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Various interviews and how best to deal with each

Today we want to concentrate on various methods in which you can approach the different types of interviews as stated in yesterday’s article. You may find out that we may have shared these tips before but in different articles, that is why we have taken time to consolidate them together. Please enjoy……

  1. The Screening Interview

Some tips for maintaining confidence during screening interviews:
·                     Highlight your accomplishments and qualifications.
·                     Get into the straightforward groove. Personality is not as important to the screener as verifying your qualifications. Answer questions directly and succinctly. Save your winning personality for the person making hiring decisions!

Etiquette around fellow interviewees.

This is probably one of the most ignored areas of an interview and trust me it will not even arouse your interest until I tell you a true life experience. After my university studies back in the days, I went to an interview in Garden Square along Westland Road and innocently I did not know what to anticipate. We were then directed into some room that seemed like a meeting/ conference area. All of us looked at each other without knowing what to do. What do you expect from around fifteen very nervous interviewees? Silence engulfed the air as we went through what we could say in the interview room in silence. For about ten minutes no one spoke to the other, until one noisy guy started talking to the neighbor and engaging others in a conversation around the EPL (English Premier League). That is where it all began and after around one hour, we noticed nobody had been called in for the formal questioning. 

VSF Belgium Consultancy - Assessment on Livestock Slaughter Facilities in Five States of the Republic of South Sudan

Livestock – Epidemio - Surveillance Project Southern Sub – Project (Southern Sudan)

A study to assess the health regulations, management and ownership of livestock slaughterfacilities in five states of the Republic of South Sudan

Terms of Reference


Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Belgium (VSF-Belgium) is an international non-governmental organization whose vision is to improve the welfare of vulnerable populations in developing countries, through improving animal health and production.

Latest NGO Jobs in Kenya - MSH

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with over four decades of experience strengthening health systems, local capacity and institutions.

MSH takes a comprehensive approach to improving health to achieve scalability, lasting impact, and sustainability.

Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

MSH would like to invite suitably qualified and experienced candidates to join its team based in Kenya on a 5 year Institutional Strengthening Project called FANIKISHA funded by USAID.

Teachers Jobs in Kenya - Lions Club of Nakuru

Lions Club of Nakuru Schools

Melvin Jones Academy, Lions Primary and Nursery

Vacant Positions

Lions Club of Nakuru,an affiliate of the Lions Clubs International-the world’s largest service organization,seeks to recruit competent
 teachers to fill the following positions w.e.f September 2011.

1. Biology and Chemistry up to GCE Advanced Level

2. English and Literature up to GCE Advanced level

NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Dadaab, Wajir, Mandera Kenya - Save the Children UK


Across East Africa children face starvation because of drought. A deadly combination of failed rains and rising food prices has left over 10 million people facing a devastating food crisis. Families have lost their incomes and food supplies.

Millions of children are hungry, thirsty and desperate. They are in danger of becoming critically malnourished and, without help, many in the worst hit areas could die.

Save the Children is already on the ground saving lives. We’re rapidly providing food, water, medicine and crucial support to families who have lost their incomes.

NGO Jobs in Garbatulla, Isiolo & Wamba - Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is a humanitarian relief organisation created by an Act of Parliament, Cap 256 of the Laws of Kenya on 21st December 1965. Its vision is to be the most effective, trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.

The KRCS has acquired funding from the European Union and the Danish Red Cross through the recently concluded 10th European Development Fund ACP-EU Water Facility Call for proposals.

The funding secured is for implementing the “Isiolo Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Community Project for Drought-Prone Arid and Semi-Arid Lands” whose overall objective is to contribute to MDGs, improve health status and reduce vulnerability of rural communities living in arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya (Isiolo, Garbatulla and Samburu East Districts).

Great Jobs at Bidco Oil Refineries

Bidco Oil Refineries Limited, East Africa’s leading FMCG Company has embarked on its journey towards world class.

With state of the art manufacturing facilities, excellent nation wide distribution network and delivering top class quality products to consumers has been our forte in line with our philosophy of happy, healthy living.

Core to Bidco’s operations is the adopted philosophy of Kaizen, commitment to continuous improvement and implementation of world class systems & processes and believing that there’s always a better way of doing things.

For its endeavors towards plant expansions and launch of co- generation project to be self reliant for its power and energy needs, we are looking for young, dynamic, enthusiastic & qualified professionals for the following positions:

Workshop Manager, Sales Engineer, Fitters / Welders, Plant Mechanics, CAD Operator, Secretary and Store Keeper Jobs in Kenya

Workshop Manager

15 years minimum hands on experience in fabrication and service of industrial machinery and plant with reputable companies. Preference to having also experience in hydraulic equipment. Must have proven track record in managing and leading a busy workshop.

Sales Engineer

10 years experience in marketing technical / engineering products and equipment.

Fitters / Welders

Africa Regional Finance Manager Job in Kenya


 Africa Regional Finance Manager will report to the Global Chief Financial Officer, and work in partnership with the Chapter Finance Manager at HQ and the Deputy Director of Global Operations.

This position will serve as liaison between HQ (Headquarters) and Africa offices located in Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan on a variety of finance functions.

Frequent travel to HQ and each of the Women for Women International (WfWI) African country offices is to be expected.

Interview blunders you should never do

Ever come out of an interview and for sure knew that you did not make it? Have you ever stepped forward to go into the interview room and you feel jittery? Do your hands sweat during an interview? Do you feel a little fever and start sweating during and before an interview? If the answers to these questions are affirmative or even one of them is affirmative, then there is something you have always forgotten. Before, during and after an interview there are basics that should guide you in toeing the line while others make blunders.

We have taken time to select a few things, mistakes and errors that an interviewee can easily make without noticing and if you don’t land a job, you end up blaming other factors. These mistakes are caused by negligence and be careful not to fall victim. They are:

Attacking or defending …..Which way in an interview

There is always a concern about what stunt you should pull in an interview especially when employing your playing tactics. In an interview, trust me, there are only three options:

  1. ATTACK: This may be a dangerous tactic because it means you are simply controlling the interview. This is a method where you go out and out without boundaries. You will be holding the key to the interview and the steering wheel is all yours. Be careful though with this style, some interviewers detest it grossly. You may appear in control but if you take it further and without any prior experience then you may take the conversation a stray.

Personal Assistant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Personal Assistant 

Number of Positions Open:

Reports To:


Closing Date:
 Open Until Filled


Our client specializes in Brand Strategy, Brand Innovation, Brand Identity and Brand Alignment. The candidate will be managing a team of very strong accountants and needs to have a wealth of experience in regards to financial management.

Office Admin Cum Accountant Job in Kakamega Kenya (KShs 15K)

We are looking for an Office Admin cum Accountant to serve in our office in Kakamega immediately.

Responsibilities include:

Provide office support services in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness within the Office

Main Activities
  • Receive, direct and relay telephone messages and fax messages
  • Answer queries or refer them to the appropriate staff Member for action.
  • Pick up and deliver the mail
  • Open and date stamp all general correspondence

General Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Our client is a fast growing business in the Finances and Insurance sector.
Our client is focused on professionalism and integrity; providing quality customer care in service provision whilst having social responsibility and team spirit in all our operations.
They are looking for an ambitious, self-driven candidate to fill the position of:
General Manager
Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager will be responsible for the growth and development of the Company and will be charged with the following accountabilities:-

Branch Coordinator and Marketing Executive Jobs is a fast growing ICT company in Kenya with branches in Nairobi and Mombasa offering wide a wide range of cutting edge ICT products.
We are looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions;
Branch Coordinator – Mombasa
Main Responsibilities
§  Consistently follow up on clients until either a sale is made or a decline of sale is achieved.
§  Close sales by collecting sales orders and adhering to the terms and conditions agreed upon and forward the relevant paperwork for installation and billing.

Logistics Coordinator Job Vacancy

About Bridge International Academies
Bridge International Academies is a startup company 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 now have 26 schools in Kenya, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students.
About this position

Online Academic Writers Jobs

Category: Research & Writing
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Employment Type: Full-Time
Pay: Good pay
Summary: Any interested persons and only those who have experience may send his/her CV and two samples of his/her previous writings to
Excellent academic writers with knowledge in writing reports, essays, proposals with knowledge in all referencing styles.
Description: The job is home based.

Digital Marketer Job Vacancy

A start-up digital communications firm is seeking an independent digital marketer to handle special projects. The perfect candidate has experience in advertising sales and is seeking an opportunity to work as an independent digital marketer on special projects.
Duties include:
§  Contacting/selling to current prospects.
§  Researching/contacting/selling to new prospects.
§  Providing customer service.
§  Developing new projects and tie-ups.
§  Providing solution-oriented thinking and results-driven approaches to projects.
§  Providing regular reports and updates on progress.

Chief Accountant Career Opportunity

Applications are invited for the post of a Chief Accountant.
The major responsibilities are as follows:-
§  Writing all books and accounts and preparing monthly schedules and reconciliations.
§  Transacting day to day operations including bank and cash transactions.
§  Preferred age: – 25 – 40 years.
§  Familiarity with computerized accounting (tally) ability to handle computers and liaising with Management for smooth operations of the company.
§  Preparing Monthly Trial Balance, Accounts, Filling VAT Returns and doing report as required by the Management.

Drivers and Conductors Jobs - Banana Hill Matatu Sacco Transport Managers

Transport Managers
Kenya citizens with Valid Driving Licence, Valid PSV Licence & Certificate of good conduct, must be KCSE graduates, 25-50 yrs of age, excellent command of English & Kiswahili, experience of 2-5 yrs
Send your application with your CV, copies of testimonials and three referees by 20/8/2011 to:

Direct Sales Agents - Micro Finance Company

A Multinational Micro-Finance Company requires experienced direct sales agents for its Kenyan operations covering Kisumu, Kakamega, Eldoret, Mombasa, Machakos, Nakuru, Embu, Kisii, Homabay and Nairobi.
The Ideal candidate should have the following qualifications
§  Minimum Diploma Holder in Sales and Marketing, Business Administration or any other relevant Social Sciences Course OR
§  Form four Holders with extensive experience in Insurance, Banking, Micro finance products or any service oriented sales experience will be considered.
§  For Diploma Holders we require at least one year experience in a sales position or in a client facing position in an office environment.
§  Minimum Age 24 yrs.

Technician Job Vacancy – ETR Distributor

We are major ETR distributor approved by KRA and have a vacancy for Technician.
Applicants should have a Diploma in IT.
Practical experience in ETR programming, repair and service will be an added advantage.
Apply to

Deputy Branch Chief Job in Kisumu Kenya - KEMRI / CDC

Vacancy No.K82/07/11

Program description:
 This program is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It involves conducting research and program support for activities related to malaria, HIV and other diseases.

It is within this remit that the program has a vacancy in Division of Global Health and AIDS supporting provision of HIV Clinical Services Nyanza Provincial Hospital.

 Deputy Branch Chief 

Call for Expression of Interests of Local Capacity Building Services - SNV


SNV is a Netherlands based, international development organization, working in 36 developing countries across the world. SNV envisions a society where all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development.

We aim to considerably influence production, income and employment in Agriculture through systemic value chain development and substantially improve access to quality basic services in the sectors of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Renewable Energy.

We do this by providing transformative change capacity development services, facilitating knowledge development, brokering and networking, strengthening local capacity builder (LCB) services and supporting market development for local capacity development services. We work in five of the eight provinces in Kenya namely: Eastern, Central, Rift Valley, Nyanza and Western.

Senior Acquisition and Assistance Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to hire Senior Acquisition & Assistance Specialist (FSN 12) in the Regional Acquisition & Assistance Office (RAAO), USAID/East Africa.

The position is open to qualified Kenyan citizens and located in Nairobi.

Basic Function of the Position:

The incumbent is a professional Acquisition & Assistance Specialist and has responsibility for managing the procurement portfolio of a large program of the East Africa region.

As the principal assistant to a lead contracting officer with responsibility for the entire EA region programs, the incumbent will be required to perform independently in a program requiring complicated and sensitive contracting operations.

Executive Personal Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

The New Partnership for African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (NEPARC) is a non-profit organisation and an African initiative and concept to develop capacity and resources of the African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in collaboration with African governments, international partners, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement; public and corporate sector in Africa and world over, grounded on the firm foundation of the volunteer spirit of ‘the Power of Humanity’.

NEPARC‘s main objective is to support, mentor, advise and facilitate all Member African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to take responsibility of their own development, uphold themselves to the highest standard of good governance, management, accountability and transparency, and provide excellent services to the most vulnerable.

Structural Draftsman - Steel Detailing Job in Kenya

Steel Structures Ltd

East & Central Africa’s Leading Structural & Mechanical Fabricator

Structural Draftsman - Steel Detailing

Required to perform Detailing Activities - Connection Applications, Modeling, Checking, Editing, etc for large Structural Steel projects.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience

Emergency WASH Coordinator Job in Kenya

Job title: Emergency WASH Coordinator

 Country Director and Emergency Coordinator

 Northern Kenya

The WASH Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing the emergency water, sanitation and hygiene promotion element of the programme including needs assessment, proposal writing, planning, implementation, supervision and evaluation of activities, outputs
and objectives of the WASH programme in North Kenya.

The WASH Coordinator will be expected to ensure timeliness of implementation and that each element of the programme addresses WASH priorities of the beneficiaries.

Factory General Manager, Sales Representative, Machine Operator and Detailer / Design Engineer Jobs in Kenya

An affordable quality construction solutions company in Nairobi is looking for qualified individuals to fill the following positions:

Factory General Manager
  • BSc. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, min 10 years’ experience with projects in construction, min 5 years management experience
  • MS Office proficiency and excellent command of oral & written English
  • Hands-on experience in BOQ preparation and tendering procedures
  • Must have experience in managing several large projects simultaneously
  • Must have experience leading/motivating a team and establishing and monitoring KPIs with timely and accurate reporting
  • Results oriented, accountability focused, focus on quality and safety
Sales Representative

Project Assistant Job Vacancy

The Methodist Church in Kenya, Conference Office is seeking for a Project Assistantwho is expected to take up office with effect from 1st October 2011.

He/she should posses the following requirements:
  • Minimum academic qualification of a Degree in Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Minimum aggregate C + in KCSE.
  • A Diploma in Community Development or Project Management will be an added advantage.
  • Two years experience in a similar position. Experience in Computer Hardware and Website Maintenance will be an added advantage.
  • Fluent in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Age 27-35.

College Management System Wanted

Rubate Teachers College is one of the best Teachers Training College in Kenya and has over seven hundred {700} students.

The College is looking for a fully integrated management system that has among others the following modules:-
  • Financial system to produce financial reports online.
  • Online bank reconciliation module is a MUST.
  • Stock module for inventory management.
  • Student management module.
  • Payroll system.
  • Others will act as an added advantage.

Garage/Workshop Supervisor Job in Thika

Our client, a group of Companies based in Thika and dealing in construction company.

  • A Minimum of Diploma in Plant/Automotive Engineering
  • A higher diploma an added advantage.
  • A Minimum of 10 years hands on experience in workshop or plant management.
  • Ability to manage a workshop comprising of earth movers and Trucks.

Area Director of Finance & Business Support – Africa Job Vacancy - InterContinental Hotels

We are the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). We own, operate and franchise more than 6,500 hotels, offering more than half a million guest rooms in over 100 countries.

Be part of the world’s most global hotels group

Our core purpose: Great Hotels Guests Love

What’s your passion?

Whether you’re into playing the guitar, singing or soccer at IHG we’re interested in YOU.

Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) Tender for Provision of External Audit Services

Tender for Provision of External Audit Services

Tender No: KIM/ARG/001/2011

The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) is a not-for-profit professional membership-based, management and business development organization.

KIM invites sealed tenders from eligible candidates for provision of external audit services whose specifications are detailed in the tender document.

Interested candidates may obtain further information and inspect the tender document from the procurement office at KIM Head Office, located at Luther Plaza along Nyerere Road between 8.30 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays.

Direct Sales Representatives Jobs in Kenya - Family Bank

An Exciting Career Opportunity in Banking

Family Bank one the leading financial institutions ¡n the region with over 900,000 customers and whose purpose is to enable people create and sustain wealth through access to flexible, affordable financial services is looking for aggressive, dynamic, professionals with strong credentials to drive the realization on its ambitious growth goals.

Are you that person, apply now:

Direct Sales Representatives

 Reporting to the Retail Sales Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the business growth activities for the bank. He/she must be a highly driven and self motivated individual with a strong passion for success and flair for sales to drive Bank’s Retail products penetration to existing and potential customers.

Senior Mechanics and Welder Cum Fabricator Jobs in Kenya

Interested persons with the following qualifications are invited to apply for the below listed positions:

Senior Mechanic 

2 Posts

Qualifications:Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (or) Mechanical Engineering Technician Course (or) Grade -1 - with rich experience.


Junior Legislative Fellows Programme Career Opportunities - Kenya Parliamentary Strengthening Program

The State University of New York– Kenya Office (SUNY-Kenya) is implementing a Legislative Strengthening Program in support of the Kenya Parliament.

The Program invites applications from highly motivated young Kenyans interested in participating in its Junior Legislative Fellows Programme.

The programme, which in 2011/2012 will run within the context of the new constitutional dispensation, is a unique opportunity for university graduates interested in a legislative and public service career to link their theoretical knowledge with the actual work of legislation and public policy formulation.

During the 12-month programme, Junior Fellows are exposed to Kenya’s legislative environment and have an opportunity to work with elected representatives as well as build their leadership skills.

Production Manager Job Vacancy

Reporting to the MD, the Production Manager will be responsible for ensuring quality, cost effective and timely production (stitching, printing and embroidery) of promotional material.

The Production Manager will lead a production team of about two hundred people.

The position requires skill and experience as well as maturity and strategic thinking.

Required skills and qualifications:

Junior School Teachers Jobs in Kenya

The Aga Khan Academy Nairobi, Junior School is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, providing a 21st Century education and developing global citizenship.

The school wishes to invite applicants for the following position:

Grade 1 Classroom Teacher

Grade 6 Classroom Teacher


Latest Government Jobs in Kenya - NEMA

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following vacant positions:

1. Principal Legal Officer 


1 Post

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Deputy Director – Legal Services and will assist in facilitating the development of procedures and regulations for effective implementation of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) and advise on legal matters.

New KCC Jobs in Kenya

New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited is the leading Dairy Company in the Country re-known for its world class brands that include KCC Butter, Ghee, Gold Crown, Safariland and Mala among others.

We are seeking to recruit dynamic and result driven person to fill the following vacancy:-

1. Head of Production

HR /HOP/01/07/2011

The Job

Assistant Director - Programs Job Vacancy

Undugu Society of Kenya (Undugu) is a non-governmental organization that works towards the empowerment of children living and working on the streets, vulnerable youths and poor marginalized rural and urban communities.

Undugu achieves this through capacity building, access to education and training, lobbying and advocacy for change of laws and policies, and creation of linkages aimed at reducing poverty.

Undugu Society seeks to recruit an
 Assistant Director - Programs.

The Assistant Director - Programs is effectively the head of program interventions.

Senior Credit Control Executive Job Vacancy

Kenya Orient Insurance Ltd seeks to recruit a talented and experienced individual to fill the following position.

 Senior Credit Control Executive 

Reports To:
 Credit Controller Insurance Limited

Overall Responsibility:
 To ensure that the monthly statements are produced accurately and on a timely basis, and that the credit control administration is well managed

Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

Assistant HR & Admin Manager Job Vacancy

Kenya Orient Insurance Ltd seeks to recruit a talented and experienced individual to fill the following position.

 Assistant HR & Admin Manager

Reports To:
 Head of Support Services

Overall Responsibility:
 Responsible for all aspects of human capital including recruitment, rewards, staff development, motivation, discipline and separation, within the company policies.

Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

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