RecruitAGraduate Blog

  • 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...
  • Phillipa Geard Woman of the future
    South Africa (August 16, 2019) – FAIRLADY magazine announced the winners of the annual FAIRLADY Santam Women of the Future Awards at an exclusive VIP luncheon MC’d by businesswoman and Women of the Future judge, Johanna Mukoki, at Summer Place, in Hyde Park. The three winners were selected from a shortlist of nine finalists by a panel of South African adjudicators...
  • 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...
  • 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...