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mswazi

Village Elder
#2
Good. LinkedIn is a good place for networking but getting a job there is usually very hard. The best approach is to search for your job category on google everyday and see if there are any jobs there that you can apply for.
 

Hydra

Village Elder
#7
it only helps me to know who to talk to in regard to the service I offer, so when I call the target organisation I just ask the receptionist to give me so and so.............appearing as if I already know him/her and to him/her I appear to have had such a good reason that the receptionist passed me to him/her. email exchanges follow and voila! biashara inajipa.
 
#8
If you are there it's advisable to keep your account up to date and on point. Employers look at social media accounts of prospective employees & LinkedIn carries weight with them.
 
#9
it only helps me to know who to talk to in regard to the service I offer, so when I call the target organisation I just ask the receptionist to give me so and so.............appearing as if I already know him/her and to him/her I appear to have had such a good reason that the receptionist passed me to him/her. email exchanges follow and voila! biashara inajipa.
it only helps me to know who to talk to in regard to the service I offer, so when I call the target organisation I just ask the receptionist to give me so and so.............appearing as if I already know him/her and to him/her I appear to have had such a good reason that the receptionist passed me to him/her. email exchanges follow and voila! biashara inajipa.
it only helps me to know who to talk to in regard to the service I offer, so when I call the target organisation I just ask the receptionist to give me so and so.............appearing as if I already know him/her and to him/her I appear to have had such a good reason that the receptionist passed me to him/her. email exchanges follow and voila! biashara inajipa.
yes!! expecially in sales business where you have to make cold calls..
 
#14
Then why are Kenyan employers laying so much emphasis on these sites?
When did Kenyan employers collectively pioneer anything? They are just regurgitation what they've heard.
If you did a study on recruitment in Kenya, jobs by LinkedIn would not only be negligible but also showing little growth. One simple reason is that Kenya has small numbers online (in proportion to total population, Kenya is not going over 25-30% with social media accounts)
Another is that the LinkedIn concept has failed and no Kenyan employer has strategy and tactic to screen and select people from LinkedIn.
My guess is that in Kenya the main ways to get a job is referential and by sending doc application.
 

Chaos

Village Elder
#15
I got the job I have now via LinkedIn. The H.R. Manager put up an ad indicating the qualities of the person they were looking for. Next step she searched for particular profiles with specific key words relating to that job and requested to follow those profiles. A few of my campus mates and I followed back and that's when I spotted her post with the job specifications and how to apply. I applied, got called for the interview and eventually got the job. Just so you know, that job was not advertised on any other platform.

My point is, just get your LinkedIn profile in order. You never know where your next job will come from. Also, it costs you nothing.
 

4makind

Village Elder
#16
Linkedin accounts work well for those that are intermediate and senior career levels but not at entry levels. I have been contacted several times by recruiters that found my profile in the site.
 

addCache

Village Elder
#18
They have sent over a million messages asking me if i know this or that person or to "update" my page. Sijawai update or add anything. I simply dont like putting up my personal stuff online. Thats why am here instead of FB.
Anyway tangu nijue ii Kenya kupata kazi ni kujuana, not how many papers u have, linkedin doesnt excite me.
 

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