One of the main reasons for the introduction of training & development is to get people upskilled and competent for jobs.

We find that there are many unemployed people and more particularly matriculants who are now job seekers. The unfortunate scenario is that many people have not the foggiest idea on preparing a curriculum vitae (CV) as a tool when they go job hunting. In other words many a job seeker is unprepared and it therefore stands to reason that more of us must assist and support job seekers with developing a CV or at least a profile of who the person is,with details of address, contact details, educational background, previous work experience etc.

The information will help a “would be employer” in assessing a person for an opportunity or a potential job. The job profiling or a CV also assist the job seeker in self assessment as well as assisting a potential employer to create the opportunity for an employee in further training and development in order to meet the current or future skills requirements of the job or the Organisation.

The economy is certainly geared towards sustainable economic growth and development, and it depends on how well we can match our human capital and other resources that will make economic sense to all of us. SETA’s work from aSector Skills Plan (SSP) and this plan can only be as good as what we put into it as our own research in understanding economic as well as sustainable growth in commerce & industry over a period of time.

Let us therefore place emphasis on a well structured CV for job seekers and assist and support those in need of an opportunity by training “would be” job seekers in developing a well structured, good informative and focused CV that will give impetus to getting job creation on a good wicket. Get the mind set of all of us right as it will also support training providers and trainers to do what is right.

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6 thoughts on “SUITABLE JOB SEEKERS.

  • Zelda Smith (nee Dunn)

    That will be fantastic Moegsien. You can mail me on Let’s get something going. As a recruitment Consultant I see these cv’s everyday and there’s nothing I can do right now. If there are any companies willing to offer internships to these people please contact myself (Durban) or Moegsien (Cape Town). For now it’s an idea which I firmly believe can work.

    The idea is to reach rural communities, identify their needs and we then approach large corporates to “adopt” schools, burial societies, etc. Most importantly we need to join hands with the different chiefs of these areas as they are the ones with first hand knowledge of their communities. And they feel respected.

  • Moegsien Harris Post author

    Thanx once more Zelda. Is there a way that we can put our heads together and create a training interest. Let me know as I have a fairly good constituency in the Cape. CHEERS !

  • Zelda Smith (nee Dunn)

    This is exactly the reason we target rural communities with Basic Computer Skills & Financial Literacy courses. While the urban areas thrive, these rural communities are largely forgotten. With this in mind we bridge the gap.

    The sad reality is many matriculants and graduates complete their schooling/college/varsity and have nowhere to go. Hence we’d like to infiltrate as many rural areas as possible. If anybody has identified a need, please feel free to contact me at and we will try and assist as much as we can.

  • Ian Webster

    You are absolutely right.
    Yet, it seems to me that there is someone out there giving very poor advice abouit CV structure. We receive numerous CVs that look alike but are all bad.
    If only we could get out to all the job seekers:
    Most critical, make sure the employer knows what you are applying for. A CV with no covering letter applying for a job is useless to us; it goes in the bin.
    Tell us what you want, and why we should consider you. And an employer is not interested in being told that you need a job; countless others also need a job. Tell us why we should appoint YOU. What difference are you going to make to the company.
    Good post.