Finding a job is not easy, in fact only one in two graduates will secure a job, but you can leverage the power of the internet to widen the reach of your job search. In the past, the only place you could find job listings was in the newspaper or one of those jobs boards that are were usually situated at the chief’s camp. However the jobs posted are limited and the chances of finding work are very slim. There are numerous job portals online that are updated with the listing of hundreds of jobs every day. There are very many online job boards in Kenya that you can use to find a job online, and you have to find the one that works for you.
This jobs portal is without a doubt the largest in Kenya; both in the number of active employers and job seekers. However jobs can only be applied through the site. The large user base makes the competition for jobs very stiff. The customized daily updates through mail can be very advantageous.
Although Duma is new to the game, I believe that it is the best site to get a job in Kenya. Their approach to recruitment is very different to others on the list. Competition for the few jobs posted online is usually very stiff. In Duma Works jobs are not posted publicly and the website makes use of a special algorithm to match posted jobs with the most qualified candidate. If you are a recruiter, this site might be the best option for you especially if you don’t want to go through the daunting task of going through thousands of application to pick one person.
Currently used by over 250 employers across the country.
Fuzu is another personal favorite due to their unique approach to the job search. Not only is Fuzu a job portal, it is more importantly a one-stop career development service for job seekers. Fuzu also offers job seekers a learning platform where they can take FREE courses to develop desired skills. Fuzu has partnered with Accenture which will provide more than 50 high quality courses to learners who want to develop their skills and competencies.
Easier to navigate jobs board site, that is updated with thousands of jobs. The categories make it easier to find certain jobs. The only disadvantage is the lack of a proper email alerts system.
CPK is more than a jobs board. Besides jobs listings the site offers interview coaching, a CV writing service, and psychometric tests.
The most popular jobs board site in Kenya after Brighter Monday. It is very simple, lacking all the bells and whistles offered by similar sites. Regardless, the site does the job of making applications as seamless as possible.
Not a fan of the controversial site, but it has one of the most actively updated jobs boards around.
The site is home to a number of invaluable services and their jobs board is one of them. The email updates can be messy at times.
The site does geographic categorization better than the rest. The number of jobs are fewer but you will still be able to apply to thousands of jobs posted on the site.
Kama Kazi is one of the newer kids on the block, and they target recent graduates and school leavers. The site’s target market is the SME in Kenya.
For finding jobs in the Middle East.
Has one of the best networks in Africa.
Has one of the most advanced profile management systems.
Winners of the 2015 Safaricom Appwiz. The site is targeted at blue collar jobs such as cleaning, plumbing, cooking, and carpentry.
The best site to get freelance jobs in Kenya.
Careerjet.co.ke is a job search engine for Kenya. In one simple search, Careerjet gives job seekers access to a huge selection of jobs that are sourced from various internet sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.
Turns out Olx is also a decent site to find jobs.
The site goes an extra mile to verify the legitimacy of the jobs posted.
Do not pay anyone to get a job. Avoid scams and use these sites to find that elusive job.