2017 – here we come, ready or not! #JobAdviceSA

2017 – here we come, ready or not! #JobAdviceSA

Hello All, It’s good to be back! I hope that all of you who took leave are well rested and ready for 2017 and all the challenges that a new year will bring us! For those of you who stayed...
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The Diary of a Jobseeker #HireTim

The Diary of a Jobseeker #HireTim

On Monday after our weekly chat I announced that I was in the job market actively seeking work starting next month, making it public through my Twitter account as well as @JobAdviceSA (using the hashtag #HireTim) and my updated LinkedIn...
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Putting #JobAdviceSA Into Action – #HireTim

Putting #JobAdviceSA Into Action – #HireTim

#JobAdviceSA was started when I asked two recruiter friends (Vanessa Raath and Wesley Madziva) to start a Twitter chat to connect jobseekers and recruiters. Over the last two and a half years we have advised thousands of jobseekers, received and...
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A Bit of This & A Bit of That #JobAdviceSA

A Bit of This & A Bit of That #JobAdviceSA

Hello All, Welcome to this week’s #JobAdviceSA Chat! My handsome co-hosts – Tim Barry (@timjbarry) and Wesley Madziva (@weszmadz) and myself – Vanessa Raath (@van_raath) will be assisting Job Seekers, young and old! Today we will be answering...
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How to exit your current job gracefully

How to exit your current job gracefully

We are looking forward to this week’s #JobAdviceSA chat – join us at 16h00 on Twitter and join our wonderful community of Job Seekers. This week we will be looking at how you should go about exiting your current company...
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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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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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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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We’re Back! #JobAdviceSA Returns Monday 30th May 16h00

We’re Back! #JobAdviceSA Returns Monday 30th May 16h00

  Last week at the E-Recruitment Conference 2016 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg, the three founders and co-hosts of #JobAdviceSA – Tim Barry, Vanessa Raath and Wesley Madziva – finally managed to meet in person at the same...
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Are We All Jobseekers? 4 Top Tips for Active Candidates

Are We All Jobseekers? 4 Top Tips for Active Candidates

Recent research indicates that there is now no such thing as a passive candidate. The vast majority of workers are open to new opportunities or actively searching for a new role. The rise of social media and smartphones has meant that...
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