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    I have a career question, can you help?

    Yes. Go to “Career Resources” in the menu tab. Select the “Premium Career Services” option.

    Choose the “Career Consultancy” option.

    Here, you can find all kinds of information about Career Consultancy.

    You can also view the Bayt.com “Career Articles” section, which has lots of information that might answer some of your questions. You can find “Career Articles” under “Career Resources” in the menu bar. You can also visit our blog at http://blog.bayt.com.

    What does “Public” mean?

    Being “public” means allowing employers and other professionals to find you when they enter your name in a search engines.

    Creating a Bayt.com “Public Profile” enhances your professional presence on the web, enabling people to find you through search engines like Google.  Your Public Profile becomes like your business card and makes it easy for colleagues to endorse your experience. You can get a Bayt.com Public Profile for free.

    Can Bayt.com evaluate my CV?

    Go to “Career Resources” in the menu bar, and click on “Premium Career Services.” You will find different services provided by Bayt.com, including the “CV Evaluation” option.

    Click on “CV Evaluation”, and you will find all the information you need regarding this topic.

    How can I get my CV and cover letter written by a professional?

    Go to “Career Resources” in the menu bar, and click on “Premium Career Services.”

    You will find different services provided by Bayt.com, including the “CV and Cover Letter Writing” option.

    Click on “CV and Cover Letter Writing”, and you will find all the information you need regarding this topic.

    How can I reach more employers?

    Job seekers who want to stand out today as viable candidates need to become more marketable. Not only should you be posting your CVs online, but you should also consider other ways of presenting a strong presence – both online and offline. So, here are nine things you could do to improve your job search results, from Bayt.com experts:

    1. Start from your CV

    Your CV represents your professional qualifications and career accomplishments. Make sure your CV correctly represents you. It should clearly communicate what you can do for a company, keeping your professional track record and educational background in perspective. We recommend that you share your CV with a trusted mentor to see if it effectively your career goals. Your CV should be customized for the role and free of grammatical and spelling mistakes, and clear exaggerations, as these are the most common mistakes job seekers make on their CVs according to employers who took part in the Bayt.com ‘Hiring Practices in the MENA” poll, February 2012.

    2. Empathize and customize

    Good jobs do not come easy. A carelessly dropped CV will not give you any competitive edge. High paying jobs need tailored CVs and cover letters. Make sure that, once you start applying for jobs, you read the job description carefully. Tailor your CV to that particular job role.

    3. Set your direction

    Well-informed professionals often have an edge over less proactive individuals seeking a job. You need to evaluate the right type of channel that can help you land yourself your dream job. Career experts say that certain job seeking methods and channels are more effective than others. The way you search for a job depends a lot on your industry. Make sure you tap into those methods which are more commonly used for hiring people in your industry.

    4. Be consistent

    One of the most important traits that differentiate highly successful and relatively less successful professionals in their job search efforts is their consistency. Make sure you consistently look for new job opportunities. Visit online job recruitment sites where there is more probability of posting a job in your industry. Expand your personal and professional network. There are a lot of unannounced jobs that are filled on a referral basis only. Forward your CV with a customized cover letter to HR managers and try making phone calls to try to know more about the company and position. In fact, a great way to make sure you are listed as one of the potential candidates for a job role is to establish a personal rapport, particularly with HR managers of big companies. Many employers see proactive attitude as a very positive sign as it helps you stand out from the crowd.

    5. Build a Public Profile on Bayt.com

    Bayt.com is the cutting-edge platform that makes it fast and easy for you to build a CV and apply for the jobs that match your needs and aspirations. Having a professional Bayt.com Public Profile will take you a long way in your job search and, when combined with other great features on Bayt.com, will guarantee you’re always one step ahead of others when applying for jobs.

    6. Join Bayt.com Specialties

    Bayt.com Specialties empowers professionals to contribute meaningful content and showcase it to a professional audience that has the potential to significantly impact their careers. Every day professionals can visit Bayt.com Specialties to find insightful answers to questions that are related to their careers and areas of interest. Any registered professional can ask or answer questions related to their area of expertise. The only requirement is that these professionals register their key specialties on Bayt.com and have a complete Public Profile.

    7. Ask for recommendations

    Recommendations play a critical role in your job search. If you have worked for a company as an employee, try asking for recommendations. Even as an intern you can ask your trainer to recommend you; these recommendations will also help you stand out.

    8. Register in Bayt.com Virtual Job Fairs

    Virtual job fairs are not a new phenomenon. Employers are increasingly relying on them to hire new talent. Bayt.com Virtual Job Fairs provide you with a way to directly talk with different employers. This is an excellent channel to prove your capabilities in a one-on-one conversation. Make sure you have your CV available with you in case you need to forward it. Bayt.com provides many virtual job fairs in which you can take part on a regular basis.

    9. Take part in local hiring events

    Many job sites offer job fairs. When you are attending a local job fair, make sure you are dressed appropriately to professionally represent yourself. Get several copies of your CV printed on good quality paper and make sure to collect business cards or any other contact details of HR managers that you come across in order to get in touch with them in the future.

    Where to go from here

    Each attempt to get a job should be taken as a learning opportunity. Do not lose heart. Keep trying, learn from your mistakes, and improve. Establish relationships with key decision makers in different organizations. Prepare in advance for each opportunity; cover all aspects like dressing, interview preparation, and optimizing your CV. It’s all about getting noticed by employers.

    Best of luck in your job search!

    What are some application tricks and tips?

    Here are some tips from our career experts at Bayt.com to help you stay one step ahead:

    1. Have a CV that matches the job

    Learn everything you can about the company. Tailor your CV to show what you know about them and their industry. And, more importantly, use keywords in your CV that will catch the recruiter’s attention and appear on top of employers’ search results. For example, if the ad says they are looking for a “self-starter,” make sure you put the words “self-starter” somewhere near the top of your CV. (Read: Tips to optimize your Bayt.com CV).

    2. Create an online presence

    The best way to do that is to build a Bayt.com Public Profile, complete it with full details of your professional experience and key specialties. To shine even more as a thought leader in your field, we encourage you to join Bayt.com Specialties where all the specialists meet to network, get ranked, and share valuable knowledge and insights.

    3. Include keywords in your CV

    Before you can stand out to the employer, you have to stand out to the applicant tracking software, or the algorithm used to list applicants when employers browse through their CVs. There’s a real art to getting your CV noticed in today’s technological job hunt.

    You absolutely MUST read the job description very carefully and include key terms in your CV.

    It takes some time, but that’s the way the system works. If your CV doesn’t show that you’re a match for the job, you’re not going to get a call because you won’t show in the employer’s search results.

    How can I make my CV more attractive?

    Make sure that you fill in all the information needed to complete your CV. You can also look at the “Suggested CV Section”, and try to fill the missing sections in. This section includes recommendations, trainings, hobbies and interests, as well as references.

    Our HR experts have also written many articles designed to help you make your CV more attractive. You can take a look at them by visiting the “Resources” section in the menu bar, then going to “Career Articles”. Here are a few that might help:

    The Power CV

    Tips and tools to creating a winning CV that will get you noticed. http://www.bayt.com/en/career-article-64/

    Top CV Mistakes to Avoid

    Make sure your CV is your springboard to the next stage of the job search. http://www.bayt.com/en/career-article-641/

    Tips to optimize your Bayt.com CV

    Five tips to supercharge your Bayt.com CV and get hired faster. http://www.bayt.com/en/career-article-442/

    How can I get a professional CV?

    If you want a professionally-written CV, we can help. Statistics show that a professionally-written Bayt.com CV increases the number of views on your CV by 50% to 100% . Our career consultants are here to help you with specific wording, positioning, and the organization of your CV, so you can market your skills and experience to potential employers more effectively.
    Click on “Career Resources” in the menu bar then click on “Premium Career Services”. You can find the CV and Cover Letter Writing service there.

    How do I get recommendations?

    Go to your Recommendations section by clicking on “My Workspace” in the menu, then “Recommendations“. Click on the “Ask For Recommendation”.

    You have different options when it comes to asking for a recommendation; you can browse your Facebook contacts, browse your Yahoo! contacts, browse your Gmail contacts, or ask a particular person for a recommendation by entering their name and email address.

    If you want to ask someone from your Facebook contacts, for example, you can click on “Find people through your Facebook contacts”. You will now see several pages asking you to allow different actions to occur. To continue, select “Okay”. Don’t worry, Bayt.com won`t share your Facebook or Bayt.com activities without your explicit permission.

    Next, you’ll be able to select the contacts you want to ask for a recommendation. You can add your own message at the bottom of the window, and then click “Send”.

    What does “Confidential CV” mean?

    A confidential CV means that some information won’t be displayed when your CV comes up in an employer’s search. The information we will hide is:

    - Your name
    - Your current or last employer
    - Your contact information
    - Your CV picture

    When your CV is set as confidential, employers can still contact you using your Bayt.com inbox.

    To set your CV as confidential, go to “My CV” under “My Workspace”, then check the “Set as Confidential CV” checkbox in CV Settings on the right column of the page. Please note that this option will only be available when your Public Profile is not active.

    How can I make my CV more attractive?

    Here are a few suggestions on how to make your CV stand out on Bayt.com:

    • Include relevant keywords in your CV. Our Career Watch tool is there to help you do that.
    • Refresh your CV often.
    • Build your CV using the Bayt.com CV Builder, as it was designed specifically for high efficiency.
    • Get references and recommendations from previous employers and other people who have worked with you.
    • Create a Bayt.com Public Profile, as it will increase your chances of being found online.
    • Be part of Bayt.com Specialties, as it will increase your chances of being found by top employers.
    • If you need more information, visit our help section.  If you need help with your CV your cover letter, our Career Services team is ready to assist you to make you stand out.

    Why is my CV picture not showing up or being approved?

    If your CV photo is not showing up, it may be that it’s still pending approval from our CV moderation team, or that it hasn’t been approved.

    To help you make sure that your CV photo is professional, we have the following guidelines that you should adhere to:

    • Only upload a photograph of yourself
    • Photos of children, celebrities, pets, or illustrated cartoon characters will not be approved
    • Photos containing nudity, gore, or hateful themes are not permissible and may lead to the cancellation of your account
    • Photos of your passport, ID, or photos containing any personal information such as your address, passport number, or contact details are not permissible for your own security.

    Can I simply import my CV to Bayt.com?

    Yes, you can. You can import your existing CV and our CV Builder will extract your details automatically from it. Click on the ‘Post Your CV’ button on the Bayt.com homepage. If you have an account on Bayt.com, you will immediately be able to use the CV Builder. If you don’t have an account, you will be taken to the registration page.

    Once logged in, you will have two options to create your CV. Click on “Upload My CV”.

    Now, upload the file you want to import your information from.  Currently, the “Upload My CV” option doesn’t support Arabic language. You can upload different file formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, and the maximum file size has to be 1MB.

    After the CV  uploads successfully, you’ll be taken to a page where you can complete the missing information.

    We recommend that you add your name in both Arabic and English. This can be done either from the CV Builder or from your “Account Settings”. We recommend you do this because employers using the Arabic interface of Bayt.com will be able to see your name in Arabic when they’re viewing your CV or your Public Profile.

    You have a higher chance of employers viewing your CV if your CV completeness score is high. You can track your CV’s percentage of completion using the CV Completeness score on the upper right side of the screen. We will suggest what sections you can add in order to increase your CV completeness score.

    How do I add or create my CV on Bayt.com?

    Click on the ‘Post Your CV’ button on the Bayt.com homepage. If you have an account on Bayt.com, you will immediately be able to use the CV Builder. If you don’t have an account, you will be taken to the registration page.

    Once logged in, you will have two options to create your CV:

    1. Use the CV Builder

    This is the step we recommend, where we’ll help you step-by-step in building an effective CV. You should complete all required sections in order to allow your CV to be viewed by employers. Make sure your CV is set as searchable.

    Edit each section by clicking on the “Edit” button on the top-right corner of the box.

    Make sure you click the “Save” button at the end of each section to ensure that all the information you entered for this section is saved.


    2. Upload your CV

    You can also upload your existing CV, and our CV Builder will extract your details automatically from it. Currently, the “Upload My CV” option doesn’t support Arabic language.

    You can upload different file formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, and the maximum file size has to be 1MB.

    After the CV uploads successfully, you’ll be taken to a page where you can complete the missing information.

    We recommend that you add your name in both Arabic and English. This can be done either from the CV Builder or from your “Account Settings”. We recommend you do this because employers using the Arabic interface of Bayt.com will be able to see your name in Arabic when they’re viewing your CV or your Public Profile.

    You have a higher chance of employers viewing your CV if your CV completeness score is high. You can track your CV’s percentage of completion using the CV Completeness score on the upper right side of your Bayt.com CV page. We will suggest what sections you can add in order to increase your CV completeness score.

    How do I edit my Bayt.com CV?

    Click on “My Workspace” in the menu bar, then choose “My CV”.

    Edit the sections you need to change by clicking on the “Edit” button on the top-right corner of each section.

    Make sure you click on the “Save” button at the end of each section to make sure all the information you entered for this section is saved.

    How can I complete my Bayt.com CV?

    You can easily find the missing sections by looking at the “CV Completeness Score” section on the right side of your Bayt.com CV page. You will find a list of suggestions listing the sections that are missing information.

    Please, make sure that you fill in all the required fields including your address, location, Job Role, Company Industry, Work Description, and other information.

    How do I post my CV on Bayt.com?

    Click on the ‘Post Your CV’ button on the Bayt.com homepage. If you have an account on Bayt.com, you will immediately be able to use the CV Builder. If you don’t have an account, you will be taken to the registration page.

    Once logged in, you will have two options to create your CV:

    1. Use the CV Builder

    This is the step we recommend, where we’ll help you step-by-step in building an effective CV. You should complete all required sections in order to allow your CV to be viewed by employers. Make sure your CV is set as searchable.

    Edit each section by clicking on the “Edit” button on the top-right corner of the box.

    Make sure you click the “Save” button at the end of each section to ensure that all the information you entered for this section is saved.


    2. Upload your CV

    You can also upload your existing CV, and our CV Builder will extract your details automatically from it. Currently, the “Upload My CV” option doesn’t support Arabic language.

    You can upload different file formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, and the maximum file size has to be 1MB.

    After the CV uploads successfully, you’ll be taken to a page where you can complete the missing information.

    We recommend that you add your name in both Arabic and English. This can be done either from the CV Builder or from your “Account Settings”. We recommend you do this because employers using the Arabic interface of Bayt.com will be able to see your name in Arabic when they’re viewing your CV or your Public Profile.

    You have a higher chance of employers viewing your CV if your CV completeness score is high. You can track your CV’s percentage of completion using the CV Completeness score on the upper right side of your Bayt.com CV page. We will suggest what sections you can add in order to increase your CV completeness score.

    Why are there different formats of CVs on Bayt.com?

    This is because we at Bayt.com are committed to making your life easier.  We highly recommend that you take some time and build your CV based on the Bayt.com CV Builder as it is preferred by employers and has considerably higher chances of getting views and searches.

    Alternatively you may also copy & paste your CV, or you may upload your CV if you have it as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or (.txt) file providing your file doesn’t exceed 150KB.

    CV formats

    Why do you recommend that I build my CV in the Bayt Builder format?

    Using the Bayt CV Builder to build your CV will not only give it a boost when it comes to getting the number of views it deserves but also instantly transforms it into a formatted document.

    The Bayt.com CV Builder allows you to provide more targeted information, so that your CV has a better chance of being spotted and landing you your dream job!

    This is because the fields that you fill on the CV builder are reflected as filtering options on the Employers Search Tool InstantMatch. This allows employers to find you easily and quickly.