A shortage of training on the African continent There are less than 100 training establishments meeting international standards on the African continent. This means around one school for every 11.2 million inhabitants. Among these establishments only 13 featured in the rankings of the world’s top 950 schools in 2013. All of Africa is facing a shortage of managers. But international management training is not enough to make a manager operational in Africa; ground -level knowledge, an understanding of regional particularities and a cultural connection with local operational teams are all essential for successful management. Although economic development provides the perfect environment for career development, the pitfalls of political instability and corruption are awaiting the unwary. Taking part in economic development African candidates trained in major international management schools are much in demand for groups established in Africa. More and more often, these candidates are saying that they are ready to… Read more
Help! Job interview – how to dress?
Obviously, how you dress will not immediately show if you are made – or not – for the job you want. Nevertheless, there are certain fundamental mistakes to avoid when you go to a job interview. Whether your recruiter is sensitive to it or not, your look plays an enormous part in the image you portray of yourself – so make it a positive one. Aim for the dress code of your future job. The first advice to follow is to have at least a basic idea of where you about to set foot. Jeans, trainers or a snazzy shirt will not be well seen in demanding environments. For the banking, finance, legal and HR sectors, lean towards formal attire. On the other hand, we can easily imagine that in the creative sectors – communication, advertising, fashion, etc. – a traditional suit would be seen as too much or… Read more