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    4 ‘smart’ career moves that actually...

    4 ‘smart’ career moves that actually hurt you

    J Maureen Henderson You know all the right things to say when asking for a raise. Your work emails are things of concise beauty. You’re a consummate follower of career advice and you’re reasonably confident that you’re making all the studied choices that will boost you up the ladder. But  … Read more

    Higher salary or shorter commute?

    Higher salary or shorter commute?

    Amy Morin The lure of a bigger paycheck can make it tempting to accept a longer commute. It’s a dilemma most people face at one time or another. How much more do you need to get paid to commute an extra 30 minutes? What is your time really worth? While  … Read more

    Up your problem-solving with these tips

    Up your problem-solving with these tips

    Eugene Brink Why is experience stressed so much when someone is appointed? The simple answer is that it shows employers that someone has learned to solve problems and is applying the theory he’s mastered to different conundrums. A number of surveys undertaken by companies such as Microsoft and the BBC  … Read more

    Find the job you were born...

    Find the job you were born to do

    Solette Swanepoel Do you do what you were born to do for a living? If you are unsure, the answer is probably no. Of course all of us want to do something that we are not only excellent at, but also enjoy so much that it does not even feel  … Read more

    When should you quit your job?

    When should you quit your job?

    Eugene Brink All of us experience bad days at work and research shows that on average people endure one bad day at work per week. But if there are more bad than good days, you know something is seriously wrong and has to be rectified. Nevertheless, many of us aren’t  … Read more


    The Helping Hand Career Guidance Programme aims to provide an affordable career guidance service regarding subject choices and career choices to Afrikaans speaking young people across the country. I provide a professional guidance service to young people so that they may acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure that they will be able to make an informed decision about their future. Tertiary education is expensive. Therefore, professional career guidance really is sensible.

    What does the offer entail?

    Various packages are available. Each package has been compiled to address individual needs. Individual and group tests are performed in your community. Enlist a group of ten learners in your community or school that want to be tested and contact us for an appointment.

    What does the offer include?

    • Informal discussion with parents and child before the evaluation;
    • The Evaluation;
    • Evaluation takes about 1 ½ – 2 hours, depending on the number of tests included in the session;
    • How many test are included in the session;
    • Professional report;
    • Feedback session.

    Includes aptitude, interest and personality tests. Here the focus is choosing the right subjects for the career path that the child might want to follow after school.

    Cost: R700

    Includes conducting aptitude, interest and personality tests. Here the focus strongly falls on the child’s career choice. Possibilities and options for the future are examined in terms of the child’s skills, academic performance in school, values, vocation and subjects.

    Cost: R900

    Includes conducting aptitude, interest and personality tests. Strengths and skills are highlighted and possible options, opportunities for study or future training are outlined.

    Cost: R800



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