Thanks to the internet and a number of online tools, your next dream job could just be a mouse-click away.
However, that will only happen if you know where to click of course. Whether you are looking for full-time, part-time jobs, writing jobs, data-entry, internship, vacancies or that high profile UN job in Uganda or elsewhere, these sites could come handy. Okay, here are the top 5 job websites that we believe will get you that job you have been looking for;
If you are looking for a job and you are not on Linkedin, you are most definitely to blame. You know, how they say, it’s about who you know not what you know? Yeap, Linkedin made that game a little easier.
All you’ve to do is make sure you have an updated profile with all fields such as education, skills, awards filled in. Linkedin is a social network of professinals, so one of the key activities you have to do is connect with other people in your profession. Update your status frequently so that people get to know what you’re upto and what your interests are. Perhaps you could also join a group. Be sure to ask around for vacancies, you’ll be surprised how willing people are ready to seed you information.
We were very impressed with this site. Jobs.co.ug presents a great design that puts with the most recent job listings at the center of the site. They jobs from organizations such as Uganda Broadcasting Corperation, Ministry of health, Bank Of Uganda, Rwenzori Bottling company and by looking at the expiry dates, the site seems to be regularity updated.
But beyond just listing jobs, the site contains some useful career content such as creating resumes, tips on interviews, general career advise among other things.
#3. NFT Consult
NFT Consult is a Human Resource firm headquarters in Kampala, Uganda with country offices in Kigali Rwanda, Bujumbura – Burundi, Dar-es Salaam – Tanzania.According to their site, they specialize in manpower services, including – staff outsourcing staff recruitment, employee risk assessment and personnel training. Its regional presence makes it ideal for those seeking jobs in Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda.
They post jobs from Nokia solutions and Networks, UMEME, Oil and Gas company, KCB Bank Uganda, World Relief Rwanda, Roofing Group. From what we saw, these jobs are mainly for those that have extensive extensive in specialized fields. It isn’t anything for first-timers at all.
#4. Brighter Monday
A One Africa Media company founded by Carey Eaton who was recently murdered (RIP), brighter Monday bills itself as Brighter Monday East Africa’s #1 job website. The site that is currently operational in all East African markets, is according to their website committed to the goal of maximizing the opportunities for East Africa’s job seekers and employers.
The site claims to have exclusive access to employers such as Huawei, IBM, KTN, Safaricom, Ecobank, Standard Chartered, Canon, UNEP, Airtel, Orange making it another ideal site for those seeking jobs in east African countries like Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania. You can sign up for job alerts, upload your CV, create an account among other things.
#5. Ugandan Jobline
This is yet another great site for job hunters. Ugandan Jobline seems to cover all sorts of job hunters. From those who wish part-time jobs, data-entry, government jobs, to those seeking high profile jobs. The site also takes a step forward in categorizing job listing and from what we saw, it’s quite regularly updates.
Update: Everjobs Rocket Internet’s Job website has finally launched in Uganda
The startup is launching with some employers across various sectors like Telecom, Banking, Hospitality, Insurance and Manufacturing already on board. Job seekers will now easily land their jobs at Smile communication, MTN Uganda, APA Insurance, Simba Telecom, Protea Hotels, Airtel, Huawei, Interswitch, Roofings among the 20 employers the startup has began with.
Update2: Jobmart.ug launches
Jobmart.ug is yet another great job hunting website in Uganda you want to try out. Owned by i3c, jobmart naturally lists the most jobs from i3c, a local ICT firm based in Kamwokya. However, they have listings from other employers as well.
Okay that’s it from us. If you know of any other great job hunting site in East Africa, please let us know in the comments. But if all fails, remember you can still make some money while being unemployed.