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

1. They Made it Clear Why They Fit the Organization It’s fair to think of an interview like a test. After all, someone’s asking you questions and judging you based on your answers. However, this mindset will backfire. That’s because you ace a test by studying up and giving the right answers. But the “perfect” […]

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 outfit well cleaned and ironed […]

7 Phone Interview Mistakes Most People Make & How to Avoid Them

Most interviews are in-person and require you to be at your best and smile and have perfect body language but when it comes to a phone interview which is less formal, you can dress how you want and do it at the comfort of your house. But have you ever stopped to wonder how that […]

How to Pass the 6 Second HR CV Flip Test

According to one famous study, hiring managers only take an average of six seconds to decide whether to keep or trash your CV. In other words, your CV only has six seconds to make the right impression with a prospective employer. On average, a single job advert prompts over 150 applications, depending on the position […]

The Difference Between CV and Résumé & When to Use Which

Why do some job application ask for a CV while others for a résumé? Is there a difference in these two types of application? Approach 10 professionals, and odds are high only one or two can tell you the real answer. CV: A CV (Curriculum Vitæ, which means course of life in Latin) is an […]

10 Useful tips for Competency interviews

Competency based interviews are also called “behavioral interviews” or “criterion based interviews.” Such interviews are based on the concept that past behavior and experience is the best indicator of future performance. In other words, your history tells a story about you: your talents, skills, abilities, knowledge and actual experience in handling a variety of situations. […]

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 and development needs.  As well […]

5 things to leave off your CV

It’s never easy to figure out what to put on your CV. What will that one line be that hooks the hiring manager? Will the way it’s formatted affect the decision? You may think that it’s safer to err on the side of including more versus less, but if you load your CV with unnecessary […]

Any Questions? What to Ask in an Interview

By Adrian Granzella Larssen 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 informed, […]

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. Research on Essays & Scholarships […]

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 Monitoring & Evaluation will greatly […]

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 introduction, so think of your […]

How to answer “Why Do You Want To Work Here?” (Sample Answers Included)

A question that, at first glance, seems simple and almost stupid it’s so basic. You may be caught off-guard if you’re asked, “Why do you want to work here?” After all, you’ve taken the time to apply and come in for an interview—isn’t your interest obvious? But it’s highly likely you’re going to come across […]

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 apply for a job by email. The video covers these […]

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 returns Video: iTax System Online […]

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 graduate. Watch this 7 minute […]

How to Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” (Examples Included)

This single question has the power to determine in one swift blow whether you are a potential asset or a liability to a prospective employer. Why? Because the way you answer a question about your weaknesses is very telling. You may not even realize what you are communicating when you answer this question. Luckily, there […]

Best Paying Part-Time Jobs to Help Pay the Bills

Getting a part-time job can help you get some extra cash to pay your bills. Also part-time jobs helps you use your extra time wisely. Get ready to start applying for part-time jobs by having your CV Review to fit these jobs. Take Advantage of Our Free CV Review Service Our highly reputed CV review […]

Why should we hire you? What to say in your interview plus examples

Your answer to this interview question could make or break your chances. You need a brief pitch that matches your experiences with an employer’s needs. “Why should we hire you?” is another common interview question that can take you down the wrong road unless you’ve done some thinking ahead of time. If an interviewer asks […]

How to Answer, “Tell us about yourself” Plus examples

The number one interview question usually is “Can you tell us about yourself?” Kenyan HR managers just love this question and eight out ten interviews you will attend will have it. Do you know why this question is asked so often in most Kenyan job interviews? This question is actually an introduction. Asking this question […]

Senior Procurement Manager Job in Kenya – NGO IRC

International Rescue Committee (IRC)  Job Vacancy: Senior Procurement Manager, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment Sector: Procurement Location: Kenya Employee Type: Regular Employee Category: Full Time Background / IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers […]

What is a cover letter? Here is a cover letter format

What is a cover letter? here is a cover letter format The following cover letter format lists the information you need to include in the cover letter you submit with your resume. Use this cover letter format as a guideline to create customized cover letters to send to employers. Cover Letter Format   Your Contact Information […]

How To Write A Great CV For The Kenyan Job Market

According to Google, how to write a CV was one of the top searches performed by Kenyans in January. One of the reasons behind Kenyans wanting to know how to write a good CV, is because those who graduated last year are now in the market aggressively looking for their first job. Your CV is […]

Increase your employability and earning potential: Your New Starting Salary- Ksh 200k

As we start the New Year 2016, 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 of Ksh 180,000 per month working as […]

2016 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 job seeker? It’s not just typos or poor formatting. “The biggest flaw for […]

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

As we start the New Year 2016, 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 of Ksh 180,000 per month working as […]

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 of Ksh 180,000 per month working […]