Category: Career & Study Advice

Managing Your Social Media Presence as a Job Seeker

Like it or not, one of the first steps that prospective employers and recruitment agencies take during the hiring process is checking your social media accounts. In a world where an employee’s controversial personal views can damage a business’s reputation, employers are spending much more time ensuring that what you do online does not pose […]

The Benefits of Adult Learning

The Benefits of Adult Learning

It is wonderful that in the 21st century, the career you start your adult life with doesn’t have to be the career path you stick with. You can always decide at a later stage to pursue a different path and create better opportunities for yourself. What is even better is that you can study part-time […]

Top 5 tips for studying while working full-time

Top 5 tips for studying while working full-time

1. Create a plan. Record all your class times, assessment and examination dates on your calendar. Also split up any reading you need to do over the duration of your course. 2. Inform your employer. Let your employer know what you are up to. Get their attention by showing them how serious you are about […]

Chase Your Dream Job with our Top 5 CV Tips!

Chase Your Dream Job with our Top 5 CV Tips!

It’s a competitive job market out there. Don’t believe us? According to a survey by job portal Adzuna at the end of 2019, there are an average of 58 applicants per job opening in Johannesburg. That number is far higher in other cities across South Africa, apart from Cape Town (due to its smaller population vs employment […]

Prioritising Personal and Office Wellness in 2020

Prioritising Personal and Office Wellness in 2020

It’s the first few months back at work for you after the Festive Season break and we bet you’re feeling well-rested and re-inspired! How do you think you will be feeling 6 months from now? What if you could maintain your level of energy and focus for the next 12 months? Well, you can! And […]

Get your National Diploma step-by-step

Get your National Diploma step-by-step

If you are looking for a more practical and vocational study path to follow, then you should consider studying towards a National Diploma. Recognised by industry and universities, the National N Diplomas are approved and issued by the National Department of Higher Education and Training in Pretoria. They cover the key competencies in each career field and include […]

The long-term benefits of short courses

The long-term benefits of short courses

Short courses give you the opportunity to update your knowledge and skills in only a fraction of the time it would take to study a degree or other higher qualification. They build on your existing knowledge and qualifications and formalise skills you have gained in the workplace. For working people, short courses offer flexibility and […]

How to choose the right college?

How to choose the right college?

Where should I study? Although people have different priorities when studying, there are some fundamental factors that everyone should consider. Accreditation Accreditation is a process that all educational institutions must go through to ensure their curriculum, teaching and facilities are on par with national standards. Never assume that all institutions are accredited with South African […]

It’s time to learn how to TouchType

It’s time to learn how to TouchType

Most of us spend a large chunk of our time responding to emails, writing documents and google-searching. The quicker we type, the faster we can do all of the above. So to be more productive, why not invest just 3 hours a week to learn this underrated skill! We guarantee you won’t regret it. Spend […]

What Careers will be hot in 2020?

What Careers will be hot in 2020?

If you are thinking of enrolling at college, starting a new career or investing in yourself by upskilling, it’s useful to know what skills are guaranteed to be in demand now and in the future! The following career fields look to be flourishing by 2020 and beyond: Marketing & market research – growing fields because of exploding […]

Getting ahead at work

Getting ahead at work

Do you feel like you’re working hard but it’s been months or even years since you’ve had a promotion or any recognition of sorts? If this sounds familiar, here are the 8 most common reasons why you might not be getting ahead and what you can do about it immediately. #1 – You are not […]

Failing matric is not the end of the road...

Failing matric is not the end of the road…

The first thing you need to do is get over the shock – remember many others are in the same boat, you are not the first and most certainly won’t be the last. Now you need to establish why you failed.  And here you need to be perfectly honest.  Did you really study hard enough?  […]

Working smart in Matric

Working smart in Matric

Your matric year should be the most magical – you can easily ace those final exams and at the same time keep your social life alive if you work smart! Here are our top tips… How long should I study? If you study for shorter periods of time more often, you retain the information for […]

The best study session soundtrack

The best study session soundtrack

What’s the soundtrack to your study sessions? Forget rock, pop and RnB. If you’re aiming for top marks it’s time to switch on the classics! Studies have found that listening to classical music while hitting the books could help you stay alert and retain more information. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine found […]

Transferable Skills

Transferable Skills

Ever heard this term before?  These are skills and competencies that can be used in all jobs – they are often not taught but can be learnt.  Having these skills and competencies will set you apart from other job applicants in today’s tough job market. What are these transferable skills exactly? Leadership – do you […]

Understanding your Matric results

Understanding your Matric results

You have reached the finish line. 12 years of trials and tribulations, tears, laughter, friends for life, tantrums, good memories but most of all lots and lots of hard work.  That final mark that appears on your matric report is ultimately what unlocks the door to your future.  But how exactly is it calculated? 25% […]

Five steps to better presentations

Five steps to better presentations

You’ve been asked to present your idea to a room full of people. It’s your chance to shine but you’re more worried about sweating and stammering through your speech! If the thought of public speaking sends you into a flat panic, you’re not alone. According to studies, 75% of adults suffer from speech anxiety. But […]

First impressions count

First impressions count

The first day on a new job is not much different to the first day of high school..checking out the other kids, wondering if they will end up being your friends, worrying whether or not you will make a good impression, then feeling intimidated for being a small fish in a big pond. There is […]

Perfecting the cover letter

Perfecting the cover letter

Applying for a dream job requires more than a CV. In order to stand out amongst all the applications, you’ll need to impress prospective employers with a great cover letter. Here are a few tips to improve your job application cover letter… The aim of a cover letter is tell prospective employers why you’re an […]