home life

No matter how hard we try, getting and maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be a tall order. It might be that your job is incredibly busy, it might be that you love your work and want to spend as much time immersed in it as you can, it might be that your home...

4 reasons you didn’t get the job (that were out of your control)

Sometimes you just know why you didn't get the job. Maybe you were too nervous, perhaps you failed to prepare and gave some terrible answers or maybe you had a bad night's sleep and struggled to focus. However, when you don't get the job that you truly believe you...

“Do you have any questions for us?”

There comes a time in every interview that candidates either love or hate. That moment when your interviewer says 'Do you have any questions for us?'. It might be that you have a million, or it might be that you have none at all. You know it looks bad to not ask any...

Beating Interview Nerves

Most of us experience some degree of nervousness or anxiety before and/or during a job interview. For some, it's easy to shake off but for others it can make the interview experience something to fear rather than embrace. The team at CA have some choice pieces of...

Staying Positive During your Job Search

For some jobseekers, the process of job-seeking can be an exciting one, full of promise and exciting new potential opportunities. For others, it can be somewhat soul-destroying, robbing seekers of motivation and drive. So what can you do to stay positive and keep the...

The Cover Letter – 5 Tips for Getting it Right

We are always harping on about getting your CV absolutely right. After all, it's your first point of contact (usually) with your prospective employer and essentially forms their first impression of you. However, sometimes, you will be required to add in another...

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...

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