Negotiating salary as a new staff

Negotiating salary as a new staff

What you don’t know about me is that I resigned from my first job.

This was one of the worst decisions of my life. And I want to warn you: never resign from your job before you find a new one. When you do so, your transfer price goes to zero. I mean 0. This means, that you lose all your previous career salary increases. Many companies want to match your current pay. Never your previous pay. Many companies ask for your most recent pay slip.

The thing is, many company HR and executives have been taught wrong things. They have been […] Read more

Negotiating salary as a new staff

Negotiating salary as a new staff

What you don’t know about me is that I resigned from my first job.

This was one of the worst decisions of my life. And I want to warn you: never resign from your job before you find a new one. When you do so, your transfer price goes to zero. I mean 0. This means, that you lose all your previous career salary increases. Many companies want to match your current pay. Never your previous pay. Many companies ask for your most recent pay slip.

The thing is, many company HR and executives have been taught wrong things. They have been […] Read more

Why some university graduates find it hard to get jobs

Why some university graduates find it hard to get jobs

How long did it take you to get a job after graduation?

If you are among the few lucky ones, you got a job even before you left campus. You were strategic or made use of your relatives’ connections to fast track your career. Some of you straight away started your own small businesses and never looked back. the fact remains, many people take long to find jobs after graduation. But why?

In Uganda, like any other African country, jobs are few and very competitive.

The population stands at estimated 40m people. Of these, around 5,000 are leaving university to enter into the […] Read more

How big is the luck factor in startup success?

How big is the luck factor in startup success?

Luck is useless if it lands on the unprepared.

As they say, if you want to win a lottery ticket, first go and buy the ticket! However, lucky you might be, without having bought the lottery ticket. There is no way you are going to win.

Many successful people agree with the saying that “good luck is when preparedness meets opportunity.” If you want to get lucky, first prepare. If you want to get that dream job, express interest for it by submitting your application or going to meet the recruiter. The opportunity might be there, but if you do not prepare […] Read more

How big is the luck factor in startup success?

How big is the luck factor in startup success?

Luck is useless if it lands on the unprepared.

As they say, if you want to win a lottery ticket, first go and buy the ticket! However, lucky you might be, without having bought the lottery ticket. There is no way you are going to win.

Many successful people agree with the saying that “good luck is when preparedness meets opportunity.” If you want to get lucky, first prepare. If you want to get that dream job, express interest for it by submitting your application or going to meet the recruiter. The opportunity might be there, but if you do not prepare […] Read more

What is your focus? How to avoid a ‘stone in the shoe’ scenario.

What is your focus? How to avoid a ‘stone in the shoe’ scenario.

You are a Director. You have a scorecard with over 50 performance areas identified for your Pillar. As the days become months which turn into quarters, you start getting anxious. The year is moving fast, yet all the scorecard performance areas are still outstanding. And your Chief Executive Officer and fellow directors are starting to ask questions. As the work-related pressure starts forming, you start to show some seriousness by becoming tough to your direct reports. Who, for lack of anyone to blame, tell whoever can listen “it is the Director.’

Instead of getting serious to work, it becomes a game […] Read more