5 Job Hunting Mistakes to Avoid in UAE [2024 Expert Guide]

Last Updated on July 10, 2024 by Vadim

Learn why you’re not getting callbacks and how to improve your job search strategy in the UAE. Expert tips from recruitment professionals.

Top 5 Job Hunting Mistakes

  1. CV doesn’t match LinkedIn profile
  2. Applying for jobs without reading descriptions
  3. Lengthy cover letters and introductions
  4. Not highlighting relevant skills and experiences
  5. Failing to follow up appropriately

Expert Insights

Abdul-Rahman Risilia, ARC Talent: “Everything is digital and online. If your social profiles are not up to date, your cover letter is not going to get you in the door.”

Aisha Amarsi, HAYS: “Having a thorough read of the job description and understanding the job requirement is very important. Look at the job description and highlight your experience accordingly.”

Best Practices for UAE Job Seekers

  1. Stick to a two-page CV
  2. Tailor your CV for each application
  3. Research companies before applying
  4. Post your CV on credible job platforms such as JobXDubai

Key Takeaways

  • Keep online profiles updated and consistent with CV
  • Apply strategically to relevant positions
  • Be concise in communications with recruiters
  • Highlight specific achievements over company descriptions
  • Follow up moderately on applications

By avoiding these common mistakes and implementing best practices, UAE job seekers can significantly improve their chances of securing interviews and finding the right job fit.

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