Highest unemployment rate since 2003
The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey by StatsSA are in, and the results are not good. In the first quarter of 2017, the unemployment rate was driven up to 27,7%, the highest unemployment rate since September 2003. It was reported that there was a growth in employment... Read more
A dream job can be lost in under 10 seconds
The average employer or recruiter takes only 8-10 seconds to screen a resume and job application cover letter before making a decision on whether a candidate should be shortlisted for the position or not. This is according “The importance of a well written professional resume” written by Judi Roo,... Read more
Online recruitment trends
Skilled and experienced candidates hold all the power in the job market according to Careers24’s report on online recruitment trends. The report shows that the South African job market is in line with the international trend whereby the skilled, experienced and educated candidates are able to choose the roles... Read more
Gauteng is SA’s top paying province
Careerjunction’s 2016-17 salary review shows that Gauteng remains the top paying province. The report explores salary offerings, as offered by companies, for top occupations across SA’s most lucrative provinces – Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. For those in the architecture & engineering sector, Gauteng is where approximately 50%... Read more
Local learners reach for scholarships to open doors to the future
Learners from local high schools in Somerset East, Cookhouse, Bedford and Adelaide have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors who are fulfilling their dreams at universities around the country. “Even though many of our learners do well in their studies,... Read more
Be prepared, get that job!
“What attracted you to our company?” A comprehensive and therefore impressive answer to this question requires due diligence as far as research goes. It is imperative for job-seekers to conduct a form of information gathering on their prospective employer before a job interview. The research could be browsing the... Read more
Job seekers likely to undergo criminal record checks
Educational qualifications and criminal record checks may be mandatory when job seekers are undergoing pre-employment screening. With a hope to decrease the risk of employees bringing a company’s name into disrepute, the following forms of employee screening are commonly practiced. The screening process may be conducted internally or using... Read more
Harvard rescinds admissions to 10 Students for offensive Facebook posts
“If you won’t put something on a billboard along a busy road for everyone to see, you should definitely not put it on social media” advises renowned social media law specialist Emma Sadleir’s regarding social media posting. This has been made painfully clear to ten incoming freshmen have had their... Read more
Careers Portal highlights latest internships for 2017
Careers Portal, www.careersportal.co.za, South Africa’s largest educational opportunities website, continues to provide an important information to young adults so that they can establish successful careers. The portal, which provides information on the latest available bursaries, learnerships and internships, is frequented by more than 350,000 users each month. A free... Read more
SA students name their ideal employers
The Most Attractive Employer rankings for 2017, as conducted by branding firm Universum have been released. The students have spoken, and the most attractive South African employers include KPMG, DHET, Webber Wentzel Attorneys, CSIR, Google and Department of Health. The rankings are based on a survey of 46,981 students... Read more