Online Job Hunting Picks Momentum in Uganda

Amidst the worryingly escalating numbers of unemployed youths in the country, visit web an overwhelming number of job seekers is being reported on online job portals.

A national career report launched by, one of the job portals in the country, indicated that Ugandans are picking more interest online jobs hunt as reveled by the huge number of clients that visit their site on a monthly basis.

This report revealed that the most searched jobs on Ugandan Job Portals are in the sectors of Engineering, Information Technology, Research, Sales and Accountancy.

Non Governmental organizations took the first position among the top hiring companies in the country followed by Distribution/Logistics, Recruitment agencies and then consulting firms in the fifth position.

In terms of gender, Male job seekers are at 68% outweighing their female counterparts who stand at 32%.

At the launch of the report in Kampala, Everjobs Africa CEO Julian Schulz put this disparity on the fact that by nature, men are more responsible and will always be in position to do any legally accepted job present which is not the case with the ladies.

Schulz added that as a matter of promoting talent and building experience among the fresh graduates, they have entered negotiations with various employers to ensure that they provide a reasonable number of placements for internship students which will periodically be posted online.

“Job seekers should change their way of thinking instead of ‘I need a job- call me’ think about ‘What can I do best?’ since the unemployment rate in Uganda is so alarming especially in this period when recruiters are receiving a very large number of applications. You should make sure that you stand out from the crowd,” advised Schulz.


Andreas Schuely the strategic partnership Manager for Everjobs Ugandan called upon all unemployed Ugandans to not only use social media for leisure but also get access to different professional groups where they can get employment opportunities.

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