The 5 Best Job Sites in Kenya

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The high unemployment rate in the country has of the past few years led to an explosion of job sites in the country. Right now there are so many of them to keep up with and in a way that's a good thing because it fuels competitiveness and in that line better quality.

However that's not always the case and what we're seeing at this point is more of a redundancy. Of the myriad of the the job boards quite a few only offer any thing that makes them stand out from the pack. The order of the day seems to rest on the idea of posting as many of the same jobs as possible in a day. Quantity is good but why should somebody visit your site if the same jobs are posted on these other site(s)?

I think you get the idea. So without further ado let's look at some of the job sites that do somewhat stand out from the rest.



1. Fuzu

Fuzu is the latest entrant in this segment but they have taken a rather unique approach in their job board compared to the countless that are popping every other month. What makes Fuzu stand out form the pack enough to earn the first position boils to it's personalized approach. It's almost feels like a stripped down Kenyan version of LinkedIn.

You can create your account and fill a comprehensive career profile and Fuzu pretty much takes care the rest for you by suggesting potential job matches in your home dashborad. It also supports some premium features.

One that caught my eye is called instant feedback and as it's name suggests, it allows one to compare himself/herself against other job applicants of the same post before and after the shortlisting is done. This way you can get an idea on why you're not getting jobs interviews for posts that you are clearly qualified for.

The Good

Site
  • Overall good website design that's intuitive
  • Mobile Friendly

Jobs
  • Jobs updated frequently
  • Browse Job Postings by seniority level and career fields
  • Filter Jobs by Seniority Level, City, Job Category, Job type (part time, full time etc)
  • Apply to jobs directly though some have to be applied externally (must register for an account first to apply directly)
  • Posts exclusive jobs from employers
  • Share job easily via social media, email or SMS

Search
  • Supports Searching Job Listings
  • Supports saving jobs to apply later

Email Alerts
  • Supports daily job email subscriptions which includes suggestions of recommended jobs.

Account
  • Edit a comprehensive career profile
  • Upload CV and other supporting documents
  • Review Application History 
  • Offers courses
  • Accumulate Fuzu points that can be used to discount premium features

The Bad

  • External job applications take the applicant through redundant steps
  • No way to remove profile picture


2. Brighter Monday

This is probably the biggest and most popular job site in the country and it's easy to see why. They don't just post jobs but go the extra mile to offer other job hunting tools to ensure you make a kill.

The Good

Site
  • Overall good website design that's intuitive
  • Mobile Friendly

Jobs
  • Jobs Updated Daily
  • Browse Job Postings by Job Types and Locations
  • Filter Jobs by Location, Job Type, Work type (full time, internship, short term etc) and Salary range
  • Posts Local Jobs and from Rest of Africa
  • Apply to jobs directly though some have to be applied externally (must register first to apply directly)
  • Partners with Employers
  • Share job easily via social media, email or SMS

Search
  • Supports Searching Job Listings
  • Can Save Searches for Future Use
  • Search results can be filtered by Job Type and Location

Email Alerts
  • Supports Subscribing to Daily Job Email Alerts (max: 25 jobs per email)

Account
  • Sign up for an Online Career Profile
  • Upload CV
  • Edit online CV to apply to jobs easily
  • Check Application History

The Bad

  • Job postings on the email alert sometimes take you to the job category rather than the advertised job

I should also mention that Brighter Monday has a learning section which allows you to search for courses offered in Kenya - from certificate up to PHD level. The listing is quite thorough. There's also the career centre section, which is more or less a blog on things career development and job hunting tips.



3. BestJobs Kenya

This site is part of the BestJobsNetwork which is available in some other countries. This is certainly one one of the better job sites out there going by the options you get on their site.

The Good

Site
  • Overall good website design that's intuitive
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Has a Mobile App (Android)

Jobs
  • Jobs Updated Daily
  • Few but High Quality Job Postings
  • Browse Job Postings by Locations or Professional Sector (Job Type)
  • Filter Jobs by: Location, Job Type, Posting date (Urgency), Type of Contract (permanent, temporary, freelance etc.), Work type (full time, part time, home based etc), Salary range and Jobs for the disabled.
  • Local Jobs and Abroad
  • Apply for jobs directly (need to sign up first)
  • Contact registered recruiters
  • Ability to see how many people have applied to the same job with comparative charts (experience, age, education level, salary, residence)
  • Print Job Adverts

Search
  • Supports Searching Job Listings
  • Search results can be filtered by Job Type and Location

Email Alerts
  • Supports Subscribing to Daily Job Email Alerts
  • Job Alerts can be restricted to single or multiple job categories

Account
  • Users can Sign up for an Online Career Dashboard
  • Edit online CV
  • Upload CV in Word/PDF
  • Follow up and Check Application Status/History

The Bad

  • Not nearly as many jobs are advertised compared to some other job sites but the good thing is that the jobs here are well advertised and top notch.

The link on their website to the android app redirects to Google Play Store that's in Spanish. The one in English can be found here (Requires Android 4.0.3 and up)



4. MyJobMag

Very clean looking site with good quality jobs postings that also posts courses and training programs.

The Good

Site
  • Clean Fast Loading site
  • Mobile Friendly

Jobs
  • Good Quality Jobs
  • Jobs Updated Frequently
  • Browse Job Postings by Locations, Job Type, Education Level (Degree, Secondary School, PHD etc)
  • Filter Jobs by: Location, Job Type,Education level and Experience
  • Save job posts (requires registering)
  • Email or share Job posts to social media sites
  • Posts Courses & Training Programs
Search
  • Supports Searching Job Listings

Email Alerts
  • Supports Subscribing to Daily Job Email Alerts
Account
  • Users can sign up for an Online Account
  • Edit online CV with their CV Builder
  • Can edit multiple CVs for different job roles
  • Save jobs for future reference
  • Apply for exclusive jobs
  • Have your CV visible to Employers

The Bad

  • Not much to complain here. Overall a decent job site that seems to focus more on quality.



5. MyJobsinKenya

Another good site here which has sister sites for other African countries. Could be or not be affiliated with MyAfricanJobs which looks pretty much similar.

The Good

Jobs
  • Local, Africa and International Jobs
  • Quick Links to Companies that are currently Recruiting
  • Apply to jobs directly though some have to be applied externally (must register first)
  • Print and Share jobs via email

Search
  • Supports Searching Job Listings
  • Search by Job type (categories)
  • Search by Job Location (Provinces, Eastern Africa & International)
  • Filter jobs by work type (permanent & temporary/contract)
  • Save Searches for future use

Account
  • Edit Personal details and Upload CV in Word/PDF/TXT format
  • Optionally upload certificates


The Bad

  • Fewer job postings compared to some other sites
  • Must upload CV when registering
  • Job alert set up quite complicated
  • Site fails to load on opera Mini (other mobile browsers work just fine)



Disclaimer

It should go without saying that while jobs posted on the above sites are genuine, exceptions are to be anticipated. Scammers are out there so don't be too desperate for a job enough to fall for their dirty tricks.

For starters, there are no such things as agency, medical or any other fee that you should pay before going for an interview, even if they say it's refundable after the interview. Another thing you should be on the lookout for are fake interviews. If the issue of a "fee" comes up during the interview, that's not a good sign.

Good luck in your job hunting endeavours!


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