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 »

Why Are Learnerships So Important?

Picture this: you have just graduated from university with a sky-high GPA, a long list of extra-curricular activities and honors, page after page of recommendations and accolades from esteemed professors and peers, and a cover letter that you are certain will blow away any prospective employer. But there is one major problem: you don’t have […] Read more »

Top Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Go To A Career Fair

As you may have already learned, job-hunting as a student can be extremely challenging. How do you find out what learnerships are available? What companies should you apply to? How do you stand out above the rest of the applicants, when there are 100 others who are just as qualified as you? There are so […] Read more »

How To Stay On Your Boss’ Good Side

Your relationship with your boss can make your break your learnership. It’s simple. If you don’t work well together or lack a respectable camaraderie, you will have a hard time getting through the experience, and your work may ultimately suffer. If you stay on his or her good side, you will be able to get […] Read more »