5 tips to make your CV standout in Qatar

5 tips to make your CV standout in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

If you’re looking for a job in Qatar, you need an impressive CV to stand out. Designing an attractive CV is the first step you take, to secure your face-to-face interview with a potential employer. Hence, it is vital that your CV highlights your skills, qualifications and experience in a way that would help push the hiring process in your favor.  

Start off by making a list of jobs that interest you. The Qatar Living Jobs page is an excellent place to start as it gives you the option of filtering your needs and finding a job that meets your requirements. You could then move on designing your CV.  

Designing a CV that attracts a potential recruiter can be an easy task if you follow these simple tips.  

(1) Stick to one page 

Recruiters do not have the time to be going through multiple pages of your CV. Keeping all your information in one page will ensure that recruiters do not miss out on important information in addition to creating a strong first impression – “this is an employee who knows how to get the message across by being concise.” 

(2) Keep your descriptions concise  

Keeping your descriptions concise is one way to ensure all your invaluable skills and experiences fit into one page. Where possible list out your skills and experience as opposed to writing out detailed descriptions. Leave out older qualifications and experience if they do not meet the job requirements. Instead, use that space to make special achievements and groundbreaking milestones stand out. If you’re applying for jobs in the arts or commercial sector add links and tags to your socials. Your social media will help paint a clearer picture of your skills and experience.  

(3) Use attractive templates 

With multiple design templates readily available, it is important to make a CV that is attractive. Canva and Microsoft is an excellent place to start as the templates are attractive and easy to navigate. Additionally, it also gives you the opportunity to highlight important information such as personal contact details, special achievements and more.  

Some templates give you the option of using graphics to make certain skills stand out. Making use of these graphics and adding a bit of colour to your CV will ensure that it stands out among the piles of black and white.  

(4) Remodel your CV to fit the job description 

Do not apply for all potential jobs using a standard CV. Tweak your CV drawing extra attention to qualifications, special achievements and experiences that meet the job description. Redesigning your CV highlighting specific skills and experiences is an excellent way to grab the attention of a potential recruiter.  

(5) Add a recent photo 

Appearances speak volumes. Adding a professional headshot to your CV will give recruiters an idea of whom to expect at the interview. A captivating photographic image is also an excellent design strategy to grab the attention of a potential recruiter.  

Looking for more tips? Here’s how you can write effectively to ensure your CV stands out. 

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