Stop looking for a mentor

Stop looking for a mentor

Sheryl Sandberg – ‘Lean In’ “I realized that searching for a mentor has become the professional equivalent of waiting for Prince Charming. We all grew up on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” which instructs young women that if they just wait for their prince to arrive, they will be...

Network – Build it before you need it

Build your network

Why is it important to build a network? People are increasingly relying on their networks and connections to find work roles, opportunities, projects, funding and information. As someone who’s employed people, I can absolutely relate to this. Hiring someone who needs to fill an important function and play a...

You can’t do CTA again, what now?

You can't do CTA again, what now?

UNISA’s CTA rule about repeating CTA UNISA’s 2019 CTA information UNISA is responsible for creating most of the Chartered Accountants in South Africa. 2018 is the first year that UNISA has instituted the “Three strikes, you’re out” rule for students studying CTA. That means that 2019 will be the...

PKF Cape Town – SAICA Training Contract

PKF Cape Town - SAICA Training Contract

Connecting students to SAICA training contracts I get hundreds of queries from accounting students looking for a SAICA training contract (SAICA Articles), trying to get information about requirements, the firms, opportunities etc… so I ‘interviewed’ an audit firm who is currently recruiting, on your behalf! I spoke to Ingrid...

Fixed vs Growth Mindset

Fixed vs Growth Mindset

ACCA has stated in their report “Emotional Quotient in the digital age” that a Growth Mindset is a kew component of any accountant’s skillset. I discovered the “Fixed and Growth” mindset a few years ago. It’s been a HUGE eye-opener for me, and explains a lot of the things...

How to stop screwing yourself over?

How to stop screwing yourself over?

“Adulting”… Am I right?! We all know the exhaustion we feel about EVERYTHING that’s going on in our lives… and if you’re a student… that’s just ONE more BIG thing to ‘adult’.  SO SO MANY student queries I have dealt with over the years I’ve lectured (and my own...

Will your technical knowledge make you a great accountant?

Will your technical knowledge make you a great accountant?

You’ve studied IFRS, pored over Tax legislation and agonized over the ISA’s, will this make you the successful Accountant you wish to be? Whether you’re studying a CA(SA) qualification, ACCA, ICB, CIMA, or any other type of studies, you’re going to need to broaden your skillset. Most accounting students...

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