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Thoughtful and compassionate managers are more effective and help to create engaged employees. A good manager needs soft skills training and the necessary people skills to help lead a team from diverse backgrounds effectively and efficiently. According to Jenny Boxall, convenor...
CareerJunction Company | 27/05/2015, 07:00 Read 101 Views | 0 Comments
Thousands upon thousands of graduates continue to look for work every year and fail to land a job despite their qualifications. With competition in the job market tougher than ever before, it is important that job-seekers ensure they present potential...
CareerJunction Company | 26/05/2015, 07:00 Read 292 Views | 0 Comments | 1 Likes
The Basic Conditions of Employment Act states that, barring exceptions such as the defence force and emergency workers, employees should work no more than 45 hours a week or nine hours a day, on average, with a maximum overtime restriction...
CareerJunction Company | 25/05/2015, 07:00 Read 187 Views | 0 Comments
Nelson Correia is the owner of a Cash Converters in Mitchells Plain. He explains how he began his career as a cleaner at one of the group’s UK stores, before spending some time at head office in South Africa. How...
CareerJunction Company | 22/05/2015, 07:00 Read 263 Views | 0 Comments
Huge advances in technology have meant that many people do not have to be in the office to get their work done. However, some industries are better suited to having flexible working systems than others. Phillip Gregory, a senior regional...
CareerJunction Company | 21/05/2015, 07:00 Read 267 Views | 0 Comments
With universities introducing ever more graduates into a market faced with economic challenges‚ the temptation to falsify qualifications was real‚ a leading verification company said. QVS CEO Danie Strydom said so-called degree mills are adding to the problem as many...
CareerJunction Company | 20/05/2015, 07:00 Read 298 Views | 0 Comments
Wether you are a first-time job seeker or returning to the workforce after a hiatus, you may find the process of looking for work brutal. The longer it takes to secure employment, the more bruised your self-esteem becomes. Nola Payne,...
CareerJunction Company | 19/05/2015, 07:00 Read 344 Views | 0 Comments
Starting a business is like “loading a gun with a passion bullet” says Raymond Ackerman Academy graduate and director of KO Kreativ Projects Ameera Safter. Entrepreneurship is in her blood, but it never dawned on 25-year old Ameera Safter to...
CareerJunction Company | 18/05/2015, 07:00 Read 325 Views | 0 Comments
People often stay in a job despite having negative job attitudes, low engagement and failing to identify with their organisation’s culture. Why? They probably fear change, and never consider the benefits of a career switch. In order to help you...
CareerJunction Company | 15/05/2015, 07:00 Read 544 Views | 1 Comments | 2 Likes
Since 1994 small business activity in SA has grown in line with the country’s GDP, which almost tripled from $143.8bn in 1996 to $404.3bn in 2011. For small businesses, the gains have been all the more impressive given that, before...
CareerJunction Company | 14/05/2015, 07:00 Read 328 Views | 0 Comments
With a noisy slurp, Jonathan Kelsey draws in a sample of the first liquid and rolls it around his mouth. “It’s very brisk,” he says. You have to believe him — his tastebuds and tongue are insured for R5m. I...
CareerJunction Company | 13/05/2015, 07:00 Read 325 Views | 0 Comments
Finding the ideal job can be difficult for a young graduate. The lack of professional experience can represent a real barrier in starting a career. Even if you have gained some experience throughout your academic years, starting to work for another...
CareerJunction Company | 12/05/2015, 07:00 Read 505 Views | 0 Comments
Gautham Narayanan is the regional director for ad agency Net#work BBDO Africa and deputy MD at its headquarters in South Africa. He describes himself as an international madman and adman and says that his mother steered him away from becoming...
CareerJunction Company | 11/05/2015, 07:00 Read 339 Views | 0 Comments
Pain can be so debilitating sometimes, bringing the lives of some sufferers literally to a standstill. Physiotherapist Lebo Radebe, however, believes there are hands with magical powers that can massage all the pain away. Radebe said she utilises massage techniques...
CareerJunction Company | 08/05/2015, 07:00 Read 377 Views | 0 Comments
A CV, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use a typeface to express themselves. It does not always go well, according to those who spend a...
CareerJunction Company | 07/05/2015, 07:00 Read 472 Views | 1 Comments
A Durban businesswoman is hiring out grannies. Leigh Newell has brought a popular American and Australian concept to South Africa by creating Grans for Hire, an agency that employs mature, retired women for childcare, pet-sitting, house-sitting and domestic guidance. “I...
CareerJunction Company | 06/05/2015, 07:00 Read 267 Views | 0 Comments
As the pace of change increases worldwide owing to globalisation and technological developments, it’s become more and more important for leaders to be adaptive, says UCT leadership expert Dr Tim London. It is an old refrain, but the rate of...
CareerJunction Company | 05/05/2015, 07:00 Read 306 Views | 0 Comments
Hayden Lansdell is divisional manager in Pretoria at financial planning group GCI Wealth. He says integrity is key for his job, followed by fairness. What do you do? We provide individuals with professional financial advice relating to estate planning, tax...
CareerJunction Company | 04/05/2015, 07:00 Read 300 Views | 0 Comments
When we meet people face to face we have a small window of time to make a good first impression – and the same applies when we send a CV to a potential employer. Niteske Marshall, MD of Network Recruitment,...
CareerJunction Company | 30/04/2015, 07:00 Read 698 Views | 2 Comments
Schalk Pretorius is the founder and co-owner of Ulovane Environmental Training, a company that trains field guides. He says that it’s a job that requires dedication, commitment, patience and respect. What do you do? As the founder and owner of...
CareerJunction Company | 29/04/2015, 07:00 Read 482 Views | 0 Comments
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