Tired of the negative feedback?

Here’s how to keep your CV out of the trash.

First impressions are important. Your CV is the first chance you get to make a good impression on a potential employer. A top-quality CV will considerably boost your chance of getting a face-to-face interview, so it is certainly worth spending time and effort on the content and presentation.

Here are 10 tips to keep your CV from residing within the bottom of the dustbin:

  1. Take responsibility!

Send your CV from your own work appropriate email address, preferably the same email address that you have stipulated within your CV. Do not send your CV from a family member of friends email address.

  1. Spelling counts!

If you send a CV with multiple spelling errors there is a high chance that your CV will not make it passed the front door. Don’t claim to have “Advanced Microsoft Word” skills and then have alignment and formatting errors that make the document look like a last minute decision.

  1. Your CV is on Microsoft Excel, really?

Microsoft Excel is not a platform to use to send your CV from. This tip is simple- Do not send your CV in Microsoft Excel.

  1. Pay attention to the cover letter address.

Time saving methods such as copying and pasting your cover letter will assist you although take a few second to double check that you have not addressed it to the wrong company.

  1. Are you applying for a job or a modeling position?

Most companies are not looking for a model but rather the skills and experience you have. Although if you are to send an image of yourself please keep in mind that you are applying for a professional position and therefore an appropriate professional image will do.

  1. Using CV templates

If you are going to use a CV template, please do yourself a favor and remove parts of the template that you have not populated.


When you use CAPS rigorously throughout your CV it creates the impression of yelling your experiences to your potential employer. Think about how you read this point.

  1. Celebrate your achievements

If you are a graduate with no work experience, include notable achievements from school. If you are an experienced hire, unless your school achievements are truly remarkable, please don’t include them.

  1. Know your audience

Keep the companies culture in mind when you are applying for a position. If the company is innovative and technology is prized then list your out of the box skills. Although if the company is strictly corporate then stick to the professional atmosphere.

  1. Appropriate email addresses

Your email address is the first view of your CV. During High School and university you are in the prime of living your high life with your scotty.too.hotty email address, however a work appropriate email is required when sending your CV to potential employers.

Read your CV again from start to finish with time and diligence to make sure that your brilliance is portrayed through your skillset and experience. Remember that employers receive multiple CVs from perspective applicants so it is important to create a good impression and attract their attention. Most people do not spend as much time on their CV as they should, so if you write a professional, high quality CV you will certainly stand out from the rest..


Human Resources Management and Practices Support Learning Programme

Eskilz College Education

Did you know that we offer a FET Certificate in Human Resources Management and Practices Support Learning Programme?

(NQF Level 4)

Brief overview of the Purpose of this course:

This qualification will be useful to people who support and participate in human resources management and practices.

People credited with this qualification are able to:

Collect, collate, and distribute information related to people management in line with a given plan.

Provide advice on or refer to appropriate person in response to queries on organisation procedures related to people management.

Demonstrate basic understanding of people dynamics and impact in the workplace.

Demonstrate basic understanding of the functioning of business and the role and contribution of individuals within organisations.

Support the implementation of processes and systems related to human resources management and practices in all of the following role clusters:

> Strategic planning for human resources management and practices, people and work.

> Acquisition, development and utilisation of people.

> Establishment and improvement of labour and employee relations.

> Compensation and administration related to human resources management and practices.

Rationale of Human Resources:

Organisations require persons who are able to support human resources management processes and practices.

There is also a need for an initial qualification as a possible first leg of a learning progression path in the human resources management and practices field.

Learners need the qualification to increase their access to employment. It will enable persons who are fulfilling some of the support roles in human resources management and practices without formal qualifications to obtain recognition for their competence.

The specified components in the core category will ensure portability across the Human Resources Management and Practices role clusters, whilst the elective category will make provision for specialisation in a specific area..


Are You Compliance Ready?


Here’s what 2019 holds in store for business compliance



Gone are the days when compliance was the responsibility of siloed departments. In today’s intense regulatory climate, it’s critical to have your whole team committed to a compliance strategy. Mr. K P Timmal, the CEO of Timmal Holdings is a man of many traits who holds compliance as a mandatory priority in his life. When asked about the experiences he encountered throughout his 20 years in the field he stated that compliance like anything has transformed, although even with this evolution there is still no human interaction and empathy in the compliance business.

If you’re going to run a small business, you need to know what everyone is doing, be the first one in and the last one out. Mr. Timmal believes that every company has the potential to grow and achieve greatness though many have the fear of additional expense. When your turn over is higher, your expenses increase, this means that your business is booming and it’s time to set higher goals. Businesses need to remember that with every step taken up the ladder to success there are still laws and regulations that follow and need to be abided by.

Are you a law abiding company?

The Department of Labour strives for a labour market which is conducive to investment, economic growth, employment creation and decent work using any means necessary to achieve their vision. They are not empathetic towards non-compliant companies and fines are issued even if you are unaware that you are not following protocol. When you do not adhere to the law, this creates a negative brand image to the public and in turn results in the decrease of trust your audience has towards your business. Which is why it is always a good idea to comprehend the laws and regulations in the country before going into business and continue creating awareness around it.

Without your employees the business is stagnant. When a company works together with their staff this results in an increase in profit to the business. Empowering your employees result in a positive work ethic that creates a constructive work environment. Your employees need to have a basic understanding of the acts in order to adhere to them, a skills development course is advised in order to boost your employee’s knowledge and increase their performance. At Eskilz College we offer a variety of developmental courses that have proven beneficial to employees and employers.

Management should also look into attending courses to create a better understanding of the protocols that need to be adhered to. The Law of Delict is ideally where to start when facing an internal issue. Your employees are human too and mistakes can be made, the concern is with the situation and not the individual. Mr. Timmals advice in this regard is: “Never take anything in business or life personally.”

Opportunities don’t just happen. You create them.

Mr. Timmals focal points of an effective compliance program are as follows:

  • Formulate the concept
  • Assign Accountability
  • Leverage the Team
  • Constantly monitor the program
  • Regular feedback and updates are vital to the success of the program
  • Evaluate Improvement Opportunities.

At Timmal Holdings, it has been proven that weekly team meetings are more effective than monthly meetings and lead to a motivated and inspired team whose productivity has increased since the implementation of weekly meetings.

We need people who push boundaries rather than retreat inside them.

When you stay stagnant you are not bringing in the big bucks! Mr. Timmal advises every company to measure where they are and where they want to be, whilst keeping in mind that with growth comes an increase in compliance policies. Remember that with a high turnover comes high tax, this means that you are on the path to success. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. Tax is a good problem!

Here are a few things to keep in mind while building your company:

  • Follow regulations throughout your growth and acknowledge where compliance applies to your company.
  • Plan ahead – This means keeping track of where you are and charting where you want to be then achieving these goals.
  • Keep reevaluating and innovating your strategy.

Trees grow from seed that are exposed to the adequate nutrients, this also applies to businesses. When you start from the origin you can develop a stable foundation to grow from. The right strategy is your starting point. This includes your demographics; race, gender, age, and so forth.

You’re never too old to learn something new. We are a technologically advanced modern society and the second you take your eye off the ball is when you start to fall behind. Mr. Timmal is a prime example of a man that has a passion for knowledge and innovations. When the world evolves he evolves with it. Out with the old and in with the new, online is the way to go. ODOO is an efficient CRM online system used at Timmal Holdings to capture data and manage customer relationships. This system is convenient to keep in touch with employees and track their work. Helping you make smart decisions every day. ODOO can be used by companies of all sizes, offering a clear and integrated view of your business.

Is your business ready for compliance in 2019?

Such as anything globally, compliance is continuously evolving, and we need to keep up with it to stay on top. Everything we do today is not just for our own benefit but also for the security of future generations. We need to preserve and protect our country for those that look up to us. It is time for South Africa to develop our own compliance policies and stop following behind others. Followers just conform without understanding, leaders understand and set standards. All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. We are a diverse rainbow nation that has fought hard to get where we are, and we shouldn’t let those fighting screams be for nothing.

A parting message from Mr. Timmal: “Business owners need to take the bull by the horn and take charge of their compliance issues. Be on top of it- never stop monitoring and innovating your strategies.” Remember that the ones who believe they can change the world, are the ones that do.



Are you on the right career path?

Eskilz College has the answers you’re looking for.




Do what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.






We have all been through that stage of the unknown where we had difficulty in choosing the adequate path that benefits our future and career path. Matric students are generally stressed out and already pulling their hairs out without having to deal with which is the best career path to take.

Remember that every occupation plays a vital role in society. The job market is vast so this means that you are able to choose a career path that best suits your personality and abilities. The lack of career guidance from high school is one of the main reasons why learners delay on going to university; some many even drop out mid-year because they do not have a passion for what they are studying. A few students take a year to find out what fields may peak their interest before pursuing a career.

A good place to start before entering the career path is a self-analysis; this includes asking yourself the following questions:

  • What type of person am I?
  • What are my interests?
  • What am I really good at?
  • What do I struggle with?
  • Am I a follower or a leader?

It is always beneficial to speak to individuals that are already in the respective fields to gain insight from a personal level.  At Eskilz College we have facilitators that are qualified and experienced to give you the best advice for your career path. Contact us today and let us assist you with finding the path for you. Education is power and we believe that every individual has the potential to reach for the stars and become the leaders of tomorrow by climbing the ladder to success..


5 ways lifelong learning will benefit your personal success



Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.




Remember that through education anything is possible and you can achieve greatness when knowledge is at heart.

Here are 5 ways lifelong learning benefits your personal success:

  1. Building Confidence

Learning new skills is a beneficial way to improve your confidence level. At Eskilz College our courses include efficient ways to build an individual’s confidence. Join our courses and let us help you become a confident leader.

  1. Skillset Improvement

Keeping your skills and knowledge up-to-date benefits both your career and personal life. Through knowledge you create opportunities for yourself to become an expert in your respective field.

  1. Creating New Career Opportunities

Acquiring new skills will bring new opportunities, skills will never do you wrong when you have a passion for what you do. If you need help with finding your passion let us help you find a course that suits you.  An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

  1. Life Enrichment

Through learning you are enriching your life at various points. When taking classes you are more socially exposed and involved in activities which serve as a beneficial skill to acquire before entering the business world. People listen to people, if you can sell yourself, you can sell anything.

  1. Keeping In Touch With The World

Learning exercises the brain and keeps it active. Without knowledge you limit yourself from the rest of the world and restrict your horizon. When you gain access to a new field of knowledge you also gain access to a wider range of the world.

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. At Eskilz College we have a passion for empowering and uplifting individuals. We provide courses that benefit a wide range of individuals including those with disabilities. Our staff is trained and ready to be of assistance to you!

Contact Us Today!



Do you know what Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is?

Let us help you understand it.




Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is the general conceptual establishment towards a lifelong learning and development, embracing knowledge, skills and attitudes required for social, economic and political contribution and transformation.

ABET is flexible, developmental and targeted at specific needs of particular audiences and ideally provides access to nationally recognized certificates. There are an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults in South Africa. Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) is uniquely South African and available to adults who want to finish their basic education.

The four levels of ABET training are equivalent to Grades R to 9.


ABET training includes:

  • Language, literacy and communication
  • Mathematical literacy, mathematics and mathematical sciences
  • Natural science
  • Arts and culture
  • Life orientation
  • Technology
  • Human and social science
  • Economic and management science.


Learners can choose to take courses in:

  • Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)
  • Wholesale and retail
  • Travel and tourism
  • Applied agriculture
  • Early childhood development
  • Ancillary health care.


“Who told you it was too late? And more importantly, why did you choose to believe them?” – Richelle E. It is never too late to build your library of knowledge and no one should ever tell you different. With dedication and hark-work dreams are reached.








Leadership Academy

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.



On June 25th 2018, the Leadership for Girls Academy kicked off their winter classes. The girls were thrilled to return to the programme in their school holidays. This programme is not only exciting and fun for the girls but means so much more. This initiative was built to empower and groom these young girls to be leaders.

Since the launch of the programme, it has attracted a diverse team of entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and mentors alike, lending their skills and knowledge to this elite group of aspirant leaders.

Leadership for Girls Academy was built around addressing relevant education, women and youth empowerment in South Africa.

The academy offers courses such as:

  • Sex education
  • Critical thinking
  • Goal setting
  • Personal testing
  • Career guidance

This programme is currently funded, developed and powered by Eskilz College (Tuition fee approximately- R16 000 per girl). Chief Operations Officer, Jivesh Timmal, stated that he holds this project close to heart and is passionate about its success. These young girls were chosen through a selection process that gave us the best indication of those who have the willingness and drive to join us on this journey to leadership. It is our hope that after our 12-month programme we would have catapulted 16 young girls into e­ffective, influential and powerful leaders in South Africa who use this platform to make positive changes in the world. We are proud to announce that our brilliant minds successfully graduated at the end of 2018. These girls have started community projects that will see their communities flourish.

With the success of our Leadership for Girls Academy we are implementing a Leadership for Boys Academy which will both fall under our Leadership Academy. We would like to off­er this opportunity to both businesses and persons interested to get involved in the programme by sponsoring this programme to sponsor a leader. Be a part of the solution!

Organisations that contribute to the empowerment of these young leaders will be able to access valuable SED (Socio-Economic Development) points through their BBBEE Scorecards. To enquire on how to get involved please send your queries to:

Kavisha Hurbans –


17 Years – 17 Bursaries

Creating the leaders of tomorrow



We are proud to announce our 17 years of business. Eskilz was founded in 2002 by CEO – Mr Kamal P Timmal. Eskilz was founded by the need for businesses to be compliant with the new acts and laws passed by the government after the birth of democracy.


Without being compliant a lot of businesses were facing fines, closure and loss of income. Here was the niché that Mr.Timmal identified. An entrepreneur, mentor and motivational speaker; he shared the passion to succeed with his clients. Mr. Timmal envisioned a business solution all under one roof. A one stop, business shop if you like.


Today Eskilz offers just that, a turnkey business solution. We have since grown into various legs. Each leg strategically set up to service each aspect of your business. Beyond compliance Eskilz now boasts being a fully accredited training provider, a college, business start-up solution and more. Eskilz has been recognised as a leader in the industry.


We offer various opportunities to individuals so they can build themselves up and accomplish dreams. Although we are always looking for ways to give back. Through our 17 years – 17 Bursaries initiative we have found a way to empower the youth of tomorrow. We are offering bursaries to 17 inspired young men and woman who are knowledge hungry and looking for a way to build themselves up and create a bright future. Listed below are the bursaries that we are offering:



Bursaries for the leaders of tomorrow

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.



ETQA Body USIDQualification NQF Level



49552General education and training certificate: environmental practiceNQF Level 01
50372Further education and training certificate: municipal finance and administrationNQF Level 04
50205National certificate: municipal integrated development planningNQF Level 05
MICT49077National Certificate: Information Technology: End User ComputingNQF Level 03
HWSETA74410Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease and HIV/AIDSNQF Level 04
WRSETA49280National Certificate: Wholesale and Retails DistributionLevel 2
58206National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail OperationsLevel 2





58761Further Education & Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development – Level 4NQF Level 04
64650National Diploma: Early Childhood DevelopmentNQF Level 05
115753Conduct outcomes-based assessmentNQF Level 05
115759Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessmentsNQF Level 06
117871Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologiesNQF Level 05
 SERVICES66248Further Education & Training Certificate: New Venture CreationsNQF Level 04
50080Further Education & Training Certificate: Project ManagementNQF Level 04


Ready to apply?

Dream it. Wish it. Do it.



  • 18 Years +
  • Matric Certificate
  • Image of yourself
  • No Selfies




600 words +



Why you stand out from the rest and deserve this opportunity to break boundaries.



Send your submissions to:

Kavisha Hurbans –


The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals.









South Africa’s Crumbling Education System

Why Have We Not Resolved The Educational Imbalance Yet?




For over 50 years Apartheid education was deliberately designed to privilege whites and disadvantage black South Africa. The South African education system still propagates the inequality of the Apartheid era, with 20 years into democracy South Africa is having one of the highest budgets spending on education in the world (20% GDP).

An essential element to understand is that history alone is not the only reason why South African’s education system is in a crisis. Listed below are a few challenges faced by South Africa’s education system and possible solutions to consider.

Challenges Faced:

  • Children are not acquiring the 3 basic R’s of education:




  • South African teachers have not acquired the basic academic and content knowledge competencies needed to educate the youth.
  • Educational resources are being used in a non- efficient manner with little or no accountability and transparency.

Possible Solutions to Tackle Challenges:

  • Focus on the 3 basic R’s of education should be implemented at an early stage of the schooling system.
  • Training should be acquired for the teachers within an institution. At Eskilz, we offer training courses, including skills development which will assist in this factor of education. Take a look at our website for further information about our courses and the benefits of them:
  • A system of internal controls should be put in place to increase accountability, transparency of the leaning process and the use of resources towards education at all government levels and in the classroom.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”-  Nelson Mandela.

Education is such an important pillar towards South Africa’s development pathway because a proper education remains the only way to break the cycle of underdevelopment and poverty in South Africa.

A high standard of education has the potential to increase the employability or income generating capacity of South Africa’s majority poor and thereby enabling them to be employed and have a positive impact on South Africa’s educational and economic state.



What if your parents don’t agree with your study choice?

Many Matriculants considering their study options for next year are finding themselves in the difficult position of being at odds with their parents or guardians about their preferred direction. While this conundrum has always been around, it is even more pronounced today, given that there are a myriad qualifications and careers that didn’t exist even a few years ago.

Parents often have expectations of the potential careers they see their children pursuing and it can be hard for them and their children to get on the same page when the parents are in favour of the more traditional qualifications, while the child would prefer to pursue a qualification the parents don’t know much about.

Education experts say it is important for families to have a respectful dialogue based on facts and research when they find themselves in this position.

The following might help both parent and child:


There are many more study options today than in the past. The range of qualifications on offer has grown exponentially, while the institutions offering them have also multiplied. All registered and accredited higher education institutions – whether they be public universities or private – are registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). They are only registered if they have been accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Looking up a qualification on the NQF is as easy as going to the SAQA website and typing in a few words. An institution should also be able to give you the SAQA identity number immediately. This means that prospective students and their parents can be confident about the bona fides of any qualification they want to pursue, provided that the institution is recognised by DHET and the programme is listed on the NQF which can be found on the SAQA website.


The world of work looks a lot different today than it did a decade ago, with numerous new and emerging careers on offer, such as brand management, big data analysis, app development, and digital design, to name a few. The traditional, generic 3-year degree is no longer a golden ticket to landing a job.

Prospective students would do well to pursue a career-focused qualification which fits well with their talents and interests, and which will prepare them to step into the workplace with confidence. Career-focused qualifications will often also include work-integrated learning, which allows students to build a portfolio of work throughout their time at varsity. This puts them in a much stronger position after graduation when applying for a position.


What can you do with your qualification after graduation? That is an important question to ask before committing to a programme. A great way to determine the demand for a qualification and your future earning potential, is to look at career sites and job ads, to see how much demand there is in marketplace. Speaking to an advisor at a higher education institution’s career centre can also go a long way to clarifying your prospects post-graduation.


Pursuing a degree requires a substantial investment of time and money. And handling the demands of higher education and young adulthood is not a walk in the park. The dropout rate among first years is very high, in part because the reason for heading to university wasn’t sound.

So if the motivation for further study is for the sake of status rather than to lay the foundations for a specific and successful career, or if a student is only studying to fulfil the wishes of their parents, it would be better to wait, investigate all the options, and only apply when they have found something that gets them really excited about your future.

Parents need to understand that the best approach now is to study and prepare for a world that’s changing, and that the traditional way and ‘safe’ careers may not be the best course of action.

Students need to understand that while the difference in opinion may be frustrating, it is up to them to present their case calmly, clearly and respectfully, with the research to back up the viability and prospects of their choice.