What to expect
Work Readiness Modules
Spend some time thinking about who you are. What are you good at? What are you interested in? Ask friends and family what you’re good at. This will help you work out what kind of job is right for you
Invest time in putting together a great CV
Your CV is the first thing a potential employer will see. It’s worth putting time and effort into writing a great CV for job applications.
#Think Outside the box
Think outside the box
You don’t need to have worked in a formal job to have gained experience and skills. Playing team sports like soccer mean you have teamwork skills. Helping take care of children in the family means that you have learnt how to be responsible and develop childcare skills. Think about all the things you’ve done in your life and what you’ve learnt from these things.
#Ask for help
Ask for help when you need it
Speak to friends and family members. If they are working – find out how they found their job and ask for advice on how to find a job. If you’re struggling to find a job, you can also just ask for support and motivation while you try to find one!
Why does YES exist?
We understand that youth employment is important for our country’s economic future. That is why our focus is on finding ways to solve unemployment in innovative ways that connects business, government and youth.
Does YES give Youth jobs?
YES is fully focused on collaborating with business to create quality work experiences for youth. Recruitment of youth into the work experiences YES and its corporate clients create, is handled by YES-affiliated implementation partners and employers. Our goal is to create 500,000 work experiences by 2025. We aim to equip youth with a toolkit to make a life and be the someone they have the potential to be.
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Don’t fit the YES profile?
Giraffe is a FREE service that helps all jobseekers find work- regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, work experience or qualifications. If you don’t qualify for YES work placement, or if you’re interested in other opportunities, click on the link below and follow the instructions. www.giraffe.co.za/yes
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