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5 Tips To Get A Better Paying Job In Kenya

Posted by | April 20, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

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By Jane Okoth

So your job is the source of your misery, right? You can continue to whine about the low salary and the working conditions for the rest of your career or you can do something about it.

Here are 5 great tips that will get you a step closer to that Job you always dream about.

5 Tips To Achieving A Better Paying Job In Kenya

  1. Develop Your Technical Skills

Speaking to Melody Mwendwa, a Professional CV Writer at Corporate Staffing Services, one of the most important things to master is your technical skills.

“Try as much as possible and gain the skills that will help you in the future job search so as to be qualified for a better position.

Take up any relevant training offered so as to equip you with the knowledge. For instance, if your field is accounting, consider taking up additional (CPA) K courses that will be very beneficial.

  1. Be Conversant With The Current Market

What are the most sought-after skills right now that Kenyan employers are looking for? You need to be asking yourself this question if you are looking for a better paying job.

The job market is dynamic as it keeps changing. If you want to keep your eyes set on a better job, be updated with the current skills and knowledge in the Kenyan Job market.

  1. Take up more responsibilities in your Current Job

The main aim is to sharpen the leadership skills in you. Employers are looking for candidates who have leadership abilities.

Taking on broader responsibilities will make you more attractive as a candidate.

You also need to have excellent spoken and written communication skills, the ability to work well as part of a team, and a reputation as someone who keeps their cool under pressure are all critical.

Showcase your potential to motivate teams by demonstrating your skills to the current employer.

  1. Specialize, specialize, specialize

As a job seeker, you need to understand that being an expert in a field will make you stand out.

Employers will prefer candidates with specialized skills as opposed to those with only general skills.

Some jobs can even require one to have specific knowledge and skills just to be considered. For instance, IT companies often require that individuals who are knowledgeable in a specific software language.

  1. Give learning a chance

Never stop learning. In your current job, put yourself in a position that will enable you to expand your skill set. Look for new assignments that will bring you strength and challenges.

Remember that positioning oneself to land a high-paying job takes time and effort, but it’s worth it in the long run.