Before you spend money for a CV writer have a look at the resume writing tips in Dubai:
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. In any way, your photo also makes your CV look more human and attractive.
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.
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
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
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!
Forget The Clean U.S. Style CV. You Need a Dubai Fancy Style
CVCareer 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.
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.