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...

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Spooked Out

Halloween isn’t scary….. First day at the new job? Now that’s something that makes us feel the fear! For who knows what trouble brews behind those doors… No need to get spooked though – you can face your fear and make it through if you follow our reassuring tips…     Fear of the unknown: [...]

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YOU GUYS LOVE YOUR JOBS! – POLL

Awesome news today from The World of Work: According to our latest poll, our readers are really happy in their jobs! When asked: “Do you love your work? Or do you plan on making a change in the future?”, a whopping 68% of readers responded positively. 36% of you said you were TOTALLY in love [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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