Dubai Resume (CV) Writing Tips

Regardless of the technical meaning of either CV or resumé, for Dubai employment purposes, they are the same thing. Since the word CV is more commonly used in Dubai, we’re going to use it throughout this article.

Here, I’ll tell you about Dubai specific issues that you need to be aware of when writing your Dubai CV. If you need general instructions on how to write CVs, there are hundreds of free websites that can give you that. Use Google to find them, but for a Dubai specific CV, stick here.

Let’s get started.

There Are No Anti-Discrimination Laws in Dubai

Dubai is a free town. (Well, at least in this regard it is). No one tells the employers what and what not to look for in an employee. Employers can ask you all kinds of questions and they can judge you based on any criterion they deem necessary. What does this mean for your CV? Well, many things…

Include Your Photo

For your Dubai CV to be effective, you gotta include a photo of yourself. The photo tells the employers many of the things that they would want to know about you. Like, do you look hot and presentable? Or, what ethnic group do you belong to, is it one of which the employer favors? (Yes, this thing happens in Dubai, unfortunately)

In any way, your photo also makes your CV look more human and attractive.

Include Your Nationality

What if you are a unique human being of mixed races? What if it’s hard to tell your ethnicity by your photo? In this case, include your nationality. If you are a dual-citizen include the better nationality. This might not work for some people, though, as their name may reveal their real nationality. Like, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon with a U.S. passport!

Moreover, regardless of how much of an individual you are, your nationality could tell many real things about you. Set things straight from the start and reveal it in your CV.

Include Your Date of Birth

No 45-year-olds need apply to this Marketing Assistant position. It’s common practice for employers to want to filter-out candidates based on their age. And it is common for candidates in Dubai to include their age on their CV.

Your Gender is a Factor

There are job listings in Dubai where they will ask for a specific gender, age and ethnicity. Like

Personal Assistant to The General Manager Needed

Gender: Female

Age: 25-35

Nationality: Lebanese or Western

More like a personal ad than a job posting, if you ask me! But, what the heck, at least they are being honest. So, if your gender can’t be determined by your name or photo, mention it explicitly.

Did Anyone Mistakenly Tell You That Your CV Should Not Be More Than One Page in Length?

That’s what they told me, and they were wrong! Especially for Dubai. In a couple of networking events and meetings, I handed out my one-pager, and people were turning it over to see what’s more. There wasn’t any. One guy asked me, “only one page?” From then on, I expanded my CV into two full-pages, and the phone started ringing!

Glorify, Exaggerate and Dramatize

I don’t care whether you are applying for an office administrator or a phone operator, write your CV as if you’re applying for the Chief Executive Officer position. If you’ve done any work, be it freelance, community work, school project, voluntary or anything, glorify it, exaggerate it, make it sound like the biggest project in the industry!

Here’s a little example:

You didn’t:

Efficiently entered data into a spreadsheet

What you did instead is:

Devised an efficient data-entry system that was approved by management and increased productivity by 70%

You’re not lying here. The way you quickly input data into a spreadsheet is a system that’s devised by you, and you kinda mentioned that Excel trick to the boss and he liked it…

Forget The Clean U.S. Style CV. You Need a Dubai Fancy Style CV

Career advisers tell people to have no styling in their CVs probably because they know that most people suck at styling documents. And that’s probably true. So, if you know for sure that you can style your CV and still keep it clean and easily readable, do it. Otherwise, your photo nicely aligned to the side in the header, with a couple of thin black borders here and there would do the job. To stay safe, you can have a professional review and critique your CV for free.

Either Write A Great Cover Letter, Or Forget It!

The most important aspect of a cover letter is how relevant it is. When you write your cover letter, you are much more likely to get results if the cover letter is addressed directly to the person who will be reading it.

Also, make your cover letter short and quick, but make sure that you give the reader a compelling reason to open up your CV and read it.

So you see, writing a CV for Dubai is definitely different from writing a CV for the U.S. or even the U.K. What’s been discussed in this article should keep you safe.

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Comments

  1. its a very good help and useful thing you are giving to the people who are preparing to go for an interview…i have only a little language in english…and ofcourse i dont get answers for a questions that are asked by an interviwer…and i am relaxed when i read your tips n all..still iam studying…am very much thankful to u…thank you….

  2. I would like to know if one should simply staple in the upper left corner a 2 page resume or if it should be bound in something more Dubai fancy.

  3. @shafik, glad you found the tips helpful. English is very important in Dubai. Make sure that you work on improving your conversational and written English.

    @bob, that really depends, some people get hired without even showing a CV! They go to an interview through one of their connections, the interviewer asks a few questions about their employment history, they like them, they hire them. That simple! On the other end of the spectrum, some people have to go to great lengths to show their worth. They have to show their portfolio, their successful track record and all of that stuff.

    The fanciness of your CV could fall at any point in this spectrum. If you feel that you need to show more, put your CV in a fancy binder. If you are comfortable with the level of presentation of your CV, just stable it and hand it out.

    In the end, there is no universal answers to a question like this. Use your own judgment. What ever feels right to you is probably right for you :)

    Good luck!

    • Muhammad Bilal says:

      Assalam.o.alaikum sir,

      Sir I have need technical job in Dubai or any country. Sir i will wait your answer. thanks

    • Muhammed Aftab says:

      hi,

      Should i add driving licence as a qualification in my resume?if so..where should i add in my resume?

      Please help me out of this..

    • Yes certainly. Having a UAE driving licence is an extra qualification for certain jobs in the UAE. So, if you have it flaunt it. You should place this information under the heading personal information towards the end of your CV.

      Shabbir K.
      http://www.dubai-forever.com

  4. Hey,
    I just wanted to thank you for your helpful tips. I moved to Dubai from Canada a week ago and did non know about the hiring and CV’s here. (Back home we call them Resume’s) lol
    Anyways I am still looking but just wanted to thank you. This website really helps.

    Karim

    • dilip sen says:

      Please help me. I am looking for a School Principal’s post.

    • hy hi karim
      hy just i was going through the website jst browsing i came through ur query and i found that ur a canadian return , i want to knw that dos u used to work in canada and if interested to work there hw would i vl b possible to get a job there….

      if possible plz let me knw yar

    • hy hi karim
      hy just i was going through the website jst browsing i came through ur query and i found that ur a canadian return , i want to knw that dos u used to work in canada and if interested to work there hw would i vl b possible to get a job there….

      if possible plz let me knw yar

      regards Amrish

  5. Hi!

    Is it true that East-europeans are getting less payment in Dubai ????? rumors has it …you know…
    Im a B.A,Head of English Department in a secondary school,Romanian origin ,and I’m permanently relocating to Dubai ,due to my husband permanent job there.
    Any advice in how to get a job in educational-related fiels?
    Thanks

    • Hi Doriana,

      One of the most influencing factors of how much you get paid in Dubai is the purchasing power parity (PPP) of the country of your original passport. For example, if in Romania, the average price for a haircut is US$5 that would make your PPP much lower than that of Dubai where a $20 isn’t entirely out of the question, and therefore you may get paid a lower wage. Of course, this is an over-generalization, but it’s a good rule of thumb.

      Thanks a lot for stopping by, and good luck with your move…

    • Muhammad Bilal says:

      Assalam.o.alikum sir,

      Sir I have need technical job in Dubai or any country. Sir i will wait your answer. thanks

  6. I took your advice on the email: “Instead of using a cover letter, use the body of the email to which you attach your CV” but sometimes this is not possible and need to use a cover letter. I wanted to know if a 2 page cover letter is excessive?
    thanks

    • Len,

      Unless you can write the most compelling story about yourself to captivate the reader and get their eyes to latch on to your paragraphs, I think that a 2-page cover letter is excessive and will bore anyone who reviews your application.

      Best,

  7. Thanks for the usefull information on the website.

    i would like to know if 4 pages cv is excessive. i am visiting dubai for couple of weeks and plan is to find a job in this period.

    Thanks

  8. safiqur says:

    SUB: Opportunity within your organization

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    I employed with WLC College India, Noida Campus, Noida as a librarian but feel that your job offers greater scope for my abilities. I wish to apply for the post of Librarian.
    I take the job with a great sense of responsibility, enjoy the challenge of new situations and expect to make a positive contribution in the position.

    I think my background and experiences enable me to quickly adapt and help any institute/corporation. My resume is enclosed for your review. Of particular note for you and the members of your team as you consider my skills are my strong accomplishments in combining your objectives with technical savvy to achieve improved operating efficiency internally and improved informative service flow for the institution as a whole.
    Additionally, my accomplishments have been achieved by improving information flow within Library and Information services, and improving cooperation between management and staff. After Two years of professional experience, I have a thorough understanding of every aspect of Library and Information Services Management activities. My current employer is very happy with my performance. I am eager to consider new challenges.

    If you are seeking a talented individual who stays abreast of his field, who understands technology, who earns 100% staff support, and who is as career-committed as it takes to achieve total success, then please consider my application. I would be happy to have a preliminary discussion with you or members of your team to see if we can establish a mutual interest.

    Thank you for your attention to these materials. I certainly look forward to exploring this further.

    Regards
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  9. thanks for posting this!

  10. hey,
    thanks for the tips and the help you’ve been providing so far to so many many people. Highly appreciable!
    I’m a B-tech graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engg, from one of the most prestigious institutes in India. I’ve done my schooling in Dubai and am now in search for a job here.
    my first qns is, how is the job scenario here for fresh graduates of my field?
    being a fresh graduate, the most common obstacle that has been coming my way is the lack of experience.
    could you provide me some tips and pointers to keep in mind during my application process.
    what all should i keep in mind while making my CV?
    word around many places is that there are more opportunities in AUH than in Dubai, for fresh graduates. is this true?
    is there any opportunity or direction you could point me towards, for a fresh graduate?
    i apologise if i may seem too forward or have posed too many questions for you.
    thanks

  11. Catherine says:

    Hello, this page is fantastic, very helpful! However, I am wondering about references, are they very important to Dubai employers? Thank you!

    • Mohammed al-Safi says:

      Hi Catherine, the importance of your reference depends on many factors. However, generally speaking, yes they are important; perhaps not initially, but at least after you have been interviewed and became considered for the job offer.

    • Catherine u might need ref but not essential as it varies from company to company some dont even care for…u just go ahead and apply whr ever ur interested.

  12. Mohamed Irshad says:

    Hi Mr Safi
    But in that Dubai CV template u are not given that much importance for the job profile and other computer skills.I think that is the backbone of every resume rather than the achievements.Like to hear from u

    • Mohammed al-Safi says:

      Hi Mohamed Irshad,

      I recommend listing achievements because they tend to be tangible and easily measurable. You’ve either achieved something or you haven’t. But with computer skills, anyone could rate themselves as high as they’d like. Furthermore, basic computer skills are implicitly required in this day and age. It’s like good reading and writing skills.

      Best,

      Mohammed

  13. How important is it to have a photograph on the CV?

    Thanks,

    Dinesh

    • Mohammed al-Safi says:

      Hi Dinesh,

      As you may already know, there are no universal or written laws regarding photographs on CVs. The idea behind including a photo in your CV is to make it as personable and memorable as possible. However, if you think that your photo will hurt your chances of securing the job, don’t include it. For example, if you’re one of those people who look 18 year olds, while you’re 30, you may not wanna include your photo when you apply to a managerial position — instead let your qualifications do the talking. You’ll have to use your own judgement.

      Best,

      Mohammed

  14. Hi,

    The info in this website is very helpful specially the resume format. However, in the given example the roles & responsibilities are few. In my case where im from call center expereince with multi tasking the roles & responsibilities are more. In such a case how to describe them as they make one page (6yrs of experience from 2 different companies). An example in the resume format will be very very useful for job seekers like me.

    Thanking You

    Altaf

    • Mohammed al-Safi says:

      Hi Altaf,

      An entire page of job description responsibilities is an overkill. You probably want to summarize that and trim it down to about 5 bullet points.

      To tell you the truth, from what I have seen, recruiters don’t really read CVs. They just read the headings on the CV — the bolded and enlarged text. They don’t read the details. That’s why you want to break up your CV by headings and sections as much as possible and not go into details too much…

      Best,

      Mohammed

  15. this site is absolutely amazing sir,but one thing u did not mention specifically is how to build the networks from scratch..really curious plzz do tell

  16. This section is worth reading..thanks mates..

  17. Zuhaib Ahmed says:

    I made my Cv finally(from your tips) Thanks !!…..

  18. KIRAN REDDY says:

    Can i the situation in Dubai in Banking/Financial services i am looking my career in this field

    • Mohammed al-Safi says:

      Hello Kiran,

      Dubai has been affected by the financial crisis but not to the extent that people imagine. Dubai Islamic Bank has made a profit of AED 1.2 Billion in the midst of the crisis. So my answer is yes, you can always move to Dubai and work in the financial sector.

      Best,

      Mohammed

  19. Hi there,

    I’ve just re-written my resume to fit this format and am feeling much more confident. The only thing that’s worrying me is that I’m at the start of my career (I finished my Bachelor’s degree 2 years ago) – do you think I still have a chance at getting work in Dubai? I’m looking for something in PR or Communications – I have an arts degree with a major in English and two years of experience in Communications, Tech Writing and Media Monitoring.

    Thanks,
    Jacqui

    • Mohammed al-Safi says:

      Hi Jacqui,

      Everyone has a set of skills that makes them unique. This is what makes synergy possible. If you feel that you are more confident with your new CV, then you probably have shown what makes you unique. You have six years of experience, which includes your education. That doesn’t make you at the start of your career. Just show employers that they need you, not the other way around. And give me the good news soon.

      Best,

  20. This website help me to understand better, thanks! :)
    I’m looking for a job in Dubai, i want to apply to Emirates Airlines,cabin crew. Can you help me with some advices?
    Thanks,
    Luana.

    • Mohammed al-Safi says:

      Hello Luana,

      Thanks for the kind words.

      Since you have chosen the company you want to work for, try to directly contact high management, not HR. This way, you can get rid of the middleman. Also try to socialize with people working at that company. Getting help from acquaintances is much easier than getting it from strangers.

      Best,

    • Hi Luana,

      The best way to get into it is to go directly to it just like Mohammed al-Safi said. I know this because i know many people who work there personally including my brother and very soon, i might join them myself. Go to their career website http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com. There is a vacancy for Cabin crew open the last time i checked.

      Thank you and Good luck!

    • zara khan says:

      hey luana have u got the job?

    • zara khan says:

      hey luana have u got the job? plz help me too if u got the job…………….

  21. Salaam

    It’s a very helpfull site. My Hubby kept saying that he needs a pic on the resume to apply in dubai and i kept saying that NO NO NO NO…. but i guess u actually do. Thanks for the website again. I Never post comments on sites but this site really deserves to have a credit in facts. Thanks

  22. I was about to give my CV a face-lift and as Dubai is my target market I thought “Hey! Why don’t I Google “Dubai CV”? ”.
    And voila! First search result and its better than I thought it would be. Well, I didn’t think it would exist at all.
    So THANK YOU!
    Very informative, easy to read (due to the writer’s sense of humor) and has a smooth branching of useful related topics.
    I applaud you on a job well done.

    Z

    • Hi Guys,

      Is there any banking BPO’s in Dubai? I have 5 years of experience in UK banking operation..end to end process… i’m looking for a chance to work in dubai. Could any one tell me which will be highly appreciated

      tx

    • gulfbankers.com

  23. LIFESAVER!!!!
    Thank you so much for your wonderful insight! Being from the US I had no idea how to make a CV …since reading your site I believe I have managed to create a pretty amazing “CV”
    THANK YOU AGAIN =)

    • MUHAMMAD AWAIS says:

      I completed introductory level of CAT and also pass the IELTS test after its i have better expreience in software programming of comp. so plz reply me with job opprertunity thanks

  24. Hi Sir/Madam,
    I would like to know the prerequisites for someone to apply for a job, like educational qualification, passport, etc. 13 years of experience in sales and marketing, and now planning to move to Dubai for a job. MBA degree in Marketing. What would be the scope and please suggest the companies to apply for a job.

    ThankQ

  25. I dont have any words to thank you for your precious sharing thought. Anyway very thank you

  26. This was a really great eye opener just beginning to think about getting a job in Doha and believe am well prepared for the task ahead thank you so much and keep up the good work.

  27. how can i get a work in dubai?

  28. khalidullah siaf says:

    Dear Friend,

    With the exposure in Recruitment (USA AND INDIA) / Businesses Development/ Sales & Marketing/ Channel Management and account management for about 9 years I am looking for a position where my skills can be professionally utilized & attitudinal genus would yield results in terms of productivity.
    May I request to have your audience with the utmost assertive professional vision in your organization or others?

    Kindly help me to find out a perfect job.

    With very warm regards.

    Truly yours,

    (Khalidullah Saif)

  29. M.K SANTHOSH says:

    .
    SANTHOSH M.K

    OBJECTIVE:

    To ensure my maximum dedication to work keeping the betterment of the organization in mind, at the same time keeping me abreast with the latest trends and transitions in the industry.

    PERSONAL DETAILS:

    Name : Santhosh M.K :
    Sex : Male
    Address : Mundan Kandy
    Chemanchery (po)
    Quilandy
    0496.2688909
    9249649675
    santhoshkappad@gmail.com
    santhoshkappad@yahoo.co.in

    Date Of Birth 04.04.1972

    Father’s Name AP Balan Nair

    Marital Status Mariied

    Qualification : BA English (Calicut University) (Failed)

    Passport Number :FO143190

    Languages known : English, Malayalam

    Interests & Hobbies: Music, Browsing, Football, Shuttle, and Reading
    Computer Software Development,

    .

    4 +-year experiences in Store Keeper+ SAP Billing ICI Paints India Pvt. Ltd
    1+year experience in Store Keeper Manager ICI Paints India Pvt. Ltd

    Job Profile Store Keeper Manager in ICI India Ltd (Janatha Trading Company)
    Manage Staff
    Verification of New dealer Request Profile
    Arranging Transport & Conform the delivery
    Verifying stock inward and outward
    Managing Gift Stock
    Managing Products complaint
    Informing daily sales report and collect the balance order
    Managing Product Complaint
    Implement and managing Fire and Safety
    Monthly Stock Check
    Managing FMFO

    ATTITUDE:
    o Understanding the concept to teamwork.
    o Adaptive to situations.
    o Ability to work in cut-off timing.
    o Good Communications skills.
    o Ability to initiate things & work in pressure.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

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    • Entering data in Software.
    • Receiving Emails/ Faxes, Invoices/ Packing list of orders & submitting to Storekeeper.
    • Preparing items as per various customers requirement & preparing D/O & Packing List.
    • Maintaining the record in Excel sheet.
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    SKILLS:

    Software Knowledge
    MS Office
    Linux
    SAP
    Wings
    Software Developing Knowledge

     Web Developing Using PHP ,ASP,JOOMLA
     Web Design Using Flash, CSS, Photoshop,
     Java,VB,Oracle,SQL
     Completed MCSE and RHC

    DECLARATION

    I hereby declare that all the above said details are true to the best of my knowledge and I shall do my best for the well wish and prosperity of the company.
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    E-mail: loqman.fata@gmail.com, Loqman.orakzai@yahoo.com
    N.I.C: 14101-3786123-3
    Objectives:
    Seeking a challenging career oriented position in a dynamic organization where,
    I can prove my proficiency.
    Experience :
     Tow year experience in Pakistan International Human Rights Organization (PIHRO)
     6 month experience in National Research for development Foundation Peshawar
    Certifications:
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    From Microsoft Computer Academy Hangu and Facilitated by SRSP-VLDC
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     6th months CIT (Certificate of IT) From (1st July 2004 to 31 Dec 2004) (MASARCOM)
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    Computer Skills:

     Window 98,xp2000 to xp2008
     MS-DOS
     MS Office (Ms Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, Front Page 2000,)
     In page(Urdu)
     Ample knowledge of Internet usage.
     Computer Hardware ( Installation, Assembling, Trouble Shooting and networking)
     Window Operating System
     C++
     Hyper Text Markup Language(HTML)
     VB.Net
     Asp.Net
     Fluent in English, Pashto and Urdu

    Qualification:
     BBA-IT (Hons) (2005-2010)
    Kohat University of Sciences & Technology (KUST)
     F.Sc. (Pre-Engineering) (2003-2004)
    Govt.Dagree College Hangu
     SSC (2000-2002)
    Govt high school No.1 Hangu
    References:
    Reference shall be furnished upon request.

  31. hi there,

    please tell me what is the best month to visit Dubai for job hunting…thanks

  32. Thanks for the info.
    I have a good friend who has lived & worked in Dubai for about 5 years now. He wants a copy of my resume (CV) to pass on to others in Dubai. I’m American and have only ever written an American Resume — besides adding my Citizenship & Photo, I’m unsure what else I may need to do differently.

    I’ve listed very specific computer/programming skills (with years of experience). I’ve listed my current position (8 yrs as Lotus Notes Administrator/Developer with same company) and well as previous consulting work done as an MBA student.

    I’ve written up a generic, 1-page cover letter to accompany my resume. Is this wrong? Since I don’t know who he’ll be passing the resume on to, I can’t write a specific cover letter, but wanted to convey some information/details not included in the resume.

    Thanks again for the info on this site.

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  34. Sagheer Ahmed says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am Sagheer Ahmed from Pakistanhaving 5 years experience in HR and Administration with masters in public Administration (HR Specilization).
    i have good communication skills in English and Arabic as well
    I need a good job in Duabi in some construction or manufacturing concerns. hafizsaghir@gmail.com
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  35. Bibek Gyawali says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am writing to you from Nepal as I have found this site very interesting and more importantly very informative. I am currently employed with Kathmandu University as a research assistant to a Renewable Nepal project- a project monitored and funded by NORAD and SINTEF Energy Program.It has been more than 6 months of my involvement in this project and I have been doing good.

    I would like to know how can we seek an appropriate job in UAE. I am a Mechanical Engineer with an experience in research work in energy field. To add more,I have a couple of months of experience in Dairy Industry and also in Automobile Company.

    If I plan to work in UAE what should be my next approach ? Please enlighten me with your valuable suggestion.
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  38. Hi All, I am 27 and from SA. I am seeking a position in the Middle East / Dubai / Qatar as a Junior editor / video editing / assistant or IT Support. I have the qualifications and can start asap. I want to re-locate. I am hard-working, reliable, honest, friendly with a possitive attitude. Can someone please help? Thank you, Best Regards Charl email to charl.m.duplessis@gmail.com

  39. Mohammed Sameer Uddin says:

    Hi,
    I am planning to move u.a.e for searching job and i have experiance of more than one year in telecom field with cisco certification,so i would like to ask is there any chance of getting job instantly.

  40. I am from SA and seeking a position in Dubai – IT / Junior editing / assistant.
    I REALLY want to re-locate, I can start asap! I have the qualifications and always give
    my best in what I do. Please can someone assist or advise ? I have tried SOOOOO many websites, I don’t know people in Dubai and don’t have contacts. Thank you, charl.m.duplessis@gmail.com

  41. Dear sir,

    Please give me some tips for a job in dubai.

    Thank you
    Amran

  42. Excellent website!

    I had fits of laughs as I read about the very unique outdated system of ‘CV’ writing and the whole policy of hiring here in the UAE! On a more serious note, I wonder if there is even a body where I could complain about blatant discrimination in the work environment on the basis of nationality and color. It’s disgusting when I see the employers and consultancies explicitly request for an ‘Indian’ and offer them peanuts, simultaneously offering a huge pay for the very same job for a westerner or an Arab!

    When developed countries would love to see a one-page professional and concise resume that contains no unwanted mention of sex, race, religion and marital status; recruiters expect the exact opposite here! A friend of my spouse recently asked him why his resume was just one page, totally oblivious to the fact that it was so professional, concise and crisply written!!! He also wondered why there was no photograph…

    Being a human and a Muslim, I for one am totally against discrimination and would rather work elsewhere than support such un-ethical work practices.

  43. Dear Sir,

    Please help me. I am looking for a Diploma Engineering (Mechanical) job.

    Thank you
    Amran

  44. Suman Adhikari says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am looking for a Diploma Engineering (Electrical) job.
    10 years Experience power sector & Telecom Sector.

    Thank you
    Suman Adhikari

  45. Hi:

    I want to fina a job in Dubai in the field of the Education/HR Management/Project (Program) Manager. I have a good experience in NGO’s on ecology/education and also teaching Russian for foreigners.
    I hope that this web-site gives me a good opportunity to change my life. I am from Kyrgyzstan and I’a 47 years old.

    Thanks

  46. tarik yahi says:

    dear sir

    My name is Yahi Tarik, I am 32 years old and hold an application diploma degree (DEUA) in Electro-technical .and i have 4 years experience in UAE heavy equipment application Engineer (electrohydrolic system)
    I started my work career as an Electrical technician working for a variety of
    operators and contractors. During the last 7 years, I have worked on many
    different electrical systems in different fields. Most of the units have had some sort of hydraulic, and electrical system. As a result, maintenance and repair, but also
    troubleshooting many types of control systems, some rudimentary, others
    more involved. I have been mainly responsible for my own quality of work
    and at times that of others. I know how to set up maintenance schedules and motivate small crews to work in an interested and qualified manner.
    I would be very excited to have the opportunity to learn more about your equipment and to describe in full my skill sets that I believe would be an asset to your operation. I can be reached by phone or email and would be happy to answer any of your questions or supply supporting documentation. Thank you for taking the time to look over my application.

    Yours Sincerely,
    TARIK YAHI

  47. tarik yahi says:

    Family Name: YAHI
    First name : Tarik
    Date & place of birth: October 06, 1978 , Algiers.
    Address: Dubai UAE ,Algeria
    Marital Status: Single.
    Nationality: Algerian.
    Email: tarik_ele@yahoo.fr
    Phone Number: 00971508559321
    00213795171596

    CAREER OBJECTIVES

    Seeking new Challenging career opportunity in Technical Field, to build up on my Experience and Knowledge.
    – Looking forward to join the progressive organization, which can offer me opportunities for personal and professional advancement & to be able to work as an effective team player with positive outlook and skills.

    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & QUALIFICATIONS

    • July 1996: High School Diploma (Baccalaureate) in Elecro-Technical field
    • 1996/2000: University Diploma of Application Studies (DEUA degree diplom d’etutes universitaire appliqué) in Electro technical field.
    • Training Courses:
    • Training Certificate in Electrical system of Harbour Crane at DUSSELDORF GERMANY.
    • Training Certificate of main lift maintenance ( French main lift HAULOTTE)

    • Employment History:

    February 2009 –December 2010( 1 year and 8month) : service after sales technician for SPAN GROUP (maintenance and repair JUNGHEINRCH machines and electrohydrolic lift and elevator Dubai )
    MAY 2008 /October 2008: technical assistant for Haulotte Middle East (main lift, lifting platform)
    in Dubai Airport Free Zone DAFZA
    March 2007-APRIL2008: senior technician for Heavy Equipment (CATERPILLAR excavator;,KOMATSU) JABER Group Company Mussafah Abu Dhabi
    – May 2004 – June 2006 HAULOTTE ALGERIA supervisor .(HAULOTTE MAINLIFTE) . repair ,inspection of machines .

    August 2002 – March 2004: supervisor for a private company (supply, installation and facilities maintenance and industrial). SAMEE
    February 2000 – September 2000: training at national company (SIDEM- engineering) project theme « the study of installation of maintenance workshop 630kva (GPL Sonatrach) ».
    Performed Tasks:

    • Preventive maintenance
    • Follow the intervention achieved by technical crew
    • Very good knowledge of electrical diagram
    • Maintenance of different types of main lift in (In Amenas Gas Project Algeria – J.G.C / K.B.R.(ONSHORE)

    Languages

    • Arabic: Very well.
    • French: Well.
    • English: good • Technical English: Well.

    Characteristics:
    • Self motivated, Well organized, Enthusiastic and creative
    • Good Communication Skills
    • Able to work under pressure

  48. Sir,
    I worked as Admin Assistant in Abu Dhabi but i went home for personal reasons. I only completed 8 months, shall I indicate it when applying for another?

    I would appreciate very much if you could reply me on my concern.

    • The same thing happened with me. I left dubai for family reasons and intend to come back. Did you get any advice if that should be indicated on the CV? Please share with me coz i am also keen to go back and work in dubai.

    • HI,

      I Know whether ur question is solved or not…But i can give an important message that may be beneficial to u or some on else.

      Now the answer to ur question is…Most of the HR or recruiter on viewing ur cv gets irritated when its noticed that u breaked up in between of a job after completing 6 months or 8 months..of course its a black mark…bcoz they might think u will do the same thing in the new company..I was also a victim of this issue…after u learn the job and tries to move another company…the company suffers loss…time and money

      so wht i say is u need to find a real reason…and make employer believe to ur words…very much..if u say a lie to them make sure to make them believe in u.. say i used to say due to recession in UAE i was not paid salary for 3 months and i quit the job.. so here lies the point..without salary for 3 months no one can survive in this very place…so a sympathy is created…like wise make any such reason..

      All the best

      All the best

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  50. Muhammad Saleem says:

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