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Wednesday | 19 June | 2019 Deon Meyer (and other well-known authors) give tips on being a writer

By Dr. Eugene Brink If you want to write well, you have to read – as wide as possible and continuously – and then put shoulder to the wheel. “The best advice for any aspiring author is to read. Read as widely as possible, as much as possible, as long  … Read more

Monday | 10 June | 2019 5 Tips For A Successful Management-Level Job Interview

By Anja van den Berg After you’ve been toiling away in middle-management for a number of years, the opportunity finally presents itself: an executive job opening that’s got your name on it. Yet, you’re not quite sure how to approach the upcoming interview. While all interviews can seem overwhelming and  … Read more

Monday | 10 June | 2019 The biggest hurdles recent graduates face entering the workforce

By Anja van den Berg Exhausted. Lost. Anxious. Struggling. These are just some of the ways that a group of young graduates, recently interviewed, described their experience transitioning from tertiary education to the professional world. According to a research article published by Brandeis International Business School, many young graduates feel  … Read more

Wednesday | 05 June | 2019 Mentoring

By Wilma Bedford Have you sometimes wondered why you seem to climb the ladder of success at a slower pace than your colleagues even though you are reliable and hardworking? It could be that you don’t have a mentor. Mentors are people whose opinions, guidance and advice you need if  … Read more

Wednesday | 05 June | 2019 The importance of entrepreneurship for South Africa

By Essie Bester According to Statistics SA the current unemployment figure for South Africa stands at 27,6%. One of the best solutions for this is entrepreneurship. However, a worldwide comparison shows that the level of entrepreneurial activity in South Africa is alarmingly low – and for that reason entrepreneurial growth  … Read more

Monday | 03 June | 2019 Four careers with good prospects (for which you don’t necessarily need a degree)

By Essie Bester A university degree can help you to envisage the career of your dreams and to obtain the correct set of skills and qualifications. However, this is not possible for everyone. Following are four growing career fields with almost endless possibilities, for which you don’t necessarily need a  … Read more

Tuesday | 28 May | 2019 Urban (town) planner

By Marli Naidoo Urban planning is an exciting profession that strives to improve people’s economic and social welfare by effectively and efficiently planning their land and infrastructure. The urban planner’s aim is to promote equity and stimulate sustainable development. Some town planners focus on zoning and the requirements for land-use,  … Read more

Tuesday | 21 May | 2019 Love your job, hate your boss: What to do

By Dr. Eugene Brink Employees don’t quit jobs; they quit bosses. This trite adage will never go out of vogue because it remains an unimpeachable fact of life. Whilst some people do walk away from mind-numbing, soul-crushing jobs that suck the life out of them, many people flee from horrible  … Read more

Tuesday | 21 May | 2019 How do I stay focused at work?

By Nico Strydom Each day at work poses its own challenges and it can easily happen that you have a problem staying focused because of the countless number of things going on around you. It is easy to lose focus at work because of the many distractions, such as colleagues  … Read more

Thursday | 16 May | 2019 Tell-tale signs that it’s time to quit your job

Dr Eugene Brink Quitting your job is never lekker and the process does leave you unmoored and often gutted. But sometimes it is a necessary step prompted by circumstances and that facilitates growth. There is a plethora of reasons why someone would call time on a job and we have  … Read more

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