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Winning CV layout

First Impressions do count. A professional-looking, clear, informative Curriculum Vitae is vital in your search for the right career opportunity ! • Start with a profile of your skills, strengths and achievements such as “improved sales by 300 %” or “reduced downtime by 50%” or “received award for best rep of the year”. Make it […] more

Plot your career path but keep an open mind.

If you have fully explored your prospects with you current employer and have decided that they are limited and not conducive to the career path you have plotted, then it might well be the time to seek the ideal career opportunity. Make sure you have a plan & speak to your Recruiter (Recruitment Agency) & […] more

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Book review: Blue Ocean Strategy

Earlier we reviewed the book Zero to One by Peter Thiel who argues that if you want to start a business, make it a monopoly. “Competition is for losers,” he claims. Well, here’s another book with a similar theme. The book is Blue Ocean Strategy, by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, who argue that […] more


Expats returning home in record numbers

More than 400 000 white expat South Africans have returned to the land of their birth since the apex of the financial crisis in 2009, according to Moneyweb. PCS managing director Philip Park is quoted as saying there is a notable increase in expats on the firm’s books, who some years ago would have slotted […] more


How to steer yourself out of an emergency

By Philip Park How do you steer yourself out of an emergency? I am talking here of the type of emergency that any business or individual goes through. First of all, how do you spot an emergency? Simple, declining or unchanging statistics. Here is a graph of South Africa’s economic growth rate (gross domestic product) […] more