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Career Resources

Our career resource centre at the Office for Student Development houses nine computers for use by students for their job search, online applications and interview preparation. Below find useful resources to assist you with your job search preparation.

Career Xplora Tutorial Video Series

1. How to access Career Xplora -

2. How to set up your Career Xplora account -

3. How to use the Resume Builder -

Electronic Resources

CV Manual

Letter of Motivation Guidelines

Click here for a list of DVDs on the job search preparation (available at the Short-Loan  Collection (Level 5) in the Main Library. )

Legal Education & Development (LEAD) 2014: Career Guide and Get that Job Manual.
Mint Resume - Resume Examples -​

The following magazines are available at OSD:

Career Update

Career Compass
Grad X
Companies o/t Future
Careers SA


Electronic Career Update magazine 

​​Career Update 2019 ​​Career Update 2018 Career Update2017 Career Update2016  Career Update 2015

Career Update 2014  Career Update2013 Career Update 2012 Career Update 2011 Career Update 2010

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 Websites to check out

10 Minutes With

BCom Connect


Career Jump

Career Web (ICT Jobs)



Careers 24

Grad Connection

Grad X


IOL Jobs

Job Connection




MBA Connect


Highbury Safika Media (HSM)     

Careers SA


Professional Globe Careers


Practice questions for Psychometric tests:


It all starts with that first chance.

YES is one of the first social compacts between government, business and labour created to give one million youth one million opportunities to succeed, while securing South Africa’s economic prosperity. Over the next three years, YES – led and supported by the private sector - will incentivise businesses to employ young people, giving them a chance at a life-changing first work experience. With a unique collaboration between government, labour, civil society and the youth, this represents a benchmark in fresh, bold responses to our country’s unemployment crisis.

The Problem YES Tackles

In the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa, “Our most grave and most pressing challenge is youth unemployment. It is therefore a matter of great urgency that we draw young people in far greater numbers into productive economic activity”.

Six million young people out of work is a crisis for South Africa; our future workforce is not being educated, trained or employed. Compounding this, the longer people are out of work, the harder it is for them to re-enter the workforce. Worse still, 56% of the million young people entering the job market each year don’t have a matric, giving them little hope of employment and leaving them vulnerable to a loss of dignity and succumbing to social ills.

Work Readiness Resource:

Know yourself before you sell yourself -

Step by step of CV prep -

Identify yourself -


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