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Matriculants: How To Make A Good Impression In Your First Job Interview

With the end of the year drawing to a close, Grade 12 students all over South Africa are experiencing sleepless nights as they furiously cram for their matric finals. What many don’t realise is that the worst is yet to come: the job market for matriculants is worse than ever as many companies are focusing on job retention rather than expansion, due to the economic climate.

Matriculants: How to make a good impression in your first job interview

Neil de Beer, Director of Dale Carnegie Training South Africa, says: “The job market is flooded with job-seeking matriculants at the beginning of every year, and only four out of every ten will find employment. It is crucial for matriculants to brush up on their interpersonal skills before they start job-hunting, as these are the attributes that will set them apart from thousands of other hopeful applicants.”

Dale Carnegie Training offers a course for matriculants called “Generation Next”. Through integrating Dale Carnegie’s tried and tested principles for success, school-leavers are equipped with the necessary skills to enable them to confidently enter the job market.

“Matriculants will not have much on their CV’s, so whether or not you are hired will be based almost solely on the impression you make,” says de Beer. “These principles, when successfully applied, will enable you to better your chances of landing that coveted job.”

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