It's not just jobseekers who need to improve
With reference to the article ‘Sort out your CVs, jobseekers told’ (Feb 7), Job hunting in Dubai would appear to be a frustration to everyone involved.
You have the recruiters who feel their time is being wasted by unprofessional, irrelevant or disrespectful CVs being submitted by job seekers then you have the people who are applying for the jobs.
Having been involved in recruitment within small business and large multinational FMCG, it seems that Dubai is definitely special in its recruitment process. Misspelled subject lines and poor email addresses are par for the course, English not being a first language for many creates this scenario. However, there are those job applicants who have taken the time to ensure that spelling and grammar are correct on their CVs, that their covering letter explains why they are applying for the position and the photograph is clear and clean (back home, if you requested a photograph on an application it would be considered discrimination but not in Dubai).
Despite candidates taking their time, some recruiters don’t even acknowledge with a response. The “only successful applicants will be notified” is a load of rubbish! I have been on the receiving end of silence and it infuriates me that someone cannot be bothered to provide any feedback for future reference.
Respect works both ways.