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NO, a job interview is not a suspect cross-examination, it’s a two-way conversation that is commonly initiated by the interviewer, as a candidate, it is generally acceptable for you to ask questions never fear a single bit. When your turn comes, don’t shy away like you know everything about the job you are being interviewed for or the details about the company, put your interviewer to the task too.  Yes, during some...
You remember the common love catch line “never too busy for you!” Let’s assume Mary (the girlfriend) asked if she could meet up for lunch with Peter (the boyfriend). Peter could respond – “am never too busy for you my dear” this implies that Peter can make time for Mary no matter the circumstance and this is simply because it's among his priorities likewise, if Peter is not interested in Mary,...
Employers don’t put all their eggs in one basket. They normally interview a number of candidates before choosing their best then why should you a job seeker put your eggs in one basket where you make one job application and wait. You might feel you’re the ‘perfect’ candidate for this job, there is no way anyone else would have more or better experience than you, the company would be mad not to hire you, etc. All of...
More than 80% percent of applications are discarded or ignored at first glance well, we know you want your application to be part of the 20%. Here is why your application can miss being among the 20%; Use of non-standard CV formats There are normally standard CV formats, if you use the non-standard format recruiters may get confused trying to find information about you on your CV, don’t get overly creative in...
As someone prepares for an interview there is always fear for unexpected questions, stubborn interviewers or even getting inadvertently late. Well there is always another situation, one where you know the answer to the asked question but you fear that it might not be the one your interviewer wants to hear. An example is if your interview is on a Sunday, you meet up at the Venue (Office) and everyone is engrossed at their table busy...
There are some common interview questions such as “tell us about yourself”, “what do you know about our company?” that are familiar to anyone who has been at either side of the interview table before. Well there are questions such as “If i asked your current or former boss to make a sentence about you what would that be?” Such a question is self-indulgent and power-based but the interviewer isn’t...
Safety Tips for Your Job Search As a job seeker our commitment to you is to help you put your best foot forward and source opportunities that match your experience and career goals. We offer this service free of charge since we are paid by the employers who advertise the jobs. While job searching wherever you might be doing it, you need to be watchful to avoid being taken advantage of by fraudsters who might use offering you a job...
Since time immemorial, graduating from college or university has always been a highly celebrated milestone for many, their families and friends too since it marks the end of years of constant learning well, once achieved the hard question of “ what next ?” pops up with the obvious answer “finding a job”. The current job market in Uganda is undoubtedly a tough one especially if you are searching for a job as a fresh...
With the current trends of online job search, having the right keywords in your CV/Resumes, social profiles,  is critical to making yourself visible to recruiters and hiring managers who are often searching online for qualified job candidates. With the right keywords in your CV/Resumes, social profile, your profile will appear in search results, and appearing in search results is the way you are found by employers and recruiters....