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How important are CVs, certificates and transcripts to prospective employees?

Is a university degree a deal-breaker for prospective employees? What do South African job-seekers believe to be their most important assets?

This is what CapeTalk and 702 presenter Redi Tlhabi asked her listeners, after Ernst & Young London announced it would no longer consider degrees and qualification gradings when looking for employees.

The accountancy giant said it will not look at applicants' academic records or their carefully-built CVs, but instead, will employ online tests in an attempt to assess potential candidates.

Many business experts claim that ‘soft skills’ are the modern workplace’s most sought-after, and far more valuable than exam results.

Listen to the full conversation from The Redi Tlhabi Show:

CapeTalk/702 listeners respond via Twitter:


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