Create Your Own Learnership And Be The ‘Only’ Candidate

Finding learnership opportunities can be challenging, especially when you may seek to complete more than one before you graduate from university. It can also be difficult if you are pursuing a very specific area of study, leaving limited options. But, the fact of the matter is that getting a learnership or two under your belt […] Read more »

Why Every Application Should Come with a Reference Letter

A reference letter is a document typically written by a former employer, a co-worker (or someone who has worked with the applicant in a professional setting), an academic advisor or professor. The letter is written to communicate their experience with and assessment of the applicant’s skills and qualifications, and why they would be a great […] Read more »

The Big 4: Prioritizing Your Work During Your Learnership

Prioritizing your work as a learner can be a bit unnerving because you are new to the turf, you want to impress and you don’t want to make any mistakes that could jeopardize your managers’ opinion of you. After all, this could be a future place of full-time employment. The game of prioritization can get […] Read more »

Myths About Freshman Year – Part I

University is a far cry from what most first year students imagine. Before starting, their minds are often filled with stories and “facts” that are simply not true, thus creating this mindset that may set them up for failure if they live by what they were told. In that, we decided to compile a list […] Read more »

25 Quick Tips For A Successful Learnership

Learnerships play an extremely important role in launching a professional career. Not only are they a preparatory tool, but they are also a means for networking. The job market is wildly competitive these days, making learnerships a necessity for any student hoping for employment after university. There is so much that goes into a learnership […] Read more »

LinkedIn Profile Tips For Every Job Seeker

LinkedIn is an underutilized social platform that is first and foremost, a way to establish and maintain your professional network. You create a profile that basically serves as a publicized version of your resume, you connect with other professionals by adding one another as friends, and if you’re lucky, you stumble across opportunities to advance […] Read more »

Frequently Asked Interview Questions & How To Answer Them – Part II

Welcome to the second installment of Frequently Asked Interview Questions and How To Answer Them. If you have not read Part I, please go back and review that article before moving on to this one. As you now know, it is extremely important to go into an interview prepared. Having an idea of what questions […] Read more »

Cover Letter 101: Here Are The Basics…

What is a cover letter? A cover letter is a letter of application and introduction, typically sent alongside a resume. It is essentially an applicant’s chance to explain why he or she is the best candidate for a job in a way that a resume cannot. It is a condensed summary of your resume or […] Read more »

It’s Never Too Early: Why You Should Apply For Learnerships in High School

Each year, an increasing amount of high school students realize that applying for and working a learnership before attending university is a great way to get ahead of the game. Nothing trumps real-world experience, and you’re never too young to start if the right opportunity presents itself. While it may be a bit more challenging […] Read more »