Author: Dale Hes

What’s it Like to be a Financial Manager?

Any employer will tell you that financial managers are amongst the most important people in any organisation. They safeguard the company’s financial resources, deal with crucial areas such as tax and audits, and ensure that all of the company’s financial dealings are in order. We spoke to financial manager Lavras Breedt, to discover what it’s like to be a professional in this field. What are the main job responsibilities of a financial manager? “The job is challenging but rewarding. There are a number of responsibilities that I am tasked with when keeping the company’s financial affairs in order.” These...

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What is the OHS Act, and Why Does It Matter?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act is crucial for keeping every South African employee safe. Without this piece of legislation, there would be no legal protection against the workplace becoming a dangerous place! Here is an overview of the OHS Act, and why it is so important for employers, employees, and people working in OHS or studying towards an OHS career. What is the OHS Act? According to its opening paragraph, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, was designed to: Provide for the health and safety of persons at work and for the health and safety of persons...

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5 Things Every Journalism Graduate Should Know

Journalism is a fascinating field of study, giving you the opportunity to one day create articles that could potentially inform or entertain millions of people. In this unique field, there are certain things that only those who’ve studied journalism will understand. Here are five to prepare for as you pursue your dream of becoming a journalist.   1. Putting your own opinions aside before you start writing In your journalism course, one of the first things you’ll be taught is the need to be objective. This applies particularly to news journalism, where your job is to report events in...

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6 Steps for Writing a Cover Letter that Will Get You a Job Interview

When you apply for a job, your CV shouldn’t be the only aspect you pay careful attention to. A well-written cover letter allows you to better showcase your suitability for the job, and has the potential to be your saving grace when your CV isn’t as strong as it could be. A cover letter gives you an opportunity to: Introduce yourself to the employer Outline why you are the best possible fit for the job Provide information that your CV can’t provide Elaborate on important areas of your CV Remember that your cover letter shouldn’t mirror what you have...

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A Day in the Life of a Catering Manager

Do you want to turn your passion for food into a career, whilst playing the vital role of keeping people happily fed and watered? Then take a look at this day in the life of a catering manager – a hospitality career which may well be perfect for you!   What is the job description of a catering manager? As a catering manager, you may be employed in a specialised catering business, or be tasked with overseeing the catering operations of an organisation or venue. Catering managers can be found working everywhere from hotels and restaurants, to schools, hospitals,...

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