Blog Articles

This section features articles related to career, job hunting, work relations, the job market in Kenya and other relevant topics.

Employment or Entrepreneurship?

The decision of whether to go into formal employment or start your own business is one of the most important choices you will make in life. In an ideal world the question one should answer is- which path best fulfills your passion, dreams and goals?

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7 Side Hustles That Can Make You Money Fast

A side hustle is any activity, project or undertaking that makes you extra cash outside of your day job. Mostly you will be using a skill you already have or exercising a passion that you have been harboring for some time. This makes it fun and the initial investment is not as big as say…

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Job Hunting in the Digital Age

In today’s fast paced world of technology things are different and this has brought with it new challenges as well as boundless opportunities. There are several things today’s job seekers can do to stay ahead of the pack.

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How To Apply to a Job Opening- “Tailor Making” your CV

  If you are currently job hunting, chances are that you spend quite a considerable amount of time on the internet searching for job openings.  You probably have a CV and cover letter ready for immediate posting once you see a potential advertisement.  While it is a good thing to be prepared to snatch up…

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Improving a CV With Little or no Work Experience

 After graduation, many job seekers will start sending out numerous CV’s in search of jobs. A few lucky ones will get called for interviews and perhaps get job offers right away. For most however, the job hunting market is a tough one and will take resilience and patience. One of the biggest challenges for new…

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Mastering the Art of Cold Calling

The other day I was hard at work when the phone rang. The person on the other side said one ‘hello’ and the call was disconnected. He called again after ten or so minutes. I answered and asked how I could be of help. ‘Natafuta job’ (I am looking for a job) he said. I…

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Navigating Job References

A list of professional references is essential in your job hunt. This is a list of people who can attest to your qualifications and would be able to vouch for you if contacted by a prospective employer. Ideally, choose the people who will give the most useful feedback on your abilities, as opposed to just…

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The Power of Networking in Job Hunting

Networking is a powerful tool when it comes to job hunting. Networking can be defined as interacting with other people for the purpose of exchanging information, sharing contacts and eventually building relationships that might lead to career development. It helps to know someone in a certain industry who can point you in the right direction…

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