Advice for form four leavers 

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It’s again the time of the year when form four pupils bid farewell to school and step into the real world. It can be a confusing transition as one has to learn to cope with the sudden change of routine. And then there is the big question: "What now?"

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We have gotten a lot of queries from you form four leavers. Please see below for a few pointers and answers.  

 

I am a form four leaver, what should I do now?

The very first thing you need to do is get out of the house. There are opportunities everywhere. You need to learn to spot them. Read the news, follow interesting topics and people on social media. Talk to friends and family members. Go to events and meet new people and introduce yourself. Learn the skill of networking from an early stage!     

If you have a passion or an idea of what you want to become, cultivate that. If you cannot afford college, try a shorter course or sign up for an online class. There are vast numbers of free/low cost learning resources online.

If you don’t yet know what you are interested in, explore different options. Read up on employment topics: what do different professions entail, what areas of work are increasing, where are you most likely to find jobs in the future, etc. Learn new skills and develop further those that you find most motivating. You will meet new people and therefore open new doors for yourself. 

Most importantly, keep progressing. Each step you take will teach you something about yourself, the world and your potential place in it. Staying at home is the worst part. Do not waste time on useless entertainment, cultivate bad habits and chase dead ends. 

 

I just finished form four, can I get a job?

Yes you can. But don’t just drop your telephone number to places expecting to be handed a job. That is not the way the world works. You are not entitled to anything. Even the best professionals have started from the bottom. 

Be active and ask around. Make sure to have a clear and concise CV that represents you. Don’t just list your courses and grades, tell potential employers what it is you can do. Do mention any experience that has taught you something, be it a short internship or helping out at a relative’s business. Never underestimate your potential! It all depends on how you showcase yourself. 

Some entry level jobs do not require experience. In this case it is all about the potential. An internship is a great way to get started with your career. We all start humble and work our way up. Nobody is born with qualifications.   

Be prepared to work hard and be flexible.  

 

Can form four leavers join Fuzu?

Yes, absolutely. And they should! Even if there might not always be that many entry level jobs available, you can benefit from Fuzu in various ways. 

Sign up and create your CV online under ‘MyCV’. This is a good exercise for you to become more aware of your professional starting point. You can then go to the Career Planner and explore different professions. See if you find something that interests you and set it as a goal for yourself. You will then see what kind of steps you have to take to reach it: what skills to learn, and how much work experience and education is needed.

In the Skills section you can improve your chances for a job by learning new things with various free online learning packages. Joining Fuzu is a first step in your professional life!    

Remember, your future is in your hands. Best of luck!

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    Felix

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    January 07, 2016 05:01

    i wiah to pursue a course in international relation and diplomacy, what are the requirements?

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    Fuzu

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    January 08, 2016 11:01

    Hello Felix, This would depend on the institution. You better do some research e.g. on the webpages of different universities that have International Relations in their curriculum. Best of luck! Paula/Team Fuzu

    Rhoda

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    January 11, 2016 10:01

    Rhoda Asiko,thank u fuzu for every detail you offered for free

    Annet

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    December 05, 2015 15:12

    Thanks for the information I am contented with it

    Still

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    December 04, 2015 11:12

    the advice is so encouraging,thanks for inspiring form 4 leavers me being one of them.

    Benard

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    December 04, 2015 03:12

    very educative and give hope to us all....thanks alot.

    Kevin Ochieng

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    January 15, 2016 21:01

    If i am a form four leaver can i get job if i apply online through fuzu?

    Fidelis

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    January 11, 2016 07:01

    I have completed my CV and its still incomplete I don't understand why.Thanks Fuzu for your advice

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    Fuzu

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    January 12, 2016 13:01

    Hi Fidelis, Please take a look at our Questions and Answers page for more information about filing in your CV: www.fuzu.com/about Best regards, Paula/Team Fuzu

    Ronald

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    November 25, 2015 21:11

    Very educative and encouraging indeed....usefull information delivered.

    Winnie

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    December 08, 2015 10:12

    i was confused on the CV part but i'm now satisfied thanks Fuzu!

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    DOMINIC

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    December 23, 2015 11:12

    yah, get out to explore the world. nothing comes on a silver plata

    Cruz

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    December 09, 2015 20:12

    Thanx to Fuzu, i now have a lead through to start with my career.

    Examiner

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    December 10, 2015 11:12

    The morphology and antogonsm of sitting for form four or droupout must not be in your minds. If someone is capable of joining a suitable field can join instead of fully being dependant. Kudos fuzu for your articles.

    Bosuben K

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    November 27, 2015 13:11

    Good article. Very informative and inspiring. Thumps up Fuzu

    Hillary

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    November 28, 2015 19:11

    very motivative and encouraging

    Shamed

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    November 29, 2015 19:11

    i'm new i need more information

    Joseph

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    November 30, 2015 20:11

    Very educative

    Lawrence

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    December 02, 2015 08:12

    Thanks Fuzu for the advice I find it very educative

    justus

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    December 01, 2015 16:12

    a very harhworking under no supervision willing to go under secretarial admin next yr in college

    moses

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    December 10, 2015 18:12

    Thanks Very Much,good Advice.

    Joyce

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    January 16, 2016 14:01

    Your comments Thank yu Fuzu for ur concern about the youths n the jobless...i would like yu to advance and be in action.i hv applied my Cv hopping to get a job must not necessary match with my qualification bt a job thwt will best suit me.i finished highschool 2014 not yet gone to college becouse i luck finances bt wished to reach my dream by getting a job,save and later to go to school.fuzu,,help.i have the pottential.put me into consideration and those others that are in the situation as mine

    Edwin

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    January 17, 2016 17:01

    I just feel contented and happy with you guys because you are promising.what are. your setbacks to aid us secure jobs? Do you recommend all jobs to us or you just select a few? Thanks in regard.

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    Fuzu

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    January 19, 2016 14:01

    Hello Edwin, We recommend jobs that match your qualifications. You must fill in your online CV on the 'My CV' page, which will then tell us what kind of jobs would suit you best.

    Wycliffe

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    January 18, 2016 17:01

    I trust you fuzu... you help alot

    Robert

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    January 19, 2016 15:01

    Great advice n thanks to team fuzu for the encouragement.

    Robert

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    January 19, 2016 15:01

    Great advice n thanks to team fuzu for the encouragement.

    ahmed

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    January 23, 2016 18:01

    danks alot

    David

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    January 28, 2016 09:01

    If you finished form four last year and you already have an account in fuzu,can you get a job

    Haron

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    February 01, 2016 14:02

    Which job opportunities are offered to form four leavers since they have no experience? Which sectors an IT student can get employed?

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    Fuzu

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    February 04, 2016 09:02

    Hi Haron, Youngsters without formal experience may look for internships and other entry level jobs such as customer service personnel in cafes, brand ambassadors, etc. Speak with your faculty advisors about internship opportunities in your field.

    Peris

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    December 22, 2015 08:12

    I thought I would get job oppotions that fit my skills and abilities after filling my cv, but am getting totally different jobs just like other job websites.its frustrating.

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    Fuzu

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    January 08, 2016 12:01

    Hello Peris, Thank you for pointing out this concern. I took a look at your profile and seems that in your case you are getting a high score due to your personality being a good match with someone that would be suitable for these jobs that get recommended to you. As you build your CV, the emphasis of the score alternates. We are constantly improving our matching algorithm and will take your case into account in ensuring that people get as well suited jobs as possible. In the meanwhile you may also go to 'Jobs' and search for better matching jobs there. Our job selection is constantly updated, so in case you don't find anything interesting today, there might be something added the next day. Apologies for the inconvenience and best of luck for the new year! Paula/Team Fuzu

    Emmanuel

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    January 04, 2016 15:01

    very encouraging and motivating

    Sam

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    December 08, 2015 12:12

    thought after form four all I ought to do is sit down and what back at home but now I know there is more than that..thank you fuzu

    Abdinasir

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    December 13, 2015 16:12

    thanks for the endless support that you offer.

    Evans

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    December 13, 2015 20:12

    very encouraging and educative

    Merc

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    December 14, 2015 13:12

    Your commentsthnks fuzu

    Simon

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    December 14, 2015 18:12

    For how long do I have to wait for a job after the application?

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    Fuzu

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    December 15, 2015 09:12

    Dear Simon, This depends on the employer. You will be notified of how the application process advances and if you are called for an interview. Please keep an eye on your email. Good luck!

    isaac

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    December 15, 2015 15:12

    what are some examples of jobs offered to a form four person?

    Levi

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    December 21, 2015 05:12

    thank for the advice, it realy shows me a way forword as a f 4 leaver.

    Bonface

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    January 01, 2016 10:01

    Some jobs like?

    Justus

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    December 18, 2015 11:12

    Thank you for your advice.

    አብይ

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    December 17, 2015 06:12

    Thanks very Mach

    kevin

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    December 19, 2015 06:12

    thanks sana the fuzu fraternity,through the fuzu platform am now able to attend the first interview.thumps up good work done,hope i will sail through.

    Evans

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    December 21, 2015 06:12

    Thanks for your advice.

    Valentine

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    January 06, 2016 10:01

    Thank you very much Fuzu for this advice. It will be of much help to those of us who will follow it. I am however confused on the part where we have to create a CV. We may not have any serious work experience or professional skills yet. That leaves the CV incomplete. Is that okay?

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    Fuzu

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    January 08, 2016 11:01

    Hello Valentine, Not to worry, a CV not only describes your experience and skills but also your motivation and potential. While it is natural that a young person does not yet have so much (or not at all) formal experience, they may emphasize the latter. Have you been active in student clubs and/or done some voluntary work? How else can you describe your interests and motivation? A CV aims at painting a positive picture of an individual. Think of what kind of ways can you give an honest and motivated representation of yourself. At this point you may focus on the personal description where you outline your ambitions and plans for the future. Good luck! Paula/Team Fuzu

    DUNCAN

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    January 23, 2016 12:01

    a thnkz the entire fuzu fraternity for the massive support they ve endorsed the youths including me ...as a youth.. .now that am n asecond year ...in the campus.....al make sure my cv is completed en frwad t to the fuzu officials.... so that a can b granted a chance for attachment durring long holiday God bless you...God bless fuzu as a whole. ........

    Gabriel Benet

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    January 30, 2016 22:01

    Hello fuzu am currently doing course bachelor of science (general science) and I am intending to major in chemistry what are the possible jobs for me


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