• Jobseekers' annual survey report 2017 is out!

    Job in Rwanda (JiR Ltd) conducted his annual survey in January 2018 on jobseekers. The total of our survey participants is 1,245. The survey results are analyzed in this report, and will be compared with results from the survey carried out in 2012.

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  • 5 Interview Mistakes You're Probably Making

    You’ve prepared tirelessly for your interview, but do you know how to seal the deal once you walk through that door?

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  • Dear job seeker: This is why recruiters are ignoring your application

    Dear job seeker: This is why recruiters are ignoring your application

    Since I've been looking to fill a couple of key roles on my team recently, I've had to review stacks of resumes and cover letters.

    While some candidates do a good job of presenting themselves professionally, I am, to be frank, astounded by the number of candidates who still haven't even nailed the basics.

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  • What Today's New Graduates Need To Know?

    What Today's New Graduates Need To Know?

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  • How to get the job even if you don't have prior relevant experiences?

    I graduated a little more than a year ago. And to be honest, it wasn't easy for me to land an opportunity in Silicon Valley back then. I didn't have an education in computer science/mathematics nor have I worked in a tech firm before. There was a lot of sacrifices and struggles getting a job in a new industry. It is probably an understatement to say that I have learned some tips and tricks from this job hunting experience.

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  • 13 Advantages and Disadvantages of Labor Unions

    Since the 18th century, labor unions have been involved with employers to help protect worker rights. This was especially important during the development of the industrial revolutions in Europe and the United States. Although governmental reforms have helped to reduce the power and presence of labor unions, public sector unions have a consistent pattern of growth and private sector unions help to train people to become skilled workers in a specific career.

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  • Reviving Blue Collar Work: 4 Myths About the Skilled Trades

    “Consider the reality of today’s job market. We have a massive skills gap. Even with record unemployment, millions of skilled jobs are unfilled because no one is trained or willing to do them. Meanwhile unemployment among college graduates is at an all-time high, and the majority of those graduates with jobs are not even working in their field of study. Plus, they owe a trillion dollars in student loans. A trillion! And still, we push a four-year college degree as the best way for the most people to find a successful career?” -Mike Rowe

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  • Fresh graduates: How to survive in the job market

    Last week, University of Rwanda held its 4th graduation ceremony which saw a total of 8,366 students conferred with degrees in different programmes. However, despite having a degree, it’s not a guarantee that every graduate will land a job. For this reason, experts advise that graduates should learn how to make themselves more useful and employable. Again, they as well say, for those who are lucky enough to land a job right away, they should use that opportunity to grow professionally and get experience.

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