Tips for a successful management-level job interview
While all interviews can seem overwhelming and intimidating, interviewing for a management-level job is usually quite different from the usual job interview that most of us have experienced. Workplace solutions provider ManpowerGroup South Africa’s managing director, Lyndy van den Barselaar, shares her thoughts on how to properly prepare for... Read more
Korea offers study opportunity for 2018
Korea has opened its doors for South African scientists. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is offering South African students a scholarship to study towards a postgraduate qualification of which the Department of Higher Education and Training will be responsible for the nominations of qualifying candidates from... Read more
Company culture: Friend or foe
According to recent Harvard Business Review article, Harvey University authors of Professional Transitions Allan Church and Jay Conger say that many talented individuals stumble in a new company because they fail to read its culture. The writing team say that new employees tend to focus on the job and... Read more
Request for nominations for the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary 2018
The Registrar of the University of Pretoria is awaiting nominations from suitable senior students as well as members of staff of lecturer status (25 years or younger) for the above-mentioned travel bursary. The focus of the Abe Bailey Trust is leadership development and the Trustees wish the bursaries to... Read more
Over 680 000 employed in tourism sector
The tourism sector employed 686 596 persons in 2016, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke said on Monday. This, according to Maluleke, is an increase of 2.7% percent or 17 945 employees compared to 2015. According to Stats SA, the tourism sector share of total employment increased from 4.2% in 2015 to 4.4% in... Read more
UCT Careers Services co-organisers of global summit
How do higher-education institutions ensure best practice when delivering careers services to tomorrow’s students and employers, while keeping up with the ever-changing world of work? These and many other questions were posed at the Global Careers Service Summit in the UK where 100 careers service leaders from 14 countries representing five... Read more
Agriculture defies odds to create jobs in tough climate
The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sectors created an additional 39 000 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2017, says Stats SA. According to the Statistics South Africa Quarter Four Labour Force Survey released this week, agriculture made a commendable contribution to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate... Read more
Job readiness & the power of work
Zanokhanyo Network and Common Good making a positive difference in Employment, Education and Early Childhood Development. As Key Recruitment we are passionate about people and employment. It is such a wonderful experience to see people find meaningful work opportunities and for our employers to have engaged and valuable employees.... Read more
Employers: time to review recruitment criteria to land the right candidates
With the sea-change that has taken place in the world of work and in higher education in recent years, employers and recruiters should take the time to review their selection criteria to ensure they land the best talent for their needs, an expert says. “Companies often have to shift... Read more
How to recover from interview mistakes and use them to your advantage
You walk into the interview room, make eye contact with your interviewer, and shake hands firmly and confidently. Everything is going as expected until you sit down and knock coffee all over the table. What do you do? Going for an interview can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience,... Read more