Blog for Graduates

  • How part-time work helps build your graduate CV
    Job hunting after graduating will teach you things you wish you had known while you were still a student. For instance, you may be surprised to know that your qualifications on its own may not be enough to get you the job as you will be one of many applicants with similar qualifications. Employers/ recruiters are more interested in seeing how you have demonstrated your abilities using the theory...
  • 8 Common Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Interview
    Getting ready to enter the world of work requires a lot of effort. You need a high quality CV and a strong motivational letter. Thereafter, contact recruiters, sift through job posts, and ace the interview with the recruiter before eventually meeting with your potential employer. Once you have secured an interview with the company, you no longer need to worry about whether you have the right...
  • 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-...