Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Interview 101: Do you have any questions for us

How to respond to an interviewer when they ask "Do you have any questions for us." Follow this advice and succeed on the interview.

  • Do I ask about salary?
  • How am I supposed to come up with questions to ask them?
  • Do they want me to challenge the job description in any way to give my feedback?
  • Do they actually want me to have questions or is this just a formality?

So many questions! First let’s understand…

Why is the employer asking you this question?

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  Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Interview 101: What Is Your Salary Expectation?

How to respond in a job interview when they ask "Tell me about yourself." Follow this advice and succeed on the interview.

  • Do they expect me to give them the real answer or the amount to start negotiating from?
  • How can I find out what is a normal rate for my position?
  • What happens if I quote too high/too low?

First let’s understand…

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  Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How to Turn Your Diverse Skill Set into an Impact Career

Duma Works talks to Liliosa Mbirimi from Samasource about what it takes to be an impact operations manager

If you are thinking about transitioning from a corporate career to the impact space, or trying to figure out what it takes to break into operations at an impact-oriented organization, this is an excellent read.

This week, we decided to tell the story of what it takes to build a meaningful career as an Impact Operations Manager. To do this, we interviewed Liliosa Mbirimi, the Impact Operations Manager at Samasource, an organization that has managed to impact over 6,500 directly and up to 27,000 dependents lives transformed.

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  Thursday, November 5, 2015

Job Opening – Project Manager – Construction (Nairobi)


Duma Works is recruiting a Project Manager (PM) – Construction for one of our clients. They are a fast growing construction company with two divisions: (I) high-end residential; individual houses, housing estate and apartment blocks – for the middle and the upper middle East African middle class, and (ii) industrial; commercial buildings – office, retail – health and education facilities as well as industrial buildings (warehouses).

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  Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Considering A Career After Management Consulting? Try Internal Consulting.

Jeremy Golan from One Acre Fund tells Duma Works What It Takes to Get a Job in Internal Consulting in their non-profit

Hello and welcome back to our latest episode of What It Takes, where we interviewed Jeremy Golan from One Acre Fund!

One Acre Fund is a nonprofit agriculture organization that offers agricultural inputs (seed, fertilizer, etc.) and training on credit to smallholder farmers across East Africa. This enables them to make meaningful gains in income, usually 50-100% per farm acre. One Acre Fund’s core program will reach 300,000+ farm families in 2015.

Since the organization is expanding so rapidly and always has exciting job opportunities, I thought it would be an amazing opportunity to chat with one of the members of the One Acre Fund team to learn more about what it means to work with them.

Jeremy Golan is on the Internal Consulting Team. What does this mean? Find out in our interview with him!

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  Wednesday, October 7, 2015

How to Get a Job in HR at a Technology Company

Eric Kariuki from HR at Techno Brain talks to Duma Works about what it takes to get a job in HR at a technology company

This week for the Duma Works What It Takes series, we interviewed Eric Kariuki, the Head of Organizational Development and Learning at Techno Brain.

HR is such an interesting field because it somehow brings together people of all sorts of backgrounds, depending on what type of company it is. For example, since Techno Brain is a technology company, members of their Human Resources department are highly technical and have IT backgrounds, Eric being the prime example.

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  Friday, September 18, 2015

Job Opening – Sushi and Sashimi Chef In Nairobi

Duma Works is recruiting for a Sushi/Sashimi chef for one of our clients; a leading restaurant in Gigiri, Nairobi.

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  Friday, September 18, 2015

Job Opening – People Operations Lead In Nairobi – CLOSED

Duma Works is recruiting a People Operations Lead for one of our clients; a fast-growth startup developing a corp of high-quality technology talent across the African continent and with a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers from Africa in the next 10 years.

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  Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How to Go from Intern to Manager in Under One Year

Elizabeth tells Duma Works how to get an internship in Nairobi and how she became a manager in under one year. If you want to know how to get a promotion and be indispensable as an employee, read this.

This week with the Duma Works WHAT IT TAKES blog series…

We bring you a very interesting story about someone who was connected to a 3 month internship through Duma Works and who then found herself in a management role just a few months later.

This extraordinary person is Elizabeth Karuru and she is the Artist Relations and Communications Manager in charge of Uganda and South Africa for Mdundo.com

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  Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Top Things You Didn’t Know About How to Get a Job in Animation

Emmanuel tells Duma Works about how to jumpstart your profession in Animation and Illustration

This week on the Duma Works What It Takes series…

We interviewed Emmanuel “Point Blank” Evumbi about how he made it in the illustration and animation profession.

Emmanuel is an artist, an entrepreneur, and a radio host! His career so far has been exciting and he brings a strong message to the table about how to craft your personal brand based on a missing link in the market.

If you are applying to animation jobs or illustration jobs in Nairobi, you need to read this interview.

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