3 Good Reasons Why You Must Add These Short Courses to Your CV

A too general CV can put you in a disadvantage from the other candidates competing with you for your dream job. So it is important that yours have a little more weight to win the employer’s attention. You can do this by adding some short courses that you can get for free online.

 

When searching for a new hire, different employers look for different things, but they’re all trying to answer the same overarching question: can this individual add value to my business?

As a strong potential candidate, it’s your job to help them reach the right conclusion. It can be a difficult task to set yourself apart from the crowd, but showcasing your completion of relevant online courses is a great starting point. With that in mind, here are three reasons why you should add online courses to your CV:

 

1. It makes for a better interview.
Employers use interviews to gauge the value you can add to their company, and it’s important to set yourself apart from the other applicants. It’s not every day that an interviewer sees a MOOC on a resume (though it is becoming more common). Adding relevant online coursework can really help you stand out. It’s unique and invites conversation, so be prepared to answer questions. You could expect to be asked:

What drove you to enroll in these courses and further your education?
What knowledge did you gain from the courses?
What can you do now that you couldn’t do before?

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2. It displays a relevant set of skills.
Applicants often struggle to convey what they can actually do for a company. Speaking confidently about a skillset that you’ve developed can help guide interviewers in the right direction. It’s a clear-cut example of what you know and what you can get done.

Ronald, for instance, used MOOCs to develop a valuable skill set that he then added to his CV. He provided a practical example of exactly what he could do, and was able to convey the extent of his knowledge during the interview. With an important set of relevant skills, the interviewers knew that he was a good fit.

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3. It shows character.
Pursuing professional education not only helps develop important skill sets, but it also exhibits good character.

Completing an online short course, in and of itself, is impressive. It demonstrates personal drive and discipline, intellectual maturity, curiosity, and a strong willingness to learn: all of which are important to employers. It’s difficult for interviewers to always gauge these qualities, but it’s what they’re trying to do. They want to see that you’re willing to go the extra mile, because that indicates passion, and passion indicates value.

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Ruta Sechaba Foundation Scholarship Programme for 2018

Applications for the 2018 Ruta Sechaba Foundation Scholarship Programme are now open.

The foundation was established in 2016 to provide scholarships, bursaries and awards to qualifying learners at Curro or Curro-managed schools. The PSG Group BEE Education Trust is the initial donor to the Foundation.

The PSG Group BEE Education Trust was founded by the PSG Group in 2006. The aim of the Trust is to provide monitored financial support for education purposes to Black South African citizens. The PSG Group BEE Education Trust has identified the Ruta Sechaba Foundation, and Curro as its key partner in education, to assist in achieving this objective.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS:

Only learners who meet the following criteria will be considered:

  • Black learners only (Black means African, Coloured and Indian as defined by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, ‘BBBEE Act’);
  • Learners who are South African citizens only;
  • New learners from Grades 8 to 11 (subject to writing ‘entrance’ exams to determine academic standards);
  • Existing learners from Grades 8 to 12;
  • Learners achieving academic excellence measured as: • Attaining an overall aggregate of 60% or above in the latest academic report; • Attaining at least 60% in Mathematics and English in the latest academic report (hereinafter referred to as ‘Minimum Academic Standards‘).
  • Clearly demonstrate financial need – A combined household gross income not exceeding R30 000 per month (‘Minimum Financial Need Requirement’). Further consideration will also be given to those families that have more than one learner at the school, as well as those learners who board. (Parents will be required to provide proof of income earned).
  • The Minimum Financial Need Requirement may be waived by the Scholarship Approval Committee if the learner demonstrates exceptional academic results. Exceptional is defined as an overall aggregate of > 85%.
  • Set out below is guidance on the expected level of scholarships provided based on academic performance:

– Grade of learner Academic excellence criteria Scholarship allocated Scholarship allocated if a boarder at the school**
– Grades 8 to 11* 90% + average Up to 100% Up to 100%
– Grades 8 to 11* 80% + average Up to 75% Up to 85%
– Grades 8 to 11* 60% + average Up to 65% Up to 75%

SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS:

Scholarships may be awarded for excellence in sport, to the participating school. These scholarships
are designed to attract top-performing individuals in sport to the participating schools.

Only learners who meet the following criteria will be considered for a sports scholarship:

  1. Black learners only (Black means African, Coloured and Indian as defined by the BBBEE Act);
  2. Learners who are South African citizens only;
  3. New and/or existing learners from Grades 4 to 12;

All applicants are required to complete an application form and submit all the required information in order to be considered eligible to receive a scholarship.

GENERAL

  • The Scholarship Approval Committee and the Foundation may exercise its discretion in awarding scholarships where a learner will make a definite positive contribution to the school on various levels, but falls just short of the specific criteria on each individual level.
  • Scholarships are only to be offered if there is sufficient spare capacity in the relevant grades within the participating school.
  • The Foundation and the Scholarship Approval Committee reserves the right to amend, remove or change any of the terms relating to this scholarship policy, at any time and without consultation.

How to apply

The closing date is 23 June 2017.

Application forms are available from the schools or download it here. Applications must be accompanied by all the supporting documents.

Complete application forms with all supporting documentation can either be handed in at your nearest Curro or Curro-managed school or emailed to:

Applications@rutasechabafoundation.co.za.

Queries can be emailed to: info@rutasechabafoundation.co.za

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Editorial Internships at Mail & Guardian Johannesburg

Closing Date: 01 June 2017
Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg

Remuneration: R10 000 monthly allowance.

The Mail & Guardian is pleased to invite young graduates to apply for one of four paid editorial internships in its Johannesburg newsroom, running from July 2017 to June 2018.

While each successful candidate will receive a general grounding in newsroom processes and editorial production skills, interns will be assigned to one of the following areas:

Copyediting, layout and design
Online, multimedia and social media
Arts writing, illustration, graphic design and media production

While there will be opportunities to report and write, the focus of the internship programme will be the editorial processes involved in the production and presentation of stories and articles both online and in print, as well as in multimedia and on social media.

This programme will therefore not be limited to journalism graduates. Other appropriate fields of study may include but are not limited to languages and the liberal arts, graphic design, sound and video production, and website development.

It is in the M&G’s interest to seek out and nurture passion and potential, and to give those who hope to pursue a career in journalism a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the craft. In so doing we hope to ensure the continuation of quality journalism within the M&G and the wider industry.

Applications submitted via email or in person will not be considered.

How To Apply

Apply Online for the Mail & Guardian: Graduate / Internship Programme 2017 / 2018

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SASOL Artisan Learnerships

Closing Date: 07 June 2017
Location: Secunda, Sasolburg

Do you aspire to be a world class artisan? Are you a team player with good communication skills? Earn while you learn to become a qualified artisan at one of Sasol’s nationally accredited skills academies. The successful candidates will follow a fulltime training programme which will qualify them to safely maintain the equipment of a Sasol plant or safely operate the production processes of such a plant.

Select one of the job titles below and ensure that you meet the minimum qualifying criteria in order to apply successfully:

  • Process Artisan
  • Electrical Artisan
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Instrument Mechanician

To be considered for any of these, you need a National Senior Certificate or N3 with a pass in Maths, Science and English. The selection process will require you to successfully complete psychometric testing, interviewing, a medical and fitness test as well as security and qualification verification.

How To Apply

Only applications received via SMS will be considered.

To apply: SMS the keyword “LEARNER” to “33162”. The application process requires a maximum of

17 SMSs at R1.50 each and a person can apply only once.

 

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Eskom 4 Year Apprenticeship Contract

Reference Number : ERI 0010995

Closing Date : 05 June 2017
Location : Various

 

Successful Applicants will be required to sign a 4 (four) year Apprenticeship Contract and will be paid a stipend according to Company Policies and Procedures

Requirements

• N2 Electrical Engineering

Skills And Competencies

Skills:

• Computer Skills in MS Word, Excel • Good leadership Skills • Problem Solving / Conflict

Attributes:

• Sound Communication • Able to work under pressure • Honest and Reliable • Adaptability to change • Own initiative/forward thinker

How To Apply

Apply Online for the Eskom Artisan Apprenticeship Programme

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Department of Health Learner Artisan: Download Z83 and Apply

Stipend: R60 000 per annum

CLOSING DATE : 5 June 2017
Closing Time : 12h00 Midday
Location: Pretoria

 

DUTIES : Produce designs according to client specification and within limits of production capability, Produce objects with material and equipment according to job specification and recognized standards, Conduct routine maintenance, Maintain and inspect equipment and/or facilities for technical faults, Repair equipment and facilities according to standards, Test repaired equipment and/or facilities against specifications, Service equi pment and/or facilities according to schedule, Perform administrative and related functions, i.e. provide inputs on the compilation of technical reports, Keep and maintain job record and other registers, Maintain and adhere to agreed developmental plan.

Requirements

  • A Senior Certificate (Grade 12),
  • A recognized National Diploma or N3 and N4 in
  •  Building Construction,
  •  Electrical and Plumbing or equivalent,
  •  A passed Trade Test as Artisan,
  •  Technical analysis knowledge in the field of the post may be an advantage,
  • Technical analysis knowledge,
  •  Computer – aided technical applications Report writing,
  • Production, process knowledge and skills,
  • Good generic, problem solving, analysis, decision making, team work, planning, organizational and analytical skills,
  • Creativity, self – management,
  • Customer focus and responsiveness,
  •  Good communication (written and verbal) as well as computer (MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint) skills

All short – listed candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the inter view and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency – based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency. assessment tools.

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service Department, and should be accompanied by a CV (previous experience must be com prehensively detailed) and certified copies of qualification certificates (including Senior Certificate/Grade 12 certificate regardless of the qualification requirement indicated in the advert), service certificates, including ID and driver’s licence. No f axed or e – mailed applications will be considered. Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply with the requirements will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications and national certi ficates (where applicable) evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to fill the posts. The successful candidate will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and other vetting procedures. Appl icants are respectfully informed that correspondence will be limited to short – listed candidates only. If notification of an interview is not received within three (3) months after the closing date, candidates may regard their application as unsuccessful. T he Department will not be liable where applicants use incorrect/no reference number(s) on their applications.

The Director – General, National Department of Health, Private Bag X828, Pretoria. 0001. Hand delivered applications may be submitted at Reception (Brown application Box), Civitas Building, corner of Thabo Sehume (formerly known as Andries) and Struben streets. Pretoria.

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Correctional Service Learnerships 2017 Applications

Stipend: R3500.00

Closing Date: 02 June 2017 at 15:45
Duration: 12 Months

The DCS is looking for persons from various communities, interests and with appropriate qualifications to enter into a Further Education and Training Certificate in the Corrections Services Learnership (NQF Level 4). The function of these trainees shall be to contribute towards the rehabilitation of offenders through correction and human development in secure, safe and humane detention or under the community-based correctional supervision. English will be used as a medium of instruction.

Basic enlistment requirements

  • South Africans who are in possession of a Grade 12/Standard 10 Certificate; or
  • South Africans who have successfully completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4); or
  • South Africans who have successfully completed a Further Education and Training Certificate NQF (Level 4).

NB:

Candidates with additional qualifications (s) such as  diploma or degree related corrections / penology / criminology shall be given a preference. Unemployed graduates who have completed other post school qualifications relevant to the correctional  services environment are also encouraged to apply. Additioinal qualifications shall not be recognised for the stipend paid or for future remuniration purposes.

Furthermore, applicants must be South Africans who

  1. Are between 21 and 35 years of age;
  2. Have a strong character;
  3. Disclose information and be prepared to undergo personal suitability checks related to their background, citizenship, qualifications and criminal record
  4. Are law-abiding citizens and are without criminal records (particulars of the pending criminal cases must be provided during the selection process).
  5. Are prepared to subject themselves to selection process conducted by DCS.

The FET Certificate In Corrections Services Learnership

The learnership is outcome-based and is intended to contribute towards addressing the skills shortage in South Africa. The Corrections Services Learnership is based on a legally binding agreement between the employer, learner and service provider.

The Learnership Programme shall be presented for a period of one year consisting of:

The learnership comprises of ±30% of work which is theoretical or instructional learning and ±70% which is workplace learning in nature. the portion of the training will also include exposure to the correctional centres.

Theory

A ± 30% intensive instructional learning theory, which is inclusive of firearm, physical and self-defense training, which will take place at designated accredited DCS colleges. Free accommodation, meals, training material, uniform (field wear and tracksuit) shall be provided during this training phase. The obligatory theoretical training strictly requires the learner to be accommodated at the Training College on a full-time basis.

Workplace Training

This is a ± 70% workplace learning phase that shall take place at the Correctional and Social Reintegration Centres/Units. Please note that this will entail duties related to the rehabilitation and provision of security to offenders. During this phase, learners shall continue receiving a stipend. The learners shall be responsible for their own accommodation, meals and transport. No pension fund, housing allowance, housing subsidy, danger allowance, medical aid or overtime shall be paid by the employer during the theoretical as well as during the practical training phases. The learner shall be declared competent after the successful completion of the instructional learning phase, the workplace learning phase, the final submission of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and the successful external verification by SASSETA. Any contravention or deviation from the learnership agreement during the twelve months period shall be dealt with by the DCS in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998. It should be borne in mind that after succesful completion of the learnership, succesful learners will receive an FET certificate in Correctional Services (NQF Level 4). However, the DCS does not guarantee permanent employment on the completion of the qualification.

How To Apply

Complete the application form in your own handwriting. Please take note that these forms are not for sale. Report any form of corruption to either the Department Investigation Unit Hotline 0800 701 701 or use fax number 012 323 7901.

Specify the learnership post which you are applying for (e.g. DCS Corrections Service Learnership: Gauteng Region: Leeuwkop (Ref E02). The application must be signed by the applicant (neither by a proxy, agent nor representative of the applicant).

Attach certified copies of your certificates and ID that are not older than 3 months.

Neither late, incomplete nor unsigned application forms shall be accepted. Furthermore, no photocopies of completed forms, faxed nor e-mailed applications shall be accepted.

Taking into consideration that you have to provide your own transport and accommodation during your experiential learning, you are therefore advised to apply for learnership enrolment within the Region or Management Area closest to your place of residence. The application forms with the accompanying documents can be hand-delivered or posted to the following addresses:

In the case of Western Cape applications, please use the address of the relevant management area.

Eastern Cape(Mr. Thwani: 043 706 7840)

  1. St. Albans (E01 / 2017)
  2. Amathole (E02 / 2017)
  3. Kirkwood (E03 / 2017)
  4. East London (E04 / 2017)
  5. Sada (E05 / 2017)
  6. Umthatha (E06 / 2017)

Regional Commissioner Eastern Cape, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X9013, East London 5200

Block E Ocean Terrance, Moore Street, Quigney, East London 5200

Free State and Northern Cape(Ms M. Maile: 051 404 0277)

  1. Groenpunt (E07  / 2017)
  2. Grootvlei (E08 / 2017)
  3. Colesburg (E09 / 2017)
  4. Kimberley (E10 / 2017)
  5. Upington (E11 / 2017)
  6. Goedemoed (E12 / 2017)
  7. Bizzah makhate (E13 / 2017)

Regional Commissioner

Free State and Northern Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X20530, Bloemfontein 9300.

103 Zastron Street, Agrimed Building

Bloemfontein

9300

Gauteng(012 420 0146, 012 420 0179)

  1. Leeuwkop (E14 / 2017)
  2. Pretoria (E15 / 2017)
  3. Baviaanspoort (E16 / 2017)
  4. Zonderwater (E17 / 2017)
  5. Johannesburg (E18 / 2017)
  6. Boksburg ( E19 / 2017)
  7. Modderbee (E20 / 2017)
  8. Krugersdorp (E21 / 2017)

Regional Commissioner Gauteng, Recruitment Section, P/Bag x393, Pretoria 0001

DSC Pretoria Training Centre, 04 Ketjen Street, Pretoria-West

KwaZulu Natal(Rajashree Moodley: 033 355 7359)

  1. Durban (E022 / 2017)
  2. Kokstad (E23 / 2017)
  3. Pietermaritzburg (E24 / 2017)
  4. Ncome (Ref: E25 / 2017)
  5. Empangeni (E26 / 2017)
  6. Glencoe (E27 / 2017)
  7. Waterval (E28 / 2017)

Regional Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X9126, Pietermaritzburg 3200.

Correctional Services, 01 Eugene Marie Road, Napierville, Pietermaritzburg 3200

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West(Eddie Nhlengethwa: 012 306 2025)

  1. Polokwane (E29 / 2017)
  2. Barberton (E30 / 2017)
  3. Bethal (E31 / 2017)
  4. Klerksdorp (E32 / 2017)
  5. Rooigrond (E33 / 2017)
  6. Rustenburg (E34 / 2017)
  7. Thohoyandou (E35 / 2017)
  8. Witbank (E36 / 2017)

Regional Commissioner Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North-West, Recruitment Section, P/Bag X142, Pretoria 0001.

Proes & Paul Kruger Street

198 Masada Building, 9th Floor, Pretoria, 0001

Western Cape(Fezile Ngcanga: 021 550 6078)

  1. West Coast(E37 / 2017)
  2. Drakenstein(E38 / 2017)
  3. Allandale( E39 / 2017)
  4. Brandvlei (E40 / 2017)
  5. Pollsmoor(E41 / 2017)
  6. Goodwood(E42 / 2017)
  7. Southern Cape(E43 / 2017)
  8. Voorberg (E44 / 2017)
  9. Overberg (E45 / 2017)
  10. Breede River(E46 / 2017)

The Regional Commisioner Western Cape, Recruitment Section, P/Bag x1 Edgemead, 7407

Breede River Street, Monte Vista

Head Office(Ms. Rose Sekotlong: 012 305 8591)

  1. Head Office Security (HO 01 / 2017)
  2. Zonderwater College Security (HO 02 / 2017)
  3. Kroonstad College Security(HO 03 / 2017)

Private Bag X136

Pretoria

0001

124 WF Nkomo Street

Poyntons Building

Pretoria

0001

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Independent Field Advertisers Wanted Limpopo

Before you send the application form below, please note that this is not a job or employment but a business opportunity for people who want to make their own money at their own pace. You will not be employed but you will have an opportunity to make an income according to how much effort you put in this opportunity.

 

For now we want to build IFAs in the following areas:

Polokwane

Louis Trichardt

Thohoyandou

Giyani

Mokopane

Tzaneen

Jane Furse

 

People are making extra income, I mean good bucks by doing some simple tasks. If you have friends, colleagues or family members that you want to help, this is for you. Just read more further and see how big this opportunity can be for you.

 

If you can answer YES to the following questions, this initiative is for you:

Do you want to earn an extra income, to supplement you current income.
Are you not satisfied with my current financial situation.
Do you want a better life for yourself and your family.
Do you have passion and drive.
Are you a hard worker, willing to learn and ambitious.
Do you have many friends, relatives, colleagues and acquaintances who you would also like to help.
Do you want a reliable insurance product for you and your family.

 

Did you answer YES on 5 of the above questions?,if YES we invite you to join IFA, the leading network marketing company in South Africa. By using your strengths and working hard you will have an opportunity to earn an extra income and take control of your future and build a better life for you and your family.

 

All you need to join the IFA Business Opportunity:

A willingness to work hard.
Must be 18 years or older.
Have a bank account in South Africa which is used regularly for transactions.
Have a valid ID or passport. If you are a non-South African living in South Africa, and want to earn an
extra income from IFA you also need:
– a valid work permit
– to be registered as a South African tax payer.

 

How much can you earn as an IFA

This is an example of what you can take home as an IFA

 

Now, what is your decision. Are you ready to join IFA and make your own money?

If yes, complete the form below. Note this is for people who can be able to reach the towns mentioned on the form below.

IFAs Wanted: Limpopo Province
If you are interested in joining IFA and make your own money, please complete and send this form to us, we will get in contact with you soonest. Note that you must be available to attend a workshop as soon as we get in contact with you.
Please tap to select your nearest town where you can attend a workshop.

 

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Capitec Bank is Looking for Tellers: Must Have Grade 12

Capitec Bank is on the lookout for a dynamic, self-motivate team member sharing our passion for excellent client service. As a Service Consultant (Teller) you are required to deliver a quality front-line banking service to our clients within the branch by:

  • consulting with clients,
  • gathering and capturing of information,
  • deposit- taking transactions,
  • new client take on procedures and
  • assisting clients with general banking related queries.

Qualifications

  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational) essential
  •  Preferably a relevant tertiary qualification in Commence / Management

How To Apply

Apply for the Capitec Bank Teller Opportunity in Worcester
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Apply for the Capitec Bank Teller Opportunity in Midrand
Apply for the Capitec Bank Teller Opportunity in Empangeni

Closing Date: 25 May 2017

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Apprenticeships at Pioneer Foods

Location: Bloemfontein, Ceres, JHB

Qualification

  • N3 nated or higher, and CBMT phase training complete.

Millwright ApprenticeshipApply Online for the Pioneer Foods  Apprenticeship Programme in Ceres
Mechanical Fitter ApprenticeshipApply Online for the Pioneer Foods Fitter  Apprenticeship Programme in JHB
Mechanical Fitter ApprenticeshipApply Online for the Pioneer Foods Fitter  Apprenticeship Programme in JHB
Electrical ApprenticeshipApply Online for the Pioneer Foods Electrical  Apprenticeship Programme in Bloemfontein
Electrical ApprenticeshipApply Online for the Pioneer Foods  Apprenticeship Programme in JHB
Mechanical Fitter ApprenticeshipApply Online for the Pioneer Foods  Apprenticeship Programme in Bloemfontein
Electrical ApprenticeshipApply Online for the Pioneer Foods Electrical  Apprenticeship Programme in JHB

As a minimum the successful candidates will have completed their full N3 inclusive of the practical CBMT phase training. Work experience will be beneficial. The role will be on a 2 year contract basis and will offer trade test preparation and trade testing. These roles may require shift work.

  • Shift work.
  •  Sound understanding and application of OSHA regulations.

Closing Date: 01 June 2017

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