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With graduating students pursuing their first jobs, a degree is no longer a golden ticket to employment, particularly within the country’s constrained economic environment.

Obtaining a bursary gets harder each year as more students compete for the same opportunities. While there is no way to guarantee that you are selected there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances.

The coming weeks of relative workplace quiet provide the perfect opportunity for those considering a career change to put their plan into action, before the frenzy of back-to-work in January derails their big picture plans, an expert says.

For all certificates issued, candidates are allowed a twelve month period from the date of issue for any corrections to be effected. A change to an original certificate will not be considered unless the original certificate (not replacement) is returned.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) wishes to alert the public of the existence of bogus advertisements. The Careers Portal prides itself in delivering opportunities available to the youth directly from the source of opportunity.

Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe has called on young people interested in the tourism sector to approach her department for more information and for assistance in establishing their own businesses.

If you have ever wondered how to become an estate agent, it seems like the first place to look is within. Once you’ve decided you have what it takes, the rewards and job satisfaction can be huge.

The latest youth unemployment figures released by StatsSA again illustrate the dire position in which young job-seekers find themselves, with little indication that the situation will ease in the near future.

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You have now decided on a way forward and have established a direction in life you want to follow. I trust you have also compiled an impressive CV?

When it comes to job hunting, you are only as good as you look on paper, which is why it is essential that you have a great CV to get you that first interview.

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