Blog for Graduates

  • Follow your passions, find your career
      My journey as an artist began 12 years ago, when I was in High school. I used to spend hours learning songs of artists that I liked and singing them. I loved singing so much that I wouldn’t miss an opportunity to sing at church or school. I loved drawing and writing. I just loved creating things from nothing. Some nights I would stay up all night writing a project for my arts and...
  • 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...
  • 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...