Written Interviews; What It Takes To Write A Winning Interview Essay?

How to write a job application essay In many cases, written interviews involve you having to take an aptitude test and writing an essay related to the job you could be applying for. You could be required to write about a specific topic given to you by a recruiter or on a topic of your […]

15 questions to ask and 30 questions to avoid in interviews

Questions you should ask and shouldn’t ask in an interview An interview is not meant to be a one-sided process where only the recruiter asks all the questions. It is ideally meant to be a two-sided communication process between a job seeker and a recruiter hence, giving you as the job seeker the authority to […]

Aptitude tests and how you can prepare for them

What aptitude tests are all about? Aptitude tests are some of the most common interview tests job seekers encounter today. Knowing how to prepare for them sets you apart from your competition. In almost every recruitment process, written interviews often precede oral interviews and are considered a very important step in selecting potential candidates for […]

How to Handle Rejection and Failure after Interviews.

“Your biggest problem is that you think you shouldn’t have problems…but problems are what make us grow” —Tony Robbins Congratulations, you are alive! By the time you have graduated and attained a Diploma, Degree or Masters, you probably have gone through myriads of episodes of failure. In fact, the ratio between those who have ‘made […]

Interviews; 7 Things to Help You Mold the Right State of Mind for an Interview.

Note: It is best to practice these concepts way before you ever attend any interview. Your state of mind when you are attending an interview can make or break you. At times, you might be very nervous. It is understandable that you might be worried and a little bit afraid of the outcome of the […]

Interview Questions: What are Your Weaknesses and Strengths?

How To Answer This Common Interview Question.  Quite often, interviewers will pose this question, “what are your weaknesses and strengths?” during an interview. While it may be very easy to describe one’s strengths, describing one’s weaknesses does not come easy for anyone. Knowing exactly what a recruiter is looking for when they ask this question […]

Stand Out From Your Competition: Tell Your Story

Most job applicants spend a lot of time crafting the aspect of their lives one could term as, “the known facts” usually embedded in their Certificates and Resumes. In fact, a lot of young people are so particular about certificates for any little course they attend. So when one gets into an interview room with […]

A Recruiter’s Perspective; What are the Special Qualities Today’s Employers are Looking for in Job Seekers?

A friend of mine has written a very powerful book on employment. The title is “You are not Just an Employee”. It is an interesting read. In one of his social media engagements, he poses a very interesting question and I quote: “Advise on this practice. Graduates and candidates vying for a job tailor their […]

Important Job Search Tips Every Job Seeker Needs to Know

Every year, Uganda’s higher education institutions release hundreds of graduates into the job market. These prospective career individuals join the millions of educated and uneducated youths that are unemployed.  Different studies estimate unemployment rate among Uganda’s youth in excesses of 60%.  We have a shrinking labor market, where we are seeing more job closures and […]

A Recruiter’s Perspective: How to stand out in Interviews

“Give me Six Hours to Chop Down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening my axe” –Abraham Lincoln The Most Frustrating thing of a recruiter I have had the privilege of working in three different African Countries: Kenya, Uganda and Ghana. Throughout my past 10 years in Trade Development, specifically with […]