RecruitAGraduate Blog

  • 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 -...
  • Daily Dispatch Careers Phillipa Geard
    Daily Dispatch featured Phillipa Geard, RecruitAGraduate’s CEO and founder. She explains the importance of small business owners to make a difference in society by employing young talent.
  • Why hiring young graduates makes good business sense
    In 2012 Phillipa Geard started the jobs website RecruitMyMom.co.za with the aim of developing pathways for skilled mothers who want to contribute to the economy, while also being able to contribute to their families. Seven years on, spurred on by the national crisis of youth unemployment, she's back with a new website, RecruitAGraduate.co.za. Geard says she wanted to help "small...
  • A plea to entrepreneurs: There’s good business sense in hiring SA’s skilled young graduates
    The creator of RecruitAGraduate.co.za and RecruitMyMom.co.za writes about youth unemployment and what motivates entrepreneurs When I started my two online recruitment ventures, it was with the distinct aim of helping two demographics of our nation — our women and our youth — and to positively impact their development. But it was with sadness I learnt that according to a ...
  • 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 ...