Doing it alone or going to sites that pull jobs from other sites and are not regularly updated also contributes to many youth being jobless as by the time they apply for that job, it would have been filled already, like weeks or even months earlier.
“We make jobseeking experience easier, all they need to do is subscribe to job alerts in their specific categories to get daily reminders of all opportunities that match their qualifications,” says Mutuma. “Job seekers should know that they have a task to play in their job seeking journey, basic thing like updating their CV’s, going through the adverts/job descriptions, applying for only relevant jobs they qualify for determine their chances of getting the opportunities.”
Mutuma adds that BrighterMonday addresses real issues that’s why their brand remains because the jobs are real and authentic. He adds that jobseekers too should know that they have a task to play in their job seeking journey, basic things like updating their CV’s, going through the adverts/job descriptions clearly and applying only relevant jobs they qualify for determine their chances of getting the opportunities.
Seselja adds that successful applicants are incredibly passionate about the job at hand – and prove it and come across as someone others would love to work with. She adds that the best candidates aren’t reserved about complimenting the company at hand.
To get that job, Seselja says you ought to make the interviewer feel comfortable by being warm and even humorous if the occasion calls for it. Whenever a job seekers looks at the interviewer as someone they know, talk to them as if they genuinely like and respect them, the interviewers will feel warmth and be confident that the person is right for them team.
Speak about your greatest achievements
She also urged job seekers to speak about their greatest achievements, in a modest tone. Job seekers should let their achievements speak for themselves and they should be interactive and ask questions of their own.
“People often say they don’t get the chance; but when you are answering a question, the floor is all yours to fire away with your own. Don’t be combative, boastful, cold or disengaged – the most superhumanly intellectual of candidates can lose the opportunity just by being unlikeable,” Seselja concludes.
Founded in Kenya in 2006 and operating in all East African markets, BrighterMonday aims to help East Africa’s job seekers and employers to maximize the increasing opportunities. Recently, the firm launched a door-to-door campaign to weed out fraudsters to ensure online job seekers remain safe. The firm also vets each employer, visits or calls most of them to ensure they really exist.