Resume (CV) Tips Middle East Jobs

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Resume (CV) Tips Middle East Jobs

Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is the first impression that will make an employer to determine if they will interview you or will be accounted as one more in the pile of other CV’s. Resume is the medium to enter the interview room so make sure your first impression (that is your CV in this case) is worthy enough for an employer to make the next move. No pre-template has been set for the CV that will decide the perfect Middle East Resume. Every recruiter has its own pre-defined way to rate CV. Although there is no set formula for a perfect 10 but there are few attributes that should be taken care of – Your CV should:

  • Be Compact
  • Have all information that recruiter is looking for.
  • Be Properly Constructed (That means well presented)
  • Be worded appropriately (Avoid grammar mistakes and inaccuracies)

Moreover if someone has discussed that CV should be refined within one page then they are wrong..!!! However with experience of more than 5 years your CV is bound to exceed one page. It is been recommended to have one page CV for work experience within 3 years and two page CV for an experience over 3 years.

What Information should CV consist of?

Cover Letter

Good covering letter should always accompany your CV. It is used as your introduction to the potential employers. Now here that one page restriction (that you think should be there for CV) can be beneficial. In addition to this, also the essential aspect of cover letter is relevancy. More relevant the cover letter is more compelling reason it becomes for the reader to explore your CV.

Attach Photo in the CV

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Skills To Be An Ideal Job Candidate

Skills To Be An Ideal Job Candidate

When hiring, companies are 100 per cent sure about what they want. However, unfortunately job seekers are often not sure about what they want, and that stops them from effectively communicating that they might be the best candidate for the job.

Potential

Companies are always on the lookout for long term potential to support their brand.
They want motivated personnel who’re excited about their role in the company and the company’s future.

Creativity

Businesses often run in a set pattern. However, when the tide turns you know who’s been swimming naked. A company knows every time economy changes or the competition introduces a new product/service, the company strategy has to change accordingly. In such cases they need creative people with unique problem solving skills to step in a tweak ongoing processes. Show them how you tackle challenges and opportunities, and they will ask you to come onboard.

Ability to Adjust

Most of us spend a LOT of time at work, and while you may get to choose your friends, you don’t have that option with colleagues.  However, in a workplace there are unwritten rules of being understanding, respectful and reliable.

Ability to add Value

Employers want people who’ll add value to the organization and make money for them. If you’re not able to convince them your skills would help them make money, why should they hire you! After all, a business is not the same as charity. The key here is to quantify your work. Make sure they see value in you.

Brilliant CV

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Ace The Job Interview With These Highly Recommended Tricks

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Aside from submitting a resume full of typos, the quickest way to be eliminated from consideration for a new job is making an avoidable interview blunder – like putting your foot in your mouth. Here are some tricks of landing into your dream job:

Nervous

Even if you’re more nervous than you’ve ever been, no company wants to hire someone who lacks confidence. So, in this case, honesty is not the best policy. Don’t tell your interviewer how nervous are, or were before the interview. Just fake it ’til you make it.

Weaknesses or mistakes

Never voluntarily talk about your weaknesses unless they ask you with the standard interview question, ‘What’s your biggest weakness?’ And don’t bring up mistakes you’ve made at work, unless you’re talking about them to show how you’ve made significant improvements.

Money, salary, pay, compensation etc.

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Six Things You Should Always Include In Your Resume

6 Things You Should Always Include in Resume Morpheus Consulting

To ensure your resume stands out (for the right reasons), there are a few things you’ll want to avoid, and some you’ll definitely want to include. Whether to include things like an objective statement, list of skills, and education will depend on your level of experience and industry.

Here are six simple things you should always include on your resume, no matter what:

Contact Information

This may seem obvious – but candidates sometimes forget to include basic information, like their email address, or they bury it at the very bottom. Include your name, phone number, email, and URL to your LinkedIn profile right at the top of the page and you don’t need to include your home address. Some people will include their home and cell numbers but multiple contact choices seems to be confusing. Make it easy for your reader to understand how to contact you.

Keywords from the job posting

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4 Qualities That Recruiter Should Have

4 Qualities That Recruiter Should Have

Communication

The recruiter should be an expert here. Apart from being able to extract every hidden motive of the probable candidate, he should be able to convey clearly the visions of the company.  The candidate understands the company through you. The way you say, the way he perceives. Mind It.!

Understanding of roles that company is hiring For

Hiring a candidate for a particular role is no child’s play. The recruiter should first have no doubts about the role he is hiring for. For a candidate who is good at marketing may not be good at promotional sales.

Strong Understanding Of The Domain

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Strategies To Shine In Your Dream Job Interview

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No matter what your dream job is, the moves you make during the interview will determine your future. Here are some tips that can help.

Why are you really interested in this particular position?

You’re applying for this particular job, not a foot in the door. Instead of simply saying the company’s a great place to work, try to give specific reasons to why you think so. You can start like “Here are the three main reasons I’m interested in this position.” Instead saying “I’ve heard that Company A is a great place to work!”

How are your skills applicable to this particular position?

Often candidates rattle off what’s on their resume a checklist of job titles and skills. This doesn’t answer the question of why you’re applying. Instead, you should try to add what’s not on the resume, and how your skills could help the company.

Do you know enough about the company and position you’re applying for?

It’s not OK to just Google the company and pretend you’ve done your homework to learn about the position. Find out as much as you can not only about the company, but also about the position you’re applying for, the team you’ll be part of, and the hiring manager herself. That includes getting the hiring manager’s name right.

Have you put enough thought and effort into the position you’re applying for?

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6 Ways To Stand Out From The Job Hunting Crowd

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Today in the tough job market, count for job seekers are more as compared to job roles available in the market. This competition makes you aware about the fact that in order to aim the target or achieve your goals you need to stand out from the crowd. Below are the factors that can help you succeed in the next job search.

Give your Resume the ‘x’ factor

Your resume is the first impression before the potential employer so it is essential to put the best foot forward. Keep your resume updated, outline your skills plus include the major career achievements intelligently and concisely. Also be sure that the resume has no spelling error and grammatical mistakes. Including QR codes in your resume can turn the CV into info graphic and make the recruiter think that you are aware of the ever-changing tech world.

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Five Questions Every New Employee Should Ask

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Every organization demands certain attributes or skills to achieve success. An insight into those on the very first day can give you a head start in a new job.

History of the Role

It’s most important to know that whether the position you have been hired for is ‘new’ or a ‘replacement’. If the role is new, then one should be able to check the proper route map of one’s growth and if it’s the replacement then one should know the exact reason for the same. These two questions will support you to estimate the elevation of your career graph.

Expectations from You 

Most organizations fail to spell out clear expectations with time frame. Ask for it in writing, ask questions on the same, and seek clarity before going about achieving it. It’s important that one should have an understanding of the management’s expectations.

Understand the Vision of Co

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Before, During And After Interview Tips

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Before:

Practice

Everyone is aware of the proverb “Practice makes man perfect” so before applying for any interview make sure you have practiced well and in case of under-confidence issue you can anytime conduct mock interview with family and friends. Also, be prepared scintillating with the bullet points that is mentioned in the resume.

Research

Explore the company website and also keep yourself updated about the recent news articles. Company website enlightens us with the work culture, achievements and accolades of the organization. Researching the company implies that you value the time of the interviewer and are also passionate about the opportunity.

Dress Up

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Ten Most Common Interview Questions

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Tell me about yourself

This means: “Give me a broad overview of who you are, professionally speaking, before we dive into specifics.” You should prepare about a one-minute answer that summarizes where you are in your career and what you’re especially good at, with an emphasis on your most recent job. Keep your personal life out of it; your interviewer isn’t asking to hear about your family, hobbies or where you grew up.

What interests you about this job?

Focus on the substance of the role and how it interests you. Don’t talk about benefits, salary, the short commute or anything else unrelated to the day-to-day work you’d be doing, or you’ll signal that you’re not particularly enthusiastic about the work itself. Interviewers want to hire people who have carefully considered whether this is a job they’d be glad to do every day, and that means focusing on the work itself – not what the job can do for you.

Why did you leave your last job?

Don’t discuss conflicts with your manager or co-workers, complain about your work or badmouth employers. Job seekers are commonly advised to say they’re seeking new challenges, but that only works if you’re specific about those new challenges and how this job will provide them in a way your last job didn’t. It’s also fine to cite things like a recent or planned move, financial instability at your organization or other reasons that are true.

Why would you excel at this job?

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