RecruitAGraduate Blog

  • Dismissal due to breakdown of trust
    It is the breakdown of the relationship of trust that normally justifies termination of employment in cases of employee misconduct. How serious must that breakdown be? Does the employer have to prove such breakdown of trust to justify dismissal? The relationship of trust is most pertinent in cases of dishonesty. But not always. The question of trust also with other types of misconduct, or...
  • What should my first CV include
    A graduate CV, where you have little to no previous job experience, will look different from a CV of a person with a couple of years of work experience. So, if you do not have any job experience to put on your CV, what do you do?  With little job experience to put on a CV, you need to add different information about yourself to set yourself apart from the rest of the graduates and job-...
  • Do I need a tax number to be employed for the first time?
    The South African Revenue Service has released this message to first-time job seekers. It is not required for a graduate to have a tax number to be employed. The company they are going to work for can easily register you as a taxpayer for you. Please refer to the notification below.   It has come to our attention that job seekers are being asked for their Income Tax Reference Numbers...
  • Phillipa Geard Woman of the future
    South Africa (August 16, 2019) – FAIRLADY magazine announced the winners of the annual FAIRLADY Santam Women of the Future Awards at an exclusive VIP luncheon MC’d by businesswoman and Women of the Future judge, Johanna Mukoki, at Summer Place, in Hyde Park. The three winners were selected from a shortlist of nine finalists by a panel of South African adjudicators...
  • Are you a good fit with the company culture?
    Have you ever received feedback from a recruiter that you have an excellent CV but are not a good fit for the company? It feels a bit unfair, doesn’t it? After all, you would be willing to adapt to the role and the work environment if it meant getting a good job.  Even though adaptability is a good skill to have, there is merit to an employee being aligned to the company culture and...