Vanessa's Blog (9)

Gender & leadership in the boardroom: Why are women still earning 31% less than men?

In the last decade, increasing gender diversity has been a prominent issue for boardrooms across the globe. In fact, studies show that female CEOs tend to produce better results for their companies than male CEOs do. 

Offshore Norway, France, Sweden and Italy are among the countries with the highest percentage of women serving on boards. Regionally, countries in the Americas and Asia Pacific region have progressed the least. With respect to women chairs, the three…


Added by Vanessa on October 31, 2022 at 4:05am — No Comments

How to trust your gut in executive search

Gut instinct, or intuition, can prove a guiding light in any profession – but especially when you are seeking to place senior individuals in high-calibre jobs. Often defined as something that we simply know, or consider to be true – which arises…


Added by Vanessa on July 15, 2022 at 1:13pm — No Comments

3 ways a jobs board could send your career into overdrive

Many senior executives claim they are hired via the simple act of word of mouth, or that a recruitment firm found them, chatted to them, and headhunted them. 

Sure, both methods can work in your favour when you’re looking to make the leap from an adequate, well-paying position to one that is more up your alley and even better paying – but let’s first consider the best way to be discovered, in the first place. 

By Vanessa Rogers on behalf of Executive…


Added by Vanessa on June 16, 2022 at 1:30am — No Comments

Persistence is powerful – here's how to stay focused in your current job search

Not everyone kicking off a job search has an executive coach or mentor in their corner. And, that’s ok – these individuals come with a hefty price tag. But if you’ve had any career coaching in the past, you’ll know exactly what a high-level coach would tell…


Added by Vanessa on June 15, 2022 at 11:06am — No Comments

Digitally-enabled positions offer hope for jobs and career growth among SA’s youth

By Lizelle Strydom, Managing Director at CareerBox

The rapidly growing digital economy provides hope for a career for South Africa's youth, but partnerships between NPOs and the private sector are needed to give them a 'hand up'.…


Added by Vanessa on February 16, 2022 at 3:54am — No Comments

Impact sourcing can help tackle unemployment while providing a competitive advantage for businesses

DURBAN – With South Africa reeling from the news of it’s official unemployment rate soaring to 34,9%, and 46,6% if those who have given up looking for a job are included, and with youth unemployment rocketing to 66,5% in the narrow definition, all stakeholders of this country are desperately trying to find sustainable solutions to this unsustainable trajectory.

While there are no quick solves, impact…


Added by Vanessa on January 26, 2022 at 9:14am — No Comments



Added by Vanessa on September 28, 2021 at 11:25am — No Comments


With as many as 30.1 percent of South Africans being left without work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was interesting to tap into the data to uncover the most needed and highest paying jobs, most searched-for terms on recruitment sites and how senior professionals can give back. By Vanessa Rogers.

First up, the most…


Added by Vanessa on November 11, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments


Is LinkedIn still the best networking platform for senior professionals? Or is it more fine-tuned towards recruitment at a junior to medium level, rather than adding networking value for the highly experienced individual? Vanessa Rogers investigates.

Did you know that it’s really not feasible for us to attempt to relate to, or to nurture, as many as 150 connections? But a recent study of over 2 000 LinkedIn users has shown that most 35- to 44-year-olds have as many as 270 connections;…


Added by Vanessa on October 29, 2020 at 12:12pm — No Comments


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