Welcome to the World of Work

The World of Work is proudly brought to you by The Independent Institute of Education, as part of our mission to supply top class graduates, who are prepared for the workplace, to build a prosperous South Africa. One of the biggest concerns facing students is the stiff competition they will face when attempting to enter the job market, and whether they will be able to rise to the challenge once they land their first job. Read more...

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WHAT BOSSES WANT

LANDING THAT JOB: ADVICE FROM THE BOSS’S MOUTH… How many of you are thinking of hitting the road in 2015 – ditching your current job and finding a new one? New beginnings are always great to look forward to, and as we’re always ready with some awesome advice for you, we today reveal: THE TOP SEVEN […]

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MEDIA DARLING EYES OWN PR AGENCY

AFTER OBTAINING HER IIE DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC RELATIONS FROM VARSITY COLLEGE IN 2011, NICOLA NAIDOO INSTANTLY STARTED MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF. HERE’S HOW: WOW: Tell us about your career path to date? NN: After completing my diploma and degree in Public Relations, I started work as a public relations intern at Hippo Communications, a […]

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STUDY, WORK OR GAP YEAR – YOUR DECISION WILL COST YOU!

Some sobering news from the head of The Independent Institute of Education today: you need to decide carefully about what you are doing next year if you are currently writing matric. Because your decision will have a life-long impact on your finances! Sure, it would be GREAT to just hang about for a year – […]

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Spooked Out

Halloween isn’t scary….. First day at the new job? Now that’s something that makes us feel the fear! For who knows what trouble brews behind those doors… No need to get spooked though – you can face your fear and make it through if you follow our reassuring tips…     Fear of the unknown: […]

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YOU GUYS LOVE YOUR JOBS! – POLL

Awesome news today from The World of Work: According to our latest poll, our readers are really happy in their jobs! When asked: “Do you love your work? Or do you plan on making a change in the future?”, a whopping 68% of readers responded positively. 36% of you said you were TOTALLY in love […]

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The IIE leads the way for Open Access in SA!

Big News from The IIE: We are going Gold and Green! The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is a great supporter of open access to information and knowledge. So we are very proud to announce that we are embarking on an exciting new, green route, Open Access project. This will see us developing a […]

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NEW JOB NOT WHAT YOU ORDERED?

HANDLING THE DISAPPOINTMENT WHEN THE NEW JOB TURNS OUT TO BE A DUD JOB… Imagine the scenario: You see an ad for the most amazing-sounding job ever, you apply and are immediately invited for an interview, you give a sterling performance and you impress them just as much as they impress you. You get the […]

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How I did it: A media superstar in the making

“DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE AMAZING!” Nkekana Thato Shiloti, IIE Diploma in Journalism graduate, from Varsity College Pretoria, is a very goal driven individual, who uses every opportunity she gets to progress her career in the media. Tell us about your career path to date I started working for The IIE in December 2013 as […]

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AVOIDING MILE HIGH MISERY

Having one of those awesome jobs that lets you travel the world for work makes you one very lucky employee! But beware, this perk also comes with a minefield of pitfalls! Here’s how to keep it together while you’re living the dream: Your boss remains the boss: You may not be in the office but […]

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FAILING THE AIRPORT TEST – THE REASON YOU’RE FAILING TO GET THE JOB?

You’ve got the grades, you’ve got the internship experience, your portfolio looks awesome. But still you’re like that Tom Hanks character in The Terminal… Going nowhere fast. So what’s up with that? Well, it could be that you’re failing The Airport Test! Not to add too much more clutter to your knowledge of what you […]

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