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Advise for unemployed graduates: 'Get your toe in the door'

Factors such as poor schooling, socio-economic background and gender, play a role in the unemployability of black graduates, according to a Rhodes University study.

John Robbie spoke to Managing Director of NexTLeaders, Theo Smit about this study and what advice he could give graduates looking for work.

I strongly believe that race and gender are not predictors of success in the labour market. I would argue that achievement and ability are still being looked at when considering students.

Theo Smit, Managing Director of NexTLeaders

We need to assess the quality of the product coming out of universities. Specifically in the Eastern Cape area, I think infrastructure is not great and students are let down from a primary school level.

Theo Smit, Managing Director of NexTLeaders

Employers will always take the best person for the job but some graduates' job search techniques are wrong. We need to help these kids get on social media and reading and researching the companies they want to work for.

Theo Smit, Managing Director of NexTLeaders

Listen to the conversation below:


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