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Life is about finding the intersection of what you really, really love with what you're really, really good at. As simple as it sounds, it's really not that easy to find. This advice isn't for those looking to quit their job because they don't like their boss or they had a long day at work. This is for those that are ready to make the completely scary leap into a brand-new career.

Many graduates entering the job market often have a sense of feeling overwhelmed when stepping out into the corporate world. There are many questions that often run through the minds of first time job-seekers as they are not sure what to expect. Hiring managers do not expect graduates to have the professional experience but they can demonstrate how they can be of value to the company by demonstrating their understanding of the skills required for the job market. 

What skills do employers seek in recent graduates?

Are you tired of sitting around in your spare time and need to make extra money. We would like to show you three websites that will bring in some extra income.

Does your body language communicate honesty and confidence? Not sure? Find out what you're saying through your non-verbal cues.

If you are struggling to land a job your non-verbal communication might be the cause.

In the video '7 body language tips to impress at your next job interview' you'll learn what your body movements really say about you and how to bring the right message across without saying a word.

Follow these tips to ace your next interview:

When applying for jobs there's one thing you might be doing that you may not be aware of that's hurting your chances of getting an interview let alone getting hired.

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Let’s face it. Job hunting is really tough these days.

Unemployment is rife due to the global economic climate, especially in South Africa where youth unemployment is at an all time low of 53%.

Job searching is a daunting task and can be frustrating at times. Especially when faced with constant rejection.

The only way to beat the job hunting blues and stay sane is to be positive!

Turn that “No!” into a “Yes!”

If you want to find a job and thrive in your career follow these 4 steps.

Whether you are just entering the job market or are already working there are ways to increase your level of employability, success and job satisfaction

Career expert Brian Tracy shares his secrets in the video 'How to Achieve Career Success in 4 Easy Steps'.

Evaluate yourself

You need to size yourself up first.

The key to your job

You’ve prepared well, done the interview and now you’re breathing a big sigh of relief because you think it’s all over.

Don’t stop now. There are still a few more things to do, while eagerly waiting for that important phone call or email saying, “Congratulations! You’ve got the job.”

Here are a few tips to further impress your future employer:

Asking questions in an interview can be a positive sign to future employers, however the wrong questions could ruin your chances of landing the job.

So how do you know if your questions are inappropriate?

In the video 'NEVER Ask These Questions in a Job Interview' career coach Don Georgevich helps job seekers understand what to say and, more importantly, what not to say in their next interview.

Avoid ME-type questions

The general rule of thumb is to stay away from me-type questions.

Educators need to re-frame the problem to understand the context of the global education crisis.

In his book, The Global Achievement Gap (GAP), Dr Tony Wagner has found a skills gap between what schools teach and the essential skills graduates need.

Wagner is an education expert and Co-Director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group. His book is a modern manifesto on how to re-invent the global education system.

He has discovered three challenging trends education systems have to face:

1. A transition from an industrial-based to a knowledge-based economy;

What are the top five job skills every company will be looking for in 2020 and beyond? 

Emotional intelligence

This is something that organizations have been looking for in job applicants and it is becoming more and more important. Our ability to understand our own emotions, express them, understand someone else's emotions is something everyone should be focusing on.

The key to writing a good cover letter is to be concise.

HR managers and recruiters receive hundreds of emails per day especially when hiring for a particular position. This means applicants need to make an impact immediately.

In the video' The 4 Sentence Cover Letter That Gets You The Job Interview' career expert Andrew LaCivita helps job seekers construct a winning cover letter.

According to Lacivita applicants can cover the main points in just four simple sentences by following this structure:

Are you unemployed and looking for a new job? Here are our top four tips to help you in your search.

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You finally graduated and are now seeking your first job.

You’ve found a few interesting positions at companies you’d like to work for. What now? Where to from here?

Sure, this experience is all new to you and can be a bit daunting at times.

Competition is tough out there. So many other job seekers are applying for the same vacancies.

Employers are seeking employees that can add value to their organisation.

How do you stand out from the crowd? Prove to your prospective employer that you can be a valuable asset to their company.

As a young employee, it is important to find a working environment where you are able to showcase your talents and grow as an individual. Creating an environment centered around mutual respect and understanding is important for millennials, especially in this ever-changing 21st century. 

Tips to inspire millennials in the workplace:

Explain the company’s vision

Do you know what you want out of life? Follow this unconventional advice to find a career that suits you.

According to career advisor J.T O'Donell finding the right job requires deep reflection.

These four steps will help you narrow down the search and do work you really love.

Are you searching for a job, career or calling?

If you don't know the difference the statements below will help you to define these three terms:

Job: A means of making money to pursue your dreams

Career: Something that stimulates you on a daily basis

Networking is the process of interacting and exchanging information with others and developing professional relationships to help further your career. Without us knowing, there are a lot of potential contacts everywhere, and networking with these prospects can be beneficial for your career. The importance of networking allows you to access job opportunities that you are not able to find on your own. Networking has the potential to provide you with a thorough insight into a specific role, what the requirements are, and advice on how to improve yourself professionally.

Traditional learning versus online learning differs greatly. Students that enjoy face-to-face immediate interaction and feedback may not find e-learning beneficial. While traditional students get to engage and interact with their classmates and teachers, online students learn in an asynchronous way and less interaction occurs with others. 

For many students, it can be quite challenging to maintain and stick to a budget plan. Budgeting allows you to forecast how much money you are planning to spend. One of the advantages of planning your budget is that it determines whether or not you will have enough money to fulfill your needs and wants. Budgeting is important financial stability which ensures that you are able to pay off things like your tuition fees, accommodation, textbooks, or student loans. Following your budget plan ensures that you do not land up in debt.

In today’s corporate working environment, leaders are becoming more aware of the importance of empowering women in the workspace. This means that women have a greater sense of control over their lives. It creates an understanding and trust between employees by ensuring that their actions are inline with the vision of the organisation. This also means that females have the power to make their own decisions, take on calculated risks, gaining new skills and freedom of autonomy. 

How to promote empowerment within the workplace?

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Life is about finding the intersection of what you really, really love with what you're really, really good at.

Many graduates entering the job market often have a sense of feeling overwhelmed when stepping out into the corporate world.

Are you tired of sitting around in your spare time and need to make extra money.

Does your body language communicate honesty and confidence? Not sure? Find out what you're saying through your non-verbal cues.

When applying for jobs there's one thing you might be doing that you may not be aware of that's hurting your chances of getting an interview let

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