It is weird how job-seekers can be made to feel bad about the fact that they're currently unemployed or trying to get out of a bad job, when everybody knows that great people are unemployed or are working in lousy jobs.
Looking for a job, whether a part-time, full-time, co-op placement, internship, or summer job can be stressful. Balancing school work, family, and extracurricular activities can be difficult enough, with all that you have on your plate, adding time to look for a job can be very challenging.
On the 9th of May, Statistics SA announced an increase in unemployment in the first quarter of 2016.
Job search in South Africa can be a daunting and frustrating experience to most people because of the volatile nature of the job market in this country. The country has an unemployment rate of over 25% and there are many people searching for jobs in the same industry with the same qualifications.
Does the thought of calling your previous boss to help with your job search make you cringe just a little? Wait…hear me out. Even if you were fired, there still could be a way for you to make that call and come away with something great.
Interviews aren't everyone's favourite thing, but a bit of preparation can go a really long way.
Talking to adults can be scary — even once you become a grown-up yourself. And this is especially true if the talking is taking place during a job interview.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Do you check your cell phone, worry about yesterday’s problems, or find yourself grumbling about all you have to do? If so, you’re waking up on the wrong side of the bed.
Annoying your co-workers, while never a good idea, is one thing. But annoying your boss with your unprofessional habits could cost you your job.