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Looking for a job? Double check your social media


If you are currently applying for jobs, you need to sit back and take a second look at your social media. You may be wondering what your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account have to do with your job search. However, these social media sites offer a future employer all the information they need about your interests [...]

Fraudulent Job Advertisements: Tips to avoid job scams


Tips to avoid job scams “By far the biggest indicator that a vacancy is not legitimate is if the poster attempts to solicit money from the applicant.” ~ Claire Cobbledick, Head of Marketing, Gumtree South Africa. When there’s a downturn in the economy, and jobs become scarce, there are unscrupulous people who try to [...]

4 signs it’s time to look for a new job


Choosing a career is a difficult task and many people end up making that decision when they are young and inexperienced. Some people grow up wanting to work in a specific industry and study towards a particular career. Some people are influenced by their parents or friends. And other people take the first position they qualify [...]

Interviewing for your first job? Here’s what to do


Interviewing for your first job? Your first job interview is not going to be easy. If it was easy, the first person interviewed would be given the position. These sessions are meant to be difficult. They’re how a potential employer can tell whether you are worth hiring instead of all the other qualified candidates. During [...]