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A simple addition to upgrade your CV and snag a job

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Only a third of those entering the job market every year find work, but new research suggests that a simple piece of paper could improve the rest’s chances. It also appears that women especially could benefit from having them.


20 Feb 2020
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A simple addition to upgrade your CV and snag a job

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Of the 1.2 million who entered the labour market each year, only a third managed to find employment, but a recent study has found that something as simple as having reference letters in their applications increased job-seekers’ prospects by more than 50%. According to Statistics SA 2019 figures for the first quarter, the youth aged 15 to 24 were the most vulnerable in the country’s labour market, as the unemployment rate among the age group stood at 55.2%, and President Cyril Ramaphosa conceded in his state of the nation address that something needs to be done about the substantial number...

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