• 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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  • 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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