This is a very short blog. It’s simply a few words of advice from me, as an employer, to young people in Sudan who are looking for jobs. Wherever you are in the world, getting a job is hard.
One, you have to work out what you want to do or what you are good at - or ideally both.
Two, you have to search for job positions that are available.
Three, you have to apply for the job.
These three things take a lot of time and effort.
So here at alsoug.com, we tried to help you with number Two. We updated our Sudan Wazaef/Jobs section and made it more employer friendly, and we’ve been working hard to get good employers to post good jobs onto this section. Every day, new jobs in Sudan are posted on alsoug.com. Jobs for people with experience, jobs for people without experience. Blue collar jobs and white collar jobs. Jobs in Khartoum, and inshallah soon, jobs across Sudan.
Now it’s your turn. You have to figure out number One. Believe it or not, we can’t tell you what job you want to do and we also can’t tell you what you’re good at. If you’re stuck, perhaps you could brainstorm with your parents, your friends, your teachers, your professors, your neighbors, - maybe even the person sitting next to you on the bus! If you’re really stuck, call our helpline and I’m sure one of us will try and think with you. But ultimately, you know yourself best, and only you can make this decision.
However, we, at alsoug.com, have tried to help you with some part of number Three. How? Well, we built a ‘CV Creator’ into your alsoug.com account. So, all you have to do to start applying for jobs, is click here. You will be asked to login to your alsoug account, and from there it will take you to a page where you just have to fill in a form with your information. Then we do the hard work of making your CV look pretty, and keeping it in our database for employers to find. If you want to generate a nice pdf copy of your CV, you can also do that from your account, or just click here.
We still need you to do two really important things:
- You MUST fill in the form fully and carefully. Unfortunately, no one is going to pay attention to a CV that has just a name, and nothing else. No one is going to care about a CV that doesn’t list your education fully. No one is going to bother calling you for interview if you haven’t bothered to give the details of your past work experience – if don’t have any work experience yet, no problem! Use the space to write why you think you deserve work experience. Be creative! We’ve given you blank spaces in the CV form to show your personality and your talent and your passion – use those spaces fully! Whatever happens, take time and effort to fill in your CV on alsoug. Sudan is really facing a tough economy right now, if you want to find a job in Sudan, you have to be VERY proactive.
- Yes, we keep your CV in our database. Yes, if employers want, they can access our database and filter CVs. BUT many employers are still not ready to move to this kind of system and many employers will always prefer to post their job ads themselves. So, please, please, please – don’t just wait for someone to contact you. Check alsoug.com/jobs every day, and make sure you apply to any new job that interests you. After you have filled in your CV, applying is super easy - you just click on the Apply / قدم للوظيفة button, and your CV gets sent automatically to the employer. So easy! And, if you want to get a notification each time a new job advert is posted, that’s also easy: click here to log into My Profile, click on Alerts and set up an alert. In Arabic: تنبيهاتي. Then, we will send you a notification each time a new job is posted.
The team at alsoug.com, and I, all wish you the best of luck with your search for a job in Sudan.
Remember, if you need us, we’re here to help.
All the best,