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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:

Latest NGO Jobs in Kenya - Oxfam

Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work.

Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.

Oxfam also intends to scale up some social protection safety nets in Mombasa.

Oxfam has launched its largest ever appeal in Africa in response to the massive food crisis facing more than 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

Farm Manager Job in Machakos Kenya

Our client, a commercial large scale farm dealing in poultry, aquaculture, dairy and crop farming based in Machakos, is seeking to recruit a self-driven, talented, highly motivated and qualified individual for the following position:

Farm Manager 

Ref:
 FM 001

Main responsibilities
  • Overall effective farm management and responsible for day to day running of the farm
  • Pursuing the farm’s business targets and managing all processes within the farm in order to ensure efficiency and profitability
  • Coordinate staff and contractors
  • Plan and oversee the work programmes under the various farming activities

3 Positions in Advertising in Ethiopia

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3 Positions in Advertising in Ethiopia

With new growth, Ethiopia's leading ad agency is looking for three special people to take advantage of these exciting job opportunities in Addis Ababa:

General Manager

This is the key position in the company. Must have experience in client services at a senior level as well as background in managing a team and some knowledge in finances.

Art Director

Water Sanitation& Hygiene (WASH) Program Coordinator Job in Marsabit

FH / Kenya (Food for the Hungry, Kenya) a Christian relief and development agency seeks to fill in the following vacant position at their Marsabit office:

Title:
 Water Sanitation& Hygiene (WASH) Program Coordinator

Reporting to:
 WASH Program Manager

Duty Station:
 Marsabit Regional Office with frequent travels to project locations

Contract Duration:
 3 years

Closing date:
 19th September 2011

Job Summary:-

The WASH program Coordinator will lead the technical implementation of the approved FH Water, sanitation and hygiene projects.

Intranet Developers Jobs in Kenya

Digital Vision East Africa is a leading power house in provision of web based solutions, content applications and technological innovation in East Africa.

We are looking for a highly-motivated, intelligent, and skilled individual to join our team as an
 intranet developer.

This is a full time position.

The job requires the ability to build stable, secure, and attractive web applications and intranets based on predetermined specifications, but also creativity to come up with and ability to execute one's own ideas that will further our client goals.

We are looking for someone with the self-discipline to get work done in a timely manner without constant oversight. We'll also be looking for an eagerness to collaborate with a small team of highly motivated people.

Process Engineers (Refinery Technologists) Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

The Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd which operates East Africa’s only Petroleum refinery situated in Changamwe, Mombasa boasts of cutting edge world class technology in mechanical and chemical engineering.

It is a private limited company that refines crude oil into various petroleum products which are supplied to the country and region.

In order to drive its future growth plans forward the company is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following immediate vacancies at its Changamwe plant:

Process Engineers (Refinery Technologists) 

Ref:
 201109/PE

Licensed Engineer – Airframes & Engines Jobs in Kenya

Position: Licensed Engineer – Airframes & Engines

Reports to: Engineering Manager

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Maintenance, the Engineer Airframes & Engines will be responsible for:-
  • Carrying out Scheduled Maintenance of aircraft Airframe & Engine Systems.
  • Carrying out Troubleshooting & Defect rectification of aircraft Airframe & Engine Systems.

Nurse Job in Kenya

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that over 300 students aged between 2 and 18 years are properly cared for when needing medical attention including the following:

Providing first aid attention as required to pupils. staff, residents and bona fide visitors.

Arranging for appropriate medical attention to be given as necessary after first aid; to arrange for evacuation to hospital where necessary.

Responsible for the operation of the sick room and other first aid facilities.

Ordering medical requirements for the school and keeping a record of the stock.

IT Officer Job in Kenya

Introduction

Save the Children is the world's largest independent organization, making immediate and long-lasting improvements to children's lives in over 120 countries worldwide.

Save the Children is made up of 27 member organizations across the globe. Through Unified Presence, Save the Children aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the operations in all countries where more than one Save the Children Member organizations operates.

This will result in one organization at the national level in each country and a unified programme delivery structure for all Save the Children Alliance Members.

TJRC Jobs in Rift Valley, Kenya

Background Information

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission is established under section 3(1) of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Act No 6 of 2008 with the objective of promoting peace, justice, national unity, healing, reconciliation and dignity among the people of Kenya.

The Commission invites applications from qualified Kenyans to fill the following positions:

Chief Operating Officer, Advisory Lead, Investments Lead and Senior Finance & Administration Manager Jobs in Kenya

Is it you we are looking for?

A well-established advisory and investment market leader in Africa is searching for professionals of high integrity and relevant experience, who have positive attitudes and track records of proven performance to fill in the following positions:

Chief Operating Officer

The Opportunity

S/he shall assist the Chief Executive in providing leadership to this rapidly growing company.

As Chief Operating Officer, s/he will be responsible for translating the Board of Directors’ vision and strategy into organizational policies, directives, and procedures, managing functional staff, and serving as internal spokesperson for corporate messages.

Customer Services Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 105,833)

Vacancy Number: ICT/CSO/09/11

Department:
 World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya

Duration:
 2-year term with possibility of renewal

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

Linux Systems Administrator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy Number: SA/LINUX/RMG/09/11

Department: Research Methods Group (RMG)

Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya

Duration:
 2-year term with possibility of renewal

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Space and Contract Officer (Assistant) Job Vacancy

Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment?

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “the Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

We are looking for dynamic, creative and self-driven professionals to fill the position of:

Space and Contract Officer (Assistant)

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Manager Space and Contracts, the role-holder will be responsible for providing support to the Bank ¡n the efficient maintenance and service of the bank’s assets to ensure that assets are functional and in good condition at all times through administration of service contracts and agreements.

Regional Risk Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

We are a well established Risk management and loss prevention company seeking for an experienced and dedicated individual to join the Loss Prevention Team as the Regional Risk Manager.

This position will be reporting to the Head of Risk.

General Position Summary:

The Regional Risk Manager is responsible for the management of all Loss Prevention programs and personnel for their assigned region.

You will also provide support for the company's overall business plan, Loss Prevention and Risk Management programs at client locations.

Business Systems Analyst Job in Nairobi Kenya

PZ Cussons East Africa is a leading Global Manufacturer and Marketer of leading Household quality brands that include Carex, Imperial Leather, Venus and Ushindi.

We wish to recruit a highly driven, value-aligned and experienced individual to fill the position of 
Business Systems Analyst to be based in Nairobi.

Job Purpose

The Business Systems Analyst is responsible for analyzing the business needs, identifying business system-related problems and propose solutions through system development or re-engineering lifecycles.
 

Billing Planning Engineer Job Vacancy in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the VAS Technical Department within the Technical Division.

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

Billing Planning Engineer

Ref:
 TECHNICAL_BPE_SEPTEMBER 2011

Reporting to the Principal Engineer – Billing Planning; the holder of the position will be responsible for evaluation of new and existing hardware, planning & design for new solutions, implementation and integration of new hardware/software, optimization of existing systems and internal process improvement.

Key Responsibilities

Service Desk Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Service Assurance and Quality Department within the Technical/IT Division.

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

Service Desk Manager
Ref:
 Technical/IT_ SDM _Sep 2011

Reporting to the Senior Manager - Service Operations; the holder will manage a team to ensure service requests from internal users and external customers are fulfilled within defined OLA’s/SLA’s and enhance timely service delivery.

Incident Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Service Assurance and Quality Department within the Technical/IT Division.

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

Incident Manager

Ref:
 Technical/IT_ IM _Sep 2011

Reporting to the Senior Manager - Service Operations; the holder of the position will manage a team to ensure normal service operation is restored as quickly as possible and within the defined SLA’s during incident(s) to minimize adverse impact on Business operations and ensure correct escalation procedures for Incident Management are followed.

Data Management Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Ref: UNSOM/2011053

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

Registrar Academic Services, East African School of Aviation Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Registrar Academic Services, East African School of Aviation

Ref: No. EASA/AS/02/11

Department / Section: Academic Services
Reports To: Director, East African School of Aviation
Job Purpose: To plan the development and implementation of academic programmes and courses to meet industry needs.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.

Manager Finance Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Manager Finance

Ref: No. FD/01/11
Department / Section: Finance
Reports To: Director Corporate
Job Purpose: To plan and direct all aspects of financial management, revenue administration and the efficient administration of the finance department; organize and direct accounting budgeting, investment of funds and revenue administration; exercise oversight over payment of bills payroll and all other vouchers for payment, direct implementation of accounting systems and procedures and prepare financial statements and reports for decision making.

Manager, Information Technology Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Manager, Information Technology

Ref: No. ICT/01/11
Department / Section: ICT
Reports To: Director General
Job Purpose: To develop and review ICT policy for the KCAA in line with Strategic Plan and monitor its implementation.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.
Our Mission is “to develop, regulate, and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya” with a Vision “to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation”.

Chief Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Chief Internal Auditor

Ref: No. IA/02/11
Department / Section: Internal Audit and Quality Review
Reports To: Manager Internal Audit & Review
Job Purpose
To add value to KCAA’s operations by undertaking independent, systematic and objective audit reviews/evaluation of the Authority’s policies systems, processes and practices.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.

Chief Corporate Communication Officer Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Chief Corporate Communication Officer
Ref: No. CCM/02/11
Department / Section: Corporate Communications
Reports To: Manager – Corporate Communications Officer
Job Purpose: To assist in the administration of the various communication activities in the section.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.

Chief Air Traffic Control Officer, Search and Rescue Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Chief Air Traffic Control Officer, Search and Rescue
Ref: No. ANS/ATS/04/11
Department / Section: Air Traffic Services
Reports To: Manager Air Traffic Services
Job Purpose: To develop and implement Operational Procedures that will enable efficient and effective handling of any Search and Rescue incident occurring within the Nairobi Search and Rescue Region.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.

Chief Aeronautical Information Officer, Aerodromes Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Chief Aeronautical Information Officer, Aerodromes

Ref: ANS/AIS/04/11
Department / Section:Aeronautical Information Services
Reports To: Officer-In-Charge Air Navigation Services – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Job Purpose: To oversee the implementation of AIS operation including the NOTAM and relevant ICAO Standards and recommended practices at the station.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.

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