In the Media

  • Making yourself more attractive to the job market
    The nature of work has changed as the fourth industrial revolution gains traction within the South African work market. South Africa’s youth unemployment rate stands at a whopping 55.2% according to the latest statistics released by Statistics South Africa. An even more shocking statistic is that graduate unemployment stands at 31%, this shows that a mere degree is no longer enough to...
  • SAfm Radio Interview - RecruitAGraduate aims to tackle 55% youth unemployment
    "Youth unemployment is already a crisis in South Africa, with even graduated youth not finding jobs. For this reason, Phillipa Geard, the founder of RecruitAGraduate has started her business. Nompu Siziba speaks with her around the driving force behind the business, how it works and why there are significant benefits in employing younger people." SAfm had an interview with...
  • 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 ...