Career Advice

The modern world of business is changing so fast there are new and exciting career options opening up all the time. It is becoming more common to take on a job that didn't exist when you were at school.

While it is exciting that there are many more career options to choose from, the downside is that with so much choice it can be hard to find useful information on what exactly is the right career for you and where to study to get the best learning and qualifications.

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Careers Advice

South Africa is grappling with a youth unemployment rate of 43.4%. The Youth Employment Services offers not just employment prospects for unemployed youth, but also extensive assistance, skill enhancement, and a launching pad for young individuals to embark on their journeys in the professional sphere.

FundiMatch offers personalised psychometric tests that guide students towards career paths that match their unique abilities and aspirations. The platform helps students discover their strengths, interests, and values, enabling them to make informed decisions about their future.


Do you want to work for First National Bank (FNB)? Let us walk you through the process of how to apply to work at FNB.

You will want a career that you enjoy, but there's nothing wrong with with also following a career that is well paid. We've looked into some of the highest paid careers in South Africa.



Military Careers

Are you looking for a career at SANDF - South African National Defence Force? The Department of Defence employ young, fit and healthy candidates who are Citizens of the Republic of South Africa.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) comprises the armed forces of South Africa. It's object is to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of South Africa and its people.

The Military Skills Development System (MSDS) programme is a two-year voluntary service system with the long-term goal of enhancing the SA National Defence Forces deployment capability. This could be the Army, Navy, Air Force or Military Health Service.


Those looking for work after graduating from university seldom possess the experience companies desire and may feel they have little power to negotiate a better starting salary. There are some things graduates should be aware of before negotiating a salary.

From a humble fishing company established in 1964, the Sea Harvest Group has grown to become a leading seafood, aquaculture, agri-processing and branded Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) business. Working at Sea Harvest provides employees with a broad range of employment and development opportunities across the company. 



If you are a graduate between the ages of 18 and 35 then there's an amazing opportunity for you with local and international logistics company Bidvest who are running a Graduate training programme right now. Apply quickly before it's too late!

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 60 German Chancellor Fellowships every year – up to ten of which go to prospective leaders from South Africa to conduct a socially-relevant and independently developed research projects with a host of their choice in Germany for a period of 12 months.

GAP Year

For many high school learners, the idea of jumping into the next phase of life right after finishing their matric year is daunting and overwhelming. This is why thousands of newly matriculated learners opt to take a “gap” year.

A gap year is when students take a break after high school before embarking their tertiary studies. There is this misconception that  taking a gap year will make you forget everything you’ve learnt at school.


A gap year is a period of time between high school and college when students take a break from their education to pursue other activities. Here are some ideas for you to fill up your gap year before venturing into your field of study. 

Q&A with an expert reveals details of working as an au pair. Are you interested in taking a gap year? Whether you’ve just finished school and need some time out to decide what to do, or if you’ve been working for a while and need a change, au pairing overseas is a viable career choice.



Starting as an entrepreneur can be scary at first, especially if you're unsure about the necessary steps to take. To help you navigate the path to success, there are a few essential tips you can use as you start your entrepreneurship journey. 

In the current economy it may seem very risky to follow your passion of starting your own business, however it may be very rewarding when the business becomes successful. Here are some initiatives that provide skills training and assistance to entrepreneurs in South Africa. 

As businesses globally seek fresh and creative methods to enter new markets, South Africa with its rich history and diversified population, has long been viewed as a country of entrepreneurial opportunity. However, just like any country, South Africa does have its flaws.

Entrepreneurs make big ideas turn into reality. There are various types of entrepreneurs, and each type tend to make their own decisions depending on their personalities, skills, and environment. Yet, they all contribute to the economy and create jobs.

To become an entrepreneur, a particular set of characteristics are essential. While some of these characteristics come naturally, others must be developed through careful effort. 


Young Entrepreneurs

Content creators take on many roles including writer, editor, producer and publisher. If this line of work appeals to you, here is everything you need to know about content creation.

Influencing has become a popular career choice, especially among young adults, but it is not always as simple or straight-forward as it may seem. Here is everything being an influencer may entail.


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Editors choice

While Education is considered a crucial part of one's success, for Abongile Nofombo it is a journey that has led him to his chosen profession. But, as he tells the Careers Portal, getting there was not an easy feat.