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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

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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 bill, any person who...

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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, tax expert and...

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Graduates looking to start their careers - Do's and Dont's

Posted on 19 April 2018

I regularly get asked by recent graduates how they can get jobs and experience.  This is always a tough one for me because these young people have worked so hard to get where they are, some in situations and hardship that is hard to imagine. 

I don’t have the answers for them but I DO try to keep their spirit and hope alive.  The fact that there is still hope and their spirit hasn’t died yet, tells me that...

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Candidates - The #1 Thing That Sets You Apart in an Interview by Katie McConnell, CPA, PHR

Posted on 20 August 2017

This article was found on LinkedIn.  Written by Katie McConnell, CPA, PHR - Hiring & Consulting Practice Leader at CliftonLarsonAllen

I get asked all the time about what a candidate can do to stand out. I get frequent requests to review resumes and provide input on how a candidate can make themselves stand out. So much emphasis is placed on a document that is reviewed for a total of maybe five minutes (three minutes by your typical recruiter and maybe...

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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 bespoke 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...

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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 can live with. Life is busy and...

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