7 Signs You’re Being Underpaid

As salary negotiations remain private, it can be difficult to know if you’re getting the right amount of money for your work. It is exceptionally harder for people new to the industry or the job market in general. Here is a compiled list of some of the signs warning you…

Top 8 Ways To Make Your CV Stand Out

It’s no secret that the job market is competitive, recruiters, hiring managers and HR personnel usually have far too many applicants for the positions they are recruiting for. Which means that unfortunately, a huge percentage of applicants’ CVs will end up on the ‘no’ pile even if they tick every…

Life Skills Training Program + PAID Internship Placement

Life Skills Training Program + PAID Internship Placement ADDING VALUE TO TRADITIONAL EDUCATION 6 Weeks of Training + 5 Months of Internship   Yusudi is an award-winning social enterprise. We find tactical solutions to the professional and cultural challenges that you are facing in the workplace. Since 2016, Yusudi has…

Replace the CV Objective with a Personal Brand Statement

By Daniel Mutuku Does your CV objective resemble the ones below in tone and style? I am seeking employment with a company where I can grow professionally and personally. I seek challenging opportunities where I can fully use my skills for the success of the organization. I want to succeed…

New Year, New Beginnings: Your New Starting Salary- Ksh 200k

As we start the New Year 2019,  there is a changing attitude of donor agencies about development assistance and the increased demand for NGO services. This has lead to a massive recruitment conducted by NGOs, Consultancy, UN, UNDP, World Bank, international development community, UNESCO, UNAIDS, WHO, USAID etc. Key Qualification…

Free #GoogleDigitalSkills Training #DigitalJamhuri 12th December

Google Digital Skills Google Digital Skills is a free Training Program sponsored by Google tailored to empower a million young Africans with digital skills knowledge/tools to help them build an online presence, create content, understand social media and digital advertising. We believe that if young people have the right skills,…

Are You A Job Hopper? Can it help or hinder your career?

Job-hopping is becoming increasingly common in the job market. Unlike in previous generations, younger workers today are more likely to change roles or employers every few years rather than stay in one company for decades. Why are so many workers choosing to job-hop? What are the career benefits of job-hopping,…

Top 5 Professional CV Trends For 2019

Top 5 Professional CV Trends For 2019 With the approaching New Year, many people will decide it’s time for a new start. This may include new goals, new activities and, maybe, a new job. Despite evolving job search tactics, the traditional CV remains one of the most important tools in…

Who Should Be Your Referees – CV Writing

Who Should Be Your Referees – CV Writing Your best bet is to keep your references as professional as possible. Your neighbor probably isn’t the best way to go, unless you’ve done odd jobs for them. Okay to use: Former supervisor Former coworkers Clients (lawn care, babysitting, dog walking, house…

Sample Cover Letter For UN Volunteering Jobs

If you have a degree or higher diploma, then you are eligible to apply for the UN Volunteers programme. Candidates willing to contribute their time and expertise at the UN always have a problem coming up with cover letters. If you are one of them, have a look at this…

Free Sample Cover Letter For NGO Jobs For 2019

Most people want to work for NGO’s but in order to do that you have to send in your application. In this article we show you how to write a cover letter for NGO Jobs plus a Sample Cover Letter For NGO Jobs. A cover letter is an important part of…

What Your CV Should Look Like For 2019 Jobs

Let’s be honest: Writing a CV is a drag. At this time of the year, most companies are hiring for 2019 positions. But here’s the good news: Learning how to write a killer CV can raise up your job search, cement your status as a top notch candidate, and increase…

3 ways CV keywords can help you land an interview

In today’s highly competitive job market, employers are flooded with CVs from the moment a job opening is posted. Their first task is to separate the impressive CVs from the not-so-impressive ones. You know by reading How to Pass the 6 Second HR CV Flip Test that you only have a…

Five Tips to Get Organized at Work

1. Chuck Your Junk Just like when you declutter at home, think about whether you’ve needed something within the last year. Make a “toss” pile, a “store” pile and a currently active “to-do” pile. That take-out menu from the bankrupt sandwich shop down the street? Toss it. The budget report…

Best answer for this “Why did you apply for this job?”

Best answer for this “Why did you apply for this job?” Having searched for a job, found one advertised and you applied for it, the question why you applied sounds so obvious. However, the answer is not so obvious. This is another very open-ended question where you might be tempted…

Best answer for this “Why did you apply for this job?”

Having searched for a job, found one advertised and you applied for it, the question Why did you apply for this job sounds so obvious. However, the answer is not so obvious. This is another very open-ended question where you might be tempted to say too much. By taking the…

How to Stand Out In a Group Interview

You have been invited for an interview, your feeling prepared, you walk into the office for your interview. You introduce yourself and are promptly led to the conference room—only to find five other candidates waiting. Job seekers are given a group assignment which measures a variety of skills including teamwork,…

Steps To Create Positive Energy During A Bad Day

1. Take a Cold Shower Taking a cold shower is a tremendous shock for your complete body. The cold water puts your body into survival mode. It’s you against the cold water. Your mind has no energy left to worry about your day-to-day problems. The cold water forces your mind into…

10 Effective Job Search Strategies & Techniques

10 Effective Job Search Strategies & Techniques Just like most of the things, even the process of job search has evolved tremendously. Earlier, job searching was done just to find suitable jobs. But now, it is more than finding a job and getting a call for the interview. The job…

What Skills Do You Have To Offer?

What Skills Do You Have To Offer? Your CV is meant to market you, your skills and abilities. It is not a document containing your education and work history only. Your qualifications and experience are equally important, but you need to find a way of expressing what you can do…

How to Apply for a Job by Email

Have you apply for many jobs by email and you got no response? Probably you are not doing it right. When you are using email to apply for jobs, it’s important that all your communications are professional. To do a job application right you need 3 things The Job Description…

Dos and Don’ts for Listing Educational Qualifications on Your CV

Fresh graduates and even experienced professionals struggle to find the perfect way to list their educational qualifications on their CVs. While you can be creative on some occasions, it is more important to have a strategic angle to anything you do in this particular case. Whether you’ve graduated from a…

This Is What the Best Candidates I Ever Interviewed Had in Common

Success leaves clues. People who consistently succeed are not lucky; they’re doing something different than anyone else. They have a strategy that works, and if you follow their strategy and you sow the same seeds, then you’ll reap the same rewards. Here is what the best candidates I ever interviewed had…