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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…

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…

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…

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…

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

What is a cover letter? A cover letter is a customized job application letter to a specific job opening. The main aim of the cover letter is to communicate to the employer or hiring manager that you are the right candidate. A good cover letter match the job description. It…

5 Key Things Recruiters Look For In a CV

5 Key Things Recruiters Look For In a CV Yesterday (Monday 13th August 2018) Charles Murito – Country Manager, during the University of Nairobi Chancellor’s career fair reported that for a single opening they relieve 40,000 – 80,000 CVs. Needless to say, most of the applications are discarded. There those…

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…

Here is Why You Need A Professional CV

Every time a job vacancy has been posted, the hiring manager receives on average 250 application. In more competitive fields like accounts, finance, business management ad administration, the applications can go as high as 1000. 75% of these applicants are not in any way qualified for the position or have any…

The Informational Interview: A Key Networking Event

The Informational Interview: A Key Networking Event The “informational interview” is an invaluable resource and a welcome addition to any job seeker’s toolkit. Any resourceful job-seeker will have relatively little trouble unearthing key information about target industries as well as specific companies and job descriptions. Industry publications and journals abound and in addition…

13 Startup Founders Share: How to Nail Your Next Interview

13 Startup Founders Share: How to Nail Your Next Interview Interviewing is tough. When there are many qualified candidates, standing out in an interview becomes about more than just presenting your accomplishments—it’s also about showcasing yourself and your skills in a compelling, memorable way. So, how can you make sure you nail this…

3 Sneaky Mind Tricks That Will Help You Ace the Interview

3 Sneaky Mind Tricks That Will Help You Ace the Interview You’ve done all the interview prep you can: You’ve read through every single page of the company’s website, come up with a set of intelligent questions to ask your interviewers, and bored friends to tears with practice sessions of common…

10 Types of Interviews (and How to Ace Them)

10 Types of Interviews (and How to Ace Them) Interviews come in all shapes and sizes: Sometimes you’re with one interviewer, others you’re with five. Maybe you’ll be asked to lunch, expected to solve a problem, or invited to a Skype interview. But no matter what the format, we’ll give…

5 Ways to Figure Out What Interview Questions You’ll Be Asked

5 Ways to Figure Out What Interview Questions You’ll Be Asked It’s no secret that the best way to prepare for an interview is to practice answering questions aloud. Problem is, aside from a handful of illegal interview questions, the hiring manager can pretty much ask you anything under the sun. I’ve heard of interview questions ranging…

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions   Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview? While we unfortunately can’t read minds, we’ll give you the next best thing: a list of the 31 most commonly…

6 Questions That Will Ease Your Mind Before the Interview

6 Questions That Will Ease Your Mind Before the Interview As you gear up for an interview, you’re likely agonizing over the questions you’ll be asked, the answers you’ll give, and how to make the best possible first impression. Most of your preparation will probably focus on the time you…

How to Ace a Job Interview

How to Ace a Job Interview Here’s what you need to know about what to wear, how to prepare and what to say in a job interview. When embarking on a job interview, job seekers have lots of questions: What do I bring to a job interview? How do I…

8 Things You Should Never Do at a Job Interview

8 Things You Should Never Do at a Job Interview Don’t make these mistakes during your next interview. Recruiters and hiring managers have the power to eliminate even the most qualified candidates based on seemingly superficial behaviors during a job interview. When it comes to job interviews, showing your professionalism may be…

4 Things to Look for During the Job Interview

4 Things to Look for During the Job Interview The job interview is your chance to evaluate the opportunity. When the interviewer is telling you about the job requirements, listen for the opportunity to ask follow-up questions. (Getty Images) Are you obsessed with how you’ll sell yourself during the interview? Highlighting…

Interview Basics: The Twelve Commandments

Interview Basics: The Twelve Commandments Twelve key points to bear in mind in order to transform your hard-won job interview to a lucrative offer. Below are twelve key points to bear in mind in order to transform your hard-won job interview to a lucrative offer. 1. Practice The importance of…

How to answer salary questions in interview?

How to answer salary questions in interview?   In answering a question about your salary expectation, don’t make an irreversible mistake by quoting a number without knowing what the interviewer has in mind. “What is your salary expectation?” Although a great opportunity and valuable experience is what a true professional looks for,…

The Do’s And Don’ts of Salary Negotiation

The Do’s And Don’ts of Salary Negotiation Salary negotiation is a tough art; if you master it you can get a sneak peek into what your employer’s “reservation price” is and use it to your advantage. The career experts at Bayt.com, have developed below a simple code of salary negotiation…