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February 21, 2012

Interesting data highlights form Bayt.com ‘Hiring Practices in the MENA’ poll conducted online November 10 - December 30, 2011, with 10,754 respondents from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, KSA and the UAE.

Poll Highlights:

  • • 28.8% of employers in the Middle East look for ‘hunger, drive and ambition’ as the most important factors when making a hiring decision, followed by salary considerations (22.7%) as a close second.
  • • 67.2% employers don't mind hiring a candidate who has the relevant skills but no direct experience in the company’s field.
  • • The biggest mistake that job-seekers make, according to 21.3% MENA employers, is having poor language on a CV.
  • • 20% of MENA employers consider poor preparation, prior to interviews, to be the biggest turn-off in potential employees.

Find more facts from this poll on our ‘Hiring Practices in the MENA’ poll press release.

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