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Getting a good job just seems harder and harder these days. You have to possess the skills and qualifications that the company wants, and they often want years of experience to accompany your qualifications as well.

Here on Careers Portal, we have plenty of jobs available, everything from jobs online, jobs Cape Town, jobs Gauteng, jobs Pretoria, jobs Port Elizabeth, jobs Johannesburg, jobs Bloemfontein, jobs East London and throughout the rest of South Africa.

We also provide well researched information, advice and guidance to help you make a success of your career.

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Cyber security professionals do not have an easy job, which is one of the reasons why they are highly sought after by companies in all industries. As the importance of data security increases, companies find it increasingly difficult to protect their data. 

When you hear about your friend’s fabulous job in tech, the perks and the pay, it all sounds pretty awesome. While it might feel like grass is always greener on the other side, making a career switch isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

As Matrics consider their study options for next year, many are drawn to the idea of pursuing a legal career, based on how it’s portrayed in popular culture including movies, television and most recently, the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial. Others might be put off by these representations of the legal field, feeling that they don’t have the stomach for so much rough and tumble, especially if they are introverts.

In celebration of Youth Month, South Africa’s largest volunteering platform, shares how volunteering presents an opportunity to build your portfolio and develop marketable skills. Whether you’re fresh out of school, working a part-time job, or still studying, volunteering for a good cause can give your CV a much-needed boost. 

Are you considering becoming a teacher? This time, we're going to take a look at how to become a teacher. Read more on this below.

If you plan on applying for a job in a government department then you should know how to fill in a Z83 form, here are a few tips on how to do so. 

When applying for a job in a government department, filling in a Z83 form is very important as it allows the employers to screen and identify if you are suitable for the next rounds of the selection process.

There are millions of road users in South Africa, and in order to maintain safety and efficiency on the road, we need traffic officers. If you want to become a traffic officer then here's where you can find traffic officer vacancies.

Police officers enforce the law in order to protect members of society. They are often seen as heroes and many people aspire to be in this position. If you've ever wondered about the requirements to become a police officer, here's what you need to know.

An rail operator is the legal entity that actually owns or leases a rail network and controls the ability to move traffic on its track. Rail operators are typically responsible for providing maintenance to their tracks, signaling, signaling equipment, and sometimes even stations (although these may be owned by a separate entity). The operator also provides or arranges locomotives and rolling stock (or "freight cars/trains" as they're called) that run on the track.

As a speech-language pathologist, you will be fortunate enough to work with individuals, groups and communities of all ages - not only on assessment and remediation of communication disorders, but also in promoting health and preventing disability. Through your work, you are constantly reaffirmed in the belief that communication is a human right.

Security guards, also known as security officers, guard people, places and property. It may be difficult to sustain yourself on a security officer salary. However, it's a great part-time job because of the flexible hours. In fact, many times, you can find a schedule that works within your availability.

A degree in Hospitality Management can lead to opportunities to travel the world, meet a lot of people and a variety of job prospects. If this interests you then keep reading to find out which colleges in South Africa offer hospitality courses.

Environmental scientists are those people who take environmental science as a career and use their knowledge for the betterment of the world in which we live. They mainly study about climate change, conservation of energy, soil, water, air and methods to treat it for pollution.

Environmental scientists are concerned with the protection of natural resources, the conservation of energy and the study of environmental mismanagement. Environmental scientists use their knowledge of science to protect the environment.  They work for governments, NGOs, businesses and more. Environmental science is a field of study that brings together the natural sciences and social sciences.

Comedians are people who entertain their audience with jokes and humorous stories. While comedians might not need formal training to pursue their careers, they do need to put in a lot of time and effort into their comedy assignments.

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is a government entity that is not only responsible for distributing social grants to millions of its clients, but also has job opportunities for job seekers.


Traffic Officers are often talked about as heroic professionals because of the skills they have that bring order on the roads. Have you ever wondered about how much traffic officers earn?

Some people enjoy surgery so much that they go on to become surgeons. Surgeon is a demanding and intellectually rewarding career, whose practitioners are universally adored and respected. How do you become one? It takes a special personality.

Surgeons work to restore health to a body that has been injured, ill or deformed. They do this by operating on the physical body of their patients.




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Doing an assignment is a process, believe it or not. Planning, time management and drafting will set you up for success. Approaching assignments like a project can help you get your head around it.  

There's no denying that preparing an assignment can be overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be something you dread.