Qatar CV format?

Hey everyone,

I'm applying for a job in Qatar, and I'm wondering how to format my CV.

I already have a suitable CV for the UK, so please could someone let me know if there's any extra information that I need to add to my CV, to meet the standards in Qatar?

Thanks in advance! :)

Comments

toofy6

Yeah, I pretty much figured that, but I heard somewhere that you have to include a photo on a Qatari CV, which is definitely not the protocol in Britain.

What about civil status, nationality, age, religion etc? Are any of those necessary?

flexicode

u've heard it right, looks, skin color and nationalities are still traded off for competence in this part of the world.

anonymous

Yes its better if you add your photo while applying in the Middle East. I personally have never done it but thats because nobody will call me for an interview if they see my ugly face.

anonymous

Well according to my info through many well establised consultants & Companies, make your resume short & on the point of your experience & gulf require a passport size picture on it.
The suggestions given above might work wounders but will be an open invitation to trouble only, go for it if you are ready.
Yes obviously if you will make it like a novel will be a plus because then no one will read it only, your picture will do whatever it need to do. HR of any big or small company dosent have time to read such novels.
Qatar is full of good people but you cant escape the (minor) bad one's.

gonzalo8899

all i know its all about in your personality just upload your cv in jobstreet.com

baldrick2dogs

I'm a Brit and I recruit people. Trust me, it's the same as UK. I'll find out what the guy looks like when he turns up for the interview ... if he's selected based on his CV. I don't give a toss what your religion is so long as you park it outside work. I only need to know about your children if you are asking for schooling. Keep your hobbies to yourself (one guy actually lists web surfing as his hobby - he didn't get interviewed!).

So, make it 2-3 pages, most recent job first, with as much detail on that job as possible. Simple

lovelymargz

Filipina 26yrs.old Looking for job...Secretary,Receptionist,Spa Attendant...here's my email add...margz_o77yahoo.com.Mobile # 77364354

mark0903

Anybody can help me to find a parttime job here in doha? thanks

anonymous

I agree with baldrick2dogs comments. He's got it pretty much right. But, as experienced CV Writers in the Gulf (14 years now!), and having made quite a few (thousands), I would certainly put in Localization as a big factor. There are certain words and sentences to put in or avoid in respect to the culture and religion in the Middle East.

Also, CV's are increasingly being put in databases, from where they are pulled out for targeted job vacancies using "Keywords". These could be your nationality, gender, age, skills, talents or many other things. So, it would be a good idea to have these placed strategically in a CV.

ionela

I hosnt speack well english but i will try explain u,im nurse but in romania i cant find place work,i try to come to qatar but im really tired cuz i cant find somenthing even in hotel or somenthing else,i worked in Germany and Belgium but baby siter and in restaurant in my country only one year in hospital,can u plz help me with one ideea or where exactly to search.tnx

anonymous

You have to add your picture (Very weird), and since the country is based on racism, Add your nationality and since they are a bunch of sexists, add your gender.

Then just Lie all over the CV and if you cleaned toilets, put your title as toilet engineer or expert. For some reason, everyone here calls themselves managers... even if they have no one that reports to them.

This is pretty much the format...

azilana7037

2 pages, maximum 3 pages please...more than that, its a waste.

I screen CVs for possible position vacancies in the company.

Start with work experiences first and highlight your main duties and responsibilities.

We don't need your latest educational attainment but do not include your "before: college/university educational history.

We're not asking how many kids you have or their names and birthdays...we just want to know if you're single or married.

We don't care about your religion...

And please...do not use a cut out picture...use a professional passport size photo...you're applying for a job...not a facebook or something.

anonymous

Azilana then maybe you can clarify?

Why on earth does a person need to show their picture? What is the impact this could have on the job or his knowledge?

I understand the Single/Married part and I get the Male/Female issue as well as the age. But a picture??

azilana7037

But the bosses were asking for it.

An example: an applicant for an accountant position sent his CV with his picture cut out from a party photo.

Another, a lady attached a photo of her facing sideways with her back to the door. background? maroon curtains.

Applying for a job is a serious matter, a CV is one's summary of his work history. It has to have that impression that one is serious about getting THAT JOB. \

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