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5 Things You Need To Do When Starting A New Job

5 Things You Need To Do When Starting A New Job

The first few weeks at a new job are the most important. You need to learn not only what to do, but how to do it well. You want to make a good first impression on both your manager and you coworkers. Get yourself started off on […]

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How to support mental health issues at work

How to support mental health issues at work

According to the World Economic Forum, one in four people globally will likely experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. A study by the World Economic Forum/Harvard School of Public Health suggests the global impact of mental disorders in terms of lost economic output could amount to […]

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11 Classic Interview Mistakes and How to Recover

11 Classic Interview Mistakes and How to Recover

You’ve done your research on the company, rehearsed your elevator pitch, dry-cleaned your best suit and printed a fresh copy of your fine-tuned resume and portfolio. All the elements are in place for you to master every minute of your Big Interview—but then, once you’re in the hot seat, […]

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This is the advantage US students have over South Africans when applying for a job – and how you can stand out

This is the advantage US students have over South Africans when applying for a job – and how you can stand out

More young people have university degrees than ever before. Between 1995 to 2016, the percentage of people with tertiary qualifications grew by 20%, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. As a result competition for skilled positions is steeper, particularly when entering a workplace that is increasingly […]

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Ten Habits Of Incredibly Happy People

Ten Habits Of Incredibly Happy People

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.” While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last. A study from Northwestern […]

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Here’s How To Take The Sting Out Of Receiving Criticism

Here’s How To Take The Sting Out Of Receiving Criticism

Receiving criticism can sometimes be a messy situation, especially when it’s unexpected, harsh or given when others are present. You might feel shocked, angry or even embarrassed by the comments. But before getting defensive, try switching your mind-set and treating the feedback as a gift, rather than […]

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What NOT to say at a job interview

What NOT to say at a job interview

The hiring manager has already sifted through resumes and decided that they want to meet you. Now it’s your turn to make an impression. And, unfortunately for you, every sentence you utter during the job interview is going to be a part of that impression. The best […]

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Here’s what South African businesses think they should be paying as a ‘living wage’

Here’s what South African businesses think they should be paying as a ‘living wage’

The national minimum wage has remained a contentious issue in South Africa, with the legislation still not formally introduced despite a 1 May deadline. One of the key issues surrounding minimum wage is how different groups view the ‘minimum’, with a number of analysts indicating that the […]

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South Africa’s average salary versus the world

South Africa’s average salary versus the world

Stats SA this week reported that the average monthly salary for South Africans has declined, while other data shows that the average take-home pay has dropped dramatically. According to Stats SA, average monthly earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural sector decreased from R20,060 in November 2017 […]

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The best degrees in South Africa if you want to make the most money

Career and job information platform, PayScale has compiled a list of bachelor degrees which have the highest earning potential, showing that STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees will get you onto the high-earners list. PayScale’s data shows that engineering comes out on top, with early career […]

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