Don’t blame job­seek­ers: re­cruiters must do more

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS... -

In re­sponse to the let­ter ‘90 per cent of ap­pli­cants don’t read job de­scrip­tions’ (June 7), ev­ery job listed out by re­cruit­ment com­pa­nies has the same cut and paste re­quire­ment fol­lowed by the ubiq­ui­tous bach­e­lors de­gree, even for a gard­ner. Many of th­ese va­can­cies aren’t real and the ones that are seem to be shared by many of them. I am not to both­ered as leav­ing next year and I’ve saved enough af­ter I walked out of my last com­pany af­ter four years. I’m not both­ered be­cause at 45 I might as well throw my CV out of the win­dow as here ageism is alive and well. In 14 years of be­ing here I have never been suc­cess­ful with re­cruiters AND I su­per preped my ap­pli­ca­tions with A) Research on the com­pany and po­si­tion. B) Ap­plied with cov­er­ing let­ter and points ref po­si­tion. C) En­close points on why my ex­pe­ri­ence should be con­sid­ered etc. D) Fol­low up all above with tele­phone call mak­ing sure their com­pany has re­ceived and to dis­cuss. Many times they had not even both­ered to look, or even take my call and many times re­cruiters would look at my CV on­line and send me en­tirely in­ap­pro­pri­ate job de­scrip­tions. Point is it’s most def­i­nitely not OK to lay blame at the job­seek­ers door when there’s so many re­cruiters out there who are noth­ing more than Cowboys. Mr Rick­etts Dubai sand­wiches for al­most the en­tire week. It’s cheaper and more im­por­tantly health­ier than some of the calo­rie laden foods served up by pre­ten­tious restau­rants and cafes here. Greg UAE Ka­reem. Amaz­ing that rich though this com­pany is (I think 18 villa com­plexes al­ready) they still need to tor­ture ten­ants to get an ex­tra 1 or 2 hours work done. Just to build one more villa where there once was a swim­ming pool. Old Val­ues Dubai

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