Have you ever tested your employability?


 You may be blaming different reasons for you not being employed. You can also easily blame your credentials and even doubt them for not getting the right job. But have you ever put yourself in the shoes of an employer? If you were employing or if you were an HR executive, will you employ yourself? Have you gone to so many interviews without any positive response? In the interviews, have you wondered what the panel wants to hear from you? And have you been telling them what you think they want to hear?

Actually on this career centre, I have found out that we always concentrate on telling you what you can do to improve your CV, how to enhance your interview skills and not really what the employer wants to hear. Just to tell you the truth, you may have a glamorous CV but the time that the employer meets you, he may not see that glamour in you or vice versa. A CV may be a good start but may not be everything that you need in job hunting. Actually all the processes we have discussed before that can help you get a job should be perfectly done and if not then you may miss out on an opportunity of a life time.

When is the right time to send a ‘thank you for the interview note?’


It can be a very daunting task to think about when a ‘thank you note’ should be sent to the interviewer. All that we have said before is that this is a very important part of getting a job. Imagine if 8 of you did an interview and only one of you sent a note saying ‘thank you’ to the interviewers. This is a boost to your chances of getting the job. But the big question is, when is the right time to send the note? Or after how many days do you send the note? Will it be too early or too late? Today we will respond to any doubts you had on the timing of the ‘thank you note.’

Your very first "thanks for the interview" follow-up should come the day after the interview, or three days later at the most. This is a hugely important part of your job search, so don't overlook it or rush through it. Our recommendation is that you send two thank-you letters to each person you interviewed with: a handwritten snail mail note and a longer, more content-rich e-mail message.

Mombasa Polytechnic University College August 2011 Jobs in Kenya

Institutional Profile 

The Mombasa Polytechnic University College is the Flagship University of Mombasa County, set along the expansive shores of the beautiful and magnificent Indian Ocean and overlooking the famous Tudor Creek.
 

A constituent college of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
 

The Mombasa Polytechnic University College was established through Legal Notice No. 160 of 23rd August 2007.
 

The University College, which boasts of unique architecture depicting the rich historical influences and developments of the region, has transformed from Mombasa Institute of Muslim Education in 1948; Mombasa Technical Institute in 1966; Mombasa Polytechnic in 1972; and finally to its current status in 2007.
 

Assistant Secretary General (Programmes) Job Vacancy in Lusaka Zambia

Introduction and Background: 

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a regional grouping of 19 African States which have agreed to promote regional integration through trade development and transport facilitation.
 

More information can be obtained from the COMESA website www.comesa.int
 

Job Title:
 Assistant Secretary General (Programmes) 

Dept:
 Programmes 

Location:
 Lusaka, Zambia 

EAC Regional Integration Consultancy Career Opportunity

KEPSA is the only apex body of the business community in Kenya. KEPSA’s membership comprises Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) and corporate organizations. 

It has a combined direct and indirect membership of more than 80,000 corporates across all sectors of the economy. KEPSA’s strategic focus is advocacy on behalf of the private sector on high-level national cross-cutting issues, coordination of the private sector’s engagement in public-private sector dialogue and private sector development, while sector associations focus on sector advocacy and sector development.
 

KEPSA, with financial support from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is implementing a 12 months project on improving Trade Logistics and the Investment Climate in Kenya.
 

Trade Logistics Consultancy Career Opportunity

KEPSA is the only apex body of the business community in Kenya. KEPSA’s membership comprises Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) and corporate organizations. It has a combined direct and indirect membership of more than 80,000 corporates across all sectors of the economy. 

KEPSA’s strategic focus is advocacy on behalf of the private sector on high-level national cross-cutting issues, coordination of the private sector’s engagement in public-private sector dialogue and private sector development, while sector associations focus on sector advocacy and sector development.
 

KEPSA, with financial support from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is implementing a 12 months project on improving Trade Logistics and the Investment Climate in Kenya.
 

Economic and Investment Planning Consultancy Career Opportunity

KEPSA is the only apex body of the business community in Kenya. KEPSA’s membership comprises Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) and corporate organizations. It has a combined direct and indirect membership of more than 80,000 corporates across all sectors of the economy. 

KEPSA’s strategic focus is advocacy on behalf of the private sector on high-level national cross-cutting issues, coordination of the private sector’s engagement in public-private sector dialogue and private sector development, while sector associations focus on sector advocacy and sector development.
 

KEPSA, with financial support from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is implementing a project on improving Trade Logistics and the Investment Climate in Kenya.
 

Stock Controller Job Vacancy in Mombasa

VTTI operates a network of bulk petroleum Terminals in eleven countries across five continents. As a result of its ongoing continued growth, VTTI has expanded its operations to Kenya. 

VTTI Kenya is completing its state of the art Terminal in Mombasa and will soon be operational.
 

Applications are invited from qualified and experienced Kenyan citizens for the following positions at our state of the art Petroleum Terminal in Kipevu, Mombasa:
 

Stock Controller 

Location:
 VTTI, Kenya 

Job Description
 

Shift Supervisor Job Vacancy in Mombasa

VTTI operates a network of bulk petroleum Terminals in eleven countries across five continents. As a result of its ongoing continued growth, VTTI has expanded its operations to Kenya. 

VTTI Kenya is completing its state of the art Terminal in Mombasa and will soon be operational.
 

Applications are invited from qualified and experienced Kenyan citizens for the following positions at our state of the art Petroleum Terminal in Kipevu, Mombasa:
 

Shift Supervisor 

Location:
 VTTI, Kenya 

Job Description
 

Order Processor Job Vacancy in Mombasa

VTTI operates a network of bulk petroleum Terminals in eleven countries across five continents. As a result of its ongoing continued growth, VTTI has expanded its operations to Kenya. 

VTTI Kenya is completing its state of the art Terminal in Mombasa and will soon be operational.
 

Applications are invited from qualified and experienced Kenyan citizens for the following positions at our state of the art Petroleum Terminal in Kipevu, Mombasa:
 

Order Processor 

Location:
 VTTI, Kenya 

Job Description
 

Maintenance Technician Job Vacancy in Mombasa

VTTI operates a network of bulk petroleum Terminals in eleven countries across five continents. As a result of its ongoing continued growth, VTTI has expanded its operations to Kenya. 

VTTI Kenya is completing its state of the art Terminal in Mombasa and will soon be operational.
 

Applications are invited from qualified and experienced Kenyan citizens for the following positions at our state of the art Petroleum Terminal in Kipevu, Mombasa:
 

Maintenance Technician 

Location:
 VTTI, Kenya 

Job Description:
 

Maintenance Manager Job Vacancy in Mombasa

VTTI operates a network of bulk petroleum Terminals in eleven countries across five continents. As a result of its ongoing continued growth, VTTI has expanded its operations to Kenya. 

VTTI Kenya is completing its state of the art Terminal in Mombasa and will soon be operational.
 

Applications are invited from qualified and experienced Kenyan citizens for the following positions at our state of the art Petroleum Terminal in Kipevu, Mombasa:
 

Maintenance Manager 

Location:
 VTTI, Kenya 

Job Description
 

HR & Administration Officer Job Vacancy in Mombasa

VTTI operates a network of bulk petroleum Terminals in eleven countries across five continents. As a result of its ongoing continued growth, VTTI has expanded its operations to Kenya. 

VTTI Kenya is completing its state of the art Terminal in Mombasa and will soon be operational.
 

Applications are invited from qualified and experienced Kenyan citizens for the following positions at our state of the art Petroleum Terminal in Kipevu, Mombasa:
 

HR & Administration Officer 

Location:
 VTTI, Kenya 

Job Description:
 

Freelance Graphic Brand Designer Job in Kenya

Freelance Graphic Brand Designer 

Some of the activities that the graphic designer will be expected to execute are as follows:
 
  • Meeting clients to discuss their needs
  • Interpreting the client's business needs into a requirements brief
  • Developing design briefs by gathering information and data to clarify design issues
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas
  • Using innovation to redefine a design brief and meet the constraints of cost, time
  • Multi-tasking: graphic designers often work on more than one design brief at a time
  • Using a wide range of media, including photography and computer aided design
  • Producing accurate and high quality work

Security Officer and Regional Freelance Business Executives Jobs in Kenya

Careers at the leading media house in East and Central Africa 

The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media.
 

It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.
 

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and self- motivated individuals to the following positions.
 

Security Officer 

Ref:
 HR-SO-08-1 1 

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake key responsibilities like corporate security, risk assessment and management, fraud prevention, investigations, supervision of security personnel and the review of security procedures.
 

Accountants, Drivers and Trainees Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

A resort at the Coast has vacancies for the following vacancies: 

Accountants 

At least CPA III
 

Relevant experience will be an advantage
 

Drivers 

K.C.S.E. C Plain Mean Grade
 

Holder of a valid Driving License and PSV
 

Software Consultant Job in Kenya

Symphony Healthcare Technologies is looking for suitable candidates to fill the position of Software Consultant. 

The position requires implementing and supporting client sites, carrying out systems analysis for customization requirements, preparing technical compliance for proposals for the Company’s Hospital Management System.
 

Qualifications:

KNCHR / GIZ Baseline Survey - Local Non-State and State Actors Engagement in KNCHR’s Public Complaints Referral Mechanism

Call for Proposals 

Baseline Survey: Local Non-State and State Actors Engagement in KNCHR’s Public Complaints Referral Mechanism 

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) in partnership with GIZ-Social Justice Reconciliation and National Cohesion project, seek the services of a consultant / consulting firm to conduct a baseline survey in the North Rift and Northern Kenya regions in the month of September, 2011.
 

The overall aim of the baseline study is, on behalf of KNCHR, to collect and analyze data for making an initial assessment on the existing regional complaints referral systems in place, used by KNCHR and in collaboration with other institutions - both State and Non-State.
 

Nairobi Java House Jobs and Internship Opportunities in Kenya

We are constantly looking for and hiring young, energetic, exciting, adaptable, flexible, social and articulate people to work with us. 

Procurement Assistant 

Role:
 To support the Procurement Team in the daily operation of supply chain management. 

Key Responsibility Areas
 
  • Liaising with the Central Stores and User departments to ensure timely requisition of goods and service

The no’s and no’s of a Well Crafted CV


I recently went through the CV of a top manager in a multinational firm and to say I was shocked is an understatement. I went through his CV with shock, dismay and surprise. You may ask, doesn’t a manager know how to write his own CV? Isn’t he learned and skilled enough to keep a few words in his CV in order? The answer to the above is NO.

I noted a few things which eventually I came to learn was a problem many job seekers tend to make and even those in the Human Resource profession continue to make even with warnings pasted in neon lights being sent to them.

A Winning CV: Career Objective


Try reading an objective written by a job seeker on their CV and you will be astonished by how dull the statements are. When it comes to CV writing, many would rather stick to the safe and tested method even if it doesn’t add value on their CV’s. What happened to being unique? Sample this career objective written by a job seeker with a finance background.

”To utilize my professional skills and knowledge acquired in reaching my potential and achieving the goals of a respective organization hence build a stronger career”

Is there anything unique with this candidate? Does the objective tell you what the candidate is capable of doing or what’s he or she has done before? Below are the tips when it comes to having an objective on your CV.

Android Software Engineer Job Career

Job Title: Software Engineer - Android
Job Location: Nairobi
Client Profile:

Our client, Bridge International Academies is a startup revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model. The company has launched a large-scale franchise-like network of ultra low-cost
 
for-profit private primary schools across Africa.

Bridge have already launched the first 26 schools in their network in the slums of Nairobi with tremendous success, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million families in Africa

Quality Assurance Engineer Job Vacancy.

Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer
Job Location: Nairobi
Client Profile:
Our client, Bridge International Academies is a startup revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model. The company has launched a large-scale franchise-like network of ultra low-cost for-profit private primary schools across Africa.
Bridge have already launched the first 26 schools in their network in the slums of Nairobi with tremendous success, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million families in Africa

Our client is continuing to develop one of the most sophisticated operational approaches to providing affordable education. Their success relies on the “School in a Box”, a sophisticated set of custom developed systems, tools and processes that are used by all School Managers, as well as by support teams at Headquarters to audit, monitor and support all of the schools.

Serene Caterers Jobs Vacancy Kenya

We are an established outside catering hotel company that endears to provide quality food and service to its various clients.
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Catering Supervisor
Chefs

Cooks

Waiters/waitresses

Cashier
Qualifications & experience

IAT Part Time Lecturers Jobs.

The Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT) is seeking to recruit Part time Lecturers who will be responsible for Teaching modules in our Degree Courses in:

* ICT and Computer Science
* Business Management and Administration
Requirements:
Lecturers
* Masters Degree (MSc IT) holders in Information Technology or related fields
* Masters Degree in Business Administration with a First degree in Commerce, Business Admin, Education, Economics or Management Science.
 

These positions are extremely critical to the success of IAT’s programs.

Coffee Board of Kenya Legal Officer Job.

Coffee Board of Kenya, a State Corporation mandated to promote competitiveness in the production, processing and branding of Kenya coffee at local and international level and to regulate the Coffee Industry in the public interest, seeks to recruit a self motivated, dynamic and results-oriented person to fill the following vacancy:
Legal Officer CBK 11 1 Position Ref.CBK/11/08/2011

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Legal Officer will be responsible for:
* Providing Legal advise to the Board
* Handling all Board related security documents including bank guarantees.
* Preparing all legal instruments including agreements, Contracts etc.
* Dissemination of information to stakeholders on operating legal framework.

Communications Associate / PR Associate Kenyan Job

A local firm with a proven track record in the dynamic field of management consultancy and training is looking to fill the position at an entry level.

Applicants should be competent communicators with an appreciation of basic business fundamentals.
Duties will include:
* Developing mid-term and long-term communication strategies;
* Act as a media point-person;
* Production of a range of high quality copy that includes newsletters, Opinion Editorials, press statements, media alerts, media advisories
* Production of high quality research reports

World Bank Kenya Country Office Financial Management Specialist.

The World Bank Kenya Country Office is looking for a highly organized and a seasoned professional, capable of operating effectively in a very demanding fast-paced environment to serve as Financial Management Specialist (FMS).

This is a two (2) Year Term Appointment (subject to renewal on performance and business need).

The FMS will report to the Regional Manager for Financial Management (RMFM) and will be part of the
 
regional financial management team.

S/he will perform the full range of duties with minimal supervision and works independently on complex problems in meeting work-program targets (operational financial management for project preparation and supervision; fiduciary oversight; capacity-building and country-based fiduciary and development tasks), assuring adequate quality, relevance and timeliness of inputs/outputs.

Equator Bottlers Kisumu Production Supervisor, Laboratory Technician and Water Treatment Operators Jobs

Equator Bottlers Limited located in Kisumu is a leading beverage Bottling Franchise of The Coca-Cola Company and is seeking to recruit suitably qualified candidates:
1. Production Supervisor
2 Positions
Your main responsibility will be to meet set production targets with highest quality and highest practicable
 
efficiencies.
Qualification and Competencies:

Deacons Kenya Limited Marketing Job.

Deacons Kenya Limited, the leading fashion retailer in East Africa over the last fifty years, is seeking to recruit a focused, self-driven professional of high integrity in the position specified below.

Deacons operates nine exciting brands namely, Woolworths, Truworths, Identity, Mr. Price Home, Mr. Price
 
Clothing, 4u2, Angelo, Adidas and Lifefitness; through twenty seven retail outlets in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
The business has a central Head office and warehousing operation located in Kenya.

Deacons is continually sourcing brands to address lifestyle needs in the markets it operates in, and will soon be launching the new Baby shop brand in Nairobi.

KCB Group Head of Facilities Job in Kenya

Job Ref. LOG 02/2011
The Position:

Reporting to the Director Logistics, the Head of Facilities is responsible for the management and maintenance of all KCB Group facilities and properties; including head office and branch infrastructure as well as managing
 
new construction project contracts.

In addition the role holder will co-ordinate functions of Transport, Mailing, Tea and Water services provision across the business.
Key Responsibilities

KCB Corporate Relationship Managers Jobs.

Job Ref: CORP 09/2011
Vacancies Available in Nairobi and Kisumu
The Position
Reporting to the Unit Head, Corporate Banking, this position will be responsible for liaison between 
corporate customers and the Bank, to market for business from Large Corporates and ensure growth in the designated portfolio in order to maximize the Bank’s revenue.
Key Responsibilities
The major responsibilities of this position will be:-

KCB Relationship Managers - Medium Corporates.

Job Ref CORP 10/2011
Vacancies Available in Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa and Thika

The Position
Reporting to the Unit Head, Medium Corporates, this position will be responsible for growing and maintaining 
the medium Corporate Business from both market share and revenue perspectives in order to maximize the Bank’s revenue from this market segment.
Key Responsibilities
The major responsibilities of this position will be:-

NSP Security Analyst and Safety Coordinator Kenyan Jobs.

Position: 2 (two) Security Analyst and Safety Coordinator
Location: Kenya (Nairobi) with frequent travel to Somalia

Starting Date: Immediate
Duration of the Contract: 1 year renewable
Purpose of position
The Security Analyst and Safety Coordinator, is the key person responsible for the management of the NSP 
Field Operation Specialist team.

The purpose of this position is to: provide geopolitical analysis and write high quality security report based on data provided by the Field Operation Specialists team targeting an audience of NGOs; support NGOs during crisis management.

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