January 5, 2013  Posted by Administrator at 10:56 pm Society 2 Responses »

Most job applicants spend too much time writing a CV based on their wants and needs instead of focusing on selling themselves to the prospective employer; by writing a resume to show the employer why they need to hire you. Although it would be great if an employer could magically peer into your career life and see why you’re a great fit, it’s ultimately your job to show them why you would be an asset and not a liability if hired.

Here are some tips for effectively selling yourself on the job hunt:

Inventory your strengths and skills. What are your best (personal or professional) qualities? Are you organized? A great leader? What skills do you have that make you a desirable employee? Whatever they may be, you need to recognize them — and then show employers how those skills and traits would make you a great fit for the job opening at their company. You should certainly include them in your cover letter and resume where appropriate, but don’t forget to also bring them up during interviews or interactions with employers too. Creating an online portfolio couldn’t hurt, either.

Write down all of your accomplishments at past positions. Simply put: you need accomplishment stories for your resume. Employers aren’t impressed to see that you “filed important documents” at your last position — and it’s likely that is not the only thing you did to help your last employer. Did you create a new filing system that helped the company become more efficient? Or did you save a significant amount of money for the office by eliminating unnecessary expenditures? Think back to your achievements and provide numbers whenever possible to quantify your accomplishments. Not only is it much more impressive, but it’s also a great segue to telling these stories during an interview.

Figure out the employer’s pain points. What does the organization need that you can help them with? Why are they currently hiring for this position? Do your research on the company and the position to determine how you can become a solution to a problem they’re having — and then be sure to show an employer why you’re the solution through your job search documents, portfolio, and interview answers. Oh, and remember those accomplishment stories you wrote down? Choose which ones are the most important based on the employer’s pain points. Are they looking to save money in this position? Show them you’ve done that in the past.

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 September 27, 2012  Posted by Administrator at 3:44 pm Family, Featured, Health, News, Society No Responses »

From celebrities and world leaders to our next-door neighbors, no one seems immune to infidelity. The simple fact is that infidelity is an issue that’s never too far away and is alive and well. All relationships, if not properly nourished and guarded, are vulnerable to this unforgiving reality. So what can you do if you

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 June 14, 2012  Posted by Mwananchi at 6:41 pm Africa, Biashara, Elimu, Featured, Health, News, Society 1 Response »

After listening to the Minister of Finance, Hon. Githae’s budget speech, I am convinced we have finally become a socialist nation. The number of social programs being proposed is alarming to say the least. When will we learn from the mistakes made by others? Europe, USA et al! Com’on Githae. Such populist proposals have been

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 May 17, 2012  Posted by Administrator at 5:19 pm Africa, Health, Health FAQ, News, Society No Responses »

There has been a lot of buzz over the years about Kenyan athletes dorminance in long distance races. One region has produced more world Champions than any other country in the World! Check out how they are made.

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 April 3, 2012  Posted by Mwananchi at 6:46 pm 2012, News, Politics, Society 2 Responses »

  After launching the voting process for the inductees into the Kenya Hall of Shame, we are proud to announce that we have a winner for the first quarter of 2012 (January – March). Mr Uhuru Kenyatta recieved the most votes for his involvement in the PEV. Soon we will be uploading a new list

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 March 26, 2012  Posted by Mwananchi at 7:44 pm Africa, Family, Health, News, Society No Responses »

Domestic violence against men is not a new phenomenon, according to  Nderitu Njoka, founder Maendeleo ya Wanaume, an organisation that deals with male victims of domestic in Kenya. Data obtained by the organization show that at least 460,000 Kenyan men suffered from domestic violence in 2010. This is a dramatic increase from 300,000 reported cases

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 February 13, 2012  Posted by Mraia at 8:44 am Entertainment, jokes, LOL!!, Society No Responses »

Common Word or Phrase Rearranged Letters DORMITORY DIRTY ROOM PRESBYTERIAN BEST IN PRAYER ASTRONOMER MOON STARER DESPERATION A ROPE ENDS IT THE EYES THEY SEE GEORGE BUSH HE BUGS GORE RAILA A LIAR (Ooops!!) THE MORSE CODE HERE COME DOTS SLOT MACHINES CASH LOST IN ME ANIMOSITY IS NO AMITY ELECTION RESULTS: LIES – LET’S

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 January 30, 2012  Posted by Administrator at 7:35 am 2012, Politics, Society, TSUP No Responses »

Sometime ago, we promised to unveil a new page on our website whose sole purpose is to highlight the negative contributions by our leaders; social, political, religious and otherwise. We are pleased to announce that the page is now ready and vibrant with activity sparked by the recent ICC indictment of four of the six

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 December 26, 2011  Posted by Administrator at 1:21 am News, Politics, Society No Responses »

In   order to protect you as a whistle blower, the Kenya Anticorruption   Commission, KACC has implemented an internationally certified web-based   reporting system that guarantees you a completely secure and anonymous   reporting. The Business Keeper Monitoring System (BKMS®) is the only recognized anonymous whistle blower system in the world and is not email-based. Its anonymity has

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 October 4, 2011  Posted by Mraia at 7:51 pm News, Politics, Society No Responses »

Prime minister, Raila Odinga while speaking at the Hilton Hotel, on Tuesday said that organized crime is financing political activities and events in various parts of the country. He added, “There are credible fears that key members of our security institutions are also involved”. Criminals are in turn being guaranteed protection tying them directly to

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