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Tuesday | 19 March | 2019 Computer programming: Be creative with logic

By Dr Eugene Brink “It was fabulous to beat the computer.” So says Frikkie van Biljon, a software engineer from Centurion who works for the software giant BBD, about how his love for his profession started at a young age. “In St. 4 I discovered QBasic on our home computer  … Read more

Monday | 18 March | 2019 Principles of success

By Emsie Martin To be successful is described by many in different ways. But I especially remember the words of Rian Truter about people who talk about “when my ship comes in, I’m going to do this or that”. People who achieve something, don’t wait for that ship. If you  … Read more

Thursday | 14 March | 2019 Crucial things you won’t learn at university

Dr. Eugene Brink A degree is still a sought-after commodity in today’s skills-starved world. It’s not only about the degree and its attendant “hard skills”, but also about the rubbing of shoulders with erudite superiors and peers. And still, those three or four years will never be enough to teach  … Read more

Monday | 11 March | 2019 How people find work

By Dr Eugene Brink Finding a job is truly difficult and tricky – especially in this economy. Although some people can merely walk into a job after high school or university, the vast majority of job-seekers do so wringing their hands. So how do people find work (and keep finding  … Read more

Monday | 04 March | 2019 Should You Accept A Counteroffer After Tendering Your Resignation?

By Anja van den Berg You’ve finally decided to start looking for a new job. You go through a lengthy job-hunting process, you’re presented with an enticing career opportunity, and get an offer you’re fully prepared to accept. However, when you tell your current employer you’re planning to leave, they  … Read more

Monday | 04 March | 2019 Grow your career by understanding your strengths

By Anja van den Berg Your personal-value proposition (PVP) is at the heart of your career strategy. It’s the foundation for everything in a job search and career progression – targeting potential employers, attracting the help of others, and explaining why you’re the best person for the job. To differentiate  … Read more

Thursday | 21 February | 2019 Can I study while holding a job?

By Nico Strydom It is fairly common to work parttime while you study, but it is something else again to work fulltime and study parttime. There are many reasons for beginning to study only after you have started working. Perhaps you decided after school to take time out before studying  … Read more

Tuesday | 19 February | 2019 MBAs: Why you should and why you shouldn’t

By Dr Eugene Brink Despite all the scorn heaped on Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees, they remain immensely popular and coveted across the world, and so too in South Africa. After all, MBA graduates occupy sought-after positions in the corporate sector and many go on to become thriving entrepreneurs.  … Read more

Tuesday | 19 February | 2019 How do I ask for a raise at work?

By Nico Strydom The world of work has during the last couple of years undergone great changes and the days when you could sit back and wait for a raise or promotion are long gone. Unfortunately, that promotion or raise you are waiting for, won’t fall out of the sky  … Read more

Thursday | 14 February | 2019 5 Steps To Map Out Your Career Ambitions

By Anja van den Berg Your career is yours, not your employer’s. If you want progression and better earnings, waiting and hoping is rarely a winning strategy. Personal career planning strongly increases both your immediate prospects and your longer-term potential. But that is often easier said than done. It’s common  … Read more

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