Staying motivated after a failed job application

Before you wallow in self pity, I’d like to remind you that there is a reason you started. When the going gets tough (and it will), there’s one thing that will help you when you’re ready to quit: Remembering why you started in the first place. Huge numbers of people get turned down for jobs globally, so […]

Continue Reading

8 TED Talks to influence your thinking in 2019

Happy New Year! I’m certain that almost everyone has returned back to work this week; with a renewed sense of hope and optimism for the year ahead. Known as “ideas worth spreading,” TED talks are great for busy career women. They’re entertaining, concise, and loaded with valuable information that can be applied to your own life. […]

Continue Reading

5 CHARACTER TRAITS EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR

Every employer looks for different experiences and skillsets in their workers. But while your professional background is important, your character “will have the greatest impact on whether you get the job you want,” said Brian Tracy, author of “Earn What You’re Really Worth: Maximize Your Income at Any Time in Any Market”. Regardless of the industry in […]

Continue Reading

PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT

In a previous post I shared how, we as women, can economically emancipate ourselves, despite the challenges we still face as women in corporate South Africa (e.g.: The gender pay gap.) A recent report on retirement readiness in South Africa reveals that a majority of women do not have a retirement plan, suggesting that the […]

Continue Reading

YOUR MAINTENANCE OBLIGATIONS AFTER YOUR PASSING

When does the obligations to pay maintenance to children, surviving spouse and/or former spouse end? This is a vital consideration often overlooked with estate planning and drafting of Wills. Failure to make the necessary arrangements may lead to disputes over your estate. According to South African law, parents are required to support their children until […]

Continue Reading