These are the sectors looking to hire in the UAE

Good news for those looking to join the UAE’s workforce! , one of the region’s leading recruitment websites, has announced that 86 percent of firms in the nation are looking to hire this year.

According to’s Middle East Job Index Survey, 75 percent of the companies surveyed announced that they are looking to hire over the next three months.

Of the 75 percent, two thirds stated that they each will be hiring for up to 20 jobs, while 14 percent revealed they will be looking to fill roughly 100 job vacancies.

Sales executives, accountants and protect managers are three of the most in demand categories. As are sales managers and directors.

The survey also found that roughly 81 percent of consumer goods companies are looking to hire, while 80 percent of real estate and construction companies will be hiring over the next year as well.

Those in the hospitality and entertainment industry are in luck too, as 79 percent of the companies surveyed also expressed an interest in hiring.

Speaking on the news, the Vice President of’s Employer Solutions Suhail Masri said: “Perceptions of the job market in the Middle East and North Africa are more positive for 2018, with employers predicting improvements in hiring potential in the immediate future.”

To help you nab one of these positions, we asked Masri for some advice on how to create the perfect CV.

1. Make Your CV Relevant
“Every vacancy has certain requirements and expectations from job applicants. Certainly, not all job seekers are equal in terms of suitability. This is where CV relevancy comes in. When a company posts a job on for example, they specify what they look for using keywords and categories that fit the position at stake. The more your CV matches those keywords, the more relevant it is for the job posting, hence the higher your rank. Naturally, a higher rank elevates your application on the list and your CV is then more likely to be viewed by the employer.”

2. Make Your CV Fresh
“It doesn’t take a lot of time to add a new item to your CV whenever there is progress in your career. Keeping your CV fresh also reflects how you are coping with the ever-changing times, which is vital in most fields of work. Employers can filter out applicants based on CV freshness. If your CV is not up-to-date, you are likely to be ignored.”

3. Make Your CV Specific
“Each employer looks for something different in their potential employee, even if two jobs are similar in nature. This is why having a CV tailored to each job you apply for is important. Of course, there are numerous reasons for why you would want to create multiple CVs, just make sure that you are submitting the most relevant CV for each job’s requirements, industry standards and location specifications.”

4. Make Your CV Stronger
“Sometimes, a CV is not enough to grab the attention of the employer. A CV simply gives a glimpse into your achievements and its only purpose is to secure a job interview, not the dream contract. So, you really need a well-written covering letter to accompany your application. This takes the relevant experiences and elaborates on them, offering a more comprehensive idea about you and why you are a fit for the job.”

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