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Practical experience a stumbling block for local graduates

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According to Catherine Wijnberg, Director and founder of the Fetola Foundation, the recent reported decrease in local unemployment figures of 0.1% does not actually reflect a decrease in  unemployment in South Africa. The 2012 fourth quarter labour survey reports that unemployment figures in South Africa dropped from 25% to 24.9% in late 2012. This figure suggests that around 50,000 previously unemployed people in South Africa found jobs in the final quarter of last year, but Winjberg suggests that actually this perceived improvement is due to an increase in the number of discouraged work seekers who have simply stopped looking for work.

 

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Pranks in the Office

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Sometimes, it’s impossible not to have a little fun at work.

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours stuck in the office. Sometimes, it’s impossible not to have a little fun.

We’ve compiled a few of our favourite office prank videos for you to enjoy. What’s your favourite office prank story, or are you usually the one being tricked?

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5 simple steps to improve your job satisfaction

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Job satisfaction is an incredibly important thing, given that most employed people spend the majority of their waking lives at work.

Often external factors are blamed for professional discontent, but in reality, how fulfilled and happy you are at in the office comes largely from your own attitude and approach to the situation.

With that in mind, here are 5 basic tips towards improving your job satisfaction!

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How Successful People Spend Their Weekends

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Sometimes it can be hard to wind down when the week is over. 

The daily pressures associated with work, family and living in a connected society often worm their way into our weekends, eating at time which should be spent recharging our batteries.

The strangest thing is that many of the most successful people in the world know when it’s appropriate to ‘switch off’ work to focus on other pursuits.

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Three Personality Types Who Struggle to Get Hired

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Millions of South Africans struggle to find employment, and there are almost an infinite number of reasons for this. You might be under qualified or over qualified. You might not have the experience the employer is looking for, or maybe your skill set just doesn't quite match up to the requirements of the job.

Often the case, however, is more personality orientated. It's easy to get caught up in how you feel about yourself, at the expense of how you come across in person. The reality is that employers will consider the type of person you are very carefully before considering offering you the position you want, and with that in mind, here are three personality types that we see scaring off recruiters, time and time again, courtesy of Mark Babbitt, CEO and Founder of Youtern.

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