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Dereja Academy: Your Gateway to Your Dream Career

There is this unaddressed question most students face when leaving the university. If not addressed, it is often hard to move on and find fulfilling careers. This question can be boiled down to, “Okay, I’m done with school… Now where do I go?” This is largely because most students aren’t…

Marketing Yourself

Marketing yourself starts from building a consistent story throughout. That is why it’s crucial for you to learn simple story telling techniques to create your brand and maintain it. Constructing your story Just like any good book, your career story has to have a beginning (obviously) a middle and an…

Being Happy with your Job

Being happy with your job might seem like a luxury in today’s tough market, after all when it comes down to it we all need to make a living. However, some people are up and ready to get to work while others are a little reluctant to get out of…

Don’t Lose Heart!

When you join college, you’ve probably been told the same old story. “You are veering into the state of adulthood” and you as an adult will have all these cool things such as a job that gets you a salary, independence and ultimately a purposeful life. This story is one…

Work Ethics

A key character trait needed in any employee is a good sense of work ethics and basic professionalism. Both are vital to a company’s success and every employee from a  high level CEO to an entry level intern must have a good work ethic. Traditionally, work ethic has been understood…

Debre Berhan University Career Counselor’s training

University students tend to graduate unprepared for the job search, this in-part is caused by the lack of know-how on what to do when it comes to entering the job market.  This is why dereja.com partners with Ethiopian universities to train career counselors across the country. Career counselors should be equipped with…

Your first steps into the Job Search

A job offer doesn’t happen magically and the job search isn’t easy. A lot of us wish it so but that isn’t the case. It involves a series of meticulously planned activities to help build up to it. To help you structure your job search better and ease yourself of…

The University Placement Program

Students that grew up in the Ethiopian education system have gone through very similar experiences. We’ve all stressed about the 10th grade Matric exam, suffered through power cuts and waited in line to print assignments, crammed one weeks’ worth of studies in one day (where does the time go?) and…