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Career

In the last 10 years that I have been working (I love how elderly I feel when I make this reference :D), mostly with young (er) people, I have observed a curious phenomena. A young person gets their first job, and the first thing they do is enroll for the next certificate, be it an MBA, a professional course etc. This...

Open any Kenyan magazine/newspaper article that has an interview with a female executive (married or a mother), and it will have this question “How do you balance family and work?” For me, this question often is, “Kellie, how do you balance single motherhood and work?” Both in formal situations and socially. There has...

In most interviews, you will be given a chance to ask the panel any questions you may have. I briefly touched on this in  my interviews cheat sheet, with a promise to follow up in detail. In the years I have been on interview panels, I have noticed that most interviewees squander this very important opportunity, to...

In 2011, IBM’s research on the cities with the worst traffic jam in the world ranked Nairobi as the 4th most painful city to commute within, in the world! We know that since 2011, traffic has just gotten worse, and while there’s jam throughout the day, we know the worst traffic is between 6am and 8am, as people try to...

Why don’t you marry a plumber Kellie? —-> The intended headline for this post… Sometime last year, one of my good married (male) friends was doing his kind act of the day; helping me get married. Married friends always do the most to help their single friends get married, bless their hopeless souls. So this friend asked...

In Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?, Seth Godin makes a controversial point: If you are remarkable, amazing, or just plain spectacular, you probably shouldn’t have a resume at all. If you’ve got the experience in doing the things that make a linchpin, a resume hides that fact. A resume gives the employer everything she...

The romance and relationships landscape is changing. We have more women in graduating from universities than ever before, joining the corporate sector and going up through the ranks, and earning more than they have before. We are also marrying later in life, compared to our parents (especially mothers) who married in...

The other day, I attended a training forum where the speaker said something that stuck with me. He said that a good majority of us (more than 90%) will die having taken more out of this earth than we will have added. This is  something that requires deeper thought in the context of our relationships, our ecosystems...

Are you interested in a career global development, economics and public finance? If you are, apply for the World Bank Young Professionals Program 2014. This is a unique opportunity for young people who have both a passion for international development and the potential to become future global leaders. The Program is...

It is that time of the year when our education system releases thousands of young graduates, and the “other system”( employers) starts the search for brilliant young minds to join their teams. Find below a couple of job opportunities to consider, and scholarship programs if you are interested in further study. 1....