I’m wondering whether to go back to campus today, as there seems to be nothing new there. I finally pick a notebook, and head towards the Eastern Gate. Just want to go through the day’s newspapers in case there is a new job advert.

I purpose not to apply for the few I find there, as I, like hundreds of my colleagues, am tired of making piles of applications without any prospective employer giving me even a chance to interview.

Mr. Bernard Sabiti

I have come to believe one of the many theories from guys here, that companies in Ugandan advertise vacancies when the job was long given to one of the Bosses’ relative, and that advertising is just a public relations stint. And that in Uganda its technical know-who, and not ‘technical know-how’ that works.

*** End of Mr. Bernard Sabiti’s Real Life Experiences Diary Entry ***

With the permission of Mr. Bernard Sabiti, we are serializing and publishing selected episodes from his column “A Job Seeker’s Diary” prior first published in a national newspaper. Whereas, Mr. Sabiti is now a very successful consultant, we decided to share and to publish episodes from his column on our website because they are directly relevant to the stakeholders of our project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda;”  And they speaks directly to the young adults whom we are mentoring under our project: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators Against Poverty.” Mr. Sabiti’s life story, as a whole, is the more relevant to us, since there seems to be nothing he has not done, innovating to better his lot and to contribute to the bettering of life for his wider communities. Read more here.

5 thoughts on “A Job Seeker’s Diary Entry on Thursday, 27 May

  1. This happened with us who were admitted as teachers under Education Can’t Wait,I don’t even remember applying,I was just called that I should report to the station with my documents and my documents were even received after teaching for two weeks,so its really a technical know who in the job industries in Uganda today

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  2. I think we should not only rely on white-collar jobs. We should think of being job creaters rather than job seekers. Otherwise, one will keep on applying for the very job which has been taken already by the Bosses’ relative and all will be in vain. Given that, in Uganda they do consider Technical know-who, and not Technical know-how that works.

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  3. You are right when you say that in Uganda it’s technical know who and not technical know how this is because there is an organization that had amanger who had worked there for more than three years and when the board members came for verification of stuff members they found out that they had unqualified manger but he was there because he had a relative in that organization.

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  4. You are right when you say that in Uganda it’s technical know who and not technical know how this is because they is an organization that had amanger who had worked there for more than three years and when the board members came for verification of stuff members they found out that they had unqualified manger but he was there because he had a relative in that organization.

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  5. Yes it is true because even me when i was in my F.6 vacation, I applied for some short term job contract and I was contracted because I had someone whom I knew there. However, those who even came with their degrees and work experiences which was an added advantage were not contracted. so in Uganda, Technical know who matters the most.

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