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Jobs Alert: 10 sectors that job seekers need to keenly watch


Dear job seeker, On your job search, you will need to be prepared for factors/events affecting your job search other than job market conditions. In this issue of Jobs news, we feature industries likely to experience job expansion in coming months, as well as two non-job market factors that will affect your job search this year. 1. HELB Clearance Soon ... Read More »

How one woman rose from cleaning staff to CEO


The Story of Juliet Wu Shihong  – one of China’s first-generation professional managers, who gained success by working her way up the ranks from a cleaner, a nurse, a marketing executive, through self-education and learning on the job. She had been the general manager for the world’s most famous multinational IT groups’ Chinese branches (Microsoft 1985-1998; IBM 1998-1999). She is ... Read More »

Jobs: 10 areas ripe for Kenyan jobseekers

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Dear job seeker, Do you realize that most jobs in Kenya are never publicly announced? Why? Because employers prefer to use all other methods of finding new staff, especially referrals, before posting vacancies through advertisements. While this may seem unfair, remember that employers are nervous about hiring. They are trying very hard to find the right employee who will fit ... Read More »

5 ways to choose the right career for you

Team work during training

If you have already started your job search, you know that it isn’t easy. You might see friends surfing job boards applying for any job in their area of study. However, research suggests that you are more likely to do well in a job if you enjoy it. Guess what is the first step to getting a job you enjoy? ... Read More »

Who is hiring? The hottest industries in Kenya for job seekers

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While youth unemployment is often attributed to lack of jobs,  our experience suggests that many job seekers only ever apply for jobs within a narrow set of industries. Join us here every Thursday to get an overview of the Kenyan job market as we investigate the week’s news and identify industries that indicate an expansion of job opportunities. This week: ... Read More »

100 IT graduates get internships through the Digital Talent Progam

President Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday presided over the launch of the Presidential Digital Talent Programme, a Jubilee Government initiative geared towards empowering university graduates to master the digital environment. President Kenyatta said the programme that brings together leading lights in the ICT landscape is expected to mentor, inspire and lead a new wave of digital trailblazers. The programme – which aims ... Read More »

5 careers with high growth projection in the next decade


Choosing what to study in university either as an undergraduate or graduate student is more than just about what you ‘like.’ There are many factors to consider before rushing into a specific programme. For most, university education is a means of attaining future employment. So, besides your interests, financial position, an important factor to consider these days is your degree’s ... Read More »

VACANCY: Internship in Talent Development


Jobsmentor, a startup involved in improving job search outcomes for young professionals, is looking to hire a full time, intern. The ideal candidate should be strongly interested gaining training and mentoring skills and working with jobsmentor for up to one & a half years after the 3 months, unpaid, training period Application deadline: 23rd February 2015 (interviewing will begin immediately and continue ... Read More »

Bill Gates recommends these 5 books he read in 2014

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While most of us struggle to read anything outside the mandatory reading material in campus (FaceBook doesn’t count), Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates is a prolific reader. Even with his extremely busy schedule – with the Foundation and an eye on Microsoft – Gates creates time to read. You will be surprised that the Microsoft co-founder still finds business books ... Read More »

#InternStories: Working at Base Titanium

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Base Titanium Limited, in collaboration with the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), offers internship opportunities to college and university students who have a passion to pursue a career in the mining and minerals industry, providing students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain exposure to  the industry. The chance to liaise with various experienced personnel, both Kenyan and ... Read More »

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