• 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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  • How to Stand out During Your Next Job Interview

    Everyday I sit in a television studio and pepper people with questions about a variety of topics related to business. It's about the most unnatural way to talk to a person but somehow, it works onscreen.

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  • Avoid these social media mistakes when job searching

    Social media helps your job search in many ways, from profiling your expertise to finding out about new opportunities, but if you’re not careful it can also hinder your chance of securing your ideal job.

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  • How to get your CV into the recruiter’s ‘yes’ pile

    Have you ever wondered what happens once your CV has made it into the inbox of a recruiter? You can imagine that this person has a fair few CVs to get through, and sometimes only a percentage of these will get read past the first page. Fewer of these will make the shortlist of resumes to pass onto their client. But how does a recruiter come to this decision?

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  • Who will win Bank of Kigali’s Rwf60m Urumuri interest-free cash?

    Dr Diane Karusisi, the chief executive officer speaks during starting of mentorship training to 50 entrepreneurs organized by Bank of Kigali.

    The opening panel of the just-concluded YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Kigali discussed arguably the most critical question for young people; how to create enough jobs to address the continent’s unemployment quandary – there’s a target for 50 million jobs by 2020.

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  • UR student nominated for prestigious young women fellowship programme

    Grace Ineza Umuhoza, a third year university student at the University of Rwanda (UR), has been nominated for one of Africa’s famous global women leadership programmes.

    The Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development (MILEAD) Fellow Programme selects from around the continent’s most promising young women leaders, who possess the courage and commitment to lead and shape the future of Africa,.

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  • 5 Expert Tips for Interview Success

    Americans will have at least 10 jobs before retirement, based on current Bureau of Labor Statistics research that shows average job tenure in 2016 was a little over four years. Companies often conduct two or more interviews of a potential candidate before deciding to hire them. This means, at best, most of us must interview at least 20 (and likely 30 to 40) more times before we retire. Like it or not, acing the interview is a must for long-term career growth. Here are five tips for interview success:

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