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3 Ways To Increase Your Employability: TIP 2

By admin
23 May 2015

Last week, I was pleased to read a post on Facebook as well as an article on www.iol.co.za about Thulani Jama, a former security guard at the University of KwaZulu Natal, who made a decision to leave his job and go study full time. Although he says he “had initially given up on becoming something better in life”, It is evident that Thulani there and then made up his mind to focus on the achievement of his goal. Despite the fact that he had bills to pay and needed to support his family, he refused to allow his circumstances to deter him from achieving his goals.

Thulani’s efforts were not in vain as he and his family celebrated his achievement. It was extra special when South Africans joined in and applauded Thulani. Through his efforts, Thulani improved his employability chances significantly. www.wikipedia.org defines Employability as ‘a person's capability for gaining and maintaining employment. For individuals, employability depends on the knowledge, skills and abilities they possess, in addition to the way they present those assets to employers’.

2. Expanding on your skills

Thulani has set himself apart among other job seekers by developing and showing traits such as, but not limited to resilience, dedication, discipline and remaining focused on achieving his goals. It is not enough to just have a qualification. You need to develop soft skills because employers look for the whole package. Another way of increasing your employability is through.

Francine Mashabela

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