Being Competitive In The Kenyan Job Market

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Important skills and qualifications

The job market is increasingly becoming competitive, with more people graduating from universities with top qualifications. This, therefore, requires you to stand out from the rest. One way to do this is to have an online presence and as Caroline Mwaura, the Chief Human Resource Officer at Ringier One Africa Media stated during a Facebook Live ‘Ask-Me-Anything’ session. The digital era has revolutionised recruitment so it is important to have a professional online presence, which speaks to employers.

To get started, you can have a Facebook or LinkedIn professional page, although LinkedIn is the most preferred professional online platform. Have an updated profile and a professional picture, so as to communicate your professionalism. On this platform, highlight your main qualifications and skills, are these are what will attract recruiters to your profile.

If you are applying for an advertised position, have a CV that is short, clear and precise. To also set yourself apart, you need to highlight your qualifications so that you can speak directly to the recruiter. Here, your achievements on the job so far will be your main selling points. Finally, you need to have a clear personal brand, which is what sets you apart from the rest. See more of what was discussed in the video below.

Ask Me Anything Session. Everything you need to know to stand out in the current job market.

Posted by BrighterMonday Kenya on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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