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How to Start Earning as a Form 4 Leaver in Kenya

After form four, you have plenty of time to yourself. You have too much time that the sleep, television programs, and social media you looked forward to now get boring. They say time is money, and you can earn much from investing in your time. However, starting to earn as a Form 4 leaver in Kenya can be a challenging but exciting time in your life.

If you need help deciding how to earn an income, we can help you. This article discusses How to Start Earning as a Form 4 Leaver in Kenya.

Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” —George Herbert.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Consider further education or training

Improving your skills and qualifications can increase your chances of getting a better job with higher pay. Consider enrolling in a college or university or taking up vocational training to improve your chances of getting a job.

If you still need to settle on a career to pursue, we can help you. Click here to find our content on how to select careers.

2. Network

Utilize your existing network of friends, family, and acquaintances to learn about potential job opportunities. Attend job fairs, seminars, and other events to help you connect with potential employers.

We can help you build your network through our career mentorship program for form four leavers. To register, log in to our website:

3. Start small

Don’t expect to land a high-paying job right away. Consider starting with small jobs such as freelancing, tutoring, or running errands for people in your community. This will help you gain valuable experience, build your network and hopefully lead to better job opportunities.

4. Use online platforms

Many online platforms connect job seekers with employers. Utilize these platforms to search for job opportunities in your field of interest. You can also use these platforms to showcase your skills and connect with potential employers.

5. Be persistent

Finding a job can take time, so be persistent and keep trying. Apply for as many jobs as possible and be prepared to attend multiple interviews. Don’t give up if rejected. Keep trying, and you will eventually land a job.

6. Be professional

When attending job interviews, ensure that you are dressed professionally, arrive on time, and bring any necessary documents. First impressions are essential, and a good impression can increase your chances of landing the job.

7. Be open-minded

Be open to taking on various jobs, including part-time work, to gain experience and build your skills. Consider working in a field you are passionate about, even if it is not your ideal career. The knowledge you gain can help you build a strong foundation for your future career.

8. Save and invest

Start saving and investing your earnings wisely. Consider opening a savings account, investing in stocks or bonds, or starting a small business. This will help you to build a secure financial future.

In conclusion, starting to earn as a Form 4 leaver in Kenya requires hard work, persistence and a willingness to learn. Utilize the tips listed above to help you get started on your journey to financial independence.

Moreover, the Menta form four leavers program offers you an opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship and financial literacy to help you maximize your income-earning capabilities. Feel free to register for the program through Remember that success takes time, but you can achieve your goals with determination and hard work.

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