Blog for Graduates

  • 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...
  • How to write a good motivational letter
    With the high competition graduate job-seekers face in South Africa it is important to have a well written CV and motivational cover letter that clearly states why you are the best person for the role. You want to make it as easy as possible for the recruiter or employer to see that your skills and any relevant work experience will match the job requirements. A rushed cover letter can be a reason...
  • Survival guide to your first day of work
    You have successfully been through the tedious process of getting your CV ready, sending out job applications and going for interviews, and now you have signed the employment contract. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to take a breath after all that effort. It is very stressful to put yourself out there. There is one last stressful hurdle to get over before you can settle into your new job -...
  • Student Loans Don’t Have To Be A Long-Term Burden
    The #FeesMustFall movement in South Africa is a desperate plea by students to make further education accessible, as many don’t have access to further studies and those that do are lumped with enormous student loan debt. Currently, the ...
  • What is an internship?
    Internships can be paid or unpaid, they can vary in duration, and they are designed to benefit both the graduate and the employer. As a graduate, you will do on-the-job training and experience a real work environment.  It’s a way to put into practice what you have learnt at College or University. Employers, on the other hand, gain from the skills of new graduates and facilitate future...