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5 Mistakes That You Have to Avoid When Drafting Your CV

Here are things not to include in your CV, your CV should be a document that represents you in your absence. Improve your CV by reading this article fully. Share with others if this info is useful.

1) An objective that makes no sense or is completely insane:

A crazed objective will have the employer not take you seriously and in the end have your CV lying in the comfort of a rubbish bin.
2) Irrelevant job experience:

Having times of the past that you truly enjoyed is a nice memory to cherish.

If it has nothing to do with the job you are applying for, it’s best to leave it out and focus on the jobs that have direct experience with your current interest for work.
3) Achievements that are not exactly achievements:

Because you were the Secondary School Team Captain is not an achievement relevant to the job you are applying for! Professional achievements or even community service are notable achievements.

4) A physical description:

A description about what you look like or even images of yourself should never be included on a CV. It isn’t professional and will be viewed as a mockery if it includes this information.
5) Proper hobby listing:

If you have hobbies that will have you viewed in a strange light, they might be better kept to yourself. Common hobbies of reading or writing, even working out are acceptable choices. Hobby lists should be kept short and precise.

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10 Reasons to Become a Nurse in South Africa

1. The Nursing Profession is Always in Demand
Nursing is one of the fastest growing careers world-wide. This only could be a valid reason for you to enter the health care industry since you will not be jobless as there is a demand for nurses.
2. Population Growth versus the Demand
As the population grows, there will be more and more demand for health care workers, so if you prepare yourself for the industry, you might stand a good chance to grab the available opportunities.

3. Retirement of the Current Health Care Workers
As the current health care workers reach their retirement ages, you have to be on standby to take over. Their retirement opens an opportunity for you to be absorbed in the industry.
4. Specializations give Nurses a Variety of Choices
Nursing is not just one general profession; there are divisions in the nursing career. Ranging from auxiliary workers, midwifery to other specialities. So, you have a choice to specialise in your nursing field or just do a general programme. Some of the more unique specialisations include travel nurses, plastic surgery nurses and even cruise ship nurses.
5. Continue Your Education
The government and private companies offers some opportunities in education and training assistance for their employees. You can complete your education at your local college or university while working as a nurse. The sky is the only limit. Take advantage of the internal trainings that the government offers their employees.
You can also apply for internal bursaries and scholarships that are designed for employees of the institutions that has employed you.

6. Flexibility of Working area and Schedule
It’s a commonly-known fact that nurses have a lot of flexibility in their schedule.
Flexibility in location is another reason to pursue a career as a nurse. Nurses can work anywhere from traditional locations such as hospitals and doctor’s offices to less-obvious locations such as home health care, schools and even in the air as an emergency flight nurse.
7. The Nursing Profession is Well-Respected
Nursing is a career that you can be proud of, maybe it’s even a career where others will look up to you. People entrust nurses with some of the most significant moments in their lives. In addition, nursing provides unlimited opportunity for personal growth.
8. Get the Benefits Package
The total package of government pay, health and child-care benefits, and retirement savings plans are competitive with those offered in the private sector.
9. Give a Smile to Someone’s Face
People go to health care centres not only to get physical help but also to get back the smile back on their faces. Feel happy when you see that smile on your clients.
10. Land a Helping Hand
A nurse will not only province for physical care, but can also impact on people’s lives through health education and wellness programmes. This will impact on their emotional well-being and might contribute in future health care choices.
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How to Become a Nurse in South Africa

Do you have a passion for the medical sector? Would you like to care for the sick? Becoming a nurse can be a challenging yet rewarding field of service.

Here are some guidelines if you have a desire to serve others through this profession.

There is currently a lack of qualified and skilled nurses in South Africa which provides a number of employment opportunities to those who want to educate themselves in this field.

As a certified healthcare worker you will be able to use your skills to serve in your community, work in private practice, or provide home care.

The fields of practice include but are not limited to, clinical nursing, treatment and care, midwifery, administration, psychiatric nursing and various management roles. Learn as much as you can about these positions before you decide on your healthcare path.

Once you know what kind of nursing you want to pursue you will need to obtain a Higher certificate, Diploma, advanced Diploma or Bachelor Degree in the nursing field you have selected.

Prospective applicants are required to have completed their National Senior Certificate or must posses an equivalent qualification at exit level 4 in order to access these higher education training programmes.

There is also an opportunity for individuals who already have practical experience in the nursing field to obtain recognition of prior learning (RPL).

An application must be submitted according to the RPL policy of the Nursing Education Institution for individual assessment.

The credits received from this assessment can be used to access qualification or credit bearing exemptions.

You can complete your training at a registered institution. The South Africa Nursing Council has compiled a list of accredited training institutions around the country.

Click on the link to find a Public Nursing Institution


Click Here for a Private Nursing Institution near you.

Can’t afford the training fees? Look out for bursaries, internships and scholarship opportunities on the Aftermatric.co.za or consider a student loan to help you reach your goal. If you already have a nursing qualification you can find employment opportunities in the national press or on the SANC website.

Source: South Africa Nursing Council

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Apply for Nursing Diploma Traineeship With SA Millitary

SA Army Military Health Traineeship Programme

  • Nursing Diploma (Four year) Grade 12, English Level 4, Mathematics Level 4, Life Science  Level 4

The SAMilitary Health Service does not offer “bursaries” as do companies in the private sector. Instead selected candidates are required to join the SANDF on a contract basis. This necessitates the successful completion of prescribed military courses during the first year of the contract, whereafter the contract will be extended if selected, followed by studies at selected tertiary institutions and continued service in the SANDF for the remainder of the contract period.

  • MBChBGrade 12 Grade 12, English Level 6, Mathematics Level 6, Life Science  Level 6, Physical Science Level 6, Life Science Level 6
  • Emergency Care Technician Programme →  Grade 12, English Level 4, Mathematics Level 4, Life Science  Level 4, Physical Science Level 4
  • Nursing Diploma (Four year) Grade 12, English Level 4, Mathematics Level 4, Life Science  Level 4

Download Application Form for Health Service Traineeship Programme


See Other trainee positions open at SA Defence force

Dept of Defence: Youth Traineeship ProgrammeThe one year academic programme will commence in January at a training facility in Gauteng (Ekhurhuleni College). Accommodation, meals, study aids, stationary and pocket money will be provided to the learners.

  • Must at least be 18 years of age but not older than 22 and must have completed Grade 12
  • up to 25 years of age and must be completed grade 12 ith a 3 years tertiary qualification
  • Leadership Potential
  • Not area bound
  • No criminal Record

Download Application Form for the Youth Foundation Traineship Programme

SA Navy Traineeship Programme ProgrammeThe MSD programme is a two-year voluntary service system. Recruits are required to sign up for a period of two years, during which they will receive military training and further functional training in a specific field, eg Combat Operators, Support services, Submarine operators etc in their first year of service. During the second year of service, depending on the duration of their functional orientation, they will be deployed where needed and given the opportunity to apply their
knowledge and develop their skills.

  • South African citizen
  • Age between 18 and 22
  • Currently in Grade 12 or completed
  • will benefit your application
  • Preferably single
  • Not area bound
  • Engineering and Technical applicants must have completed Grade 12must have completed Grade 12 with Mathematics and Physical Science  with at least level 3 for both subjects
  • Graduate applicants aged between 18 and 26 must have a completed Grade 12 with a Degree  / National Diploma or N6 with Trade Test Certificate in Mechanical, Marine, or Electrical Engineering

Download Application Form for SA Navy Traineeship Programme

SA Air Force Traineeship Programme

  • South African citizen
  • Age between 18 and 22 (Graduate applicants the maximum age of 22 – 25 years in possession of N4 – N6 — Technical)
  • Passed Mathematics and Physical Science Level 3
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for pilot training in the SA Air Force

Download Application Form for SA Air Force Traineeship Programme

SA Army Air Force Traineeship ProgrammeThe MSD programme is a two-year voluntary service system. Recruits are required to sign up for a period of two years, during which they will receive military training and further functional training. Further functional training include a wide variety of options varying from specialized musterings such as Engineering to general support musterings such as Material Support Clerks. The MSD system allows the member to adapt to the military way of life. Towards the end of the second year, (unless otherwise indicated) the member will be given the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to extend the contract or leave the Air Force. An extension of the contract will mainly depend on the member’s performance over the two years and the availability of posts in the relevant functional field. Members who do not extend their two year service contract, will serve in the Reserve Force (part-time) after completion of the initial two-year period.

  • Members with Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) with minimum 300 flying hours and not older than 26 years of age with no Maths and Science required
  • 26 years if in possesion of a degree with level 4 Maths and Science
  • 18 -24 years – completed Grade 12 or Equivalent (university entrance) Maths and Science minimum level 4
  • English Level 4
  • Mathematics and Physical Science (N4 to N5 minimum – 60%; N6 or 1st year university of technology or university mim 50%)
  • Unmarried
  • Not area bound
  • No record of a serious criminal offence or offences
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SANDF
  • Comply with all the prescribed requirements for appointment in the SANDF

Download Application Form for SA Army Air Force Traineeship Programme

SA Army Intelligence Traineeship ProgrammeThe MSD programme is a two-year voluntary service system with the long-term goal of enhancing the SA National Defence Force’s deployment capability. Recruits are required to sign up for a period of two years, during which they will receive Basic and Functional Military Training in their first year of service. Recruits wishing to join the Special Forces can complete any of the other Services’ MSD programmes during the first year. During the second year of service potential candidates will attend the Special Forces Basic Training Cycle.

  • South African citizen
  • Age between 18 and 22 (graduates 26)
  • Currently in Grade 12 or completed
  • Not area bound
  • No record of serious criminal offence or offences
  • Preferably single
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SANDF

Download Application Form for SA Army Intelligence Traineeship Programme


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Standard Bank Learnerships for 2017

Closing Date: 31 January 2017
Location: Gauteng

What’s in it for successful candidates?

Candidates are given an opportunity to work towards a formal qualification in Technical Support (NQF 4) as well as apply the necessary practical aspects of their learnings

Learners Allowance 

Programme participants will receive an allowance instead of a salary. Learners receive an allowance of R3 500 per month (taxed as per SARS tax tables).

What is the qualifying criteria?

The candidate must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Be able to speak, read and write English
  • Have completed Matric and passed Mathematics or Computer Science (with minimum pass of 50%) –We will also consider candidates with a post matric IT Qualification (even if, in-completed)
  • Be computer literate
  • Not be permanently employed
  • Not be studying at any other institution
  • Not be registered on any other learnership.

How To Apply

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