Best Project Management Skills Training in Kenya

Who doesn’t want to become successful at handling projects? To work together effectively on any project, everyone on the team needs to use a common language and have a clear understanding of all expectations.

What’s in it for you?

This unique course is designed for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of project management who serve on project management teams, those who simply want to know more about Project management or those who are making the transition to project management. In just a few hours, you’ll develop an understanding of essential terminology and apply basic PM tools and techniques to increase your effectiveness both on the team and in your own functional area with this compressed training module.

What’s the course all about?

Facilitated by our lead trainer- Ms. Nyokabi Njuguna participants will be in  a position to understand project management processes, learn how to Identify and align the project stakeholders and estimate any project activity accurately.

Best Project Management Skills Training in Kenya

A well rounded business executive – coach, mentor and professional trainer, having trained +4000 delegates (Corporates, SMEs and non-profit leaders) to date from over 15 countries and co-developed over 300 curricula to date in various subjects.  Ms. Nyokabi has been carrying out the project management skills for non-project managers program for the last 7-8 years. She sits on several local and International boards.

What’s more? After this course you will able to validate project requirements against the SMART Tool by learning how to support project functions and work well in teams. The best part is that you gain a certificate upon completion of this programme.

Who should attend this spectacular training?

The event which will be held at Panari Hotel on 16.07.2016 and is open to those who are involved in projects such as subject matter experts, team members, project sponsors, contributors, facilitators and coordinators or anyone interested in the program.

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What are the charges?

The charges for interested applicants is 4000 KES per person which is inclusive of tea/snacks/ fruit juices/ chefs choice of cyclic menu for snacks, training materials and certificates.

All payments should be made to our mpesa buy goods till number: 909370 before the deadline. For any queries about this training programme, feel free to contact us through our head of programs- Yvonne Opundo on: 0707321450/ 0205289239

To register for this spectacular event send your full names and telephone number directly to: yopundo@r4kenya.com

To get a comprehensive look at the course outline,

click here:Project Management Course Details

Come and gain the tools and techniques needed to excel in project functions with Recours 4 Kenya Consultants Ltd.

Best Project Management Skills Training in Kenya

 

10 Interview Questions Every Sales Professional Should Prepare To Answer In an Interview

As a sales candidate, chances are that you have great ideas and a clear vision of where you want to go. It is important to convey the right message each time you are presented with an interview, being confident is key. Unfortunately, if you can’t convey that vision in a simple, direct and concise manner during the interview, a hiring manager won’t perceive you as credible. Opportunity lost and it is back to the drawing board. So you finally get that call from Procter and Gamble (P&G). You have answered a series of online questions and you made it to the shortlist. Time for that dreaded face to face Q&A, what next?

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To ensure you come across in the best light possible during an interview, preparation is nothing short of imperative. Whether it be for an entry-level position or a Director of Sales role, readiness can and will make or break an interview. It can be the differentiator between a lucrative job offer and a potentially embarrassing interview.

Recours Four Kenya Consultants Limited has vast experience in this area, If your interviewer is thorough and he/she understands business development, then you as the job seeker can anticipate that you will be asked some of the questions here:

  1. What industries do you have experience selling into?
  2. What formal sales training do you have?
  3. How would you describe your sales style?
  4. Was the selling done face to face / by phone or a combination of the two?
  5. How much travel was required in order to meet your goals?
  6. Have you ever managed a sales team?
  7. What was the average length of a sales cycle? (e.g. sales cycle = the length of time it takes to close a contract from initial correspondence with a lead)
  8. Who were your primary contacts within an organization? (e.g. who or what division would you sell that product to within that company ex: Director of Finance, CFO or Engineering Team)
  9. What challenges did you often encounter during the sales process and what strategies did you employ to overcome those obstacles?
  10. What are your monthly goals? Did you meet or exceed your goals in the past few quarters? Why or why not?

It is important to know or predict what an interviewer will ask to enable you to prepare answers in a manner which both highlights your strengths and remains relevant to the needs of the hiring manager. Interview preparation and a good CV is key that leads to a winning job search.

If you are looking for professional services to aid you in your job search. We offer the following services:

Browse Available Careers here: Recours Four Kenya Careers

Register your CV here: Recours Four Kenya Registration

 

Contact us on

Emailinfo@r4kenya.com

Tel: 0707321450/ 0205289239

Location: Pay us a visit at our office on 4th floor, Kipro Centre in Westlands right opposite Parklands Baptist Church, Nairobi.

 

 

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3 Simple Ways To Handle Interview Nerves

“Hi Margaret, could you schedule me for an interview skills training asap? I am going through hell trying to prepare for an interview with KCB, I finally got that call and this could be it. This could be my one shot at a good job. Please help me prepare for it”  asked Janet Agina, a jobseeker.

3 Simple Ways To Handle Interview Nerves

 Any interview can sound scary after that call from the HR, your nerves go through the roof and somehow your mind instantly goes blank. So what now? What next? You’ve got a big job interview coming up. What do you do?

Staying calm and managing nerves are important skills to practice in the lead up to an interview. It is important to:

  • Visualize success and think positively
  • Prepare for common questions
  • Confirm the interview details
  1. Visualize Success

The fastest and easiest way to calm your nerves is through envisioning success. It will calm your anxiety  and enable you to make a fantastic impression. You’ll get the best results if you combine the visual with a strong positive feeling and associate the two. Bursts of confidence will surge through you and this should keep you ready to face any challenge.

  1. Be Prepared

Get sufficient details of the job role that you will be interviewing for, refer to the job description. Ensure that you have a strong CV and that you match to the CV. Polish up any skills you could have slugged out on by practicing your answers to common interview questions. Use recruitment companies to assist you in your preparation as they have interviewed thousands of candidates therefore are in a good position to help you stand out in your interview. Be open to ideas and practice, practice, practice. If you do your homework, preparation will lead to more confidence and confidence puts you in command and can even make you look forward to the interview.

  1. Confirm the Interview Details

Ensure that when you get the call from the HR you have confirmed his/her name, number, organization and location. Know the job role that you will be interviewing for and do your own research of the company by going online and searching their details. A good company is easy to spot online.

If you follow our advice and put in your preparation time, we promise that your nerves won’t sabotage you during your moment of opportunity. Looking to ace your next interview; contact us on: info@r4kenya.com to schedule for an interview skills training. Our expert consultants will take you on a one on one basis and give you insight on the different interview styles you can expect from leading Organizations in Kenya.

 Contact us on

Emailinfo@r4kenya.com

Tel: 0707321450/ 0205289239

Location: Pay us a visit at our office on 4th floor, Kipro Centre in Westlands right opposite Parklands Baptist Church, Nairobi.

Browse Available Vacancies:Recours Four Kenya Careers

Register Your CV: Recours Four Kenya CV Registration

 

CV .Vs. Resume, The Difference

In our line of work and experience, we have come across different kinds of application documents that people submit in order to apply for jobs. However,  we have noted that most people are not aware that there is an actual difference between a CV and a resume when they come speak to us at the Recours Four Kenya Consultants Limited office on 4th Floor Kipro Centre in Westlands. We recently got a client who requested for a Middle East format of CV, this made us sit down and critically analyze the difference between the two and furthermore show how both documents are used worldwide.

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Related: How To Prepare For Job Interview Success

What is a CV?

A CV (Curriculum Vitae which means course of life in Latin) is an in-depth document that can be laid out over two or more pages and it contains a high level of detail about your achievements, a great deal more than just a career biography. The CV covers your education as well as any other accomplishments like publications, awards, honors. You also find that the document tends to be organized chronologically and should make it easy to get an overview of an individual’s full working career. A CV is static and doesn’t change especially when applying for the same kind of position in your particular line of work. I usually recommend that one keeps tailoring the CV according to the position being applied for and should always seek for Keywords in that particular application. If you take the time to tailor your CV, the HR or recruiter will take the time to notice it.

What is a Resume?

 A resume, or résumé, is a concise document typically not longer than one page as the intended reader will not dwell on your document for very long. The goal of a resume is to make an individual stand out from the competition. A resume doesn’t have to be chronological, doesn’t have to cover your whole career, doesn’t need to have all your information and is a highly customizable document according to the job you are applying for. A resume is a brief summary of your skills and experience over one or two pages, a CV is more detailed and can stretch well beyond two pages.

So what are the differences between the two documents?

 The major 3 differences between CVs and resumes are:

  • The length
  • The purpose
  • The layout.

I would say the main difference between a resume and a CV is that a CV is intended to be a full record of your career history and a resume is a brief, targeted list of skills and achievements.

Usage around the world:

 A CV is the preferred document of choice in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda. Resumes are often used only when a candidate is applying for a job as a result of a reference – this happens often when a candidate has been refered to a particular job as a result of networking. Resumes can also be used during internal recruitment within Organizations when an employee is seeking to be promoted to another position.

A resume is the preferred application document in the US and Canada. Americans and Canadians would only use a CV when applying for a job abroad or if searching for an academic or research oriented position.

In the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, a CV is used in all contexts and resumes aren’t used at all. The CV prevails in mainland Europe and there is even a European Union CV format which we have currently just started doing for people who want to send applications abroad.

For jobs in Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia they use a middle east format CV which looks very different from a normal CV as it includes a passport size photo and a full length photo. We find this particular CV to be very interesting in appearance and usually quite attractive too.

In Germany, the CV is more commonly known as a Lebenslauf (true to the latin origins) and is the document of choice for jobseekers.

In Australia, India and South Africa, the terms resume and CV are used interchangeably. The term resume is used more for jobs in the private sector and CV is more commonplace when applying for public service positions.

It’s not that hard to convert your document to any of the required styles when seeking for employment and if you hit a brick wall, just ask us for help.

 Looking to learn more about how to prepare for interviews or for Professional CV writing:

Contact us on

Emailinfo@r4kenya.com

Tel: 0707321450/ 0205289239

Location: Pay us a visit at our office on 4th floor, Kipro Centre in Westlands right opposite Parklands Baptist Church, Nairobi.

Browse Available Vacancies:Recours Four Kenya Careers

Register Your CV: Recours Four Kenya CV Registration

 

5 Ways To Grow Your Business

Are you in business or busyness?

Growing your business isn’t just a worthy goal; growing your business is a necessity for your business’s survival and your economic well being. What can you do to get your business beyond the bare sustenance level?

“I am a business owner trying to expand and grow my business. How can Recours Four Kenya help me achieve this?” asks Joseph Munyi, a client who we would like to say approached us with a twist, our front line recruitment team is normally used to meeting with job seekers but it was interesting to meet a job seeker with a vision to grow his current business.

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Immediately we knew the only way Joseph could advance his skills was through expanding his knowledge, gaining more experience and obviously reading widely. At the moment we have several online and offsite courses that can help any entrepreneur get to the next level; our upcoming customer experience workshop is created in a way to enable anyone seeking to grow his business learn a few new tricks of the scale.

Besides this, we have simply outlined a few tips that can give you that boost that you need during this downtime:

  1. Identify Your Existing market

First thing that comes to mind when thinking about growing your business is to get new customers, but exiting customers are your best bet for increasing sales. It’s easier and more cost effective to get people who are already buying from you to buy more than to find new customers and persuade them to buy from you.

  1. Collect Refferals and Product innovation

One way to get new customers is to ask your current customers for referrals. Do not just assume that your customers are passing the word about your business hence you have to actively seek referrals. During or after every job sale, ask your satisfied customer whether they know anyone who would be interested in your products or services. You could ask for an email address where you could reach them better. Promoting new uses for your products or services is another great way to get existing customers to buy more and attract new customers to buy your goods and services.

  1. Expand your market reach.

There are numerous ways of growing your business and one way that you can do that is by making your product or service available to a new pool of customers. The most common is to open up new stores or shops in new locations. New locations do not have to necessary be seen they can be virtual, for instance you could open up a website with an online store. Another way you can expand is by advertising your products and services through different media channels, could be print, audio or visual.

  1. Participate in trade expos

Trade expos can be a great way of growing your business. Because trade expos draw people who are already interested in the type of product or service you offer, they can powerfully improve your bottom line. The trick is to select the trade expos you participate in carefully, seeking the right match for your product or service. They will help you get the best return on your investment.

  1. Diversify

The key to successfully growing your business through diversification is similarity. You want to focus on the related needs of your already established market with similar needs and characteristics.

If you are looking for professional services to aid you in your job search. We offer the following services for candidates:

  • Job search assistance
  • Professional CV writing services
  • Registration of CV into our database
  • Interview Skills preparation and training

Browse Available Careers here: Recours Four Kenya Careers

Register your CV here: Recours Four Kenya CV Registration

Contact us on

Emailinfo@r4kenya.com

Tel: 0707321450/ 0205289239

Location: Pay us a visit at our office on 4th floor, Kipro Centre in Westlands right opposite Parklands Baptist Church, Nairobi.