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Monday | 21 September | 2020 Qualify as a commercial diver

By Marli Naidoo There is a big demand for commercial divers worldwide. These divers differ from professional divers in that they are trained to use equipment suitable for underwater tasks. These divers work in two types of environment: in the ocean, or inland in rivers, dams and harbours. At sea  … Read more

Wednesday | 09 September | 2020 How Leaders Can Best Communicate During A Crisis

By Anja van den Berg Every leader knows that communication during a crisis is critical. Yet, the COVID-19 crisis has brought with it a myriad of spin-off predicaments for which most leaders were not prepared. “There is scant empirical research on what to communicate to employees amid a crisis,” Brooks  … Read more

Wednesday | 02 September | 2020 Self-talk that can help you excel in your career

By Essie Bester What do you think about in the afternoons on your way home from work? Do you relive your daily successes or do you focus on the obstacles you encountered? Do you belittle yourself or wish you had someone else’s skills? Beware! Your self-talk can hinder your effectiveness,  … Read more

Wednesday | 02 September | 2020 9 Hints from professional personnel recruiters’ for Covid-19 period

By Essie Bester Before the arrival of the corona virus and the accompanying period of isolation almost one out of every three South Africans did not have a job. It is now estimated that the unemployment rate could increase from 29,1% to 50%. Given the alarmingly high unemployment figure it  … Read more

Wednesday | 26 August | 2020 Why being overqualified is a professional peril

By Dr Eugene Brink Okay, so you’ve lost your job or you’re just looking for something else and are willing to “start over”. You have the skills, experience and qualifications and yet, there is one slight problem: You might have these in overabundance. In short, it means you are overqualified  … Read more

Wednesday | 12 August | 2020 Factors when choosing a career

By Emsie Martin The lockdown has caused considerable disruption in everyone’s lives as well as those of children. However, it is important that our children realise that life goes on. After the lockdown they have to continue their studies and their work. Their career choices will be of cardinal importance  … Read more

Thursday | 06 August | 2020 Why both your public and private data should put you in the best light possible

By Anja van den Berg Academic reviews have highlighted that most successful people understand how to manage their professional reputations and the perceptions about them. They also care deeply about portraying themselves in a professionally appropriate way. Yet, some of those same people are often careless when it comes to  … Read more

Thursday | 06 August | 2020 Do you want to become a hairdresser?

By Melodie Veldhuizen During the Covid-19 lockdown many people were sitting on tenterhooks with each announcement regarding the easing of lockdown regulations, waiting for the news that hair salons may reopen. There were even those who were so desperate that they found ways to get to a hairdresser before the  … Read more

Friday | 17 July | 2020 Hospitality industry will have to win back confidence all over again

By Nico Strydom The national period of isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic hit the hospitality industry especially hard. Hotels, guest houses and restaurants were only recently given the green light to reopen their doors. Lee Zama, CEO of Fedhasa, the representative body of the hospitality industry, has said that  … Read more

Monday | 13 July | 2020 Graduates: Are they being correctly prepared for the job market?

By Essie Bester At the start of each new year thousands of students arrive at campuses all over the country – full of hope that a university degree will improve their lives. However, the reality is that a degree does not guarantee this. South Africa has an unemployment figure of  … Read more

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