Last month, we published an article in response to many news stories which had began to circulate regarding the changes in residence visas, and how this could potentially affect expats in the Middle East.
Over the past few years, momentum has grown towards the nationalisation of job markets across the GCC and other parts of the Middle and Far East. This is intended to cut unemployment levels for nationals as well as improve prospects in higher paid positions.
Embellishing your CV is often seen as common practice. In fact, a poll by YouGov estimated that 1 in 10 Brits lie on their CV. But where is the line between creative truth and fraud?
In the first quarter of 2019, Saudi Arabia’s new mega-city named Neom, or “The Red Sea Project”, commenced construction. The vision of Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, this new centre of commerce and high-end tourism covers over 10, 000 square miles.
Teaching English overseas with a TEFL qualification is becoming a popular option for many people who are looking to relocate. The chance to immerse yourself in the local culture through language can be a wonderful and exciting experience.
Exaggerated information on a CV is not a new problem, but the idea of fabricating details to boost your apparent experience or qualification levels is usually met with an “everybody does it” attitude. As the job market is becoming increasingly competitive however, employers are quickly tightening regulations to end these practices.
As the competition in today’s job market grows, performing background checks on potential employees is growing in popularity. This can be extremely important when the role requires very specific skills and experience. So how can these pre-screening verification checks help both recruiters and job seekers in the current climate?
In a series of phased changes to employment legislation starting September 2018 and running to January 2019, Saudi Arabia will prevent expats from being employed in 12 sectors. These are mainly retail-based roles, with an aim to boost employment opportunities for the Saudi population.