The HR speaks

Can your Social Media Profile get you a job?

  Finding a job in Uganda can turn out to be a nightmare if you are not doing it right; as such you need to sell yourself in every way possible. LinkmeUg caught up with Nicola Smith – Country Program Director Challenges World Wide – on how to take advantage of social media to reach […]

Why internships don’t turn into jobs

  It’s that time of the year again when thousands of students from institutes of higher learning go for internship. If you got yourself into a company with vacant positions, you need to prove that you can fill those positions. LinkmeUg caught up with Ms. Priscilla Nyachwo, a Human Resource Officer with Brac Uganda on […]

Dropping off an application? Here’s a check list

Beside being an outline of your educational and professional background, a Curriculum Vitae paints a true and positive picture of who you are, influences the decision to put you on the short list and is a tool to present your experience, skills, abilities, and qualifications. Today on the HR speaks we share the CV check […]

How to be a working student

  Having a part-time job while studying is a dream come true for many youth. Though the problem comes to what kind of job can one do while still pursuing his/her course at campus. LinkmeUg’s Cuthbert Kigozi spoke to Ms. Priscilla Nyachwo a Human Resource officer who shared some ideas on the kinds of jobs […]

Qualifying for a job after you get it

In Uganda, it’s not unusual for you to get a job you have no knowledge about. What with the “technical who” or the many degree courses that take our youth no where. If your family friend or a relative helps you off the street you need to get the right skills and training to keep that job and start […]

Literacy Day – employers’ complaints about young workers and solutions

September 8th is International Literacy Day observed by all UN member states like Uganda. It is a global celebration of literacy and it’s importance to individuals, communities and societies. LinkmeUg is focusing on the literacy ability of today’s job seekers. Literacy is not just the ability to read, speak, write and understand but also your knowledge of a particular […]

Youth need to be honest to keep a job with me!!

Africa is battling youth unemployment; a problem needing numerous solutions. LinkmeUg is part of the solutions, making youth better employees, encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship through information. One of the obvious ways Uganda’s unemployment can be solved is for the employed Ugandans to start up enterprises and employ the so many energetic and talented young people. […]

As you await graduation, are you employable?

The 2 month internship is done and as you await graduation, you are probably calling as many people as possible to get you a job. Remember, you don’t have the experience or the papers to look for a job. Is it possible to get a job without your university/college certificate? Yes it is; most fresh […]

Every new graduate should be a sales person

By Prossy Nyafono I have met so many young people who move from company to company dropping off applications and CVs which mention no job experience except the 2 months of internship and luckily a responsibility at church. I recommend you go into marketing. Marketing is promoting the services or products of a company, call […]

At the interview: Tell us about yourself!

There are usually several steps to getting a formal job. First is the application, then the aptitude tests, followed by practical test for some jobs and finally the interview. The job interview is a crucial part of a person’s job search because it’s an opportunity for the employer to meet you and relate your test […]