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MBA Jobs Goes Live

MBA Jobs Goes LIVE! MBA Student or Graduate Get Access to the latest MBA Jobs in SA To get unlimited, free access to the latest MBA jobs, anywhere in South Africa, all that we require is a once off Tweet or Facebook update announcing the launch of Worksucks – MBA Jobs, click the link below to get started!  

Graduates, shine in a Competitive Market

2011/2012 Graduates For the class of 2011 graduates or those graduating this year, you are on the verge of a new, sometime confusing, journey to the workplace. While the recession may officially be over, it does not mean that graduates should expect abundant job opportunities. From 2009 – 2011, many organisations restructured jobs and retrenched staff, including […]

Template1 CV

CV When applying for any position, think about your curriculum vitae/resume from the position of the reader. The recruitment agent or HR consultant does not have the time to decipher your CV or contact you up to clarify any matters. As the screening agent, they have a short time, based upon your CV,  to make a call on you.  It is easier to skip CV […]

Interview – The Informed Conversation

Interview It is your big day : meeting the potential employer for an interview.  Your CV has worked.  After screening applications and going through CV’s,  the employer chose your CV and wants to interview you. If you treat the interview as an informed conversation, rather than a dreadful interrogation, you will be well on your way to a successful outcome. […]

Job Skills for 2013

Job + Skills In today’s competitive job market, employers are inclined to find talent that can contribute to the growth of the company through their skills, rather than their qualifications.  While qualifications are required, employers are placing increased emphasis on skills.  When job hunting, you must factor in the skills that the employer is seeking for that job. The […]

Working Harder

Are You Working Harder this year? Have you noticed that South Africans are working harder this year compared to years gone by? I’m excluding those individuals that sleep on the job, pretend to be working or report to their company Facebook each morning. If you are unemployed and serious about changing it, you are likely […]

Job Hunting Online

Job Hunting There was a time when a person was job hunting, they had to buy the newspaper every day and search the job section. The advent of the internet has radically changed the traditional, offline job hunt.  It has created unprecedented opportunities for job hunters to identify, target, connect and secure the job across borders.  The internet has the reduced the friction in […]

CV Acid Test

CV When applying for any position, think about your curriculum vitae/resume from the position of the reader. The recruitment agent or HR consultant does not have the time to decipher your CV or contact you up to clarify any matters. As the screening agent, they have a short time, based upon your CV,  to make a call on you.  It is easier to skip CV […]

Pay Negotiation Basics

Pay Negotiation… Ouch! Pay is the most sensitive issue in the hiring process. Discussing the compensation often causes anxiety for the employee.  So many employees do not negotiate their pay.  They plan to first get the job and once they are inside, they can negotiate their package.  Unfortunately employers don’t play that game. I’ve seen employees […]

Job Hunt by building Relationships

Job Hunting So you’ve been job hunting for months without positive results.  You have been actively job hunting – spreading the word that you are available in the market and looking (urgently) for another job. During your job hunt, you are likely to interact with a lot of people online and offline – family, friends, […]