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National Entrepreneurship Week - Interview With Our Founder

What's harder than launching a start-up? Launching one during a global pandemic! Umwuga is a worker-first social network founded in December 2020 by Nasi Rwigema.  As Team Umwuga, we believe that with our strong determination and hard work, Umwuga will make waves with people who work in trades and services jobs. In the spirit of National Entrepreneurship Week (13 - 20 February) we interviewed our […]

Networking For People Who Hate Networking

When it comes to your business and career, one of the best ways to get ahead is by networking. Yet, so many people dread the thought of networking, and find it to be a daunting task. Even if you hate networking, it’s important to understand the benefits it can have to your career. Today we’re […]

What you need to know about Employee Benefits

When companies hire new people, they offer benefits in addition to a salary for the employee. But do we pay enough attention to the perks on offer? When negotiating a new job, always read through your employment letter thoroughly. It will detail the bouquet of benefits that makes up your “Cost To Company”. Some companies […]

How to Get More Work in the Gig Economy

In this day and age, there are many advantages to taking on gig work. For starters, you get to be your own boss. You can choose the type of work you accept, the people you work with and for, as well as the times and places you prefer to be ‘in the office’.  It’s that […]

How to Find the Right Job for You

If you’re reading this piece, it’s likely that, at some point in your life, you have asked yourself the age-old question, ‘what do I want to be when I grow up?’ or ‘how do I find the right job for me?’. The Usual Approach Many articles will walk you through a tidy list of steps […]

14 Side Jobs to Help You Make Extra Income

With the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been a year like no other and people across multiple different industries have either lost their jobs or seen their pay dramatically cut. Gardeners, waiters, cooks, nannies and more have all been affected. The job market is also now very crowded with hundreds if not thousands of applicants chasing […]

How to Find a Job during a COVID-19 Lockdown?

There is no denying that 2020 is going to be a year to remember because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has had a huge impact on the job market and millions of people worldwide have lost their jobs. Since employment rates are expected to remain at record lows for many years to come, competition for […]

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