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Searching for Work, How Employers Find Employees, How to Find a Job in Uganda, Searching for Employment in Uganda and more on AfricaPay Uganda

How long does it take for a worker to find employment in Uganda?

Given the rate of unemployment in Uganda, it is not easy to estimate the time an individual may take while looking for a suitable job. Anyone looking for a job should concentrate full-time on this challenge up to the time he or she is hired.

Will networking help prospective employees?

Creating networks is one of the most useful tools to employ during the job search process. This network may be composed of people who were class-mates at school or university or college or tech, and those met at public events, career fairs, national celebrations, offices, social gatherings and on social media.

What is the job market situation in Uganda for young job seekers?

According to the Youth Employment Report produced by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in 2012, Uganda had a total youth population of approximately 6.3 million (or 20.1% of the total population) aged between 18- 30 years in that year (UBOS, 2012).  In that study, the youth in the labour force bracket were found to be 4.4 million of which about 3.5 million (or 80%) were rural based. The biggest proportion of this youth labour force was unemployed.

 What should an employer expect of a job seeker?

Employers should look out for job seekers who have put effort into their CVs, and effort into how they present themselves. It's important for job seekers to create a personal brand that portrays them in a professional light, and which presents employers and contacts with a positive image of themselves as an asset to an organisation.

Building a professional brand is necessary in this competitive job market. Job seekers need to have a professional online presence that can easily be found by hiring managers, recruiters, and career contacts.

Are there agencies that assist to help employers and employees find each other?

In Uganda there are quality recruitment and executive search services, based on an understanding of employers’ needs. Online agencies such as or advertise jobs and let prospective employees know where to send their CVs.

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