Get noticed on LinkedIn

As an Executive Headhunter for more than 9 years, I am frequently asked how I find my candidates for open roles. One of my favourite tools is LinkedIn. Forbes reported that LinkedIn is the number one social tool for both job hunters and recruitment teams. How do you get recognised? Here are a few tips…

I’ve been retrenched – what now?

Retrenchments are a reality in South Africa. As we near the end of the year,  a number of companies are having to down size due to market forces. If you are in the unfortunate position to have been retrenched,  don’t doubt yourself or assume it is a reflection of your worth. It is natural that…

How to email your CV

Over the last month I have received several emailed CV’s for our #hireagraduate program. I have received so many mails with just the CV attached, no hello or explanation as to what I am receiving.   Below is a quick guide on How to email your CV professionally 1.       Subject line: Clearly state what position you are applying for. In…

The Age-old Youth Conundrum: Getting a job without experience

The release of the recent unemployment statistics painted a bleak picture for millions of South Africans, most notably youth where unemployment is recorded at a staggering 69%. More alarming is that a significant portion of these young people have “done everything right” including achieving tertiary qualification. Attention was focused on the challenge young people experience…

Season’s Greetings and Happy 2020

From the Management and all Staff at Edge Group of Companies: “Celebrate the tradition of giving, the beauty of the season and a New Year of peace and happiness.” We wish you Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings and a Happy New year! Note: Our offices will close from the 20th of December 2019 and reopen on…

How to stay relevant in an Increasingly Automated World

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is well and truly underway and technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation and Machine Learning, are advancing at speed. Their presence is being felt across industries and the threat of job losses remains ever-present. The decision of Standard Bank to close more than one hundred branches nationally is a…