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A good reference can secure a job interview, while a bad one can permanently damage your chance of employment. Choosing the right person for the job can be tricky. Here are some things you should know about the reference checking process.

The Youth Employment Services (YES), a brand new “company mandated to holistically develop and empower the youth through Employment and Business”, was founded and is managed by Sihle Zondi and launched in June 2012.

Most would admit that technology’s sphere of influence is increasing at an alarming rate. If you were considering following a career in Information Technology (IT), deciding on a plan of action for the future can seem quite daunting. However, there are many reasons why considering one of the many careers paths in IT can be very beneficial to follow in the long run.

There are many benefits that arise from choosing to study an engineering degree. It is the one profession apart from Information Technology (IT) that provides you with much choice and flexibility in terms of career opportunities.

There are many working opportunities available overseas that will assist in boosting your career. Many people choose to work overseas after completing high school or university. The experience they gained puts them in good stead for the rest of their professional lives.

When you are looking for job vacancies, following small tips and using techniques can actually increase your chances of succeeding. The more methods you make use of in trying to find job vacancies, the higher your chances will be of finding a job.

There are many ways that volunteering can lead to a full time job. Even when volunteering does not result in a full time employment offer, you still would have made new contacts and gained some practical work experience to put on your resume.

For those of you looking to work as an electrician, doing one of the many electrician apprenticeships on offer is an excellent way to start your career. Learning the skills necessary in order to work for a company or work independently requires a great deal of time and dedication.

There are many advantages to working in the IT sector. Even with the current economic downturn there is a strong demand for many IT functions at local and international firms. There is a very wide range of IT jobs available so it is necessary to do some homework and confirm exactly which area of IT would be best for you.

Employment in South Africa as well as in the rest of the world, is not what it used to be. Not only are times tough but more and more people are either unemployed or looking for alternative ways to earn an income.



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