Blog for Graduates

  • 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...
  • How to write a good motivational letter
    With the high competition graduate job-seekers face in South Africa it is important to have a well written CV and motivational cover letter that clearly states why you are the best person for the role. You want to make it as easy as possible for the recruiter or employer to see that your skills and any relevant work experience will match the job requirements. A rushed cover letter can be a reason...
  • 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 -...
  • 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 ...