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Here's today's question: "How do great managers lead effective meetings?"

Something that all managers have to do is lead meetings and we can all agree that we've been in meetings before that were less than enjoyable. As a leader, you want to make sure that you're leading meetings that are effective.

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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:

If you're in a customer-facing role, you will often have to deal with people who are aggressive, abusive, unreasonable or even reasonable or people who are simply stressed out. How do you make these conversations easier and less stressful for you and your customer?

We are going to walk you through what to do before, during, and after the phone interview to make sure that you get through to the next phase of your interview. You'll know what to do beforehand, what you're supposed to be doing while the interviewer is talking, and you can't miss the key step that you need to take after the interview has ended.

Have you heard the term blockchain and crypto currencies used around lately and now you're wondering what are these?. Blockchains and crypto go hand in hand with one another but they do have some big differences.

Blockchain developed from chain of blocks and cryptocurrency is a cryptographic currency but the fundamental difference between these two concepts has to do with how distributed ledger technology is used.

What is a blockchain?

If you pay any form of remuneration to employees you are required by law to register for pay as you earn (PAYE). 

You are then required to deduct, submit and pay the correct amount of PAYE over to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) every month. This needs to happen before the last working day before the 7th of every month.

A reference refers to a former manager or supervisor that speaks about your work experience, working habits, character and skills. It is important to choose your referees carefully as those professional connections are the ones that attest to your qualifications of the job. References are an important factor for recruitment purposes as hiring managers / recruiters validates what is on your CV. 

Potential questions that hiring managers might ask your referee:

For many graduates, this can be an exciting time ahead as you celebrate all your achievements and accomplishments. Since you spent most of your time and efforts into completing your degree, you now have to prepare for your future that lies ahead. This can often be an overwhelming yet scary time as a graduate because you are now entering into the job market.

A curriculum vitae is short for CV which is a document that highlights your academic achievements and working experiences. It is a personal marketing document that is used to sell yourself to future potential employers. A typical CV includes your skill set, academic achievement, short courses completed and your overall working experience. Everyone’s CV may differ as every individual has their own unique journey of experiences. 

Since most of our waking hours are spent working towards our goals and achievements, having a good understanding of time will allow you to master it and accomplish more in less time and not only this but it will
improve other aspects of our lives as well. 

Here are 10 tips to manage your time better.

Here's today's question: "How do I get a job with no experience?"

Getting your first job can be hard. Some of us get our first job in high school whether it's an ice cream shop, a babysitter, or doing part-time promotions. Others get their first job in college, either through an internship programme or simply by working  part-time, and then some of us get a job right after graduating. Getting your first job is really hard, especially entering the workforce for the first time.

To transact with Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC) you need to register as a customer on there website.

Once registered a virtual account is created in your name. To register as a CIPC customer you will need the following:

Who doesn't enjoy making some extra money, especially if it is doing something you enjoy right. We have compiled a list of side hustle ideas that are not only easy ways for you to make money, but they are fun too.

These are jobs you can do after hours or over the weekend and best of all, you can keep your full time opportunity while doing these.

If you are reading this, you most likely completed your interview process and you are either waiting for your job offer or you've received a job offer. Congratulations!

Here are a few questions to ask your prospective employer before accepting your job offer:

You’ve been for an interview and you’ve been offered the position – this starts a crucial time before you begin your new job, in which you have leverage and the chance to enhance your work life through negotiation of the job offer made by your prospective employer. ManpowerGroup South Africa’s managing director, Lyndy van den Barselaar, explains that this is the time where job seekers need to assess what is most important to them, and have the courage to ask for it.

5 ways to improve your work readiness and employability

Three million people lost their jobs in South Africa between February and April as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic1 and recent forecasting predicts that by December, 35%2 of South African’s will be unemployed and more than 70% of our youth will be unable to find jobs.

Entering this highly competitive job market is daunting. So, what can South African’s do - especially our youth – to make themselves more attractive to perspective employers?

Having all the freedom to study online is nice, but this might make it difficult to focus and start studying. When learning online you need to become a self-directed learner.

To make the most of it here are some tips to get you started:

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First read through the syllabus before you start. Make sure you understand the course by reading the syllabus, how marks are allocated and the resources recommend or provided.

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You might have aced the job interview but if you don't have the right references to back you up then you'll never get that job. The reference check is usually one of the last stages of an interview and because of that a lot of job seekers forget about it and then scramble to complete their references available upon request.

Belive it or not, but you ned to put in alot more work into selecting your references carefully. They can be the reason you get or don't get the job.

Here are my top tips to selecting the right references for your resume.

If you're interested in working online then there are a few jobs you've probably heard talked about over and over again, like being a graphic designer or web designer or a virtual assistant and while those are great opportunities they're also very competitive because there are so many people who do them.

These are our 5 Top Tips on choosing the right career.

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Define your natural skills and talents. Find out what you are naturally good at and feel passionate about. It is very important to keep developing yourself in that area and to choose the career that utilises your biggest strengths.

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Here's today's question: "How do great managers lead effective meetings?"

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

If you're in a customer-facing role, you will often have to deal with people who are aggressive, abusive, unreasonable or even reasonable or

We are going to walk you through what to do before, during, and after the phone interview to make sure that you get through to the next phase of

Have you heard the term blockchain and crypto currencies used around lately and now you're wondering what are these?.

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