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Finding the right career is a challenge for many. We have to work to make a living but it can be so much better if we actually enjoy and find fulfillment from the work we do. Finding the job that is right for each individual is a tricky subject and good career counsellors are hard to find. The Careers Portal website will help by providing information on the many established, and also many new, careers that are available in the world of work today.


A wine company recently advertised a job vacancy,looking for someone to work for them using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media avenues to generate interest in their products. Some perks of the job included a hefty salary, free accommodation in and about the company wineries and learning the intricacies of making the perfect wine.


The role of the BEE champion is primarily to manage the BBBEE scorecard and supporting projects as well as facilitate the company's transformation journey. If you believe you have the makings of a change agent find out more about this unique job opportunity offered by Transcend Corporate Advisors.



The ManpowerGroup’s 2012 Talent Shortage Survey has named engineers, drivers and skilled tradespeople at the top of the list of the hardest skills to find in South Africa, along with teachers, technicians and legal staff within the top 10.


Whether you are unemployed or have a full-time job, volunteering can open the door to a more fulfilling life. Most of us spend our time in the pursuit of what we can get but here are some compelling reasons to donate your time and energy to a worthy cause.


How do you manage your time? When you say yes to one activity and no to another, you’re actually voting with your time. We have 24 hours in a day, so time seems a limited commodity. But that’s 86 400 seconds – loads of valuable time in fact. Author Tim Ferris in his book “4 Hour Work Week” guides us in the 80/20 principle towards focussing on the important things in life in a practical way.


Do you think accounting is boring and dull? If you still believe that all accountants are confined to their seats and spend all day hunched over their desks solving numerical problems it’s time to get a reality check. An accounting qualification can open doors and offer unique opportunities to those who are willing to work hard.


Do you have a passion for guiding others onto the right career path and helping people make realistic choices about education, training and work? Guidance counsellors know how to ask the questions that will lead others on the path to success. Career Planet is seeking a volunteer to help with their career advisory services. If career guidance is up your alley then this might be the perfect opportunity for you.


A panel interview is often the final step in the recruitment process for a top job. You’ve probably had an interview with the human resources executive and with your prospective boss. Now a broader range of executives is keen to make a final assessment of what makes you tick and whether you are right for the position.


So you’ve slogged it out for four years at varsity earning your computer science degree and can’t wait to get out there and make a name for yourself as a hot new software developer? Great, but there are a few tricks of the trade you need to be aware of to ensure all that hard work pays off.


South Africa is in short supply of trained nurses and the government has been calling on students who have a passion for serving others to join the ranks of health care professionals. South African Nursing Council (SANC) Registrar and CEO, Mr Tendani Mabuda shares his insights on this noble yet demanding profession.


The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) will embark on road shows aimed at mobilising young people with tertiary qualifications from NQF level 5 and upwards to register themselves for potential jobs that are available within government.


What do recruiters and potential employers see when they look at a CV? Recruitment consultant Tina Milne suggests ways to make a CV stand out at a time when agencies and human resource departments are being inundated with applications.


While employment opportunities remain scarce, job vacancies are not completely unheard of and the biggest enemy of the unemployed population in South Africa is not, as many assume a lack of jobs, but rather a lack of skills and work experience.


Pretoria – Pupils from schools in Limpopo, Gauteng, Free State, North West and Mpumalanga will this week participate in the annual Learner Focus Week aimed at raising awareness about career opportunities in the mining industry and government.


Johannesburg, 17 August 2010 – Students across the country today received inspiration and advice on how to develop their future career prospects with the launch of My Future, My Career, a collaborative programme launched in association with the Department of Education, Nedbank and Primestars.


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Should I go to varsity or should I work for a year or two? In order to help you make this decision let me ask you how you feel right now. Can you cope with another three to five years of study? Do you feel like a rest? Do you want to carry on with your studying and get it behind you? Do you think a rest from the books might be a good idea? How do you really feel?


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A new consideration for a career and one that is slowly gaining recognition in South Africa is that of the Medical Transcriptionist (MT). A medical transcriptionist as defined by the US Department of Labor as follows: "Use transcribing machines with headset and foot pedal to listen to recordings by physicians and other healthcare professionals dictating a variety of medical reports, such as emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries.


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Are you an experienced administrator or Personal Assistant looking for a new challenge, or are you struggling to get into the field? If so, you could consider becoming a Virtual Assistant. There are many different definitions for what a Virtual Assistant actually is, but a broad definition - as taken from the Virtual Assistant Networking website - is as follows: "A Virtual Assistant is a solopreneur who specialises in providing ongoing, one-on-one, collaborative-style administrative support.


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The day has finally arrived. This may be the first day of the rest of your life. This is the day you must contemplate your future and decide on a way forward. Yes, you must make the decisions. It is your life. Leave the past with all its trials, failures and disappointments behind you. Concentrate on the successes you have had and on what lies ahead.


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The Career Planning workshop is an introductory workshop which will help you discover what you want to do with your career, how to research alternatives, how to change career and how to job hunt effectively without relying on traditional job search methods.


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