August 16, 2017 in Blog

Navigating the online jungle

There it is again – another pop-up. And all you were doing was trying to help your dear beloved grandmother search for the nearest dentist who can help fix her false teeth. Now your Facebook newsfeed…

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August 1, 2017 in Blog

The circle in a square peg…

You’ve gone through 3 gruelling interviews. You think you’ve hit it off with your future manager and have finally received that much-awaited phone call from HR to tell you that you’ve got the job…

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July 21, 2017 in Blog

Entrepreneur/Go-Getter – Slasher. Are you one?

Meet John, a 35 year old husband and father of two. Like most, John wakes up every morning to go to his 8 to 5 desk job…

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July 3, 2017 in Blog

6 Traits Of A Great Recruiter – Not Just A Good One

You talk, but, more importantly, you listen. A great recruiter doesn’t just talk, but listens intently to the client and the candidate.

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June 11, 2017 in Blog

Why you didn’t get the job

FIVE no-nos if you are serious about finding that exciting new position. FIVE things that nobody will tell you to your face.

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June 11, 2017 in Blog

The interview

The interview is a two way process. As much as the company is investigating you as to your suitability, so will you be investigating the company to see if they are right for you.

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June 11, 2017 in Blog

FAQs in an interview

Ask questions. A recruiter for a major company says: “I only hire staff who ask questions. I can tell more about the person by the questions they ask than the answers they give.”

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June 11, 2017 in Blog

CV Tips

The purpose of the CV is to secure the interview. You have to capture and hold your audience long enough to do just that. Your CV needs to be strategically developed as a personal marketing tool.

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April 27, 2017 in Blog

Sick Leave

How sick are you? Sick leave abuse is becoming a major problem in companies in South Africa according to Human Capital Review.

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March 13, 2017 in Blog

Should you work your notice?

Employees leave jobs for many reasons, but increasingly employees who resign don’t want to work their notice or disappear as soon as they are paid. (Many are also producing spurious sick notes). Is this the right thing to do?

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February 24, 2017 in Blog

Ad Talent’s Stacey Bossenger on essential skills in communications and marketing

As a director at specialist recruitment agency Ad Talent, Stacey Bossenger has spent the last 12 years finding out what skills the communications and marketing…

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February 10, 2017 in Blog

Listening out for posts and jobseekers

Stacey Bossenger, a director at recruitment firm Ad Talent, tells Margaret Harris that she enjoys changing people’s lives by placing them in their dream jobs…

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February 10, 2017 in Blog

What you need to know about UIF

On the 19th January 2017 the President assented to an amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Act that significantly improves the benefits that can be received from UIF and even…

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November 24, 2016 in Blog

Understanding your letter of appointment

Ten things to check before you sign your letter of appointment. Please do not resign before you receive a copy of your letter of appointment. Make sure that you read it carefully…

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June 23, 2015 in Blog

Going graciously

Resigning can be stressful and emotional. Whether you’ve been retrenched, or there has been a restructure and the company is downsizing or whether you leave on your own accord, ensure…

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February 20, 2015 in Blog

Digital draws the cash

Salaries in the SA adver- tising industry have been largely static for the past three years. This is one reason why the industry continually complains about difficulty in recruitment…

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September 24, 2013 in Blog

Salary speak made easy

Many of you are quite confused about your salary structures. When asked how much you earn, almost all of you can tell us what you take home, but very few…

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