Background checks and why we HAVE to do them

Background checks and why we HAVE to do them

We have had a few questions pop up recently during out #JobAdviceSA sessions about Background Checks. I get the feeling that there are a lot of people out there who are sceptical of these checks and wonder why on earth...
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Talking About Our Heritage This #HeritageMonth #JobAdviceSA 19/09

Talking About Our Heritage This #HeritageMonth #JobAdviceSA 19/09

On 24th September every year South Africa celebrates Heritage Day or, as it is known by many people “National Braai Day”, as having a braai or chisanyama is the way in which many South Africans celebrate the holiday. Apart from...
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Job Scams TweetChat | #JobAdviceSA Chat 12 Sept 2016

Job Scams TweetChat | #JobAdviceSA Chat 12 Sept 2016

A Job Scam occurs when a scammer poses as an employer or recruiter and offers attractive employment opportunities which require that the job seeker pay money in advance.   This week on #JobAdviceSA we will share our thoughts and ask...
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Job Advice for our future IT Gurus…. #JobAdviceSA

Job Advice for our future IT Gurus…. #JobAdviceSA

I was fortunate to present at an event this past weekend at Microsoft South Africa in Johannesburg. I presented on IT jobs and the salaries connected to these positions. I was asked a lot of questions from the audience, so...
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How Can Job Hunting Be Improved? #JobAdviceSA 29/08

How Can Job Hunting Be Improved? #JobAdviceSA 29/08

Being a jobseeker in South Africa today is not easy. Jobs are hard to find, complicated to apply for and, even if you are invited to an interview, the way it is handled and what happens afterwards can leave you...
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Olympic Motivation for Job Seekers

Olympic Motivation for Job Seekers

Every other year, athletes from around the globe gather in one place to compete for the top honors in their sports. This year, the Olympic Games are taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and promise to continue the tradition...
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What Will The SA Municipal Elections Mean For Jobseekers? #JobAdviceSA 01/08 #LGE2016

What Will The SA Municipal Elections Mean For Jobseekers? #JobAdviceSA 01/08 #LGE2016

DISCLAIMER: I am a citizen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and therefore am not eligible to vote in the upcoming Local Government Elections on 3rd August, but that does not mean that I have no interest in the...
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Agencies are not the Enemy

Agencies are not the Enemy

We have been running #JobAdviceSA for almost 3 months now and I have picked up a lot of negativity towards Recruitment Agents and Agencies. As a Manager of an agency I find this hard to believe as i always encourage my...
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Climbing A Great Hill – #MandelaDay #JobAdviceSA Chat 18 July 2016

Climbing A Great Hill – #MandelaDay #JobAdviceSA Chat 18 July 2016

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first...
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Searching & Applying For Jobs Online – #JobAdviceSA 11/07

Searching & Applying For Jobs Online – #JobAdviceSA 11/07

This week on #JobAdviceSA we are going to examine the new, online world of jobseeking. As the digital revolution means that more and more aspects of our daily lives take place online it is inevitable that more and more employers...
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