Accountability in the workplace

If you are entering the working world for the very first time, congratulations to you and we hope that you have many successful years ahead. When walking into your first job, either in-office or remote, it’s important to understand that there are things that you will need to do and reciprocate. It’s also important to understand that this is not school or university, where ‘group work’ is something that’s often taken for granted.

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Surviving January!

There’s nothing like hitting the reset button on your time, day or life, and that’s what makes January the perfect month. It may seem like a long, painful month with getting back into the swing of things, while the bills for the new year start piling up, but it’s a great opportunity to adopt a habit or change your routine. So, in order to make the best of the month, here are a few things you can do to turn Janu-worry into a great start for 2022!

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How to cope with end of year burnout

December is just around the corner and end of year burnout feels like a limp to the finish line. Not to mention, the burnout felt this year is more prominent than ever considering this is the second year we have survived a pandemic. The pain of the pandemic has caused a severe mental illness spike in many South Africans this year – the toll on our mental health has never been greater.

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7 ways to practice self-care

We know, working a 9-5 (or studying) can be incredibly challenging, especially when you’re attempting to achieve a work-life balance but self-care is more than just juggling between time and responsibilities. Self-care is more about being nicer, kinder and more gentle to yourself. Living a life that is overscheduled and overtired probably means you are not prioritising yourself – your mind, body or health.

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Which skills are beneficial to entrepreneurs?

Every job needs a set of skills that will determine the success of a business. No matter one’s age, race, gender or upbringing, anyone can be an entrepreneur if you have dedication, drive and discipline. Unlike personality traits, entrepreneurial skills can be learnt and practiced. If you are considering a journey into entrepreneurship, we have provided a short list of skills you will need for this new venture.

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Ease into that post-school education life

Earlier in the week we shared a post that stated 35% of Voices Unite student members found the transition into post-school education either very or incredibly difficult. The transition from high school to post-school education is a daunting change. From being a big fish in a small pond to becoming a small fish in a large pond is naturally overwhelming.

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Have you used a career service centre before?

Most universities in South Africa have career centres with a team of dedicated professionals whose duty it is to discuss your future with you. However, many tertiary students are unaware about this great resource that’s available to them throughout their studies. There are plenty of benefits when it comes to utilising your campus career centre, the main one being helping you find the direction you wish to head in with regards to your future.

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