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How to Identify Job Scams
4 days ago
Unemployment is at an all-time high in South Africa. Scammers are taking advantage of this by trying to make money off job seekers. Here are some red flags to look out for: • The company asks you to pay a certain fee – Job scammers sometimes explain this by saying you are paying for training…
How to
How to calculate monthly instalments
2 weeks ago
You want to buy something special but don’t have the cash upfront to pay for it. So, you would like to pay it off in monthly instalments. Knowing how to calculate simple interest will help you to work out if you can afford to pay for the goods over time. Now get your calculator, pen…
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How to Open a Bank Account
3 weeks ago
You see people swiping their cards, and you’re next in line to pay cash for that pair of shoes at Mr Price. But then the cashier says, “Cards only” – and you end up waiting in a longer line to pay cash. I’ve been there. Have you? Whether you have or not, there will come…
Mindspace
Top 5 problems that only shy people can relate to…
5 days ago
Ever since I was able to speak, my parents instilled in me the mantra of “Only speak when spoken to” – a trait that works well when you’re like four, but not so much when you’re a working journalist having to deal with people every day. I, Kauthar Gool am sad to report that despite…
Mindspace
Boys don't cry
2 weeks ago
My four-year-old son was invited to a party. I went along and it was chaotic. There were jumping castles, toddlers, pre-schoolers and endless supplies of sugary snacks. The two dozen children were all on sugar highs, acting like monkeys on crack cocaine. It was exhausting to watch. I sat with other mothers watching our children…
Mindspace
Early motherhood
3 weeks ago
I went from being a virgin at 19 to being a mother by 21. I entered adulthood so fast that my head spun. When I fell pregnant I had only known my boyfriend for nineteen weeks. He had moved in next door and he was devastatingly handsome, and I was desperate to get over an…
Work-Wise
Create a professional image: Spoken Communication
2 weeks ago
The way you engage with other people in conversation and when presenting to a bigger group is very important for your professional image. We talk to people all the time: family, friends, and a stranger at the shops or in a taxi so is speaking in the work place different? When you’re speaking outside the…
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Create a Professional Image: Attitude and Behaviour
4 weeks ago
If you behave in a professional way and have a positive attitude towards your work you are likely to climb up the ladder of success. Just as people judge you in a few seconds about the way you dress, they are also really quick to judge you by your non-verbal body language, as this shows…
Work-Wise
Create a professional image: Clothing and Appearance
a month ago
Do you want to make a great impression at your new job? Do you know how to do this? It’s really scary to realise that people make their mind up about you in the first few seconds of meeting you so you don’t have much time to make a good impression! First impressions last so…