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How to prepare for a Gulf Job Interview and Middle East Job Interview

Congratulations! Now that you have been invited for job interviews, you need to keep in mind few important things which could change your life forever. Read below how to prepare effectively for your job interview. 1) Read and re-read your resume – Read your resume again and again and make sure you can explain each word you’ve written over there. Generally the interviewer would ask to explain your resume. So make sure you can explain everything written on your resume. Never manipulate your resume. 2) Understand the Job Description –This is very critical and would help you avoid giving blank looks at the interviewer. Understanding the job description would help your structure your answers and suitability for the job. Ask the recruiter to send you the Job Description if they haven’t sent one. Some positions would not have JDs but ask the recruiter to at least narrate to you.

3) Know your interviewer – It’s very important to know who your interviewer is. Even if the recruiter forgets to tell you who the interviewer is, you make sure you ask for his/her name. Once you know the name, one of the best ways to understand the interviewer is by checking his/her LinkedIn profile. Google the interviewers’ name, read the blogs or articles of any written by him/her. For jobs in Dubai, jobs in Saudi Arabia, jobs in Qatar, jobs in Oman, jobs in Kuwait, jobs in Bahrain & jobs in Egypt, visit www.arabworldcareers.com – The most preferred job portal in Middle East & Gulf .

4) Know the company – In today’s internet age, every company has a website. This is a great leverage for the candidate. You get to know about the company, history of the company, recent developments, about the kind of work they do, about their culture (at least in paper!), what kind of people are they looking to hire etc. All these data helps you to prepare well for the interview.


5) What skills are they expecting from me – You may have experience in five different industries (ex; hr admin, back-end, operations, receptionist) or sectors but this specific interview would be for a job that would require only one or two (ex: HR and admin) of your skills. So understand what the interviewer is expecting from you and prepare accordingly to emphasize your experience more on those areas. Another aspect to this is some jobs require excellent communication skills, presentation skills or negotiation skills. So precisely understand what they are looking for and prepare yourself. 6) Assume interviewers questions – If you do not assume what the interviewer would ask you, you aren’t doing justice to your interview preparation. Fair assumptions would be questions on your educational background, past experiences and projects, why would you want to leave your current job, are you willing to relocate etc. Read our blog on 50 common interview questions.

7) Try a mock-interview – This would help you to identity the gaps be it communication, articulation, or body language. Make a note of areas of improvement and work on it. This would help you be much closer to being perfect in the real interview. 8) Understand the route to interview location – Ask the recruiter to send the route map to the interview location, google it and make sure you know your way to reach there. Start 15 minutes early to avoid surprises on the way. For jobs in Dubai, jobs in Saudi Arabia, jobs in Qatar, jobs in Oman, jobs in Kuwait, jobs in Bahrain & jobs in Egypt, visit www.arabworldcareers.com – The most preferred job portal in Middle East & Gulf . 9) Print out of interview confirmation and resume – Take a print out of your interview confirmation and resume. To be on the safe side, tale 2 copies of each of these documents. Carry your ID card: Carry a government issued ID card with you. This would be required at the security or while filling the application forms. 10) Arrange your documents in order – Neatly arrange your documents in order – your educational, work experience and all other relevant certificates. Carry few passport size professional photographs as well. Carry a pen and the contact number of the recruiter too. 11) Prepare questions to ask the interviewer – While you would be interviewed all way long, prepare some questions to ask the interviewer too. Questions like ‘What is the amount of travel required, will I have to work extended hours, how much of training would be given, the career path of the company, promotion and evaluation criteria,


where would you fit me in the hierarchy and why, when can I know the interview results etc. 12) Get your Social Media accounts in good terms – Check your Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn and other Social Media accounts to make sure you are professionally, politically and ethically right. Remove any post or comments that you think would potentially harm you candidature.

For jobs in Dubai, jobs in Saudi Arabia, jobs in Qatar, jobs in Oman, jobs in Kuwait, jobs in Bahrain & jobs in Egypt, visit www.arabworldcareers.com – The most preferred job portal in Middle East & Gulf .

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