A Job Seeker’s Diary Entry on Sunday, 30th May

Today I feel a bit dizzy and tired, maybe because of the previous fun-filled Saturday. I woke up very early, to prepare for my 9 o’clock service at St. Francis. The preacher continues his series on the topic: “the fear of the lord” and today he tackles the subject of “the meaning of success”. He… Continue reading A Job Seeker’s Diary Entry on Sunday, 30th May

A Job Seeker’s Diary on Saturday, 29th May

It’s an outing for the members of my former Christian Fellowship, which is taking its freshers to the beach for fun as a welcome gesture. The fee is shs 6,000 and I want to go but do not have it. After talking to “papa” (the fellowship leader), I am allowed to go.Mr. Bernard Sabiti I… Continue reading A Job Seeker’s Diary on Saturday, 29th May

A Job Seeker’s Diary on Friday, 28th May

I finally get a call! The sweet voiced lady on the other side, claiming to be calling from Price Water House Coopers, asks whether I’m still interested in their job. My heart is pounding as I cannot believe what I am hearing. She asks the class of a degree that I have, whether I have… Continue reading A Job Seeker’s Diary on Friday, 28th May

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

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,… Continue reading A Job Seeker’s Diary Entry on Thursday, 27 May

A Job Seeker’s Diary Entry on Wednesday, 26th May

I wake up very early in the morning, rush to campus, a five minute walk so that the library is opened when I am present, lest I do not get any computer to use, as all would have been booked. I check my mail to see if any of the organizations to whose online job… Continue reading A Job Seeker’s Diary Entry on Wednesday, 26th May

A Job Seekers Diary Entry on Tuesday, 25th May

It’s day one in my new house, and I am cleaning up, scrubbing the floor and washing walls, picking up used condoms, which tells me a lot about the character of the previous occupants. My landlord, a dark giant Hajji, looks on with curious red eyes. An abrupt question awakes me from my concentration. "Mutabani,… Continue reading A Job Seekers Diary Entry on Tuesday, 25th May

A Job Seeker’s Diary Entry on Monday, 24th May

It’s now official. I am unemployed. Handed in my dissertation today, which my supervisor finally accepted. It’s the only thing that was still keeping me on campus, as I finished my three-year course. Now I am thinking of what to be telling my friends, the continuing students, whom I have no doubt will be asking… Continue reading A Job Seeker’s Diary Entry on Monday, 24th May

Got the university degree now what – navigation tips from a Ugandan graduate job seeker

In the wake of the recent government survey that found that 93 percent of all graduates cannot find a job, I wish to comfort recent grads on the street that you are not the first, neither are you the last. When I completed my course in 2006 at MUK (Makerere University Kampala), I, like thousands… Continue reading Got the university degree now what – navigation tips from a Ugandan graduate job seeker