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Your Career Journey: Introduction

Your Career Journey: Introduction Introduction As a new professional, it is often difficult to make the transition from student to employee. We understand this! So we are launching our brand new series about Your Career Journey to help you along the way. Your career will take many twists and turns throughout your life, and there […]

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Excel Series: Introduction

To serve our community better, we are doing a series of blog posts on some common Excel questions. Lucky you! Check out the topics you can look forward to reading about in the next month in this post.

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Your Career Journey: Planning for Retirement – Part 2

Your Career Journey: Planning for Retirement – Part 2 Introduction In part 1 of this series, Clarette Lombard (Sanlam Financial Adviser) shared about planning for retirement. She explained what retirement is, and why you need to save for it. So in this post, she will look at how much you need to save, and how. […]

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Your Career Journey: Planning for Retirement – Part 1

Your Career Journey: Planning for Retirement – Part 1 Introduction In the next two blog posts, Clarette Lombard (Sanlam Financial Adviser) will explain the ins and outs of planning for retirement. She will share: what retirement is how to plan for it who to partner with when to start Retirement is the withdrawal from one’s […]

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Your Career Journey: Getting Promoted

Your Career Journey: Getting Promoted Introduction Everyone wants growth in their lives. One of the most important areas where we want growth, is in our career. So, in this post, we’ll be looking at a few things to remember when you’re thinking about getting promoted. promotion /prəˈməʊʃn/ noun the action of promoting someone or something […...

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Your Career Journey: Top 12 Resources to writing your CV

Your Career Journey: Top 12 Resources to writing your CV Introduction Writing your first CV can be a challenging experience. In this blog post we’ve gathered the top 12 resources around CV writing. curriculum vitae/kʌˈrɪkjʊləm ˈviːtʌɪ/ nouna brief account of a person’s education, qualifications, and previous occupations, typically sent ...

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Your Career Journey: Dealing with Personal Tax – Part 2

Your Career Journey: Dealing with Personal Tax – Part 2 Introduction In part one of this blog post, Kael Consulting explained the reasons why we need to pay personal tax. In this post, they will explain how we go about submitting a tax return. Why Do We Pay Tax? Submitting a tax return As taxpayers, […]

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Your Career Journey: Dealing with Personal Tax – Part 1

Your Career Journey: Dealing with Personal Tax – Part 1 Introduction Two things in life are certain… Death and taxes! We so easily shrug off this statement. But, the reality is that dealing with personal tax can be a real struggle. In this two-part blog post, a local tax and consulting business, Kael Consulting Inc, […]

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Your Career Journey: Dealing with your personal budget

Your Career Journey: Dealing with your personal budget Introduction You’ve heard it said, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. Nowhere is this as true as in your personal finances. In this post we’ll be dealing with your personal budget. budget /ˈbʌdʒɪt/ Noun an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period […]

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Your Career Journey: Are you owning your career journey?

Your Career Journey: Are you owning your career journey? There is one lesson you learn quickly once you enter the workforce. It is this: no-one else will take charge of managing you career. You must take steps towards owning your career journey. own /əʊn/ verb have (something) as one’s own; possess. synonyms: be the owner […]

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Your Career Journey: Dealing with conflict and criticism

Your Career Journey: Dealing with conflict and criticism Introduction Conflict and criticism is part and parcel of being employed. You may receive criticism from your boss, or experience conflict with a team member. In this article, we have asked a South African psychologist, Tanya van de Water, to explain to us how to deal with […]

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Your Career Journey: What to expect on your first day of work (Part 1)

Your Career Journey: What to expect on your first day of work (Part 1) Introduction Do you remember your first date? The nerves and anxiety that went along with it? If you are facing your first day of work (or thinking back to it), you probably have similar feelings. expectation /ɛkspɛkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ noun noun: expectation; plural […]

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