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IF YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOOSE

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Fact:  Unemployment rate in SA is extremely high Fact:  Masses of people will be applying for the same jobs as you Fact:  Only a FEW will be INVITED to the INTERVIEW   On our website we give loads of advice on how to stand out from the crowd and get invited to the interview.   […]

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DO YOU HATE YOUR JOB?

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DO YOU HATE YOUR JOB? IS IT KILLING YOUR PASSION AND DRIVE? ARE YOU FEELING DEPRESSED AND CANNOT SEE YOUR WAY FORWARD? Recently I was approached by someone who obtained a BA Degree in Fashion and worked extremely hard to reach her dream position.  Now reality has set in – it is not satisfying and […]

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HOW TO NAIL THE INTERVIEW

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1. RESEARCH THE COMPANY – Find out what is important to them and how you can add value   2. KNOW THE JOB DESCRIPTION OF AVAILABLE POSITION – Decide why they should choose you (focus on your skills and special characteristics, not how desperate you are)   3. DRESS APPROPRIATELY – Ask the HR contact […]

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UNEMPLOYED? – IT IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE

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This blog is not intended to be the answer to all your problems. I merely want to give you some HOPE! Some of the world’s most successful people were once unemployed. The secret to their success? * To never give up. * Have a dream and believe in it. * Prepare yourself so that when […]

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STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD OF JOB SEEKERS

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In South Africa we have the challenge of a very high rate of unemployment: * 27.7% unemployed in the third quarter of 2017 (6.21 million people) * 54% of youth is unemployed (aged 15 – 24) * 2.4 million people have stopped looking for work * 67% of the unemployed people have been looking for […]

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RETAINING THE RIGHT PEOPLE

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Experience has shown that often employers are relieved when some employees resign.  What does this say about their ability to choose the right people? I have made it my mission to continuously learn about people, their behavior and how they can be influenced to drive my clients’ vision.  The challenge however, is once you have […]

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HIRING THE WRONG MANAGER

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A bad manager can destroy good staff, causing the best employees to flee and the remainder to lose all motivation. CONSIDER THIS … MANAGEMENT VS LEADERSHIP “Management is about persuading people to do the things they do not want to do, while Leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could […]

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ENGAGED EMPLOYEES LEAD TO HIGHER PROFITS

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Time to bump up your business to FIRST CLASS? Need more clients? Need to sell more? Need to increase profits?                BUT Your employees are driving you nuts? See what experts say about this … HAPPY EMPLOYEES = HAPPY CLIENTS = HAPPY BUSINESS OWNER Richard Branson says: “At Virgin, clients do not come first. Employees come […]

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THE COST OF LOW EMPLOYEE RETENTION

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Maximising Profit VERSUS People, Planet, Profit concept “The Triple Bottom Line concept (People, Planet, Profit), developed by John Elkington has changed the way businesses, non-profits and governments measure sustainability and the performance of projects or policies. “  Timothy F. Slaper, Tanya J. Hall, “The Triple Bottom Line: What is it and How does it work?”, […]

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USING YOUR VALUES TO GET THE JOB

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      Abundance: Making enough money to live very comfortably. Achievement: Accomplishing goals, either short or long term. Adventure: Have work duties or hobbies which involve frequent risk taking. Aesthetics: Studying or appreciating the beauty of things, ideas, etc. Affiliations: Be recognized as a member of a particular organization or department. Artistic Creativity: Engage […]

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HOW DO YOU REACT TO CHANGE?

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How do you react to change, and what frequency of change do you need to stay motivated? Using Rodger Bailey’s Language and Behaviour Profiling again, the following patterns can be established:   Sameness Sameness with Exception / Difference / Sameness with Exception & Difference:   People with a Sameness pattern do not like change and […]

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?

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Using the Language and Behaviour Profile, as created by Rodger Bailey and refined by Shelle Rose Charvet, you could recognize a few motivational triggers that you need to get and stay excited about something. Following are just a few short notes to create awareness of the traits that can be identified in a short interview. […]

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CHOOSING YOUR MENTORS

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I have had the privilege of being introduced to the Doxa Deo North Campus in Pretoria, in December 2012.  What a magnificent group of people, with the common goal of growing spiritually while inspiring change in the City around them. It is such a blessing to have become part of this caring, generous community.   With […]

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MOVING ON FROM YOUR MISTAKES

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“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, strong enough to correct them  and smart enough to profit from them.”  – John C Maxwell How much of your time and energy is used living in the past, concentrating on the mistakes you have made, how you could have done it differently and how […]

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TAKING ACTION

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“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor […]

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REALIZING YOUR DREAM

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The English (UK) Thesaurus that I use in MS Word, places the word “realizing” in two categories: Understanding Fulfilling In the “Finding your dream” phase, you focused on the “what”.  Now it is time to focus on the “how” and in doing so, please remember that: the Dreamer finds a passion the Realist makes it […]

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FINDING YOUR DREAM

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Life up to now certainly has provided me with a whole bunch of challenging events.  Unlike many others, it took more or less 45 years of my life (2011) to allow myself the “luxury” of having my own dream.  Then it took time to formulate the dream and in 2012 the brand “KEESTA” got on […]

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WHAT IS SUCCESS?

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Is success money?  How much money do you need to be considered successful?  I observe people around me chasing after more and more money, flaunting the items that their money can buy expecting it to buy acceptance; often losing their families in their quest for more money. Is success academic achievements?  How many academic certificates, […]