We recently caught up with Muku Francis Gcheha a 33 year old accountant who sought our much needed help when he was looking for a new job.
What do you wish you knew at the beginning of your career? Which mistakes, trivial and major have gone ahead to shape your career path?
What was your first job after campus?
With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I got my first job as an accounts clerk earning very little then I later got as an accountant. Before Recours 4 Kenya came to my rescue, I was working as a school accountant.
What do you wish you knew at the beginning of your career?
That accounting has more work than the mere things I learnt in school. First off, you need to be dedicated and sacrifice much of your time. But I have to add that I really enjoy it. Why lie, accounting is enjoyable.
What career mistakes have you made in the past and what lesson did you learn from them?
Let me say it’s having very high hopes at the beginning of my career then realizing at the end that they were not achievable. The lesson I learnt from all that is that you should keep to the pace of your race.
How did Recours 4 aid your job search?
First off it’s the fact that job search services are straight forward. Believe it or not they made my search a smooth highway. I applied for a job with them, registered my CV by speaking to one of their representatives and within a couple of months they had responded inviting me for an interview. If you haven’t been to their office, they are friendly and welcoming. After the interview they connected me to the employer and I attended two more interviews. I really appreciate them.
What’s your advice to young job seekers (especially accountants) who are still struggling with unemployment?
First off, I would advise them to never to give up. Let them keep searching for jobs and they will get hooked at the right times. Secondly, they should keep a neat network so that they can have a wider information base as far as job opportunities are concerned. For those who are seeking greener pastures, do your best in your current job and for sure God will reward you for your good job.
Thirdly and most important is that young people should not select jobs especially when they are just starting out with their careers and trying to get their foot at the door. Take the one that is available and soon or later you will get your desire.
Lastly, the worst crime you can do to yourself is giving up. NEVER EVER GIVE UP.
Do you need help with your job search struggles, whether it’s CV/Cover Letter Writing, Interview preparation or the actual job search? Get in touch with us at email@example.com for or pay us a visit at our office on 4th floor, Kipro Centre in Westlands right opposite the Parklands Baptist Church.