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A chemical engineering graduate, who posted a photo of herself standing at a street corner looking for work, has received thousands of positive responses and even some interviews.

Malwandle completed her BTech degree at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in 2015 and started with an incredibly difficult job hunt as early as April last year.

She started by searching online, applying through phoning & eventually took to the streets to visit companies door to door.

“Through-out the search, I didn’t get any positive responses… it was just so unsuccessful. Even when I tried the door to door method, companies wouldn’t let me in, I was stopped by security before I even had a chance to show them my CV.”

With over a year gone by, Malwandle had given up hope and decided that the next step would be to stand at an intersection in the hopes that someone would notice her. She

“The response has been so great so far, I’ve been receiving hundreds of calls asking for my CV. I’m hopeful that by sometime next week, I’ll be saying that I am working somewhere.”

Her attitude is a testament to all South Africans… Malwandle believes in creating her own opportunities.

“No one owes me anything, we have to do everything for ourselves. Thats why I took matters into my own hands, I couldn’t just sit around. I had to everything possible to get work.”

Cape Talk, a local radio station, called her to chat about what she was doing & commend her for her hard working ethics.

Malwandle admitted that her ideal career would be with a petrochemical company as this is where her passion lies & within a couple of minutes a Sasol employee called into the Early Breakfast Show to request a meeting with her.

Her story is an inspiration to us all. Don’t look for happiness, create it!

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