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One dream at a time on International Youth Day

On International Youth Day the world focuses on issues impacting on young people. Celebrating youth potential in the technology sphere allows us to share Thulisile Thukwana’s inspiring story. She is an alumnus of the JumpCO Software Labs. Flying a young girl’s dreams Thulisile Thukwana (32) from Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg was raised by her grandmother for most of her life. “My mother passed away when I was 10 and my sister was 5. We did not have much, but my grandmother ensured that all our basic needs were covered,” she said. Thulisile was always smart at school and her grades were unaffected by the home situation. “Until I could go to the library by myself, I borrowed books and read anything I could find! I was fascinated by all the new things I learned every day.” Dreams of becoming a pilot drove her to study hard for good grades. “My family was very supportive […]

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Interview tips for job hungry tutors and interns

At JumpStart and JumpCo we pride ourselves on choosing high-potential youth for our learnerships and internships. Tutors and trainees are supported with modest stipends and are encouraged to complete their qualifications. Some who demonstrate particular ability and aptitude are helped with StudyAssist bursaries provided by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, SASOL, the Buyani Trust and other donors. Soft skills, life skills and hard work Work readiness requires a combination of life skills, qualifications, confidence and technical abilities. Getting through a job interview requires soft skills and common sense! Azraa Noah has interviewed scores of people in her time as talent manager. She shares her reflections on how best to prepare for and present yourself at an interview. Do your research Before applying for the position, find out about the company. Read their webpage and blog. Research what the competition says about the organisation in the news. Know what industry related salaries are and set realistic […]

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