The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is encouraging more women to enter the workforce. Recent reports by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development reveal that there will be significant growth in the private sector by, by as much as 130%, in the next four years. That said, crafting your CV carefully is important to enable you to make the best of the opportunities available. Many women in KSA aren’t sure of what their CV should look like. Here’s guide to help KSA women to improve their resume.
● Tailor your CV to showcase relevant skills: Tailoring your CV may increase the chances of responses from your job applications. Go through the job advertisements, check their requirements and highlight your skills on your CV to grab the attention of recruiters. Important things on your resume may include knowledge of additional languages, specific computer programs and applications, organizational skills (goal-oriented, focused on efficiency), and personal skills (punctual, original). If you need help in writing resume then consider professional resume writing services.
● Consider basic formatting guidelines for a perfect CV: Ensure that your CV included the basic elements like font type, size and style to make a good first impression. You can use margins, indents and bullets to make sure that CV is easy to navigate and doesn’t appear like a bloc of text. Prefer professional fonts like Verdana, Tahoma, Trebuchet and Arial and avoid curvy or funky fonts. Make sure that font size between 9 pt and 12 pt and also add relevant section headings a few points larger to make them easy to spot.
● No work experience? : Work experience is essential to get a job but if you are a fresh graduate or looking for a job first time then add some academic assignments, family internships and side projects are sure to have given you some skills and experience that can now be put to use
● Add cover letter: Reports mentioned that many Saudi jobseekers send their job applications in emails without cover letters. Here, a cover letter is a single-page letter that introduces you to the hiring manager.