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4 tips to market yourself to potential employers

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In today’s job market, it is difficult to stand out among hundreds of other potential employees. With almost everyone graduating from a big-name university or taking an array of online courses, it’s tough to grab a recruiter’s attention with your CV. The secret to impressing recruiters is by standing out and portraying your “unique self” through your personal and online ... Read More »

Innovation boot camp equips teens with coding skills

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The United States International University-Africa has partnered with Tech Republic to offer upper primary and secondary pupils aged 12 – 19 with a platform through which they can learn and expand their coding prowess. The five-day long innovation camp, which started on 24th August through to 28th, does not required students to have previous coding experience. However, students who have ... Read More »

Three reasons why your CV is rejected

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It is the hope of every job seeker that when they apply for a job, the response will be an invite for an interview. However, and as many of you will attest, it is becoming increasingly difficult to hear from employers and recruiters. I know of a case where an individual has applied for more than 900 jobs in a ... Read More »

How to answer ‘tell us about yourself’ in an interview

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One of the most commonly asked interview questions and one that candidates find difficult to answer is, ‘tell me about yourself.’ While interviewing, I have seen fresh graduates panic when asked this question. I have also witnessed experienced candidates mumble words and come out as unprofessional. This question scares candidates irrespective of the profession or gender. Whenever I interact with ... Read More »

Inter-University Unilever Idea Trophy competition Kicks off

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Unilever East Africa has announced this year’s Idea Trophy, an inter-university innovation competition that focuses on the development of personal and entrepreneurial business competencies amongst Kenyan undergraduates. The contest, now in its fourth year, has been open to students from Kenyan public and private universities who are required to generate innovative ideas on creating brand awareness and growing product usage ... Read More »

Scholarships, contracts, cash up for grabs for Kenyan tech students

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AVIC International, a Chinese Holding Corporation in conjunction with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology have kicked off the second season of the Africa Tech Challenge (ATC). This is a competition that seeks to empower students in Technical Training Institutes in Kenya by upgrading their expertise to enable them get quality jobs and become entrepreneurs. Project Manager Lynette Mwende ... Read More »

Apply: In search of the next grand chef under 25-yrs

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The Taste Awards 2015 has introduced a new award in the Prestige Category ‘The Rising Star.’ This award is aimed at applauding a younger generation and giving them a much-needed platform to highlight their skills. Taste, is inviting all professional chefs under the age of 25 to enter. Submissions must include one recipe of their choosing to be easily executed ... Read More »

Dear Companies, why you need to pay your interns

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A while back, I came across a tweet requesting the president to jail all Employers who seek for “ 24-year old graduates with  6 years working experience” as a requirement for recruitment. I couldn’t agree any more. Some of the qualifications these employers seek for are straight out of utopia. If you’re a fresh graduate, a glimpse of the job ... Read More »

Calling App developers: Safaricom’s Sh1.5M Appwiz Challenge

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Safaricom has today launched the 3rd edition of the Safaricom Appwiz Challenge, a 3-month developer challenge targeting Kenyan innovators in mobile ICT. An initiative in partnership with @iBizAfrica (Strathmore University), Appwiz aims to nurture and mentor ICT-driven start-ups focused on mobile technology, as part of its commitment to spurring local innovation and nurturing local enterprises that Safaricom and industry can ... Read More »

Three reasons why your CV is rejected

CV-rejected

It is the hope of every job seeker that when they apply for a job, the response will be an invite for an interview. However, and as many of you will attest, it is becoming increasingly difficult to hear from employers and recruiters. I know of a case where an individual has applied for more than 900 jobs in a ... Read More »

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