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Preparing for an Interview: Part 2

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We recently highlighted 3 basic tips that all graduates should keep in mind before going into their first interviews. This time, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the more specific questions prospects should expect to be asked by potential employers. 

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The Ever Evolving Role of the Modern CFO

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In the past 50 years, the role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has swiftly become far more complex than ever before. 

Today, individuals in this line of work are required to be heavily involved in more than just financial scorekeeping on behalf of the organisations they represent.

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3 Basic Job Interview Tips for Graduates

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While universities and schools may provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and basic skill-set required to excel at their chosen profession, these institutions do little to prepare young individuals for what remains one of their most daunting challenges before being employed: the job interview.

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Scope for Retired Professionals in Business

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In a skills vacuum, it would seem illogical to allow experienced individuals possessing proficiencies in valuable disciplines to drift into retirement without sharing their knowledge. 

Although South Africa is not entirely without skilled professionals, it is no secret that sectors such as engineering and finance are in dire need of ‘new blood’ to fuel the economic growth which has characterised our post-apartheid democracy.

This trend has exacerbated by the challenges associated with introducing greater diversity into the workplace. Although there may be many young, qualified BEE individuals willing to learn – there are simply not enough senior figures available to mentor them.

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Striking a Healthy Balance

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With 2012 behind us and the new working year in full swing, it is important to take stock of valuable lessons learned during the course of the past twelve months.

One of the most significant emerging employment trends we have identified is a growing focus on striking a healthy balance between work and play.

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SA Skills Shortage – Are Quota Work Permits the Answer?

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Despite high rates of unemployment and a growing wealth divide, South Africa continues to face an alarming shortage of core professional skills – particularly within the engineering and financial sectors. 

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How to Prepare for an Interview

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Preparing for a job interview can be a nerve wracking experience for the most senior of candidates. 

Even if you’ve occupied the ‘hot seat’ on several occasions in the past, the opportunity to offer a positive first impression to prospective employers is often accompanied by feelings of anxiety and apprehension.

Although these emotions are a natural response to a potentially unpredictable social situation, there are several methods you can use to ensure that your personality and experience shine through in the interview room.

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