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The 5 mistakes to avoid in your 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.

Internet Marketing Trainee Job Vacancy

GNS Inc. is seeking an Internet Marketing Trainee who speaks French fluently.
Position Information:
Position: Internet Marketing Trainee
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Any Place you prefer.
Internet Executive:
GNS is looking for dynamic candidates who are fast learners, dedicated and have a can do attitude.
Currently seeking for Internet Marketing Trainee to assist in day to day Internet Marketing Work

Affiliate Trainee Job Vacancy

GNS Inc. is seeking an Online Affiliate Marketing Professionals to manage the day-to-day activities of our
expanding affiliate sales.
Position Information:
Position: Online Affiliate Executive /Trainee

Start Date: Immediate
Location: Any Place you prefer.
Affiliate Executive:
GNS is looking for dynamic candidates who are fast learners, dedicated and have a can do attitude.
Currently seeking for Online Affiliate Executive /Trainee to assume the following responsibilities:

Online English Teachers Jobs

Founded in 2006, located in Shanghai, Silver Star Online English School is one of the largest schools in a provincial consortium of nine language schools located throughout central China.
The school currently has over 530 full-time online learners.
The number of full-time online students has risen over the last two years from a capped provincial pilot number of 110 to well over 5320 full time online students.
There are approximately 2230 part-time online students.

Editorial Assistant Job Vacancy in Kenya

A globally renowned travel and tourism publisher is looking for an Editorial Assistant to add to its already existing team of writers and journalists.
Individuals Requirements:
§  University or Media school graduate with degree.
§  Minimum 3yrs experience in journalism.
§  Aged between 27 – 35
§  Have a passion for writing, especially travel and hospitality related articles.
§  Good knowledge of photography and proficient with handling and taking excellent photos with digital camera.
§  Self-motivated, excellent communication skills, adheres to deadlines, understands team concept and works well with other members of the team
§  Must be proficient with e-mail, internet, MS Word, MS Excel and Powerpoint.
§  Contact potential advertisers via e-mail, telephone or personally visiting them.

Director of Studies, ICT Tutors, CPA / KATC Tutors and Director of Programmes Jobs in Kenya

PCL is a management consulting firm providing support to the public and private sectors. PCL has been in consulting business for the last 18 years since 1993.
As part of its business objectives it has started a Business Institute to offer quality accountancy, management and information technology (ICT) training courses to aspiring Kenyans who want to expand their knowledge to meet the demand in the job market.
We are therefore looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following position:
Director of Studies
Ref No. PCL/Col/001

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

AMREF is the largest international health development non-governmental organization based in Africa.

Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health.

Headquartered in Kenya, AMREF has programmes in Ethiopia, Uganda, Southern Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.
 

Junior Technical Support Engineer Job in Kenya

Our client, an ICT company seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the position of a Junior Technical Support Engineer

Qualifications

1. Accredited Educational qualification in the relevant fields. Qualifications in other quantitative disciplines or computer-related programs are included and adequately supplemented by highly relevant successful experience.

Talented Academic Writer Required

Are you a talented academic writer? 

Crown Research Solutions is a reputable writing and research company.
 

We are currently looking for home-based researchers with vast experience in writing academic papers.
 

The ideal candidate should be well versed with referencing styles and able to provide essays free from plagiarism.
 

The chosen writers will be paid on a per-page basis (counting approximately 275 words per page).
 

Compensation for writing research papers currently amounts to Ksh 170 per page.
 

Manager Job Vacancy

The Position:

Gem Fish / Honey / Poultry Farmers Co-operative Society Limited seeks to jointly recruit a
Manager who shall be based at the Yala Market Service Centre (MSC) and responsible for planning, management, implementation and monitoring of all societies activities in its area of operation.

The incumbent must be dynamic, result oriented, performance driven, good planner and highly motivated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Secretary Manager Job in Kenya

The Position:

Gem Horticulture Farmers Co-operative Society Limited seeks to recruit a
Secretary Manager who shall be based at the society in Yala and responsible for implementation and monitoring of all society’s activities in its area of operation.

The incumbent must be dynamic, result oriented, performance driven, good planner and highly motivated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Joint Manager Job in Kenya

The Position:

Kilimo ni Uhai Grain Farmers Cooperative Society Limited and The Indigents Cooperative Society Ltd jointly seek to recruit a
 manager who shall be based at the societies' office in Yala and responsible for planning, management, implementation and monitoring of all societies' activities in its area of operation.

The incumbent must be dynamic, result oriented, performance driven, good planner and highly motivated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Marketing Officers Jobs in Kenya

Balozi is a bi -annual international journal, publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of diplomacy and science and on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. 

Balozi also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting religion, religious freedom and the wider public.

Balozi Journal
 is published by the Jahwar Amber Fellowship Fund, a registered not-for-profit organization in Kenya, committed to the freedom of expression, science and discovery in all areas of human endeavor. It works mostly with Artists and Creative Economists in accomplishing its strategic visions. 

Balozi Journal is:

Polybag Production Engineer Job in Tanga, Tanzania

Job Title: Polybag Production Engineer

Location:
 Tanga, Tanzania

Company Profile:Our client is a manufacturing company - producing cosmetics & plastics containers & packaging material.

Their polybag division has the following machines:
  • Extruders
  • Bag making machine
  • Side sealing
  • Bottom sealing
  • Printing machine

Plastic Engineer Job in Tanga, Tanzania

Job Title: Plastic Engineer

Location:
 Tanga, Tanzania

Company Profile:Our client is a manufacturing company - producing cosmetics & plastics containers & packaging material.

Their plastics department consists of the following machines;
  • Injection moulding machines
  • Blow moulding machines
  • Injection blow moulding machines (IBM)
Main Responsibilities:

Solidarites WASH Technical Assessment, Design and BoQs for Water Distribution Systems in North Horr and Chalbi District in Northern Marsabit (Kenya)

Technical WASH assessment, design and preparation of detailed BoQs for two water distribution systems in North Horr and Chalbi District in Northern Marsabit Region (Kenya): 

- Rehabilitation of Gataab Spring well and distribution network in Mt Kulal village; 

- Construction of a drinking water abstraction point from an existing sand dam and distribution system in Illeret village

Terms of Reference

Country:
 Kenya

Location:
 North Horr and Chalbi District

Starting date:
 13th October 2011

Receptionist Job in Limuru Kenya - School

An education boarding institution located in Limuru is looking to fill several vacancies for:

School Receptionist

Reporting to:
 School Principal

Purpose:
 To manage the overall institution’s front office and Marketing of the school.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Receive and direct telephone calls and relay conversation and pertinent messages to others while maintaining accuracy, clarity and confidentiality.

Sales & Marketing Executives Jobs in Kenya

Octopus ICT Solutions Ltd (OIS) is an Information Communication Technology (ICT) company founded over six years ago.

It is duly registered as a limited liability company in Kenya and licensed by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) as an Applications Services Provider (ASP) mandated to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to corporate, residential and individual consumers.

OIS seeks to recruit three mature individuals for the position of
Sales and Marketing Executives for its eLearning solutions. The holders of this position will be key members of the e-learning product development and market management team.

Thus, applicants must be enthusiastic about their work. A distinguishing quality will be the ability to work under tight schedules with the prudence to meet targets and delivery deadlines under minimum supervision.

Instructional Designers Jobs in Kenya

Octopus ICT Solutions Ltd (OIS) is an Information Communication Technology (ICT) company founded over six years ago.

It is duly registered as a limited liability company in Kenya and licensed by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) as an Applications Services Provider (ASP) mandated to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to corporate, residential and individual consumers.

OIS seeks three energetic, creative individuals with an interest in e-learning and instructional design to support the e-Learning department. OIS offers a dynamic, creative, and progressive work environment.

Required skill sets:
  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science or related field. A solid understanding of Web technologies is preferred.
  • Have good knowledge of Instructional Design and Storyboarding. This includes ability to:

Receptionist Job Vacancy in Kenya - Security Firm

A security firm is looking for a receptionist will be the first point of contact for in-coming calls and visitors to the Office.

Reception Duties
  • Ensure that the reception area is always presentable. .
  • Manage all incoming and outgoing calls and visitors and direct them accordingly or attend to their needs or appointment requirements.
  • Prepare and attend to all outgoing/ incoming mail.
  • Distribute incoming correspondence or documents among staff.
  • Provide direction for key clients, visitors and handle enquires

4 easy steps to replenish your job search


In one of the articles published here a while back, we mentioned that one should consider him/ herself a brand. Now as with every other brand, advertising or promoting yourself is important. So when you see “you” the brand is diminishing before the eyes of the consumer (in this case the employer), then it is time to advertise yourself  again to remind the employer what to buy and why they should buy it.

Here are a few ways of getting back into the employer’s mind without appearing desperate:

Senior Human Resources Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our client is a leading insurance company with operations within the region.

A strong and trusted brand leader in the market, the company seeks to recruit a
Senior Human Resources Officerfor their Nairobi office.

The overall purpose of the role is to:
  • Ensure that all human resources needs for the business function (s) are met.
  • To Coach and advice Line Management regarding people management and human resources issues.
  • To Align HR objective with the Country’s operational objectives.
  • Contributes to the Development of a performance driven culture in the organization by driving people in order to improve quality of their performance and meet the Company’s objectives as a whole.

Sales Manager (EA) Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Sales Manager (E.A.) 

Number of Positions Open:
 1 

Reports To:
 Director – Regional Center Africa

Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya 

Closing Date:
 Open Until Filled

Summary

Our client is a systems provider of technologically innovative, world class, top-quality filling and packaging machinery and equipment for the beverage and food industries.
 

HR and Admin Officer Job in Kenya

Position: HR and Admin Officer

Department: Finance and Support services

Reports To: Head of Finance and Support services

Nature and Scope of the Position

The position is responsible for providing support in the various HR functions and provides advice and assistance to the line managers and staff.

Ensure smooth running of the office in general

Duties

Receptionist Job in Nairobi Kenya

A leading medical centre in Nairobi’s Upperhill area has a vacant position of a receptionist.

The receptionist will be expected to be familiar with all the outpatient services offered at the clinic and also receive patients to the clinic in a pleasant and a cautious manner.

Other responsibilities will include:

Teachers Jobs in Kenya

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a startup revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model. The company has launched a large-scale franchise-like network of ultra low-cost for-profit private primary schools across Africa.

Our schools profitably deliver high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, enabling local school managers to operate their school businesses profitably, while creating a highly successful business at the central level.

We have launched 37 schools in Kenya, with approximately 35 more opening in January and plan to rapidly scale the Company to serve more than 1 million students across continents.

About this position

Data Manager Job Re-advertisement

Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) is a national NGO with its head-quarter in Kisumu and mostly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill the position of
 Data Manager to be based in Kisumu, Nyanza Province.

Key Responsibility:
 Overall management of all data and information generated by IRDO’s programs and research studies. Prepare large databases, supervise entry of data and collation, analyze data and write reports.

Minimum Requirements:

Programme Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Kenya Medical Women’s Association is a non-governmental organization that seeks to uplift the health status of women, adolescents and children in Kenya.

This is by enhancing the capacity and potential of medical women to respond through determined action involving advocacy, information and service provision.

Position:
 Programme Officer

Location:
 Nairobi

Main Job Purpose:
 Responsible for planning, structuring, leading and executing KMWA projects and activities. This includes mobilizing resources and managing the programme team consisting of project management staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Beach Resort Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

A 100 Room Beach Resort wishes to recruit qualified candidates to fill up positions in the following Departments -

Operations Manager

Human Resource Officer

Front Office – Supervisors / Reservationists / Receptionists / Telephone Operators / Porters /
 Guest Relations Officers

Food & Beverage – Asst Exec Chefs / Sous Chefs Cooks / Hostesses / Waiters / Barmen / Glass Hands

Housekeeping & Laundry – Room Attendants
 


Supervisors / Laundry staff

Garden Supervisor/Gardeners

Maintenance – Technicians / Supervisors

Drivers with PSV licenses


Packhouse Manager Job in Kenya

A medium sized firm and fast growing exporter of fresh fruits and vegetables based in Kenya is seeking to recruit a pack house manager for its Pack house in Nairobi.

Job Purpose

To head a team of pack house staffs and be responsible for the day to day operations of the pack house which involve quality assurance and processing of customer orders to ensure timely delivery to the airport for onward shipment.

The applicant

Finance Assistant Job in Kenya

The core business of the Würth Group is the worldwide trade in fixing and assembly materials, including screws, screw accessories, special bolts and nuts, dowels and plugs, chemical products, furniture and construction fittings, tools, stock keeping and picking systems.

The Würth Group, with head offices in Kunzelsau, Germany, is represented in over 410 companies in 84 countries and has strong backbone of over 65,000 employees.

Wuerth Kenya Ltd, invites applications for the above mentioned position;

Key Responsibilities:

Assistant Director Accounts Job in Kenya (KShs 150K) - TJRC

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 position:

VAN/26/10/TJRC/FA/
Assistant Director Accounts

Reporting to the Director, Finance and Administration and responsible for all finance and account services at the Commission.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:

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