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Higher Certificate in Management: Part IV

Higher Certificate in Management: Part IV

Tom Peters, widely considered the uber-guru of business excellence, suggests “The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.” He goes on the say that “Excellence comes fro...

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Higher Certificate in Management: Part III

Higher Certificate in Management: Part III

In his quest to fulfil his mandate to reduce youth unemployment, President Cyril Ramaphosa continues to urge youth to acquire business skills. SME’s and start-ups are seen as a significant solution to create jobs. For whatever you may say or feel, th...

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Higher Certificate in Management: Part II

Higher Certificate in Management: Part II

THE NATIONAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID SCHEME HAS REJECTED 65 000 APPLICANTS Source: ENCA 23 January 2019.Whilst you still have the opportunity to appeal, this could delay or exclude your planned enrolment for 2019.What now? Enrol in the Higher Certifi...

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Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR GAP YEAR 'FUTURE - PROOF' YOURSELF TO ACHIEVE YOUR DESIRED AMBITIONS FOR THE “CLASS OF 2018”.High school is behind you. Now onto bigger and better. Either by design or by unfortunate circumstances, school leavers often consid...

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

UNUSUAL WAYS TO GAIN EXTRAORDINARY WORKPLACE SKILLSBig business is looking for smart people with work experience. It then becomes a chicken or egg dilemma. You ask yourself, how can I get business experience if I am not hired? The good news is there a...

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Workers' Day

Workers' Day

CELEBRATING LABOURERS AND THE WORKING CLASSES. LEST WE FORGET!On 1 May 2019: Recognising workers' rights for more than 100 yearsInternational Workers' Day or Labour Day stems back more than 100 years. Workers' Day was inspired by the Haymarket Affair. Th...

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Competing for the Scarce Entry Level Job Opportunities in 2019

Competing for the Scarce Entry Level Job Opportunities in 2019

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE TO LAND YOUR FIRST JOB IN 2019Reportedly a staggering 55,2% youth (classified as age 15 – 24) are unemployed in South Africa. This suggests that 5 million+ youth are competing for a handful of internships/learnerships and/or e...

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Building Your Default Brand to get Your Dream Job

Building Your Default Brand to get Your Dream Job

Future employers will check your online presence. Time to audit your internet profile, now! Pick a search engine page and search for your name. (in all variances – eg. Tom/Thomas or Tommy) How far down the page do you appear? Ho...

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Fast Track your Career Aspirations – Higher Certificate in Management

Fast Track your Career Aspirations – Higher Certificate in Management

Business Skills are becoming increasingly apparent as a priority to fast-track you on your career path in the formal business sector. So, whether you are looking for a new role or a promotion, business skills can ensure you stand out from the crowd. Recru...

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