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What to expect from a career in the hospitality industry

June 28, 2018

Working in the hospitality industry gives you an exciting opportunity. You will enter an industry that thrives on creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, and you will also be able to travel to new and exciting destinations. If you have studied hospitality courses, then you will be well prepared for this new life, but you might not be sure of what to expect in the industry. Below is some helpful advice on what to expect in a career in the hospitality industry.…

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Soft skills you need to succeed in the office

May 15, 2018

When you start your career, you are most likely  aware of the ‘hard’ skills you need, such as typing, computer skills and accounting skills. These are tangible, teachable skills that relate to your career choice. An aspect that many young professionals forget about is the fact that you also need soft skills to succeed in the office. These include effective communication capabilities, interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities. If you are still unsure about what soft skills are, outlined below are…

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How to find a career that suits you

April 18, 2018

Finding your niche in the world can be difficult, especially if you are not sure what, exactly, your career should be. You may find yourself drifting from job to job in the hopes of finding a position that  suits your skills and personality. If you are facing this dilemma, follow the advice below to find a career that suits you. Figure out what you love to do Figuring out what you love to do can be as simple as asking…

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The different aspects of finding a job

April 13, 2018

The process of finding a job can be long, tedious, trying, disappointing, exciting, anxious and fruitful. A process not many enjoy going through, but one that’s worth it at the end. If you can persevere through the process and be prepared, you will be ever closer to landing your dream job and getting your foot in the door of your career. We’ll be looking at the different aspects of finding a job that you will go through to ready yourself…

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How can computer courses boost your career?

March 22, 2018

Climbing the corporate ladder and improving your career is important for anyone who wants to be successful. One of the best ways to do so is to continually be working on your skills, either by improving the skills you already have or building new ones which you may lack. In today’s modern world, IT courses are a sure-fire way to boost your career, as outlined below. The gap in your knowledge is addressed If you have been working for a…

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Starting a business from home for mothers

March 7, 2018

Having a child shouldn’t stop you from earning an income and being financially independent (regardless of whether your partner is capable of supporting you or not). Being a mother is great and for the first few months, all you’ll want to do is care for your child. But there will come a time when you are able to go back to work or, should you choose, start your own business from home and have the best of both worlds. Just…

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The characteristics of a good secretary

February 28, 2018

Becoming a secretary means that you have to have a certain set of characteristics in order to be successful. Every company will look for these certain aspects of your personality before hiring you, which means that it is vital to ensure you gain them or improve them. Organisational skills One of the major characteristics of a general secretary is their organisational skills. A secretary routinely has to organise diaries for senior colleagues, keep track of tasks and projects as well…

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You’ve just been retrenched, now what?

February 19, 2018

Being retrenched is never easy. But it is a reality that you might have to face in your career. There are few things that feel worse. You’ll feel like your life is falling apart. You’re going to be losing your stable income and you have bills to pay. Your career is also going to take a hit. It might be tough to find a new job. You probably aren’t sure what to do right now. And that’s understandable. But you…

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Courses you can study without a Matric certificate

February 15, 2018

Not having a Matric exemption may seem like a daunting prospect to those who wish to further their studies. You may feel as though you are unable to find a career or are limited in what you can study, but there are options to help you further both of these. Outlined below are just some of the courses you can study without a Matric. Stock controller A stock controller is someone who is responsible for tracking incoming and outgoing shipments…

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6 side jobs to make some extra money

September 29, 2017

Are you usually short on cash in the middle of the month? Or do you have to live from pay cheque to pay cheque to survive? If you don’t want to look for a higher paying job or don’t want to commit to being a permanent part-time position, then you might want to consider a flexible side job. You’ll have the option to work as much or as little as you’d like. Your schedule will be based on how much…

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