5 Most annoying behaviors from job applicants to HRs

Recently, an HR company advertised a job in the finance world and there were more than 600 applicants for one position. With employers being flooded with candidates for any job they post, it's more important than ever to make sure you understand how your behavior may look on the other side of the hiring desk.

Here are top five pet peeves that HR executives see over and over from job applicants:

Myths and Facts about job hunting

Whether you are in a job or hunting for one, in one way or another you will face an interview. Let me take you back a little bit to college: Do you remember all those believes about job searching, interviews, office politics and many more? Most of them are myths and they become chuff after that life. Everyone has had some experience looking for a job.  Regardless of what this has been, there are several false beliefs about looking for a job that perpetually circulate and people seem to accept. 

Today, we will be addressing the beliefs that people have in relation to job hunting and separate them from the truth. For example if you heard someone saying that there are no jobs these days, do you believe him or her? Just think about it, then why will we have companies full of HR guys and a surge in emerging HR and recruitment firms? The list below addresses the most prevalent myths and truths about them in our society today.

Here is the list:

CARE International Kenya Job Vacancies

CARE International in Kenya is looking for well organized and highly motivated individuals who are results-oriented to fill the following positions.

1. Kenya National Emergency Coordinator

Ref: KNEC/09/2011

Based in Nairobi
Job Summary

The primary role of the Kenya National Emergency Coordinator (KNEC) is to facilitate decision-making, and information flows to ensure quality, effectiveness and smooth running of emergency operations by the CARE Kenya team.

SASRA Internal Audit & Risk Manager Vacancy Kenya

The Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA), a State Corporation with a mandate to License, Supervise and Regulate Sacco Societies in Kenya seeks to recruit a qualified person for the following position.
Internal Audit & Risk Manager

Ref: SASRA 2/1 (60)

This is a senior position and the holder will be advising the Board and management on risk management, monitor compliance and internal control systems.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Corporate Relationship Manager KCB Job Vacancy

Corporate Relationship Manager, Liabilities - Institutional Banking

Job Ref CORP 12/2011

The Position

Reporting to the Unit Head, Institutional Banking, Cash Management and Corporate Service, the Corporate Relationship Manager, Liabilities will be responsible for liaison between large non-borrowing Corporates and the Bank and ensure growth in the designated portfolio in order to support the Corporate lending portfolio, whilst ensuring that the customers are retained profitably.
Key Responsibilities

Architect and Draftsman Vacancies Kenya

A well-established architectural firm seeks to recruit registered or registerable architects with a minimum of three (3) years experience.

We are also seeking for trained technicians with a minimum of five (5) years experience.

Interested parties should send their applications, CV’s, summary portfolio, copies of certificates and other relevant testimonials, information on current and expected salary and telephone contact to:

Aaki Consultants
Architects & Urban Designers

KCB Trade Finance Relationship Manager Job Kenya

Relationship Manager, Foreign Financial Institutions - Trade Finance

Job Ref CORP 13/2011
The Position

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Financial Institutions, this position will create value for the Bank through the establishment and maintenance of correspondent banking relationships with global and regional financial institutions - focussing on Africa, Asia and the Pacific region.

Key Responsibilities

Head, I.T. Projects & Quality Assurance KCB Vacancy Kenya

Job Ref I.T. 09/2011
The Position

Reporting to Director IT, the position is responsible for Project Management, Applications Development and Quality Assurance in the service delivery within I.T. in order to meet the business objectives.

Key Responsibilities

* Set and enforce adherence to Project Management standards in all I.T. implementation activities.
* Set and enforce adherence to Application development standards in all I.T. system development initiatives.

Communications Officer Job Anglican Communion Kenya

Communications Officer

One year contract (renewable to a maximum of three years)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Applications are invited for a Communications Officer to source and share the best news, information and resources from Provinces in Africa, with a focus on East Africa.

This position will be principally managed by the Anglican Communion Office’s Director for Communications in co-operation with CAPA staff.

Engineering Project Managers Vacancies Kenya

We are currently working on a large infrastructure project on the outskirts of Nairobi. We are looking for competent engineering project managers to fill the following positions:

1. Lead Project Management Coordinator

This candidate must have a Civil Engineering degree with work experience in the same field and with strong project management experience. A minimum of 10 years work experience is required of which at least 3 years must include management experience.

2. Lead Project Manager – Water & Sanitation

This candidate must have a Civil Engineering degree with work experience in water related projects and strong project management experience. The candidate should additionally have specific experience in water engineering and have a minimum of 7 years work experience.
3. Lead Project Manager – Power & Renewable Energies

REDA Kenya Sales and Marketing, Accounting Jobs

We are looking for goal oriented candidates seeking growth opportunity to accomplish a dynamic career in Sales and Marketing.

As a leading multinational Chemical & Food ingredients distributor, we are looking for suitable candidates to fill the below mentioned positions in REDA Kenya.

We offer a wide range of career chances, professional growth and an atmosphere where people enjoy working together.

* Sales
* Team building.
* Market Analysis & Business Development.
* Manage and interpret clients’ requirements and accordingly align them with our sourcing team
* Build new client base and maximize customer potential in designated regions.

General Manager Vacancy Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels

Ref: KSLH/GM/01/2011

Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels Ltd (KSLH) was incorporated in 1966. Kenya Tourist Development Corporation is the majority shareholder in this Company.

KSLH owns and operates three properties, namely Mombasa Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Voi Safari Lodge, Tsavo East and Ngulia Safari Lodge, Tsavo West.

The Board of Directors seeks to recruit a visionary, qualified, experienced and highly talented professional to fill the position of
General Manager of the Company.

Reporting to the KSLH Board the General Manager, will be the accounting officer and will execute managerial and administrative authority over the business operations of the entire company.

S/he will provide strategic leadership by coordinating the activities of the various functions of KSLH to achieve company goals and objectives.
Job Profile

Aga Khan University Hospital Career Opportunities Kenya

The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUHN), invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following positions:
1. Fire and Safety Officer
The Fire & Safety Officer will enforce fire safety legislation through risk based assessment working with other relevant partners to achieve a safe working environment. S/he will guide and support in disaster management programmes and ensure strong systems are in place to maximize safety.

Applicants must have a Degree in Sciences and/or Higher Diploma in Engineering related field.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 4 years experience in fire/safety systems and certification in Occupational Health. S/he should have excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills. Knowledge of ISO systems is an advantage.

Deputy Director Job Open Society Foundations Kenya

The Open Society Foundations work worldwide to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

OSIEA implements initiatives to advance justice, free speech, public health, and independent media in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan.

The Deputy Director is a key member of the senior management team responsible for providing program and administrative management and for ensuring that office operations are conducted effectively and efficiently in support of OSIEA programs.

Based in Nairobi, the position works with the entire team and reports to the Executive Director to ensure performance standards are met.

Program Management and Staff Supervision

Thika Greens Limited Security Manager Kenya Vacancy

Thika Greens Limited, a property development company is motivated to change the quality of life of many Kenyans. Based in Thika, we are developing value added three phased state of the art satellite community residential homes with all amenities close by on 1,700 acres.

Our key products include fully serviced plots, golf homes, a Retirement village, Apartments, Hotels and shopping malls among others. Our flagship product is the 18 hole Championship Golf Course within which lies over 800 residential homes and a 7 star hotel.

In order to ensure total security of the investor’s property, we have a pool of more than 30 security personnel. We are looking to enhancing the department further by hiring a security manager to oversee all the security concerns.
Job summary

The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the security of the projects implementation including the personnel, equipment and materials. He will develop and enforce security policies to ensure a safe environment for investors, employees, contractors and visitors.

Aga Khan Academy Geography Teacher, Lab Technician Jobs Kenya

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi Senior School would like to invite interested applicants to apply for the following positions:
Geography Teacher

This is a position in the Senior School which offers the IB programme of studies as well as the Cambridge based IGCSE curricula.


Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree in their respective field of geography or a related field and have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a reputable school that offers either the IB programme of studies or the IGCSE curriculum.
Senior Science Lab Technician

Corn Products Kenya Vacancies

Corn Products (K) Ltd, an affiliate of Corn Products International, Inc producers of quality food ingredients and industrial products derived from the wet milling of corn wishes to recruit for the following positions:
1. Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer

Main Responsibilities

* To plan and execute Electrical and Instrumentation projects to improve factory efficiency
* To diagnose Electrical and Instrumentation faults and breakdowns and overseeing time critical repairs

Rift Valley Railways Jobs Vacancies Kenya

Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is a private company, which provides both rail and marine services in the transportation of imports and export cargo.

We are looking for qualified, dedicated, self motivated personnel to join the RVR team.
1. Field Environmental Coordinator

Purpose of the Role

The Field Environmental Coordinator will be responsible for providing environmental management support and advisory services across RVR Operations and Rail Infrastructure Rehabilitation Activities.

Channel Market Developer Job Nairobi Bottlers Kenya

Position Purpose

To Develop and Execute Specific Channel strategies in line with overall company Strategy.

Reporting to Channel Development Manager, the successful candidate’s main responsibilities will be:

* Develop & Execute Specific (Dukas, Kiosks, Superettes, Supermarkets, Institutions - Schools/ Colleges etc) Channel strategies/ Plans in line with overall NBL Strategy

KCB Sudan Head of Finance Vacancy

Head of Finance (KCB Sudan Ltd)

MLD Job Ref FIN 06/2011
The Position

Develop strategic and financial plans for the subsidiary, support the business on implementation of financial strategy, keep proper record whilst complying with accounting guidelines and laws, implement sound financial controls and maintain the standards expected from time to time by the finance division at head office.

Key responsibilities

Mercy Corps NGO Kenya HR / Admin Officer, Engineer And Cleaner Jobs.

Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against impossible odds. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1 billion in assistance to people in 82 nations.

Supported by headquarters offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, the agency's unified global programs employ 3,500 staff worldwide and reach 9 million people in more than 40 countries. Over the last five years,
more than 90 percent of the agency's resources have been allocated directly to programs that help people in need.

Mercy Corps Kenya is currently responding to the drought by increasing access to affordable water in Wajir County, northeast Kenya.

The Emergency Drought Response in Northeastern, Kenya will provide immediate emergency, rebuild the livelihoods of target communities and build the capacity of local organizations involved in the implementation of the program.

Software Developer and Intern Jobs Kenya.

Software development firm in Kiserian, Kajiado County is looking for 1 Entry-Level Software Developer and 1 Intern.
Minimum Qualification:
University degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.
Required skills:
* HTML, Javascript, VB, C, .NET.
* Databases: MySQL, Oracle.

Responsibilities for both positions will include developing desktop and web applications.

Candidates are advised to highlight their software development experience.

Human Resource Manager Job Bridge International Academies.

Bridge International Academies is looking for an energetic, dynamic individual to manage the Human Resource function for our schools which are located in the low income areas of Nairobi.

Because of the eventual size of our operations, the company will ultimately need to hire and manage thousands
of new teachers each year and hundreds of new school managers to manage this undertaking.
Human Resource Manager (Schools)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
About Bridge International Academies

Java Developers IT Job Kenya.

Employment type: Full time
OTB Africa Ltd, a software development firm operating in East Africa, is looking for competent Java J2EE developers.

The candidates will be required to work in teams for existing and new products using the following tools and technologies:
* Spring Web Services, Javamail, Java Persistence, Hibernate, apache Ant
* Linux operating system administration and Shell Programming
* Kannel SMS/WAP Gateway
* JBoss Application Server

Client Support Consultant Kenya Job Vacancy.

Want to join a fun, exciting internet company?
Fast paced, dynamic and a leader in our sector, bidorbuy is recognized for its innovative approaches, advanced systems and quality delivery.

We are looking for individuals to join our dynamic team and experience the thrill of being part of one of Africa’s fastest growing internet companies. bidorbuy.co.ke provides a platform for individuals and
companies to buy and sell online.

Are you an articulate, enthusiastic client-focused support professional? We have a fantastic opportunity to join our small team in this fascinating industry. Support and build relationships with our trading community; the bidorbuy sellers and buyers.
Company Information

General Manager Nairobi Jobs in Kenya.

General Manager – Hardware and Plastics Division
Company Profile:
Our clients’ activities centre in manufacturing and trading of various items of steel, hardware, electrical, telecommunications and IT products.

Reports to: The Managing Director
Main Purpose of the Job
The main role of General Manager is to direct, promote, and coordinate the operations of the business in a manner that will optimize the market share, improve the efficiency, and help the company achieve its goals.

It also involves monitoring of the company performance, marketing, profitability and sales, service, reporting, capital requirements, and other duties as assigned by the Managing Director.

Sales Executives Kenya Jobs in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu And Eldoret

Sales Executives (20)
Industry: Mobile Communication
Location: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret Jobs Kenya.

Due to rapid expansion, our client, a major mobile phones retailer with retail phone shops in all major towns in Kenya, is looking for sales executives to push phone sales over the counter.

This is a full time position and we are looking for result oriented candidates who are willing to work for long
hours including weekends and holidays.
The ideal candidates will be responsible for

Data Management Officer UNICEF Job Kenya.

Title: Data Management Officer
Category and Grade Level:NOB
Type of Contract:Fixed Term
Case number:SOM11046
Organization Unit:Programme (M&E)
Length of Contract:One year
Duty Station:Nairobi
Closing date of Application:17th September 2011

If you are qualified Kenyan National and looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the post of Data Management Officer with UNICEF Somalia, to be located at the UNICEF Somalia Support Centre in Nairobi.

Head of Programs. Micro Finance Jobs.

Our client is the largest micro-financing institution that has over the years demonstrated along term commitment to eradication of poverty. It reinforces its strategy to implement its mandate by empowering women in human rights, maternal health and financial education through advocacy, training and creating awareness countrywide.

The organization is looking to recruit a self driven and dynamic person for the position of Head of Programs.
The position holder will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for research, advocacy, fundraising, training and building partnerships. He/she will oversee the entire program through developing strategies aimed at attaining the goals and objectives that are administered by the organization.
Key Responsibilities

9 top tips to new, fresh and old job seekers.

Do not think at any time that it is only fresh graduates looking for jobs. People who have jobs have different reasons why they are seeking jobs again. The competition is tighter than ever but today we want to give tips that can easily cut across all the groups of job seekers.

For those of you old enough in the job searching market, you can use a refresher. What do you do in your job? How do you carry it out? If you get a job today, what are the tricks? The following attributes will help you succeed:

Job Application: Sending a cover letter.

I always say the best post topics come straight from real job seekers (like you). And this week, my idea came from a former co-worker who recently went through the whole job search process. She had two questions:"What's the best subject line for an email in response to a job ad?" and "Should you attach the cover letter to the email, or copy and paste it into the body of the email?"

I always wondered this myself, so I did some research and here's the consensus:

Best email subject line:

John Kamau CV for Sales Manager Position

KHRC Call for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for a Research on Women’s Labour Rights

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a national NGO with the mission to promote, protect and enhance the enjoyment of all human rights by all individuals and groups.

The KHRC intends to award a consultancy to a highly competent, qualified and experienced research consultant or firm having the relevant technical background, to conduct a research on women’s labour rights.

Purpose of the consultancy:

In line with the KHRC’s goal of the year (2011- 2012) “investing in the new constitution for accountability and Justice”, KHRC towards improving access to economic, social and cultural rights intends to carry out a study on women’s labour rights, who make a majority of labour force within the horticulture industry.

Maintenance Manager Job in Kenya

Minimum Qualifications

License in Maintenance Engineering ratings for

- Airframe

- Powerplant

- Avionics

Associates Jobs in a Commercial Law Firm

We are a commercial law firm based in Nairobi, and are seeking to fill two Associate positions in our Commercial Department.

Candidates should meet these qualifications:
  • 3 years experience with solid exposure to commercial law practice.
  • Experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance are an added advantage
  • LLB degree from a recognised university.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

Front Office Manager Job in Kenya

There is an exciting opportunity in a 5 star leading hotel, this dynamic management role will require an individual with passion, drive and enthusiasm, a self-motivated individual with a positive approach and the ability to lead and motivate others whilst delivering effective business results.


The successful candidate will effectively manage the front office team, as well as contribute to the success of the hotel by ensuring that the highest standards of product and service are maintained and delivered at all times whilst maximizing profitability.

Typically, a
 hotel front office manager is responsible for all operations of the front desk and guest services, including the reservation, transport and luggage services. They are also responsible for the management of front office personnel such as staff training, shift scheduling, and supervising all duties of the front desk.

Office Administrator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Matrix Development Consultants is an international consulting company incorporated and registered in Kenya with offices in Nairobi. For over 27 years, Matrix has partnered with development agencies to implement projects throughout Eastern and Southern Africa.

Matrix Development Consultants Company has been contracted to provide consultancy services to the Government of Kenya (GoK) to develop a national action plan to enhance the implementation of the National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS).

A senior secretary is sought to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Coordination Team.

We are looking for a suitably qualified individual to fill the position of Coordination Team Secretary

 Matrix Development Consultants

Job Title:
 Coordination Team Secretary

Assistant Manager, Communications Job Vacancy in Kenya

Equity Bank is one of the region’s leading Banks whose purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.

With a strong footprint in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan, Equity Bank is now home to approximately 6 million customers, the largest customer base in the Eastern African Region.

Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the role outlined below:-

Assistant Manager, Communications

The Position

Marketing Manager Career Opportunity in Kenya

Marketing Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

1. In consultation with the CEO, plan and implement marketing strategies, including advertising and PR for the local & international markets - segmented by main market regions.

2. Carry out Sales organization planning and development

3. Plan and manage sales and marketing resources according to agreed budgets.

4. Plan and carry out sales and marketing activities to agreed sales volumes, values, product mix and timescales.

Latest Government Jobs in Kenya - REA

The Rural Electrification Authority, a State Corporation within the Energy Sector seeks to fill the following positions:

Manager Renewable Energy and Generation

MG 4

1 Post


Duties & Responsibilities:

Techmtaa is Hiring Bloggers in East Africa

Yes, Techmtaa is hiring. Techmtaa has seen phenomenal growth over time and it is only good that we expand the team of bloggers.

The job of blogging for Techmtaa is interesting in that it includes working news shifts as a team, traveling to cool events, and of course the best part— testing, playing with, writing and reviewing some new gadgets and tech as they becomes available.

You will be shown around how to be yourself and handle every challenge in the industry.

And for that, we have to give you some details

Integrated Humanitarian Response Director Job in Wajir, Kenya

Position Title: Director – Integrated Humanitarian Response 

Primary Location: Wajir, Kenya

Position Status:
 Full time, regular 

Apply at:www.mercycorps.org/jobs 

Program/ Department Summary:

Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against impossible odds. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1 billion in assistance to people in 82 nations.

Sponsorship and CSR Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Sponsorship and CSR Officer

 Telkom Kenya

Department: Corporate Communication

Reports to: Sponsorship and CSR Manager

Role description

Support the Sponsorship and CSR manager in the implementation of the overall sponsorship and CSR strategies to deliver against brand, communication and commercial strategy

Key Responsibilities

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