Author: Lungiswa Nyatyowa

Every Person Makes an Impact – What Will Yours Be?

A uniting force in the story of South Africa is the legacy of Nelson Mandela – who would have been celebrating his 100th birthday this year. His legacy is about making a difference. It calls on all of us to make a difference every day in each other’s lives. Every person can make an impact; what will yours be?   Here are 4 ways you can turn an act into an impact:   1. Use your social media profiles to spread the word There are many organisations doing amazing work that people may not know about. You could help...

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How to Start Your Own Catering Business

Running your own catering business requires a passion for food and serving people. While it is extremely rewarding, it can also mean being willing to stay on your feet for long hours, and it often involves starting your day before everyone else and ending your day after everyone else has ended theirs. Lauren and Rory are a couple with a passion for food. They decided to take the plunge and start their own catering business. Read on to find out how they started their business, and to find out what tips they have to share with you if you...

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Don’t Let Your Job Title Define You – Here’s How You Can Be a Star, No Matter What Work You Do

Job titles are there to describe our roles in the workplace. However, they should not define who you are or limit you in any way. You have ambitions and dreams, and you can still shine and be successful at your job no matter what work you do. Anthony Robbins said: “There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.”   Here are a few things you can do to ensure that you shine, no matter what work you do:   1. Find opportunities to learn new...

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3 Tips for Acing Phone and Skype Interviews

When you land an interview for a job you want, the interview process can be extremely nerve-wracking. You want to make the right impression and show the interviewers that you are the right person for the job. And now, with more and more interviews happening over Skype and over the phone, there are a few things you have to be aware of and be prepared for.   Here are a few tips to help you ace your phone and Skype interviews: 1. Prepare your environment and connection Preparing for your Skype or phone interview means adding a few more...

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An Intern’s Guide to Navigating the Workplace

Landing an internship is often the first step in entering the world of work, and in building your career. Your time as an intern gives you the opportunity to make the right impression, build the right relationships, and gain the necessary skills. Once you have completed your N6 course and are about to do your internship to earn your diploma, for example, there are a few things you need to be aware of.   Here are a few tips to help you navigate the work environment when you start out as an intern: 1. Conduct yourself in a professional...

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