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In South Africa’s tough job market, experience is an essential item on any CV. Yet these days, securing an internship to gain that experience is almost as hard as landing a job, and those who can get a foot in the door in this way should ensure that they make the most of the opportunity, an education expert says.

Do you want to be your own boss? Do you like working with your hands? Being a plumber has many perks but it can also require long, unscheduled work hours.

With soaring violence, devastating levels of women and child abuse combined with the debilitating effects of endemic poverty, HIV AIDS and high unemployment, as well as the prevalence of bullying, gangsterism and substance abuse, it is not surprising that South Africa has large-scale mental health issues.

For many young people, getting a job without experience can prove to be tough. Many young people find themselves between a rock and a hard place: you need experience to get a job and a job to get experience.

In this first feature on "How to Become A…" we look at how you can become a writer. If you dream of a future in which you paint pictures with words, then being a writer may be, ahem, right for you.

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

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In a crowded marketplace, with thousands of applicants vying for a limited number of vacancies, candidates should do more than simply submit their CVs in response to advertised positions.

Welcome to our first weekly video Q&A session, where we will be answering your questions about anything and everything career-related.

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Lulaway is hosting a jobs fair in the City of Cape Town! Come apply for jobs, internships and learnerships.

 

Most of us have been through the phase of job hunting and it is not easy. What makes it worse is finding a job post you feel you would excel in only to see a ridiculous "must have" that makes it impossible for you to apply. This can be disappointing because you know you can do your best and be successful in the role.

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