RecruitAGraduate Blog

  • 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...
  • Is hiring an intern right for my business?
    When considering hiring a new employee, you would have identified the skills and expertise required by the business. An intern, on the other hand, may still need to be equipped with the right skills and experience but could prove to be an invaluable asset to the business if given the opportunity. As with any sort of hiring strategy, employing an intern has its pros and cons. If you are...
  • 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...
  • Fixed-term contracts and severance pay
    Question: Is an employee whose fixed-term contract comes to an end entitled to severance pay? Answer: An employee who has been employed for more than 24 months is entitled to severance pay when the fixed-term contract comes to an end, unless the employee earns in excess of the relevant income threshold (currently R205 433/annum or R17 119,41 per month) prescribed by the Minister of...
  • 10 Tips for hiring the best graduates and interns in South Africa
    Graduates are by nature not the easiest of people with whom to engage, never mind to interview for a job. Often called Millennials when in fact they aren’t, these youngsters might not be the best at verbal or written articulation, but technologically, they can outsmart most generations before them.  So how do you go about finding the best of the bunch when the job advertised is...