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By John Wanjora There are three main CV formats: chronological, functional and the combination format. Here are some ideas to help you decide on which one among the three to opt for when applying for a job. Chronological CV Format This is usually the best format if you have had…
By John Wanjora On this page, I have put down for you in black and white the secrets on how to write a great cover letter in Kenya. My purpose in doing this is to demystify Cover Letter writing so that you can excel in your job search. When working…
By John Wanjora The CV is one of the strongest tools that you can use to market yourself to prospective employers. This document serves the following three functions: 1. Convincing the prospective employer that you have what it takes to handle the job in question, and it would therefore be…
A typical interview in Kenya consists of four main stages: The opening or introduction The interviewer’s questions session The interviewee’s questions session The end or closing Assuming that our typical interview lasts for thirty minutes, each of the above stages could last for a period of time as shown in…
As Kenyans, we have a tendency to do things just at the last minute. We know what often follows. Could it be that most employers share this characteristic, and thus demand people with exceptional abilities to deliver under extreme pressure :) When it comes to career advancement, success comes from…
This is one of the most tricky questions when moving to a new company or job position. I have discussed the matter more in-depth in my book: Getting Your Dream Job, but I will nonetheless give quick advice, just in case you've stumbled upon this piece before getting into the…
When setting out to write a CV for employers in Kenya, consider that the CV is the most important marketing tool in your journey to a new job. It tells the employer about where you schooled, your professional know-how, accomplishments, and most significantly, what to anticipate from you. In order…
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