From menial to meaningful: How to get challenging tasks as an intern.

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It is weeks into your internship and your name has become synonymous with making photocopies and doing coffee runs. You feel highly undervalued, surely there is more to office…

21 Great Questions you can ask at the end of an interview!

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Often, as the interview draws towards a conclusion, candidates are provided with a chance to ask the interviewers some questions. Many people wonder if it is compulsory to…

Volunteering: Increasing youth employability in Sub-Saharan Africa [Future Africa Forum]

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I was honoured to work with Future Africa Forum, an organization that exists to increase the voice and participation of young African people in policy making, dialogue and…

Should you put a picture on your CV? [Short Video]

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I am yet to come across information that convinces me of the value of having your photo on a CV. My short video on the topic of photos on a CV.

Applying for a Job You’re Overqualified For (without dumbing down your CV)!

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In my last blog, I addressed applying for jobs when you are under-qualified for the role. In this article, I address the inverse -- being overqualified for a position you…

Secrets to the "hidden" job market revealed!

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What is the hidden job market and why does it exist? The widely quoted statistic is that up to 80% of jobs get filled without ever being publicly advertised! These unpublicised…

Your CV is getting rejected by a computer! Seven tricks to get past Applicant Tracking systems!

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You are highly-qualified for the role, but getting rejected because your CV/Resume is not making it past the Applicant Tracking System.  An Applicant Tracking System (ATS)…

Forgot to mention something important during an interview? How to fix this.

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Have you ever attended an interview and realised later on that you forgot to mention something important that may help your application, or you felt you gave a poor response…

Mentorship: A quick guide to finding your perfect mentor [FREE eBOOK]

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This short eBook aims to help mentees (people seeking out mentorship) to effectively approach potential mentors and increase the chances of a successful mentoring relationship.…

Fired by your previous employer? How to tactfully frame negative job exits during interviews!

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So you were dismissed in your last job or things ended really badly between you and the organisation. How then do you answer the question "why did you leave your previous…