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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.

Health & Safety 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:
 

Health & Safety Officer 

Location:
 VTTI, Kenya 

Job Description
 

Field Operator 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:
 

Field Operator 

Location:
 VTTI, Kenya 

Job Description
 


Accounts Assistant 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:
 

Accounts Assistant 

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

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:
 
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in IT or equivalent
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in implementation and support of ERP’s or HMS
  • Strong skills in Oracle database, SQL and Crystal report writing qualifications will be an added bonus
  • Any ERP qualifications will be an added bonus

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

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 

Reporting To:
 Secretary General 

Grade:
 Unclassified 

Commencement Date:
 November 2011 

The Purpose of the Job
 

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.
 

KEPSA will engage stakeholders in addressing bottlenecks at the Port of Mombasa operations and persistent delays at weighbridges along the Northern Transport Corridor.
 

Trade Logistics Consultancy 

Main Function
 

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.
 

KEPSA will apply part of the funds to support the development of a National Investment Master Plan.
 

Economic and Investment Planning Consultancy 
2 Positions
 

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:
 

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.

Latest Jobs in Kenya - Jubilee Holdings Group

Jubilee Holdings Ltd owns the Jubilee Insurance companies in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Mauritius. Jubilee is the number one insurer in East Africa. It is a respected East African brand with a strong financial base and 75 years of experience in the industry. 

Jubilee operates through a network of offices in the capital cities of Nairobi, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Bujumbura and Port Louis, with plans to expand further within Africa. 

In line with the Company’s expansion program and keen risk management focus, we wish to invite applications for the following positions based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Director of Sales Job Vacancy in Kenya - Sankara Nairobi

Our client, Sankara Nairobi, is a luxury hotel that sets standards in the hospitality industry. 

Sankara Nairobi’s mission is to deliver real value to its guests by providing warm, vibrant, authentic and personal experiences that consistently exceed their expectations. 

Sankara Nairobi is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results oriented professional to provide leadership in the role of 
Director of Sales. 

Reporting to the General Manager, the Director of Sales will be part of the senior management team and will provide leadership to the sales and marketing departments. 

Great Jobs at the Media Council of Kenya

The Media Council of Kenya is an independent national institution established by the Media Act, 2007 as the leading institution in the regulation of media and in the conduct and discipline of journalists. 

It is mandated to, amongst other things, register and accredit journalists, register media establishments, handle complaints from the public and create and publish yearly media audit on the Media Freedom in Kenya. 

Council membership is drawn from media stakeholders in Kenya including the Media Owners Association, Kenya Union of Journalists, Kenya Correspondents Association, Kenya Editors Guild, Public Relations Society of Kenya, Kenya News Agency, Private and Public Universities, the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication and the Law Society of Kenya. 

In its bid to fulfil its mandate, the Council seeks to recruit self -driven and result-oriented candidates to fill the following positions:

Director of Sales Job Vacancy in Mombasa Kenya

Job Title: Director of Sales 

Reporting to the: Chief Executive Officer 

Location: Mombasa 

Company Profile: 

The company was founded in 1985 and directly employs over 500 people both nationally and internationally. It is one of the leading manufacturers of number of well-known brands in edible vegetable oils, edible fats and soaps; they are present across East Africa and beyond 

Zone Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Zone Manager 

Industry: Security 

Location: Nairobi 

Our client, a leading security company in Nairobi is looking for a Zone Manager whose key role will be to ensure the highest level of customer service and profitability throughout the assigned Zone. 

The Zone Manager will also be expected to oversee a team of assigned security guards while ensuring they deliver high standards of service to designated clients. 

Duties and Responsibility

Human Resources Assistant Job in Garissa Kenya

World Concern Development Organization wishes to recruit a qualified and competent person for the following position. 

Job Title:
 Human Resources Assistant 

Location: Garisa 

Contract length: Short term with possibility of extension 

Main Responsibilities include: 
  • Coordination and creation of orientation schedules for new staff/interns
  • Draft routine correspondence and initiate process for the preparation of all staff support documentation (visas, identification cards, bank accounts etc.)

Financial Accountant Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy within the Finance Division. 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below: 

Financial Accountant 

Ref: FIN – FA – AUG 11 

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the person will be responsible for preparation and maintenance of complete and accurate financial accounts and reports for management decision making. 

Senior Digital and Social Media Officer Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the within Corporate Affairs Division. 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below: 

Senior Digital and Social Media Officer 

Ref: CA_SDSMO_AUGUST_2011 

Reporting to the Digital and Social Media Manager, job holder will manage Safaricom’s digital assets with the aim of maximizing engagement and value for our brands, consumers and all stakeholders. 

ERP Developer Job Vacancy in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Technology Division. 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below: 

ERP Developer 

Ref: TECHNICAL _ ERPD _AUGUST 2011 

Reporting to the Manager Enterprise Systems Development; the holder of the position will develop and offer 3rd line support to Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application and other bespoke oracle interfaces and software components. 

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