Wednesday, 8 July 2020

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How to Prepare for an Interview #JobAdviceSA 06/07

We all know that feeling… your phone starts ringing and your heart starts beating faster. You hesitate to answer as you’re not sure whether it will be good or bad news… You pluck up the courage just before the call goes to voicemail… or… you get a notification that you…

#ShiftGears on Youth Unemployment with @YouthCapitalSA #JobAdviceSA 15/06

In the third of our series of chats during #YouthMonth, and in the week in which South Africa celebrates #YouthDay, we are very excited to welcome a special guest host to #JobAdviceSA chat. Youth Capital is a youth-led campaign with an Action Plan to shift gears on youth unemployment in…

Looking for Work as the Lockdown is Lifted #JobAdviceSA 01/06 #YouthMonth

Youth Month is celebrated in South Africa in June every year, with the highlight being Youth Day on 16th June. Youth Day commemorates the Soweto Uprising of 1976 by young South Africans of colour that became the turning point in the ending of their oppression by the Apartheid Government, which…

Researching Trends in Careers and Work – #JobAdviceSA 25/05

On this week’s #JobAdviceSA chat our regular expert contributor, Career Coach @EnnieChipembere, will be introducing us to Trends Research and explaining how it can help you in planning your career. Here are the questions that she and the #JobAdviceSA community of experts will be answering: Q1. What is trends analysis…

Leveraging LinkedIn during the Lockdown – #JobAdviceSA 20/04

LinkedIn is a professional social network where you can connect and network with people from all over the world to explore job opportunities, learn new skills and make useful contacts for your job search and future career. During the Covid-19 outbreak and national lockdown it is even more important to…

How to Prepare for a Video Interview – #JobAdviceSA 06/04

Since the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Covid-19, and following the start of the 21-day National Lockdown imposed by the Government, many companies have put recruitment on hold for all their open positions. However, as we discussed in our last Twitter chat, there are still companies advertising jobs and actively…

How to Map and Use Job Search Spaces #JobAdviceSA 23/03

In the first #JobAdviceSA chat of 2020 our regular expert contributor, online Career Coach Ennie Chipembere, introduced us to the concept of using a Job Search Plan to focus and guide your job search strategy. One of the techniques that you can use to implement your job search plan is…

It’s Tough Being a JobSeeker #JobAdviceSA 17/02

Being a jobseeker is hard work, and jobseeking in South Africa is harder than in most countries in the world given the high rate of unemployment, lack of access to opportunities and disruption caused by power cuts and transport issues.   As well as a positive attitude, perseverance and ability…