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    Saudi: Ssangyong, SNAM ink local production deal

    Ssangyong Motor has signed a licencing contract for automotive parts with Saudi National Automobile Manufacturing Co (SNAM). Under the terms of the agreement, Ssangyong will provide technological assistance to SNAM in building an auto production factory, localising car parts, and training technicians

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    McDermott secures $34.1m net profit in 2016

    Engineering and construction firm, McDermott, reported a net income for the full-year of 2016 of $34.1m, compared to a net loss of $18m in 2015. Revenues earned in 2016 totalled $2.63bn, a decrease of $434.3m, compared to $3.07bn in the previous year, a company statement said

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    Gettco Construction bags 33-story tower project

    The construction of Al Seeliya Tower project has been awarded to Gettco Construction. Located in the heart of West Bay, Doha’s prominent business area, the 33 storey and 4,0000m² Al Seeliya Tower, consists of a residential hotel/serviced apartments.

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    Transguard, Al Tadawi open $560k Jebel Ali clinic

    Transguard has joined forces with Al Tadawi Medical Centre to develop a medical clinic in Jebel Ali, Dubai. The clinic, which is located within Transguard’s Jebel Ali accommodation facility, has cost the companies a combined $560,000 (AED2.07m) for construction, fit-out, and equipment.

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    UAE fuel prices to increase in March 2017

    Fuel prices are set to increase in the UAE from 1 March, 2017. Super 98 octane and diesel will cost more than AED2 per litre during the month, with their values set at AED2.03 and AED2.02, respectively.

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CV Advice FACTS ABOUT CV FORMATS

Create a CV that gets results

A successful CV (or Curriculum Vitae) is one that lands you the interview. While CV templates may be quite general, there are definitive strategies to employ when writing a CV to increase your chances of success.

A professional CV must convey the positive difference you will make for each employer you approach. That requires customising your CV template to suit every opportunity that comes your way. By thoroughly researching the company, and by paying attention to key words in the job description, youll a get good sense of the organisation's needs. Use this knowledge to your advantage! Make sure your achievements show how you successfully handled similar situations.

The decision to hire is a buying decision on the part of an employer and your CV is their first impression of you. Present yourself in a thoughtful, straightforward, easy-to-understand way. Look neat and organised. If this is challenging for you, seek design and writing help for a good CV format.

General Tips

  • Often, the first person to see a CV uses a list of criteria to screen it out rather than in. So, make sure your CV reflects the job description well.
  • A CV is generally a door opener but can also be an effective follow-up tool after meeting someone.
  • Some interviewers use CVs as a guide for asking questions. It is acceptable to keep your CV in front of you, but refer to it only when you need to.

CV Content DOs

  • DO use keywords found in the position requirements
  • DO show how your skills and achievements made a difference
  • DO use numbers and percentages to show measurable successes wherever possible
  • DO illustrate how past employers were better off because of your contributions
  • DO use a simple design with clear headings
  • DO use a universal typeface, such as Arial
  • DO feature specific and quantifiable achievements rather than duties and responsibilities
  • DO use verbs such as created, enhanced, saved, launched, negotiated
  • DO be concise
  • DO list your work history and educational details starting with the most recent
  • DO check and recheck for spelling and grammatical errors
  • DO leave out irrelevant or negative information

CV Content DONTs

  • DO NOT send poor quality photocopies
  • DO NOT exaggerate or misrepresent your accomplishments
  • DO NOT claim complete responsibility for achievements
  • DO NOT write a novel
  • DO NOT use casual abbreviations, overly descriptive language or jargon
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