Monday, 18 August 2014

Exciting time in Jozi!

By Julie-Ann Blom

Well, it's been a crazy time here in Jozi this past month - we've been doing so many presentations and interviews! It's been so wonderful and exciting to meet new recruits and to see the people from our first interviews again.

Last weekend we had our country club interviews. Boca west was first and it was such a lovely day to be able to see everyone that I had interviewed.
There were a few nervous faces, but all the potential candidates were well prepared for the interviews with Boca West Country Club.

Following this was the interviews with Admirals Cove, St. Andrews and Ballisles country clubs, with Mr Bill Mayville there himself! It was a very busy, but exciting day!

Skype interviews were conducted on the Sunday with the rest of the country clubs and I got to see my managers from Sailfish Point Country Club, which was a great treat for me!

I would just like to wish everybody good luck with the rest of the club interviews and hopefully I will see some of you at the pre-departure orientation soon!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Sunny Durban

By Struan Goss

It is great to see the sun out in Durban again as well as signs of the coming spring across South Africa. This past winter was one of our worst ever; it almost got down to 10 degrees! Like the warming weather it is great to see the growing excitement among Workaway’s many wonderful candidates; many of whom will be travelling over to the USA for the very first time. For those participants from Durban among you, I wouldn’t worry too much about missing our warm summer as the weather in Florida is just as wonderful; let alone all the great new first time experiences.

Between working from the Hilton, working from home, telephone calls, conversations and interviews, it has truly been a pleasure to meet so many wonderful people applying for our programme. Given that having a great customer service orientation, and a positive attitude, are some of the key requirements for our programme, at work, I’ve been surrounded by people from all walks of life with wonderful personalities. I’d like to wish all of you the very best of luck with your Club interviews.

To all of the upbeat, friendly people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, I hope to bump into you in future and hear about your experiences in the USA. Until heading off, I hope sunny South Africa treats you well.