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Money

Where to find great financial advice for a small business

October 9, 2018

So, you want to start your own small business? You might have the perfect idea to bring in new customers, like a niche cat toy company selling handmade cat toys filled with catnip, but starting out on your own needs more than just a great idea. Before you apply for business loans in South Africa, you will need to look for the right financial and business advice to help you on your way. Other than looking online for some tips…

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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 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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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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Family Health

A morning routine to boost your confidence

February 19, 2018

Starting the day with that “something extra” is exactly what you need to seize every opportunity that day may bring. It’s about more than just waking up on the right side of the bed. Having a morning routine to boost your confidence from the moment you open your eyes will set your confidence bar high for the rest of the day. And with all that confidence, every business meeting, job interview, client phone call and general interaction will be a…

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Work

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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Life

3 ways to get out of the everyday slog

May 23, 2017

Having an existential crisis is something most of us think about during the course of our lives, and if you’ve never had one then you must be something right in life. At some point, you’ll begin to wonder what your place is in the world, what legacy you’re leaving behind, and if what you’re doing truly makes you happy. Typically, these questions start at work.   If you’re still in your 20s then there’s a good chance you haven’t stumbled…

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Home Work

How to pick the right gift for a colleague

December 23, 2016

Though you might spend eight or nine hours a day with someone, that doesn’t mean you know them very well. This is the nature of the office environment in which many find themselves. So often, you are focused on delivering work and completing tasks. Meeting deadlines, making clients happy and pleasing your employers comes first, after all, if you want to keep your job. Colleagues are not there specifically to be your friends, but to be part of the company…

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