Blog for Graduates

  • Labourwise Disciplinary action after resignation with immediate effect
    There has been uncertainty about an employer’s right to proceed with disciplinary action after an employee’s resignation ‘with immediate effect’. A judgement of the Labour Court in Cape Town has brought about much needed clarity. In a previous case before the Labour Court, Mtati v KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd (2017), the judge granted an interdict against the employer who...
  • 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...