Making the right career choice can be really difficult, some Hustlers start out thinking they will do one thing and end up doing another; some create new spaces in the working world for themselves and some bring together their talents to fit into a position that no-one else has thought of.
This week both our Hustler Zandalee Botes and our Hosts, BodyBeat, have taken their personal interests and turned them into a career in fitness training. Zandalee, a photography student, from northern Joburg trained with BodyBeat for a year before applying for a position with them as a personal trainer.
“My parents pushed for me to be an accountant, I managed to convince them I wanted to do photography but then discovered that fitness training is my real passion, personally and professionally, so I gave BodyBeat my CV and they agreed to let me try out for a position with them. Eventually I hope to bring the fitness training and photography together and be able to use both skills to enhance my art and my training for clients. But first I have to convince BodyBeat that I am committed and fit enough to join their company.” Watch Video
iSpani's docu-reality format takes the viewer into the environments offering positions that they would be best suited to at an entry level, creating awareness of the academic, personal and training requirements and criteria from an experiential point of view.Each week an aspiring careerist is exposed, in intimate detail, to the inner workings of a specific career trajectory, starting on the ground floor. Through a process of orientation and practical job shadowing, introduced and supported by potential employers, careers ranging from conservation to cookery are exposed in an informative and entertaining manner. In addition to being introduced to specific tasks that build the foundation of a competent and desirable employee, iSpani candidates are coached by on-the-ground experts in the field, who share their experiences in developing their own careers with our aspiring careerists.