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5 Tricks to Use When You’re Stuck on an Interview Question

5 Tricks to Use When You’re Stuck on an Interview Question If you had to put together a list of uncomfortable interview situations, this would probably rank near the top, if not at the top itself. Sure, showing up to an interview underdressed is not favorable. Coming a little late…

How to Research a Company Before Your Job Interview

How to Research a Company Before Your Job Interview Ladies and gentlemen, a round of applause, please! You have completed the first round of screening and landed yourself a first interview. After giving yourself a little cheer and a pat on the back, it’s time for you to consider what…

“Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?”

“Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?” When a hiring manager asks you this, there may be a few things running through your brain. “Moving (way) up the ranks,” “running this place,” “working for myself,” or “in your job,” for example. None of which are necessarily things you should…

A Simple Formula for Answering “Tell Me About Yourself”

A Simple Formula for Answering “Tell Me About Yourself” “So, tell me about yourself.” What seems like such a simple question can really make you sweat, especially in an interview. What, exactly, should you share—not just to build rapport, but to show that you’re the perfect fit for the job? Fear…

Invited to Interview? Respond With This Email

Invited to Interview? Respond With This Email You need to know the following: How long the interview’s going to run. This is extra important if you’re ditching your job for a couple of hours to go on said interview. Who you’re meeting with. Because depending on their answer here, there’s research you’ll need to…

HOW TO ANSWER: How Much Should We Pay You?

As a Career Coach, 99% of my client always ask me this question. How they should answer the question of salary in an interview. So, today I have decided to share with you how to tackle this question. In this article, you will learn: Why this question is important and…

Christmas Gift: Your New Starting Salary- Ksh 200k

As we head towards the end of the year. There are massive recruitment conducted by NGOs, Consultancy, UN, UNDP, World Bank, international development community, UNESCO, UNAIDS, WHO, USAID etc. Key Qualification One of the key qualification they always look at is PROJECT MANAGEMENT. You can expect an average minimum salary…

Job Interview Thank You Notes Guide

Job Interview Thank You Notes Guide No “downside” really exists for sending a thank you note after a job interview, although less than 50% of job candidates bother to do it (57% do not send a thank you). Sending a thank you — if done reasonably well — will definitely not hurt…

2019 Massive Recruitment: Jobs in Kenya Take Advantage

2019 Massive Recruitment: Jobs in Kenya Take Advantage Your CV is the most important document in any job search. But what if you’re submitting CV after CV and receiving no results at all — not even a call? Your CV may be fatally flawed. How can a CV betray a…

Interview Questions About Your Greatest Accomplishment

Interview Questions About Your Greatest Accomplishment What’s the best way to answer interview questions about your achievements and accomplishments? If you didn’t climb Everest, cure cancer or compose a symphony, this can be a tough question to answer. It’s hard if you’re a new graduate without much to draw on, and it’s even harder…

Answer This Job Interview Question: Why Do You Want This Job?

A common question that will be asked in a job interview is “Why do you want this job?” Consider this as your opportunity to position yourself and gain a competitive advantage over other candidates. Walk in well-prepared to give a solid answer. A good answer requires some forethought and preparation that…

The Surprising Secret to Interview Success-Be Yourself

Why Authenticity Matters First things first, it’s important to recognize that “being yourself” doesn’t equate to showing up 10 minutes late and admitting that you didn’t have time to shower because you overslept. Remember, there’s a big difference between authentic and just plain unprofessional. But you shouldn’t feel overwhelming pressure…

How to create a Personal Branding CV

How to create a Personal Branding CV Branding isn’t only important for businesses. It is also important in getting a job. In fact, personal branding has taken on increasing importance as the workforce embraces creativity and individualism. And with unemployment still being very high, it is even more important to…

How Important Is Attitude in a Job Interview?

Attitude in a Job Interview Sometimes the first impression is the most important part of a job interview. Starting a job interview with the wrong demeanor can sabotage the process before it begins. Exhibiting a positive, confident attitude can be just as important — and perhaps more important — than…

7 Tips on How to Succeed in a Skype Job Interview

As video interviews become more and more common, I thought it was important to share some advice for putting your best (virtual) foot forward. Here are 7 Tips on How to Succeed in a Skype Job Interview that I go over with all of my candidates before their Skype interview…

How to prepared the Night Before The Interview Day

This evening should be a fairly relaxed one since most of the ground work has already been done a few days to the interview. This includes: 1.  Get your clothes in order This sounds quite basic but could be the deal breaker if not done well. Ensure you have your…

Creating and Achieving Your Personal Development Plan

A personal development plan helps you to grow and achieve. So why do so few people take the time to create one?  Two potential reasons are: Lack of know how Fear of limiting themselves 5 key steps in creating a personal development plan Do a personal stock-take of your strengths…

Any Questions? What to Ask in an Interview

A good interview is more than just artful answers to any question a prospective employer throws your way. Remember, you’ll need to be just as prepared once the tables turn. When an interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions?” she’s not just being polite. She’s trying to gauge whether you’re…

Success Tip: 8 Ways to Quickly Get a Scholarship

In awarding scholarships, organisations and universities look at many factors such as your application, academic transcripts, presentation, essays, community involvement, leadership skills, special talents etc. How Do You Become a Highly Successful Scholarship Winner? Here are tips to help you rise above the crowd, and get your dream scholarship. 1….

Project Monitoring & Evaluation Online Course

As there is a changing attitude of donor agencies about development assistance and the increased demand for NGO services, there are massive recruitment conducted by NGOs, Consultancy, UN, UNDP, World Bank, international development community, UNESCO, UNAIDS, WHO, USAID etc. With project Monitoring and Evaluation in great demand internationally, the certificate in Project…

Quiz: Is your cover letter like a bad handshake?

A cover letter serves a specific purpose in the hiring process. While potential employers can turn to your CV to see your work experience, a cover letter is an introduction to who you are and why the company should invite you in for an interview. Handshakes are another form of…

How To Apply For a Job By Email

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 applying for jobs by email, it is important that all your communications are professional. Watch the video below and learn…

How To File Your Returns on iTax

This year there will be no manual tax returns. If you do not file you tax returns by 30 June you will be fine Ksh 10,000. To help you do the online file returns with ease here is the guide. This post will show you Procedure to file PAYE tax…

The Job-Seeker’s Tool Kit Training

Many people ask me, I have applied for many jobs, how comes I am not invited for interviews? Here are the essential elements you’ll need in your Job-Seeker’s Toolkit! This is a training for those who want to move jobs, get a better job, progress in their careers and also fresh…