• Should Your Resume Be in Past or Present Tense? Here’s How to Decide

    Grammar and consistency are key when it comes to your resume. Uniform and error-free writing not only makes your resume easier for a recruiter or hiring manager to understand, but it also shows that you are conscientious, pay attention to detail, and care about your job search. (Don’t say you’re meticulous, then submit a typo-filled resume!) And the verb tense or tenses you use are one vital way to make sure your resume is professional and easy to read.

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  • Interview tips: how do you deal with critical questions?

     

    During a job interview, you can expect different types of questions. Think, for example, of your strengths, but also your weaknesses. A sensitive topic is to discuss the times when you received criticism. For example, on your performance, a specific incident at work, self-management issues or time management issues. These are exactly the types of examples that are of interest to interviewers.
    The interviewer may ask you several other questions to get more information from you, such as:

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  • 10 things to do while you're looking for work

     

    Looking for work can be stressful and tiring, especially if you don't have a plan. Handing out resumes and making cold calls can be hard on your self-confidence, but being strategic about your job hunt can re-invigorate you and give you the motivation to keep going. Here are 10 things you should try to do while you're looking for work.

    1. If possible, do some investigating while you're still employed

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  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Recruitment Agency

    Considering using a recruitment agency but want to learn more about the benefits first? VHR discusses 5 reasons why recruitment agencies are good for business.

    1. Short-term And Long-term Cost Savings

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  • 5 Tips on how to explain gaps in your employment history

    There’s a misconception that it’s a red flag to recruiters if they see breaks in employment on a résumé. Job seekers tend to assume that companies prefer candidates with work experience that seamlessly flows from one employer to the next; many people worry about how to explain common occurrences such as being laid off, quitting a bad job before having a new one, taking extended family leave or experiencing a personal emergency that temporarily takes them out of the workforce.

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  • The African Development Bank and its partners want your ideas for beating the COVID-19 pandemic

    The African Development Bank and partners are set to host an online #AfricaVsVirus Challenge from 16 to 19 April 2020. The 72-hour competition is a global hackathon – or “ideathon” – to develop effective solutions to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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  • 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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