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Should I take Science for Matric if I don’t enjoy it?

‘I feel like I should take Physical Science to Matric but I really don’t enjoy it, and I’m pretty bad at it too.’ Anyone facing this tricky decision in Grade 9 is in good company. Designing electric circuits, and figuring out the mysteries of magnetism and electrostatics does not come easily to everyone, and while some

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Stressed out about your next career-related decision? Here’s some good news

Relax, you don’t need to choose your career for life nowDoes the idea of making a big career choice – Grade 10 subjects, or what to do after school make you feel a bit stressed out?Here’s some good news.You don’t have to choose your ONE career for life now.There is no way you can have

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Struggling to find Plan-A for your career? How about a Plan-X instead?

Do you have a good idea of what kind of work you’ll be doing when you leave school?That’s the question I ask students in the career guidance workshops I run at schools.  Usually, one or two students seem to have their entire working life figured out to the last detail, some students have absolutely no idea

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Three essential elements for finding the work you’d love to do

How to Create a Plan-X In his book The PIE Method for Career Success, Daniel Porot offers a great process for identifying the kinds of jobs to apply for. We’ve adapted his process to have three elements to consider while creating your Plan-X. These are the Fields you’d be interested to work in, the Roles you’d

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Curated Articles from Around the Web

Amazon has become the world’s fifth largest employer

This year, Amazon added roughly 1,400 employees a day. Online retailer Amazon has added 427,300 new employees to its company this year, increasing its total workforce to 1.2 million. The numbers equate to hiring around 1,400 new staff members a day. The firm is currently listed as the world’s […]

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The most in-demand jobs for 2021

84% of employers are overseeing a significant expansion of remote work. The most in-demand jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five years. 84% of employers plan to […]

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Here’s why robots are actually going to increase human employment

An AI-powered robot named Ariel delivers room service at Hotel Sky in Africa. Contrary to popular fears about job losses, the World Economic Forum predicts that automation will result in a net increase of 58 million jobs. About two-thirds of the jobs transformed by automation will become higher-skilled, while […]

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These NASA female scientists are inspiring girls all over the planet

These NASA female scientists are inspiring girls all over the planet

The NASA Perseverance on Mars could be inspiring more young women to pursue a career in space engineering. NASA’s Mars Perseverance mission could inspire more girls to undertake careers in this traditionally male-dominated sector. The US space agency, which aims to land the first woman on the moon by […]

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Is the entry-level job going extinct?

Image: Unsplash/javier trueba The number of entry-level jobs posted in the US decreased by 68% in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, this was a continuation of a trend that began following the last recession. Graduates often don’t have all the skills required to jump straight into a tech-driven knowledge […]

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‘Jobs of the now’: The jobs of the future have arrived early – here are the top 10

Meet your new colleague: “Human-Machine Teaming Manager” Image: Photo by Science in HD on Unsplash Which jobs will top the post-pandemic jobs list and which roles are likely to emerge as top contenders in the post-COVID future? From Work-from-Home Facilitator to Fitness Commitment Counsellor and Algorithm Bias Auditor to […]

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The gig economy: what is it, why is it in the headlines and what does the future hold?

The gig economy involves people who balance a range of income streams and work independently, job-by-job. The gig economy uses digital platforms to connect freelancers with customers to provide short-term services or asset-sharing. Examples include ride-hailing apps, food delivery apps, and holiday rental apps. It’s a growing segment, bringing […]

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40% of all projected job opportunities will be created in this sector. And it’s not technology

A significant number of new jobs are being created in the care sector. Shifting demographics are leading to an uptick in jobs in the care sector, according to a new report. Almost 40% of projected job opportunities in emerging professions are being created in the care economy. Care professions […]

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6 things to know about the future of skills and workplace learning

6 things to know about the future of skills and workplace learning

The new LinkedIn Learning report has provided valuable insights into the workplace skills needed for 2021. LinkedIn Learning has released its fifth Workplace Learning Report. It surveyed more than 1,200 learning and development professionals and nearly 900 learners to find out how workplace learning is changing. From the top […]

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5 ways digital working can help young people with disabilities into digital jobs

New technologies are making it easier for young people with disabilities to work. The COVID‒19 pandemic has accelerated the expansion of jobs which offer flexibility and accommodations for disability. A new report by the World Bank lays out ways to increase inclusion among youth with disabilities in digital jobs. […]

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How can we make careers in corporate social innovation popular among young people?

Students from all backgrounds need to be shown they can be show students that they can be change makers within a corporate setting. Millennials are increasing looking for jobs in companies with strong social responsibility initiatives. However, corporations and institutions must lay the ground to make jobs in corporate […]

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Robots and your job: how automation is changing the workplace

Robots and your job: how automation is changing the workplace

A new study shows that robots are changing the workplace in unexpected ways. Republished with permission from The online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania We’re making it easier for governments to responsibly adopt AI technology A new survey-based study has […]

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McKinsey: These are the skills you will need for the future of work

McKinsey: These are the skills you will need for the future of work

Citizens will need new skills in order to become ‘future-proof’ in the workplace. Research by the McKinsey Global Institute has explored the future of work in detail. This includes the kind of jobs that will be both lost and created, as technology such as AI takes hold. The study […]

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This is the skill employers want most

Automation has made our human, cognitive skills more valuable. A new paper has found good decision-making skills are increasingly in demand and valued by employers. The share of jobs requiring employees to be able to make good decisions has risen from 6% in 1960 to 34% in 2018. Nearly […]

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Will a robot take your job?

Will a robot take your job?

Type your job title into the search box below to find out the likelihood that it could be automated within the next two decades. About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers […]

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