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 to win a job where 500 people have applied

How to win a job where 500 people have applied

First, why would a person in their right mind apply for a job where 500 applications have already been submitted for the same job? If you go to drop a CV and find 500 before you have already applied, don’t leave your application there. Stop dreaming and get serious about your career.

Always be the old man out. That should be your focus.

Don’t follow the crowd. Don’t go for the road most travelled. Look for the road less travelled. Even for the road most travelled, make sure you take a different path. Take a case of a typical African President.  Because […] Read more

Where and how do you start life after campus?

Where and how do you start life after campus?

Why do some students get great jobs before they live campus while others tend to linger for long on the street looking for some work, just any work and fail to even find it?

The secret is not something you may think. Every year, leaders and top executives approach University lecturers for names of their top students in the class. If you are average, chances that your name could end up with the top bank’s top honcho are high if you just a great student that works closely with the lecturer! You must have a strategy for every situation you face. […] Read more