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Jappie keeps Denel's name strong among the stars at Scifest Africa
Denel Dynamics was well represented at the annual Scifest Africa festival in Grahamstown with Jappie Monele using the opportunity to inform young participants about the company.  
Seven essential practices in the workplace
No matter what job you’ve landed, or what industry you hope to enter, there are certain things that you can do to earn respect and credibility; make you a valued contributor to the workplace; and ensure that you do more than simply survive your first year.
Personal branding: why it should matter to you
Personal branding is about the way you dress, the way you speak, the way you react in different situations. It’s about the emotional connection you have with people; how you come across. “Ultimately it’s your unique promise of value and how you project yourself that underpins your personal brand” We often don’t realise the importance of managing our personal brand.
Making the most of career fairs
Career fairs are a once in a lifetime opportunity – an opportunity that, if used wisely, could help you in ultimately landing a great job. Here’s how to make the most of them. “Never again in your working life are you likely to have this many different companies available to explain the opportunities they offer graduates - so make the most of the event.
Missed your career far? You have a second chance right here!
For the first time in South Africa you can talk to employers online and connect with the companies you dream to work at! To register for the International Students' Virtual Career Fair, click here.   
Applications for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship close 29 August for first-year university students
The deadline for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship is fast-approaching as applications for first-year university students close on the 29th of August 2014. The Foundation is seeking individuals who will shape the future of Southern Africa; individuals with vision, passion, imagination and integrity.
Job apps for job seekers
There’s an app for pretty much everything these days – from recipe, games and banking to shopping, job and daft games poking fun at JZ. While there don’t seem to be as many apps for South African graduates as their global counterparts, there is a handful.
Jobless after graduation
Got your matric. Check. Got into varsity/tech/college. Check. Worked hard. Check. Got your degree. Check. Got a job. Uncheck. … While many graduates find themselves unable to tick the last box, there are many things you can do to help you turn the situation around.
Social media – friend and foe
Social media platforms give people a huge opportunity to engage with others they’d never have a chance to engage with offline, and to expand their reach way beyond their real world networks. They also give people a huge opportunity to mess up in front of a very unforgiving global audience.
SA needs PhDs urgently,
South Africa is producing too few doctoral graduates, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said on Tuesday. Opening debate in Parliament on her department's R6.47bn budget, she told MPs the country currently turned out just over 1 800 PhDs a year.
Physiotherapy Technician Graduation Ceremony
  Physiotherapy Technicians after their Graduation  ceremony. UKZN’s School of Health Sciences held an Oath-Taking and Graduation Ceremony for Physiotherapy Technicians at the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH).
UP Fine Arts graduate overall winner of the Absa L’Atelier art competition 2014
  Liberty Battson and Dr Paul Bayliss with some of the Merit award winners The Absa L’Atelier art competition is South Africa’s most prestigious annual art event. The award to be won in this competition not only assures South Africa’s emerging artists of recognition, but also affords them the opportunity to develop their talents abroad.
DUT students get business tips from IT Guru
  Learning how to develop and deliver new ideas for a new venture or how business models work was the idea behind the three-day Idea Workshop which took place at DUT’s Ritson Campus, Department of Information Technology from 17 to 19 July 2014.
RMB Grad Challenge
Starting your first job after spending years at University glued to textbooks can be rather intimidating. But delving into the world of work can also be exciting. Luckily, RMB will be at WITS and UCT this week helping graduates make the best decision.
R25m boost for Jo'burg varsities
Sibanye Gold Limited has donated R25 million to the Universities of Johannesburg and Witwatersrand towards mining and engineering studies. The universities will share the donation equally, which will be used for capacity building, facility upgrades and student support in the mining and engineering faculties.
Dressing for the Workplace
First impressions are enormously important and are largely based primarily on appearance and posture. Rightly or wrongly,  people make assumptions about how employable you are - and even your current social-economic status - based on your appearance, posture and attitude; which means what you wear to those critically important interviews really does matter.
Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
Job creation in South Africa is on the wane. Instead of employing more people, many large companies are instead shedding jobs. There is no getting away from the fact that competition for available jobs is tough. Economists have long been urging government to encourage entrepreneurship and the establishment of more small business enterprises because this has the very real ability to address unemployment.
Show the way: Lead by example
By Prof Jansen volunteering in communities many of his students follow by example. On a general basis students don't know how to follow instruction, students see from others that kindness and generosity are an example they would like to lead in.
What every graduate should know
Professor Jansen tells us what every graduate should know, exactly the advice each student looking for a job or compiling a CV should learn. Every year, thousands of students graduate from the 23 public universities in South Africa. Many do not find jobs or when they do, they find work outside the areas of their specialisation.
9 Tips For Writing The Perfect Resume
Resume-shortening DOs 1. Objective Get all those generic self-descriptors out of there! If you want to communicate that you’re “detail-oriented,” then you’d best make sure your resume is error-free; otherwise, don’t write it in your objective statement.



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