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Kevin Okerio: My job hunting journey on Fuzu

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2016 might have been a roller coaster for some; twist and turns, ups and downs but for one Kevin Okerio, Fuzu happened to be part of those up moments. We caught up with him and this is what he had to say.

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How did you come to develop the love for Information Technology for you to pursue it as a career having studied Web Design?

I got admission at the Technical University of Kenya, to pursue Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering Technology). The first week in college is a time most students are confused on what to pursue. An uncle had earlier told me, Business and Technology will be the next forces to reckon with, and I wanted to be part of the revolution. So I changed my course and then developed intense liking for Technology. Every techie will tell you that they died numerous times learning how to code. You are going to write a piece of script and watch it do stuff.

How did you come to learn about Fuzu?

I learnt about Fuzu from the Facebook. I created an account and forgot about it but subscribed for alerts. On a lazy evening, I was going through my mails and came across an email with the Microsoft 4Africa skills advert and I rushed to their website. On applying, I was redirected to Fuzu where I had to build my Fuzu profile.

What stood out about Fuzu from other career platforms that made you sign up to it?

Fuzu has numerous features that stand out. There are tests and great lessons anyone can learn on their website. Their blog and comments sections are heartening. I had problems applying for the much-coveted opportunity and made multiple mistakes finding the right skills, but their Facebook customer support team was very supportive.

What benefits did you seek to gain from Fuzu apart from job search?

A lot. I took a few tests that challenged me rationally. This literally guided me through the kind of profile I wanted to build and career path that I’d take. There is incredible support on how to build a selling CV and cover letter.  I am fresh from college and literally it’s on this website that I learned how to build a CV.

Are there particular features within our solution that you find most attractive?

In my first application, I used Instant feedback. I wanted serious feedback on the position I was applying for. That is an incredible feature. I had procedural notifications through mail on the proceedings concerning the particular application and was notified when the employer viewed my CV and what could be next.

Which feature do you use the most apart from the instant feedback?

Premium CV. This is a great feature. You can get a detailed and well organized CV. There is career coaching on the platform, which cannot be underestimated. I have not used the feature but it is worth trying.

What’s your take on hiring in the digital age?

Gone are the days that people moved from office to office with loads of certificates and CVs that don’t even get to the hiring manager’s desk.  People should embrace modern technology. With the present-day Job portals like Fuzu that are going to get you a job at the click of a button, things are much easier and cost effective.

How serious should a job seeker take CV writing and selection of skills on the platform?

Your CV and cover letter are everything. This is where you tell the employer who you are and why you are the perfect match. Anyone seeking a job should take those seriously. Everyone should sell out, and make sure that they are the best so that the employer can choose them.

How was the application process and how is life at Microsoft so far?

I saw the opportunity and with a friend, we made the single application all night. Literally studying every letter and word of our CVs and cover letters. Even then, we both knew this was just an application that couldn’t go far. Given the qualifications, we just tried. We didn’t expect any response from anyone but we did and here I am today. There is a lot of learning and growth. Training is intense: Mondays and Tuesdays are entirely set aside for training.

Advice to job seekers?

You are fit for your dream job and you can work in any organization that you want to as long as they have a verified opening, and you meet the minimum requirements. Sharpen your CV and cover letter. Start low and work your way up. Have a realistic salary expectation, and most importantly, do not give up after a few applications. Keep applying until you secure yourself an interview. Research! Research! Research! And don’t shy away from opportunities. You are fit. Above all, pray!

 

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    Betty Nafula | March 19, 2020 18:07

    Thanks fuzu for your help its been ashort period have joined, but you have made so much difference in my Carrier hunting really appreciate and urge and tell others as we'll who are hunting for jobs to join fuzu it gives the best guideline..

    Okinyi | December 06, 2019 04:10

    Thanks to fuzu for your kind updates on jobs,I stand hopefully that one day I will make it possible for what has been impossible

    Sammy | September 29, 2019 06:03

    Thank you so much. Huu ni ukweli na nitazidi kufuatilia nasaha yenu na naamini nitapata Kazi insha Allah

    Tito | September 28, 2019 06:50

    Great and ausome, fuzu is doing great, big up yourself Ann.

    Emmanuel | September 24, 2019 04:47

    Thanks a lot Ann

    Rosemary | September 17, 2019 12:22

    Sy Great, And Encouraging

    ATUKWATSE | August 26, 2019 07:47

    Thanks so much And this platform is wonderful and I really love it. Keep the spirit.

    Kayemba | August 08, 2019 03:19

    u still give me encourage me to have hop

    Gabriel Philip Ingosi | July 31, 2019 06:19

    Thank you for this story Fuzu. Indeed, it has been an encouraging effort to job seekers. My appreciation to Ann for working very hard on assuring and encouraging job seekers. Kindly do something on the preparation one needs to have before attending an interview, as well as the frequently asked questions in an interview.

    David | June 20, 2019 08:37

    This is fantastic,,,, it's something interesting. I have noted with concern and appreciated the idea on cv and cover letter as well as the rationale of not giving up. Thanks so much.

    PIERA | June 17, 2019 07:10

    Thanks so much.Story so inspiring,never will i give up

    ANDREW | June 12, 2019 16:23

    Thank you Ann for your continued support while we scale the heights of transforming our CVs and cover letters. I am entitled to appreciate you for this and I am entirely grateful. I believe I will be able to achieve that career I have always dreamt for through your guidance and by becoming prayerful.

    Willy | June 11, 2019 10:56

    Have got any positive feedback

    duol | June 11, 2019 06:49

    thanks fuze for encouraging me.i hope until my almighty open opportunity for me. thanks a lot for your always being together with me. thanks duol b

    Patrick | June 10, 2019 11:00

    Great awesome! Fuzu is doing great! Thank you also, Ann!

    MONIC | June 10, 2019 07:21

    Interesting. Thanks for such an encouraging story. I won't lose hope until I secure my job.

    NELSON | June 10, 2019 06:32

    so inspiring i will ever try until i get to where i want.Thank you Ann

    ALBERT KIPTANUI | June 10, 2019 02:59

    amazing Ann. My God bless you

    Stephen | June 07, 2019 10:19

    Thank u Ann

    Bwambale | May 31, 2019 07:59

    Team no sleep fuzu many thanks for encouraging we young finance and banking seekers. i really do hope that one day soon i will secure my dream job.

    Moti | May 31, 2019 02:39

    Thanks Ann for your Energetic story.

    Moti | May 31, 2019 02:38

    Thanks Ann for such an encouraging story.

    Christopher | May 29, 2019 18:45

    Wow thats encouraging story

    Penina | May 29, 2019 05:56

    Thanks Ann for the encouragement, let me keep trying!

    Otieno | May 26, 2019 21:48

    Personally i'm almost giving up! How do i sharpen my c.v and cover letter?

    Benard | May 23, 2019 08:07

    I strongly appreciate for such an encouraging story, thanks Ann and the entire fuzu

    Patrick | May 12, 2019 21:38

    My tomorrow will be greater than to day...thank you fuzu team.

    George | May 12, 2019 08:18

    Thats nyce,,,almost gave up.

    hassan | May 07, 2019 08:47

    I,m really amazing to this handsome history to job seeker thank one more fuza company.PRAYER is the only way to SUCCESS. I was almost giving up but after getting through this love and encouraging story I am going to try my best am going to research and research until succession goes my path.....thank you once more

    BENARD KIRUI | May 05, 2019 04:43

    very inspiring story.

    Joseph | May 01, 2019 15:31

    So inspiring now l have the courage to send More..

    TonuI | April 30, 2019 11:04

    quite encouraging

    tobias | April 30, 2019 03:30

    amezing work thank you

    Hannah | April 29, 2019 10:26

    All thanks goes to team fuzu.My story coming soon

    Kennedy | April 20, 2019 06:24

    Yes fuzu

    ASNATH | April 18, 2019 04:28

    PRAYER is the only way to SUCCESS. I was almost giving up but after getting through this love and encouraging story I am going to try my best am going to research and research until succession goes my path.....thank you once more

    GEOFFREY | April 08, 2019 04:03

    so inspiring.i was almost giving up on this but ill press on

    NYANGOMA | April 07, 2019 10:24

    That's great

    Micheal | March 24, 2019 06:45

    Thanks Ann for making us hear from one another. I will surely continue searching for my dream job through FUZU platform.

    kipngetich | March 17, 2019 19:15

    only faith....team fuzu

    Alex | March 15, 2019 16:34

    Woo woo woo! So you are meaning that me too can? Thanx Anne and the entire Fuzu team

    JOSPHINE | March 15, 2019 07:47

    was thinking of changn my career degree frm Finance and Banking to Education but Ann uv given me hope and encouragement,i knw and do believe my patience,prayers and agressive job search will make me smile and happy soon.Thanx Ann may Jehovah Elohim bless you shalom.Josphine cherono.

    abore | March 11, 2019 06:24

    Encouraging and educative

    CETRICK MAKWATA | March 08, 2019 11:50

    so encouraging.I"ve gotten a lot from you bro.

    Rodgers | March 05, 2019 06:57

    Awesome

    Joshua | March 03, 2019 09:19

    OK I think will be the next one soon

    Etoot | March 02, 2019 04:15

    Thankz Ann it's encouraging, very wonderful story

    Amos Mose | February 28, 2019 13:14

    Thanks Ann, now i know that patience and determination are the key factors to job seekers

    JEREMIAH | February 25, 2019 13:53

    Great story there

    Tembo Lebayi | February 24, 2019 18:21

    So touching and encouraging.. wow! thanks for sharing I love this

    KOBUTUNGI | February 18, 2019 06:59

    Great information. Thanks for that sharing.

    Johnson | February 17, 2019 05:04

    Wonderful

    D | February 16, 2019 15:20

    I love this

    Joseph Amadu | February 15, 2019 08:13

    I wish you all the best my brother

    ANN | February 12, 2019 05:51

    hope i get one and encourage others

    Darious | February 07, 2019 20:18

    It's an encouraging and educative

    vincent | February 04, 2019 02:42

    inspiring

    Hassan | February 03, 2019 17:00

    Waaw so encouraged.aweaome.

    JUDITH | January 29, 2019 04:25

    Inspiring

    Irakoze | January 19, 2019 10:00

    thats nice congratulations

    Faith | January 19, 2019 09:06

    Team Fuzu God bless you for the message it really gives us hope in life

    Philip | January 03, 2019 10:00

    Very educating and encouraging. I like it

    josphat | December 31, 2018 10:56

    wow!! nice story. very encouraging to job seekers. hope,patience and determination is the hallmark of your success.

    John | December 25, 2018 10:27

    Encouraging

    Cecilia | December 24, 2018 04:05

    Nice story now I think my job dream will come true

    MARUBE | December 21, 2018 17:09

    Iam eager to become one of the fuzu management soon.

    MARUBE | December 21, 2018 17:07

    Waiting for my success here in fuzu

    Timothy | December 17, 2018 16:11

    fuzu can make you pursue your job career

    STEPHEN | December 06, 2018 04:39

    Nice one. Thanks Fuzu team

    AHEBWAMUKAMA IRENE | December 03, 2018 09:17

    good luck mi brother at fuzu,hope to be like you one day

    richard | November 29, 2018 08:07

    An inspiring story from Kevin. we all live to get to better days

    Kelvin | November 25, 2018 11:17

    Inspiring story indeed. Waiting for my dawn too with alot of hope on fuzu platform.Thanks to Fuzu team, i have learnt alot so far.keep up the good work

    TINEGA | November 25, 2018 09:12

    so encouraging i love the last advice "above all pray" so lovey.

    Kingsley | November 23, 2018 04:46

    Dream come true with fuzu

    ERIC | November 21, 2018 08:23

    I am scratching through the comments offered after Kevin's story but only see expectations from the readers since 2016. None seems to have gotten the opportunity to find something to encourage the new comers like me. But we live in a world of faith and expectation and therefore lift my faith that it shall be well in the land of the living.

    RISPER | November 19, 2018 11:12

    wonderful message looking forward for my dream job

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    Hassan | December 04, 2018 06:38

    Thanks

    NAMPURIRA | November 16, 2018 06:35

    woow is it true really , ok lets try then

    Artariko | November 14, 2018 17:23

    Big up team Fuzu

    Newton | November 06, 2018 04:28

    Encouraging!

    RACHEAL | September 06, 2018 12:19

    Good message.. Thanks team fuzu..

    Samuel | September 04, 2018 12:43

    Thanks to the Fuzu team, hopefully my dream job is on the way too.

    STEPHEN | September 03, 2018 18:47

    Amazingly that's the way out,no give up, step by step to land into our dreams

    Dennis | August 04, 2018 09:03

    Voila! Encouraging indeed. Thanks Ann plus the entire team for Fuzu platform.

    PULISI | August 02, 2018 17:22

    Noted thanks Ann

    Faith | July 24, 2018 04:06

    Lots of thanks to Fuzu ,they have motivated me to keep going ,I believe I'll get my job too soon ..thanks Ann

    PHILIP | July 11, 2018 13:20

    Thank a lot FUZU for a wonderful work . What normally annoy me is the issue of technical know who; because of corruption most job are not got on merit even if you meet the requirements unless some body talk for you or you pay money yet you may not have it

    Susan | June 15, 2018 06:24

    I had already given up with job searching until i met fuzu. Thanks alot Ann, I will get my job soon.

    Akora | June 13, 2018 19:50

    Every day of my life is a dream beyond reality but FUZU is at it's upper hand making it a reality. Joining FUZU is the wisest decision one can ever make.

    Ogwere | June 08, 2018 17:24

    Amazing, am their now let's start the search for dream job

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    Timothy | December 17, 2018 16:09

    Don't shy go for it as your final to make things work above all pray n av faith thanks fuzu

    Mohamed | April 17, 2018 15:33

    And very true that you find the job

    Mohamed | April 17, 2018 15:30

    Ann! For.UA information I have never bin given such morale in my life BT now I have learnt a lot from you and.team fuzu congratulations and may God bless u all.

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    Fuzu | April 18, 2018 06:23

    We are glad to have inspired you.Thank you Mohamed!

    AGNES | April 02, 2018 23:10

    Wow..this inspiring I feel encouraged to push even more and be resilient .Thanks to Fuzu

    Ranous | March 22, 2018 20:14

    Amazing one,,

    William | March 05, 2018 13:46

    amaizing

    Benard | February 16, 2018 23:14

    noted

    Benard | February 16, 2018 23:13

    taken

    ochai | January 30, 2018 17:50

    Fantastic my brother

    Daniel | January 13, 2018 12:23

    Great to hear from you, I have gotten to learn a lot from your experience. Thanks and wish you all the best in your endeavors.

    Sarah | January 13, 2018 04:31

    That is an inspiring story, I have been on fuzu for quite some time but I must say I haven't given it my all, this has made me change my thinking and I am going to Make good of fuzu to job hunting

    Tubenawe | December 17, 2017 12:33

    m blessed to here from that, wish you the best

    Tallbert | July 17, 2017 08:29

    I have reviewed my CV and Cover letter. I keep waiting for that special call. Hope it comes sooner.

    lonis | March 09, 2017 07:34

    Iam so interested with fuzu job hunting and hoping for my turn to come

    teresiah | January 14, 2017 13:07

    I have learnt alot in fuzu.

    Kevin | January 12, 2017 07:02

    Thank you. I wish you all the best of luck!

    james | January 08, 2017 16:31

    is it realy true that they can find job?

    Caleb Juma | December 07, 2016 13:16

    Encouraging! I have never taken Fuzu seriously even though I remain jobless since the year 2014. Am working on my Fuzu profile now and I must also testify like Kevin. I need your support Fuzu Team. May our loving Lord bless your worthy course..!

    Robert | December 07, 2016 11:40

    Great inspiring story Kevin, wishing you all the best in your career prospects. Anyone searching for a job should understand that it takes a resilient person to succeed in securing the interview, let alone the job. Always ask yourself why you; what value you bring to the Employers organization; why should the Employer hire you and not one of the other applicants? If you can answer these questions conclusively in your application, the Hiring Manager/s are sure to give you a chance to sell yourself at the Interview which is the first step in the process. The other lesson here is, being meticulous. Please proof read through every detail of the application (cover letter, CV) before sending it out. Anyone looking for a Job needs to understand that, recruiters can tell a lot about you, by looking at how you articulate yourself- from poor grammar to spelling errors and or vise versa.

    Brenda | December 07, 2016 05:10

    Awesome!This is such an encouragement and to learn that you work for one of my dream companies, congratulations to you and team Fuzu. I am also looking forward to my next job opportunity from the Fuzu portal. I will be back here to tell my story too. As for Kevin, always remember your attitude determines your altitude and the higher you go the cooler it becomes. Keep the right attitude you have and lets meet at the TOP!

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    Eve | February 09, 2019 09:52

    Amazing

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    NAHASON | March 22, 2019 06:10

    thanks Ann for your encouraging story


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