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?
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
Photo is quintessential for your Dubai CV to be effective. Photo explains some added features like how presentable and professional you are which employer might be looking for in a person. Does all these feature really matters to the employers of Dubai? (Fortunately or unfortunately, but yes these elements does matter in Dubai). Also your photo in the CV makes it look attractive and more human.
Enlist your personal information like name, address, email id and mobile number. At most cases CV’s are kept under file for longer period of time so it is advisable to mention the mobile number and email address that are available for a long term. Also include objective or summary or the short individual profile description in this section with the highlight on your personal attributes & strengths.
CV should delineate your work experience in most professional and presentable way possible. It is recommendable to outline the relevant work skills in reverse chronological order. Don’t hesitate to quantify your achievements and responsibilities so that employers can easily recognize your skills and analyze how these skills can add value to their business.
Good luck with your job hunt!