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..


 Eskilz College is officially QCTO accredited | Quality Council for Trades & Occupations

Ended the year on a high note

As of December 21st  2018, Eskilz College was awarded their QCTO accreditation. This ended the year on a high note.

Eskilz College celebrated and achieved various milestones throughout 2018. We were also accredited as a private FET college. Where we now have the privilege of facilitating people with disabilities along with those employed and unemployed.

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) was established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act no 97 of 1998).  Section 26(D) (4) of the Act mandates the QCTO to issue a trade certificate to any person who has successfully completed a trade test, stating that the person is qualified to perform the trade specified in the certificate.

The QCTO is mandatory to ensure that these certificates are credible, and meet national and international standards.

Obtaining this accreditation does not just mean a ring on our belt but it allows us to offer quality courses to the South African market as competitive rates.

Currently you could study towards an Occupational Certificate: Occupational Trainer NQF Level 4 and start a career as a Technical trainer and Occupational Trainer through Eskilz College.

The course would entail and prepare a learner to plan, prepare, coordinate, implement and evaluate learning programs to achieve occupational trainee competence.

A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Establish the profile, special needs and barriers to learning of learners within the specified requirements of the training program.
  • Prepare, adapt and align learning materials and resources for a training intervention in the workplace.
  • Deliver training, evaluate and report on a learning intervention in the workplace.
  • Gather evidence and make assessment decisions using given assessment tools.

Eskilz College strives to attain the best for those that become a part of our family. With the start of a New Year comes endless possibilities and a year full of achieving goals.





Succeeding as a distance learning student

Distance learning is not for everyone – if you’re considering this option, you need to be disciplined and committed to your studies, and you must be able to work independently.

There are many advantages to studying via distance learning: for example, it gives you the freedom to study from anywhere, it’s more affordable than studying full-time at a traditional tertiary institution, and it allows you to work while you study (which enables you to earn an income while you complete your qualification).



Once you receive your course material, mark all your assignment deadlines on a calendar. Stick the calendar in a place where you can see it clearly and refer to it regularly. It’s important to have a clear overview of your workload and due dates for the full duration of your course.


Completing assignments not only gives you the opportunity to test your knowledge on specific topics, but it also contributes to your final score. Allow enough time for yourself to complete each assignment – don’t procrastinate and leave it to the last minute. Stay on schedule with your assignments. And when you receive your assignment marks, take some time to go through the feedback – it will help you to identify the areas of the work that you need to focus on.


Learn how to set goals effectively and motivate yourself to achieve them. Once you’ve set your long-term goals, break them down into smaller, more achievable goals. When you do this, your goals will be more realistic, and you won’t feel overwhelmed when you think about the bigger picture.


Plan day-to-day actions around your studies. Commit to spending at least 30 – 45 minutes per day on going through your course material. Use your short-term goals to implement your action plan and don’t lose sight of your long-term goal.


Contact your tutors or student advisors if you have any questions about your course work. And if you find yourself struggling, ask for help. That’s what your tutors are there for – to help and guide you through your studies.

To find out about distance learning courses on offer contact