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The East African : February 24th 2014
The EastAfrican ADVERTISEMENT FEBRUARY 22-28,2014 39 AMREF Kenya – Vacancies Project Manager - Ref No. KCO/GFTB/001/2014 Global Fund TB Project. The position reports to the Program Manager – HIV/AIDS,TB and Malaria and is based in Nairobi. Advocacy Manager - Ref No. KCO/RABD/001/2014 The position reports to the Research Advocacy and Business Development Manager and is based in Nairobi. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Ref No. KCO/DANIDA/001/2014 DANIDA SHRH Project. The position reports to the Project Manager and is based in Nairobi. Human Resources Assistant - Ref No. KCO/HR/001/2014 The position reports to the Human Resources Manager and is based in Nairobi. Please visit the AMREF website at www.amref.org (Get Involved) to view the job specifications and application process.Interested candidates to complete the Online Application Form attaching their CV by Wednesday, 05th March, 2014. For more information read yesterday’s (21/02/2014) Daily Nation The shouting paper Some fresh job-seekers print their CVs on brightly coloured paper. The belief is that the shouting colours will attract recruiters, to the exclusion of other applications on the pile. This may be the case, but often for the wrong reasons. Don’t print your CV on coloured paper, and don’t decorate it. Clarity and conciseness are the greatest selling points. Unspecified applications However desperate you are for a job, it rarely helps to send an application with the line: “fix me on any available position”. Always specify the type of job you are confident you can do. Apply for a specific position, a position you stand a good chance of being interviewed for. Keep your options open You’ve attended many interviews and you are advancing to the next round of the selection process. You may be tempted to focus your attention on only one or two of the recruiting companies. This is not wise. Attend all the interviews you’ve been invited for with equal interest. Do not fail to pursue a vacancy just because you are receiving signals that you may get the other job. Only reject an offer after you’ve accepted another. You could, at the last minute, be dropped out of the race for the job you are keen on. Change that fancy address If your email address reads something like “cooljoe@….com” or “betty_sweet@….com”, don’t submit it as a contact address in your job application. It could ruin your chances of success. Opt for an address that reflects a serious person. The same goes for voicemail notifications: the recorded messages should be professional and courteous. Anticipate the questions Going for an interview? Experts say that when you anticipate questions, you boost your chances of success because you plan a response. Think of possible questions along the line of your profession and practice your answers. But, as much as you are advised to do that, be ready for surprises, and that means keeping an open mind and being honest. Take career talks seriously Some companies have policies of recruiting fresh graduates as management trainees. Many times, they will move around universities or other professional institutions to give a talk about employment opportunities within the company. As a student on the last lap of studies, take advantage of these opportunities. Take part in the discussion. Demonstrate that you are indeed interested. Pick up contacts to call up later as you introduce yourself. It is the first big step to networking for employment.
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