Author Archives: Kath

The Benefits of Job Shadowing

If you are in the exploratory phase of your professional life, job shadowing can be a great way of figuring out which path to take. The beautiful thing about it is that it doesn’t force one to commit to an entire semester or summer of work, when he or she may simply be trying to… Read More »

Top 10 Things To Bring To An Learnership Interview

So you’ve landed a learnership interview at the company of your dreams and the date is fast approaching. Apart from what you are going to say to sell yourself, have you thought about what you need to bring, other than yourself? Here are the top 10 things you should bring to your interview: Your Resume.… Read More »

Myths about Freshman Year – Part II

First year university students often head to school with myths floating around in their brains about what college life will be like. Whether they heard them from friends and family, or took what they saw on TV to heart… it’s pretty typical to expect one thing and experience another. Rather than entering university loaded up… Read More »

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

Freshman Year 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… Read More »

25 Quick Tips For A Successful Learnership

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… 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 »