Welcome to the World of Work

The World of Work is proudly brought to you by The Independent Institute of Education, as part of our mission to supply top class graduates, who are prepared for the workplace, to build a prosperous South Africa. One of the biggest concerns facing students is the stiff competition they will face when attempting to enter the job market, and whether they will be able to rise to the challenge once they land their first job. Read more...

Powered by

 
 
 


The IIE leads the way for Open Access in SA!

Big News from The IIE: We are going Gold and Green! The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is a great supporter of open access to information and knowledge. So we are very proud to announce that we are embarking on an exciting new, green route, Open Access project. This will see us developing a [...]

Read more >

NEW JOB NOT WHAT YOU ORDERED?

HANDLING THE DISAPPOINTMENT WHEN THE NEW JOB TURNS OUT TO BE A DUD JOB… Imagine the scenario: You see an ad for the most amazing-sounding job ever, you apply and are immediately invited for an interview, you give a sterling performance and you impress them just as much as they impress you. You get the [...]

Read more >

How I did it: A media superstar in the making

“DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE AMAZING!” Nkekana Thato Shiloti, IIE Diploma in Journalism graduate, from Varsity College Pretoria, is a very goal driven individual, who uses every opportunity she gets to progress her career in the media. Tell us about your career path to date I started working for The IIE in December 2013 as [...]

Read more >

AVOIDING MILE HIGH MISERY

Having one of those awesome jobs that lets you travel the world for work makes you one very lucky employee! But beware, this perk also comes with a minefield of pitfalls! Here’s how to keep it together while you’re living the dream: Your boss remains the boss: You may not be in the office but [...]

Read more >

FAILING THE AIRPORT TEST – THE REASON YOU’RE FAILING TO GET THE JOB?

You’ve got the grades, you’ve got the internship experience, your portfolio looks awesome. But still you’re like that Tom Hanks character in The Terminal… Going nowhere fast. So what’s up with that? Well, it could be that you’re failing The Airport Test! Not to add too much more clutter to your knowledge of what you [...]

Read more >

DO YOU WANT AN ANNUAL INCREASE? IF SO, READ ON…

Summer is coming. And with it, the holidays, New Year celebrations, and the inevitable return to work. As you start getting into the spirit of things, spare a thought to your salary next year. Are you happy to continue at your current package, or do you think you deserve a raise? Remember that in many [...]

Read more >

BORED AND UNDERPAID, SEEKING GREENER PASTURES?

Q: SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? A: START LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB NOW… BUT DON’T QUIT YOUR CURRENT ONE JUST YET 79% of respondents on our latest poll (so far) say that they are thinking of making a move in the future sometime. But exactly when is the best time to start [...]

Read more >

MY BRILLIANT CAREER… DALE HES, JOURNALIST

THE JOB: The Write News Agency THE QUALIFICATION: Diploma in Journalism, The Independent Institute of Education – Varsity College, Pretoria TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORK: I am currently a journalist at a freelance agency. Despite being a small team, we have made significant strides in the industry. I write a huge variety of articles from hard [...]

Read more >

3 Interview Thrillers… And how to turn NASTY into NICE

For most of us, interviews are terrifying experiences. Sometimes the terribleness is made even worse by something that goes wrong. Here’s how to make a bad situation better… You arrive late: Make sure you have plenty of time to get to the interview! But if something totally out of your control happens – let’s say [...]

Read more >

IT PAYS TO ASK… NICELY!

Think you deserve a bigger pay cheque? Feel that you are doing way more than your current job title involves? There is no harm in asking the boss for a raise… But before you do, read our helpful guide: Take stock of the current situation: Before you go barging into your boss’s office, demanding an [...]

Read more >