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How Kenyans Can Find the Right Jobs

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It's not so difficult to find the job for most Kenyans because online job boards are filled with thousands of vacancy announcements. [ Photo / Courtesy ]

If you’re Kenyan who’s looking for a new job, you’ve come to the right website. Here you’ll find all the necessary information about job opportunities in Kenya.

Actually, it’s not so difficult to find the job for most Kenyans because online job boards are filled with thousands of vacancy announcements. The list of the leading positions includes business development managers, sales officers, sales managers, project assistants, project managers, auditors, cashiers, ITC managers, HP consultants, etc. 

So all you need to do is just check out all these job advertisements and apply for the vacancy you want to work for. However, some people find it really challenging to decide what type of work best suits them. Below we’ve prepared the job guide on how to choose the work in Kenya that you will love.

1. Ask Yourself a Number of Questions

Before starting your job hunt, you need to figure out where you’re going. Remember, you can’t afford to get a job just for the sake of it. Well, the first thing you have to do when looking for the appropriate position is an interview with yourself. Your personal inventory should include such important questions as:

  • What do you want out of life?
  • What do you want to do in life?
  • What jobs done by your friends or relatives do you like/dislike?
  • What advertised positions have attracted you?

2. Determine Your Top 5 Employability Skills

To apply for a good job, you need professional skills. Think about what you can do well and what strong sides you’ve got. Then analyze your skills to make a list of them. Choose your top 5 skills that can help you get some good work and create a professional-looking CV that can be applied directly to an employer you would be interested to work with.

3.  Sell Yourself and Your Skills Effectively

Don’t forget that the only person you need to find the right job and generally get hired is YOU! It’s really not necessary to involve your relatives or friends in your job placement process. Go solo, approach the employer directly without intermediaries and introduce yourself. Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone to make headway.

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4. Show Yourself in Good Light

Every job seeker got to understand that most Kenyan employers and recruitment agencies can be easily impressed by a striking and well-thought-out presentation or CV. As a job hunter, you should include additional information into your CV that will set yourself apart from other candidates.

Try to tell your prospective employer what’s unique about you and what makes you an ideal candidate for this position. Convince your employer that no one can replace you by any means necessary.

5.  Focus on Smaller Kenyan Companies

It’s no secret that getting a job in a smaller company in Kenya is a lot easier than in a big corporation. Moreover, if you apply for a position in a small company, you’re likely to grow and climb a career ladder very fast. Don’t ignore the vacancies in small companies.

Searching for a good job in Kenya even if you have no connections isn’t a problem. Here you’ll find some engineering job opportunities and perfect salary expectations. The Kenyan job market, especially online, offers you a great variety of positions in different fields to choose from.

The priority is to find the job you want to do, a job that will satisfy you and one that can provide you the opportunity for your personal development.

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