Getting a great job


A young graduate’s guide to the real world (by someone who says she still has no clue)

Some of the best days come when you’ve supported and encouraging emerging talent. It’s going to be a big part of my future. Kicking off with today’s guest columnist Jessica Edgson, a talented young writer from whom we’re sure to hear a lot more. Read her advice to fellow graduates on how to get a great job and make up your own mind. 

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Alan Knott Craig Jnr

AKC’s career lessons

Alan Knott Craig Jnr

Seven career lessons former MXiT leader Alan Knott-Craig says he’s learnt already

I consider both Alan Knott-Craigs to be friends. Senior, the country’s cell visionary and founding CEO of Vodacom. A man who returned after a heart-attack instilled sabattical and is now running Cell-C (and soon, if sense prevails, Telkom). We’ve shared some deep moments. I was privileged to be asked to speak at the launch of his book. And he has been quick to offer support during my difficult periods.

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jim wallis

After the US Election – searching for common good

Jim WallisI met Jim Wallis at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos and have been following his work ever since. He writes a brilliant column, God’s Politics, for This is the piece he wrote just after the US Election results were released.

The day after the 2012 election brought a great feeling of relief. Most of us, whether our candidates won or lost, were so weary of what elections have become that we were just glad the process was over. Many were disappointed that dysfunctional and bitterly partisan politics in Washington, D.C., had undermined their deep desires for “hope” and “change.” Politics have severely constrained those possibilities by focusing on blame instead of solutions, and winning instead of governing. And, as the most expensive election in American history just showed, the checks have replaced all the balances. 

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