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Claim YOUR piece of paradise - Live & work on the Garden Route

Posted on 12 November 2019

Make work a PART of your life, not your entire life.

Get out of the toxicity of city life, bad working conditions

Live your best life by creating a more safe, secure & balanced lifestyle for you and your family!

The Company

A long-standing client with a good retention history

Constant, sustainable growth

Core values are “family first” & happy employees so overtime is limited (unless there is a roll-out then it is all hands on deck).


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I am just a recruiter standing in front of your door with a CV in my hand…

Posted on 06 August 2019

Its official, job searching sucks!

I am normally on the other side of the desk, searching for suitable candidates for roles we have but this time, I was searching for suitable companies for a candidate I have.

I have been approached by a SENIOR MOBILE DEVELOVER in Cape Town to find him a job. He wants to work with one agent only. This Developer has 5-star skills, years of experience working as an engineer, with a market related...

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Practical tips for job searching & the Likeability Factor - Part 6 - You nailed it...or not..but it doesn't end there / Conclusion

Posted on 26 July 2019

Congratulations! You got the job. Now don't blow it!

Finally, your hard work has paid off. You aced the interview and got offered the job. This is the 1st step in a long career that awaits you but there are still many things to consider.

Going forward

Probation can be a stressful time. Make sure you apply yourself. Follow all lawful instructions, meet deadlines, ask for assistance where necessary. This period can also be the opportunity you need to...

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Practical tips for job searching & the Likeability Factor - Part 5 - You have been invited to an Interview

Posted on 26 July 2019

Yay for you! You got that interview. Now you need to put your head down, research and revise! There are a million articles on the internet on how to prepare for an interview. I will save you the time, and tell you, from my experience and the best interview guides I found on the internet, what you need to know and do.

Most recruiters will add all the relevant detail when they send confirmation of the interview...

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Practical tips for job searching & the Likeability Factor - Part 4 - Things you need to know

Posted on 26 July 2019

A general guideline for job seekers.

Once you have completed your CV, send it to friends and family to critique. This is really important. So many people add “Attention to detail” as a strength but their CV’s have spelling mistakes! Seriously!? Spell checker is there!!! Use it. Even one little spelling mistake could result in your CV being excluded.

Grammar is also important. If English is not your first language, get an English-speaking person to edit and translate. (Forgive...

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Practical tips for job searching & the Likeability Factor - Part 3 - Preparing your CV

Posted on 26 July 2019

Job searching IS a job

· Create a schedule and stick to it

· Create a spreadsheet / notepad to keep notes

· Browse the internet, look for jobs that suit your education, skills and experience

· Register with job boards

· Make a list of companies that are of interest to you. Go check their career pages once a week and apply for the roles you are suited for

· Apply online or via the...

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Practical tips for job searching & the Likeability Factor - Part 2 - Preparing your Brand

Posted on 25 July 2019

If you missed the previous post. Catch up here Practical Ideas for job searching & the likeability factor - Part 1- Introduction

I receive many emails daily from new graduates trying to get into the employment market, some are desperate and losing hope. I also have experienced people who find they are not landing that new role they were after. I have written this guide to give some clarity on how things generally work behind the scenes, and what...

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Practical tips for job searching & the Likeability Factor - Part 1 - Introduction

Posted on 25 July 2019


Although this guide was written for new job seekers, there is also some good advice for those who have previously been down this road and know that it can be time consuming and often a waste of time. We give you tips and advice on how to make the whole process a lot simpler and ensure your CV gets in front of the people that matter. Binge watching "Game of Thrones" while waiting for Interview requests to come in...

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13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence - Justin Bariso Founder, Insight

Posted on 24 July 2019

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to greatly influence the way people think about emotions and human behavior.

But what does emotional intelligence look like, as manifested in everyday life?

For the past two years, I've explored that question in...

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The South African IT jobs that pay over R1 million

Posted on 16 April 2019

Michael Page has released its 2019 salary trends survey for South Africa, detailing how much professionals earn in the country.

The company said that the local labour market has “once again been unpredictable”, despite a short recovery in the first half of 2018.

The official unemployment rate is back at its 2017 level due to weak investment and consumer confidence, it said.

There is some hope, however.

“With the economic stimulus package announced in September 201...

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21 job interview questions that are designed to trick you - Business Insider SA Oct 22, 2018,

Posted on 26 October 2018

Taken from

Savvy recruiters can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions.

But while they may seem simple, some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.

"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," said Tina Nicolai, executive career coach and founder of Resume Writers' Ink...

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Here’s what will be included on SA’s new ‘name and shame’ list for CV fraudsters

Posted on 16 August 2018

The National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill has been published for public comment.

Arguably the biggest addition of the new bill is the introduction of a ‘register’ of fraudulent qualifications which would contain the names and details of individuals and providers who had been found by a court of law to be holding or issuing at least one fraudulent qualification.

Mooted as early as 2016, it is proposed that the register would then periodically be made available to the...

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New qualifications register to target South Africans that lie on their CVs

Posted on 14 June 2018

The National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill has officially been tabled in parliament.

The proposed laws will empower the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to establish and maintain registers for professional designations, misrepresented qualifications and fraudulent qualifications – including a full evaluation of foreign qualifications.

The new bill also introduces a number of measures to deal with misrepresentation of qualifications – including consequences for persons who misrepresent their qualifications, or organisations that issue qualifications that are invalid.

According to the...

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IT jobs expected to boom in South Africa – Microsoft

Posted on 08 June 2018

Original article copied from My Broadband  -

Cloud computing is driving massive growth in IT, with IT job opportunities growing three-times faster than national job opportunities.

This is according to the IDC’s latest Economic Impact Model report “Economic impact of IT and Microsoft in South Africa”.

“IT spend is currently growing faster than the economy,” said Mark Walker, IDC associate vice president for sub-Saharan Africa, speaking at a media briefing in Johannesburg.

“On top of this, the IT workforce is...

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5 major new labour laws that you need to know about – including extended parental leave

Posted on 08 June 2018

Original article published by BusinessTech on 29th April 2018 -

Our labour laws are constantly evolving as the South African government seeks to balance stronger protections for employees with the need to create a business-friendly investment climate.

This means that we can expect to see a number of amendments to the country’s core labour law acts – including the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Unemployment Insurance Act – over the next couple of years, says Rob Cooper...

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Why a limited time exclusivity is in your best interest

Posted on 15 August 2017

Candidate exclusivity: Why it’s cool for candidates

The candidate gets 100% of our attention. If we agree to work in partnership, we commit to finding appropriate interviews and will do so within an agreed time frame The candidate gets personalised service; Regular contact, access to exclusive jobs, real-time updates and ‘our after hours number’. The candidate does not have to ‘do the rounds’ of recruiters, wasting time visiting recruiters, taking time off work, being kept waiting etc. etc. The...

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Pesky Applications & Tests

Posted on 02 August 2017

In the last few months’ things have changed. Please help me figure it out.

I mail people (yes, I bulk mail these) but all the recipients have been vetted, so the mail IS relevant. I mail because I think calling is intrusive. Is it?

Some respond politely and some not so politely (Those not so polite are removed from future mailings. Would not want to associate myself with people who don’t have manners). Some don’t respond at all. That I...

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