careers advice

Information and Technology

Overview
General Advice Section

Types of jobs in this sector
Types of jobs in ICT include Computer and IT development; Telecoms; Internal operations; Sales and marketing; Internet; Installation and maintenance; and Design.

Reference: Career Pilot - http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/jobs/information-communications-techn/about

List of ICT Companies in Kenya:

Link to a comprehensive list of ICT companies in Kenya.
Reference: Soft Kenya - http://softkenya.com/technology/it-ict-computer-technology-companies-in-kenya/

Writing CVs: same as standard generic CVs but with specific experience and qualifications to information and technology.

International company CVs: check with the company on their required CV format. Majority prefer a standard CV template with qualifications and experience specifically relating to ICT and job advert requirements.

Application forms: same advise as generic information but relevant to ICT experience and qualifications.

Preparing for Interviews: same as advise as generic information but with specific ICT experience and qualifications. International ICT companies have their individual recruitment process which will be stated on websites or through the recruitment process so it is best to check with them.

Forums/blogs:

•  Linkedin – Kenya ICT Professionals Network - http://www.ictak.or.ke/


Institutes/Societies:

•  The Computer Society of Kenya - http://www.cskonline.org/
•   Information Communication Technology Association of Kenya - http://www.ictak.or.ke/
•   Kenya ICT Action Network - http://www.kictanet.or.ke/