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.

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...

Current Trends Shaping The Modern Workplace

Technology is advancing. Awareness of diversity and the lack thereof is rising. Mental health challenges are becoming less stigmatized. The reality is that these factors – and many more – are changing the way society views the modern workplace. The current trends, in...

Funny CV Writing Mistakes You Can Learn From

Recruitment can be a pretty serious business and we are often very busy speaking to clients or responding to candidates but every now and then we have a little humour seep into the office when we encounter CV writing errors - intentional and unintentional. Now...

What You Can Expect From A Financial Services Career

Are you dreaming of a career in financial services? Does the glitz and glamour of The Wolf of Wall Street fascinate you? Well, there are a number of things you need to know before you embark on a career in this sector. It’s not all fun and games, and your options are...

Know Your Rights While Working A Contract Job

There will likely be a point in your career where you will take on a contract job. This could be for many reasons. Maybe you have been retrenched, are coming back from being a stay at home parent or are returning from a stint overseas. Whatever the reason, always be...

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