Here are some useful links to follow if you’re bust for opportunity and looking for a learnership:
- The Careers Portal promotes a number of learnership opportunities. You can subscribe for free and receive updates. It’s a site worth checking out.
- If you want to do a financial learnership, try Standard Bank however I couldn’t find the closing date so I hope the advert’s still relevant.
- Try this site that advertisers Learnerships in a range of sectors.
- Check out the Learnership Group on the Skills Universe website.
- The Youth Village is a useful site and includes many current learnership recruitment adverts. Go to it now, closing dates happen from around the middle of January.
When you respond to a recruitment advert make sure you have checked the closing date or you’re wasting your time. Most of the people receiving your applications are the uptight boring types who wont even open your email / read your fax etc if it’s past the due date. If you see that it’s less than 1 month from the due date, call them up, explain that you’re interested and wanted to know if you could be short listed in case people drop out. It’s a long shot but at least it shows you’re determined and creative.
When you write a cover letter or send an email querying opportunities DO A FRIKKING SPELL CHECK coz rytin sms styl is the same as kissing someone with bad breath. If you want to be selected by an adult – be an adult YOURSELF and communicate correctly.
When you’re President Dic’tator you can change the rules.
Your CV should be 1 page – your personal details (ID, address, age etc should take up less than 1/4 of your page.) Include details about your skills, interests, do you have any hobbies related to the program you’re applying for? What have you achieved? Distinctions, were you a class captain or prefect, sports achiever etc? Your CV must make you sound like someone actively interested in the world and someone who engages with their interests. If all you do is watch TV all day you’re an unexciting blob, but if you watch TV in order to post reviews online, write a blog, be critical etc – then you’re hot stuff.
Good luck peeps! Let me know what happens, I appreciate feedback!