WATCH: What do recruiters look for in job applicants?

WATCH: What do recruiters look for in job applicants?

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Have you ever wondered about the top concerns of recruiters while assessing a job applicant’s profile?

While most companies have a set criterion for assessment, there are a few boxes that jobseekers must tick in order to be called in for an interview.

In this interview, Wency from Qatar Living Jobs chats with Suraj Kunwar, Head of Recruitment at Q Hold to get some insights into what goes on in the minds of recruiters when assessing a potential employee.

According to Kunwar, a jobseeker’s past experience is a top concern for him as a recruiter.

"Why did the applicant leave the previous job?" and "why would [he want to] join my company?" are some of the most important questions Kunwar says he finds himself asking during the assessment.

The answer to these questions helps recruiters in understanding the seriousness of a candidate in securing the desired job. 

Professional competence and academic qualification, also weigh heavily in the assessment, Kunwar says.

This is because recruiters need to be sure if the candidate is the right fit for the position he has applied to and can use his knowledge and expertise in the best way possible. 

Do professional references on the resume matter? Kunwar says these come in handy for some specialized, top positions mostly.

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By sheren_zaman• 22 Jan 2020 08:03
sheren_zaman

Discrimination and favouritism hurt Talent, SO ultimately Qatar. It's the time to bring job regulation laws AS Qatar is the owner at ALL.here is clue how to process

1) like Canada, each trade and sub-trade has to be given a code

2)All are bound to publish job on central portal which should be allowed for replication publishing

3)policy to control favouritism and discrimination.

( selected candidate vs competing candidate's profiles)

Its POSSIBLE.AI can detect automatically potential cases

By idhris1981• 16 Dec 2019 07:27
idhris1981

Qatar living should not let them discriminate.

Jobs must be given by merit of people not religion or nationality

By zaheer_sayyed• 4 Dec 2019 20:07
zaheer_sayyed

Agree @ acchabaccha

By acchabaccha• 22 Nov 2019 12:50
acchabaccha

Here is another one also from Qatar Living:

https://www.qatarliving.com/jobs/ctc/procurement-controller

The hiring company wants Filipinos ONLY!

All criteria for selection of a job applicant stated in your post are just "sweet talk" taken out from the books taught in class rooms. In real life, the situation on the ground is totally different.

By acchabaccha• 22 Nov 2019 12:42
acchabaccha

Here is an example:

https://www.qatarliving.com/jobs/private-company/urgent-required-door-door-flyer-delivery-boys-nos-4

By acchabaccha• 20 Nov 2019 17:44
acchabaccha

In Qatar as well as some other countries in the Middle East recruiters look for two m-a-j-o-r things:

1. Applicant's nationality

2. Applicant's religion

Educational qualifications, years of experience, nature and attitude, dynamism, languages know etc. are all immaterial.

Just recently I came across an ad at QL job section which stated "Filipino ONLY" with the word "only" written in bold letters. I also saw another ad for "flyer distributors" and for this simple job vacancy. the employers stated "only people from Kerala." Some nationalities fine-tune the applications to their own provinces.

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