Jobskenyan Career Advice Centre
Suppose you want to apply a job to a bank that is expanding and you seem to know this information early enough, how should your letter be?
Nearly a third of hiring managers who currently research candidates via social media said they have found problems that resulted in them rejecting the candidate. Here is what turned them off:
Should you apply or a job in a company that rejected you in earlier interviews. We give you tips on how to ensure you get called again for another open job.
In the current job hunting industry, you will not be hated if you are obsessed about resumes. Who wouldn’t? Currently, if your CV is wrong, then no job for you. The job application competition is at its highest. Just as an example, one of our many clients who advertise with us put up a job for a senior accountant and about 608 candidates applied. Just imagine, there was only one vacancy and if you are not the crème de la crème, then woe unto you. So, what is this grave mistake we make in our CVs and what are the secrets to getting that coveted job?
Frustrated with your job search?
Interviews are very simple exercise if only you take them to be so. By now, if you are a careful follower of our articles, you should be a pro in interview, CV writing, job applications and even application letters. If not we still want to share more experience on the most common mistakes that job applicants make at the interview stage. This is a do-or-die position and you need to be at your best. Avoid flimsy mistakes and you will be OK.
I know after just reading the topic today, you can easily conclude that you know how to do it but no you don’t. Just imagine you were an HR executive who has advertised jobs. How do you expect candidates to send you their applications? I remember sometime back we discussed an article on how to send job application emails but today let us concentrate on the resume. How do you create an email resume that will win interviews and influence recruiters?
What is a cover letter? Many of us are often confused as to what to include in a cover letter. Do you repeat the same info in your CV? What is the importance of a cover letter anyway?
In our current economy, with our shortage of jobs and an abundance of hiring freezes, finding a new job might require some patience. So once you’ve understood the standard job search techniques like a quick CV update and some initial applications, it’s wise to use your free time to shape up as follows:
I am not the best person to advice you on how to nail an NGO or UN job for the sole reason that I have never worked for one. However, I have consulted for a few as a HR professional and this article explores the many reasons why many don’t get these NGO jobs despite their qualifications and experience.
The CV can be written in a professional and neat manner that making it easy for the recruiter to scan and read it, yet most job hunters make the same mistakes in the compilation of their CVs. A few vital improvements to your CV can make the difference between you and the job hunter next to you. Check your CV for these common mistakes and use the guidelines to improve your CV.
We have talked about value and we have talked about presentation. Now let us focus a little on the actual essence of experience. What should be the content is as important as its presentation – maybe more, because this is what really matters. This is what actually would make you a valuable acquisition to the company.
All of life’s journeys begin with the phrase, “I want.”
We are undoubtedly in a competitive world. From the early years in school, we are pitted against each other. We even hear of some schools that grade the performance of children from as early as kindergarten. Through school life, we get through a system that keeps us actively competing for positions and our parents make it worse by insisting we have to be number one. Would you wonder how many number ones we would have in a class if all the parents had their way?