Moving to Wordpress

Hi everyone

My blog has been revamped and i'll be moving to wordpress. The site is different and I'm hoping we will interact with each other in a different way.

My revamped blog is called Optimistic Success -

Blogger Recognition Award 2017

What is the Blogger Recognition Award? The Blogger Recognition Award an award that is given to bloggers by bloggers to encourage, acknowledge and promote the hard work and effort that goes into creating their blogs. It’s an opportunity for bloggers to recognize one another for their contributions, both to their blog and the blogging community! In this short frame of time The Life of a Successful Women has been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award and I am truly humbled to be recognised for the hard work I put in sharing amazing content with my readers. However, this is only the beginning and I still have a lot of work to do.
Thanks to Lauren. Firstly, I’d like to thank all of you who frequently visit my blog, your support has motivated me to work hard towards developing my blog. I also want to give great thanks to Lauren, creator of the “ROCSI ROCKS THE BLOG (, who nominated me for this award. As a new blogger, it means a lot that she considered me…

Slay @ Work

You have passed the interview and got the job, congratulations. Now in the work environment, you have to slay and be the ultimate boss-babe. Here are my 7 tips: Work up early and be early at work. Punctuality is the most attractive quality of any successful girl-boss.Eat a healthy breakfast as that will fill your body with the right nutrients that will keep you energetic and at the top of your game throughout the day.Dress for successPay attention to detail and meet your deadlines. In the work environment, a girl-boss is someone who is reliable and gets the job done within the required time.Work hard. A girl-boss understands that she has to work hard in order to be successful and achieve her goals. Put in the hard work and effort and in no time you will be closer to living your dream life. Make connections with successful women in your industry and keep up with the latest news/events about the industry.Keep learning. Work on improving your skills and enhance your knowledge in your chos…

Interview tips that will get you your DREAM JOB

Interviews tend to be very stressful for anyone but that is the next step to getting your dream job to help you build your career.
Here are my 8 tips to passing an interview: Be early: arrive for an interview 15 minutes early. In any field of work, punctuality is an important aspect in a potential candidate, as that is seen as a sign of reliability.Dress appropriately: this doesn’t mean you have to wear a 3-piece suit, however, dress presentable. Wear neutral colors, ensure your clothes are clean, keep jewelry to a minimum, smell good and ensure that your outfit is comfortable as that will boost your confidence.Ensure that your breath does not have a foul smell.Do research about the company, know what they are all about so that you are prepared for questions related to the company. Interviewers ask questions such as, "What do you understand about our company?" because they are testing whether or not you are interested in being part of the company.In general, be prepared for a…

Importance of job portals

Having a profile on several job portals is an essential step to being recognized by recruiters, companies and getting your dream job. Basically, job portals are a platform where individuals meet and interact with companies in a professional manner, apply for jobs and create professional connections with industry leaders. Here are my 3 tips to utilizing job portals to your own advantage:
When you create your online profile ensure that it is a “public profile” as that will make it easier for recruiters to learn about you and what you have to offer the company and they will be able to contact you if they are interested in inviting you for an interview.I cannot stress this enough but ensure that all information in your profile is nothing either than the TRUTH. Honesty is an important element company’s need from their employees. Companies don’t want to hire individuals who they won’t be able to trust because dishonest employees tend to be also unethical and ethics is very important for many…

GRADUATED... now what?

If you have recently graduated and received your degree, congratulations. That’s a great achievement. That is something you should be proud of. Your hard work and sleepless nights have finally paid off and you are now a graduate.
But why is it hard to find a job? Did I do the wrong qualification? Is there a need for people with this qualification? Those are questions most graduates ask themselves and I also went through that phase. It was frustrating and I felt defeated, like I had studied the wrong course.
The honest truth is at university we are not prepared for the work environment. We are not taught how to transition from university to the workplace. And if that was done, the unemployment rate of graduates in South Africa would not be high. It is even worse when you do not have any work experience.
Ever went through job portals and it is like all the job adverts you are reading require individuals with over 3 years work experience? Obviously, you are straight out of university …

8 common mistakes to avoid

Writing a CV can be a stressful experience especially if you do not know what information to include about yourself, educational background and work experience. And it can be even more stressful if you don’t have any work experience. I work in the HR environment and I see over 20 CV’s everyday with mistakes, that harm an individual’s chances of being invited for an interview.
This will serve as a guideline as to which details you should never include:
1. Personal details are important but avoid things such as your hobbies, age, likes & dislikes, religious beliefs, height & weight. This kind of information is unnecessary and no one has the time to read through it all.
2. Salary expectations. This is a definite NO. It only makes you seem like you are only after money & not interested in developing your career. Leave salary discussions until you have been invited to the interview.
3. Avoid lies & false claims. If you don’t have a degree or work experience clearly state t…