Conor Engelbrecht

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Conor worked at Portal Publishing where he wrote for all the websites, including The Careers Portal, and was a SEO Researcher, copywrighter and digital specialist.


With your finals looming on the horizon, you should probably be thinking about revising your work. But it can be difficult, so here are some revision tips for all you Matrics out there.


It's absolutely crucial that you do well at your job interview - here are the Careers Portal's 5 Top Tips for acing your interview.


When applying for jobs, your CV is key. If your CV isn’t perfect, you’re not getting the job. So let’s look at 5 biggest mistakes people make on their CVs.


Matric is a big commitment. Over the course of the year, you will pour your heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears and every other cliche for effort into your work. And quite rightly so; a Matric certificate is an essential part of today's education and employment landscape.


Standard Bank is one of South Africa's big four banks and employs many people at its branches and other offices across South Africa. This is how to apply for jobs, such as Customer Service Officers, at Standard Bank.


Starting your time at a university or college is an exciting prospect, but it can also be a little scary. And, for those of us who have to move away from home to study, finding accommodation is one of the challenges we need to overcome. Let's unpack a couple of the options available to you in terms of student accommodation.


Being a student is hard; you have to balance studying, socialising and doing work, be it homework or a job. We have our phones with us constantly throughout this, but have you ever thought about using your phone to make things easier for you?


University is not your only option for furthering your education. The Department of Higher Education and Training views Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges as Institutions of Choice.

Here is a list of South Africa's TVET colleges. NSFAS funding is available if you study at TVET Colleges.


Nedbank is always looking to hire people to fill positions within their branch network across South Africa and in their corporate offices. This is how to apply for jobs, such as Sales Banker, Branch Administrator and more, at Nedbank.


You may have heard the term "gig economy" floating around a lot, but what does it mean? Let's take a look at what exactly the gig economy is.


One of the most effective ways to prepare for your Matric exams is by working through as many past papers as you can. After all, practice makes perfect.


Shoprite is one of South Africa's best-known retailers, and the Shoprite Group offers many career opportunities in their stores! This is how to get a job with Shoprite.


If you've applied for funding from NSFAS, they've probably told you what the status of your application is. But that can be quite confusing, and doesn't always make clear what you need to do next. So let's decode the application statuses so you can know what's next for you.


You may have read recently that NSFAS would be changing the way applications worked. The organisation has adopted what they call a Student Centered Model, completely overhauling the applications system.

So what does this mean for you?


Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ayanda Dlodlo, has announced that as of 2019 you will no longer need work experience to get an entry-level job in government, NYDA reports.


Life can go from bad to worse within a few months of unemployment. In this article we learn about how Nondumiso Maseko and Lwando Giyama had to readjust to being home as unemployed graduates, as told by Siyanda Mbuzo.


Unemployment is a frustrating stage in your life that always feels like it won't end. It is very easy to wallow in the pain and anxiety because you are trying so hard to get a job. You spend your time consumed with job hunting and stressing about where you'll be getting your money from. You often feel guilty for even relaxing and indulging yourself because to your family it might look like you are not doing enough.


Matric finals require you to have a solid study plan in place. Part of that is a study timetable and we have a FREE template that you can use!


South Africa is facing a massive problem - unemployment is rife. We're always told that a university degree is the key to a better future but Statistics South Africa has released a report that seems to refute this.


Welcome to our second Q&A session, where we answer your questions about your education, career and everything in between.

Let's get started.


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