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It’s time to Embrace Generation Z

As managers and recruiters, we just thought that we had Millennials figured out, and then Gen Z arrived, and we are going to have to change the way that we do business again! Generation Z (also known as Post Millennials or...

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Tips for Looking for a Job Online

10 Tips to Looking for Jobs on Job Portals   When I started in recruitment, things like job portals, social media and online applications did not exist.  We advertised the position in the local newspaper, either on a Wednesday or Sunday, and...

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What do you want to Become?

“Now I think it’s one of the most unless questions an adult can ask a child-What do you want to become when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you  become something and that’s the end.” Michelle Obama, Becoming   I interview 18-25 years olds all the time, and few know where they fit in this world.  Many feel ashamed and are apologetic when they cannot tell us what job they want.  For their whole schooling they have...

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Rules to Remember when Looking for a Job

  Smile.  On the phone, when typing your emails, and when you arrive at the interview.  People like happy people. If you are phoning to book an interview or ask for an email address, have a pen and paper handy...

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Getting Feedback on your Applications

I often think that today, in business, communication is the single most important thing.  It certainly is when it comes to customer service!  When we do surveys with our job seekers, it is their number one compliant.  They apply for...

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Keeping up with the Recruitment Times

The Job Market has changed almost as much as the media has, in the last twenty years.  Twenty years ago (if you were looking for a job then, or your parents who are helping you look for a job today,...

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What to do when you start a New Job

Congratulations!  You landed your dream job.  But now the scary part begins.  In South Africa, people normally start a new job on a probation period or contract basis, so the first three months of a new job should be seen...

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How to love your job.

Studies show that out of every 5 people, 1 loves their job, 1 dislikes it and 3 are neutral.  This is unfortunate as we spend more waking hours at work, then not.  Loving your job can be hard, especially if...

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