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Dear Career Coach I will be graduating at the end of this year and want to do an MBA course. My tutor is advising me to get some work experience first but with so few jobs out there, I think I...
Dear Career Coach I’ve worked hard for my company for six years but for the past three years there have been no pay increases or promotions because the sector I work in was badly affected by the...
Dear Career Coach I've worked in the media and not-for-profit sectors for most of my career and I've become used to dressing down and looking quite informal. I've just been hired to join a corporate firm and...
Dear Career Coach I have had a successful career but over the years I have developed a reputation for being difficult to work with. This stems from my early years in my industry (quite niche so...
Dear Career Coach I have been advised to take advantage of a number of careers fairs that are coming up. I feel a bit intimidated about approaching companies directly and talking about myself. Do...
Dear Career Coach I have been criticized on my leadership skills in my assessment but my manager isn't being very helpful in explaining what he means. Getting this right is going to be crucial to...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail us at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Career Coach I have an interview coming up for a job I really want and I am really concerned that I might...
Dear Career Coach I’m interested in a career in finance and I’m currently studying International Finance at university. My goal is to work in an investment bank and I have been advised to try and...
Dear Career Coach I work long hours and don't have that much free time for a social life. I have started seeing someone in my workplace and so far things are going well. I don’t know if there's any...
Dear Career Coach My problem is a bit different to some of those I have read in your magazine but I hope you can advise me. I am setting up a business and my concern is how to make what I am doing...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail us at  careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Career Coach, I am in the final year of my graduate school at the leading business school in Uganda. I have...
Dear Career Coach I have been out of work for the past five months after being made redundant from my last job. When I left my last job I was exhausted physically and mentally and decided to take...
Dear Career CoachI want to start my own business but there's so much information out there that when I try researching, I just get very confused. Can you give me just some basic straightforward...
Dear Career CoachI would like your advice. I have recently been promoted at work and one of the people now reporting to me is much older than me. I know that he is feeling quite aggrieved at having...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail us at   careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Career Coach, I’ve been unemployed for the last few months and I’m not getting anywhere with my job...
Dear Career Coach I left Uganda about 16 years ago to gain a good education in the USA. I now have a Masters degree in Accounting with 10 years of experience. I have searched for jobs in Africa for...
f you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail us at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Career Coach My firm is in the middle of an equity merger with a fortune 500 company. As a manager I have...
I was recently warned by the director of my company that they don't think I am a 'good fit'. Our business is doing well and I think I've been doing a good job even though some of the people I work...
Dear Career Coach I have a new manager who insists that we should all be shouting about the good work our department does. I've been with the company for almost 15 years and I know that this...
Dear Career Coach I will be starting my maternity leave in two months and I already feel as if people are excluding me from future plans for our department. I was only promoted into a management...
Dear Career Coach My company has introduced a new policy which is to encourage us to find mentors. To be honest, I'm not sure how to go about it and what good it will really do me. I would...
Dear Career CoachI work in a very high pressure company and I have been managing a project team for 9 months now. One of my team is causing me a real problem as he doesn’t seem to be putting in the...
Dear Career CoachMy company is going through a retrenchment exercise and has asked for volunteers to take redundancy. I have been with the company for 15 years and been lucky enough to receive a lot of...
Do I Have What It takes to be a Consultant?Dear Career CoachI've worked in a technology role for the past few years and have worked on various projects for my company. I want to make a change and I...
What's Wrong with Speaking in my Language at Work? Dear Career Coach I have been in the UK for about 7 years and I now work in a public sector health organisation. A number of my colleagues are also...
Dear Career CoachI lost my job a couple of months ago and I want to use my experience to work for myself. I don't feel confident enough to set up a company yet. Any suggestions about how I can go...
What's Wrong with my CV?Dear Career CoachI was made redundant five months ago. I have tried to be flexible by applying for other types of jobs because my last job was quite a specialist one and I...
Dear Career CoachCan you please settle a debate that I am having with my friends? I am a South African woman working in a UK legal company that is quite conservative. I personally choose to keep my...
Dear Career CoachSome of my colleagues are convinced that there will be job cuts in our company. I have only worked in this firm for 18 months and I really enjoy my job. Is there anything I can be...
Finding a Job at Fifty Dear Career CoachHow can a 50-year old find a job? Having worked for one employer -although in a number of different positions - for the last 25 years, I have recently been...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail us at  careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Career CoachI was recruited into a job back home almost one year ago. I was desperate to come back to...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail us at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Career Coach I am based in the UK and in a job I do not like, am not motivated about and which I do not see...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail us at  careers@ReConnectAfrica.comDear Career Coach I really need your advice on an issue regarding my job promotion.I am in a shipping company and...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail us at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com "Dear Career Coach I am a graduate in Management and hold an HND in Marketing. I completed my course in 2006 and...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail us at  careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Career Coach, I have lived in London for nearly 15 years but, coming from Senegal, I still have a strong...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com “I recently graduated from an American university with a Masters in International Banking and Finance and would...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I’ve worked for the same employer for the last 8 years and I have to admit that I got my job...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen, My background is in Engineering and I have managed some major engineering projects for an...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I graduated with a Masters in International Relations last year.  I’m really struggling to find a job...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I am fed up with working for other people.  I have a great idea for a business of my own but I keep...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I am a 24 year old civil engineering graduate from Ghana. I finished in 2005. I have been reading...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I have been working in the secretarial profession for almost twenty years now to be precise I will...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I have worked for a number of years in a media company in London, dressing casually is part of the...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen Can you give me some advice about writing a standard cover letter for my CV that I can use for all...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com {mosimage}Dear Helen I would like your advice on my situation. I left Uganda to study for a Masters degree in...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I completed my Master's in Development Studies in 2005 and have been working as an economic...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I do not know how to start. I have a PhD and I am working in the pharmaceutical industry in...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, E-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I have been on the same salary for 3 years and even though I get good reviews every year, my boss has...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, E-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen A friend sent me this website and I decided to reach you. Could you please help me with what...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, E-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I would like to work for a multinational company and I don't know how to do so. I am a young...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, E-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I would be most grateful if you could help me solve this problem I can not find answers to. I have...
Dear Helen I have a MSc. in Poverty Reduction and Development Management, nearly 4 years of working experience in international organisations and am currently working in an NGO. I have wanted to...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, E-mail Helen at careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Helen I am actually working in a field that is somewhat adjacent to the very field of work in which I...
If you have a question for our Career Coach, e-mail us at  careers@ReConnectAfrica.com Dear Career Coach, I seem to have hopped from job to job over the last 5 years. How can I focus myself on a...
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