Anyone who is applying for a job using our website really should take advantage of all the resources that we offer. One of these is the CV Writing Tips section. To get to this you should click on the Jobs tab that is located on your dashboard and then click onto the Post Your CV tab. If you have not already completed your CV you will see a screen from where you will be able to navigate to the CV Writing Tips section.

The CV Writing Tips section really provides our members with all the information that they need to create a CV that will help them to get the perfect job. Make sure that you take the time to read these tips are really and implement all the advice that you are shown. For instance at the start of the tips you will see that it goes into information on the position that you are seeking as all the other information that you put on your CV should reflect that you have the experience to fill this type of position exactly.

Next comes the Objective section which will tell you why this is so important and the kind of information that you should put into this section. You will see that there are plenty of examples that you can make your own when it comes to creating your own CV. Try not to copy these word for word as your style of writing in the rest of your CV will look different to what you would put here. Make good use of the tips that are shown and you will be able to write a fantastic objective on your CV.

You will then see that the Work Experience section comes next. Here you need to give all the examples of your previous work experience that you have had. This is an incredibly important aspect of your CV and you should make sure that you include everything that is relevant. Focus on your skills and various responsibilities and you will be able to show potential employers exactly why they should employ you. Obviously if you are fresh out of university or college you will not have any previous work experience, but as long as you state this that is no problem to a potential employer. Once again making use of the tips and examples and you will be able to show your new employer your skills and experience in your previous jobs.

The next set of tips focuses on your Education. Make sure that you list all of your qualifications, certificates and any training that you have received both in education and whilst you have been in previous position. The examples are given will help to jog your memory and ensure that you put every bit of education you have ever had down on your CV.

Next comes the Memberships section and this is something that many people overlook even though it can be a really useful piece of information. So if you have been a member of the association or had to act as chairman, president, speaker treasurer and so on make sure that you list it here on your CV. Being a member of the association looks good on your CV so make sure that you do not miss out this vital opportunity to tell your potential employer more about yourself.

Now there is the Skills section and here you can list any of the skills that you may have that could be pertinent to a new job. Make sure that you are skills that are relevant to the position that you are applying for and this will add vital weight to your CV.

Finally there is the Reference section and a good reference can really make all the difference. While it is optional to list references on your CV if you have good references you should make sure that you include them. Doing this can save potential employers a lot of time when it comes to contacting referees to gain information about you.

At the bottom of the tips you will also find a list of action verbs that can be used to your advantage in your CV. Make sure that you use these and you will have written an excellent CV that potential employers will be interested to read.

So follow these tips and you will be able to create a CV that will have employers wanting to invite you in for an interview.

Looking for a job either as a first time employee or as someone who wants a change of direction can be very time consuming and frustrating. It can also be really difficult if you have never had to search for a job before. Thankfully with our website searching for a job is made much more easily and straightforward. So here is a little help and advice on how you can search for the right job for you using our website.

To begin with you will need to click on the jobs tab that is located on your dashboard. Once you’ve done this you will be taken to a screen where you can begin to search the jobs.

You can search for jobs on the screen using keywords, the job location or the company industry that you are interested in working in. You will find that there are many different job locations to choose from in the drop-down box. There are also many different company industry to choose from in the relevant drop-down box. You can also choose to add another location or industry if it isn’t already shown in the drop-down box.

It is also possible to save any searches that you create on here, should you wish to. This means that you can go back to this search whenever you like and see if there had been any new jobs uploaded in the category and industry of your choice.

When you perform your search you will be brought up a list of all the relevant jobs that are in the location or industry that you have chosen and depending on the amount of jobs available you may have more than one to choose from.

If there are no jobs that meet your criteria you will be told this on this screen.

If you find a job that is relevant to you and your needs you can send off your CV to the company. You should already have created your CV using our website and have this saved and ready to send off.

It is also possible to use an advanced job search by clicking on the Advanced Search tab. Clicking on this tab will bring up the screen.
As you can see you can search for a job using keywords, job location, job role, company industry, type of company, gender, minimum monthly salary, career level, employment status, employment type and you can also choose between Arabic only, English only, French only and no preference jobs. Once again you can choose to save your search so that you can go back to a later date and perform another search on this type of job.

As well as the two job searches are to be mentioned you can also search the jobs by company. To do this click on the By Company tab and you will be shown a screen and from there you can select the companies that you are interested in working for.

You will also notice that there are two other tabs that are available when you are searching the jobs which are entitled Saved Searches and Saved Jobs.
The purpose of these two tabs is quite self-explanatory as you can take a look at saved searches and saved jobs that you have already taken a look at.

Now that you know how to search the jobs using our website you will be keen to take a look at the jobs that are on offer. Good luck with your job hunting!

One huge problem that many business owners, entrepreneurs and people in the job arena have difficulty with when they first start out is business networking. While it can be quite straightforward to understand how traditional networking takes place – going to business meetings to meet new associates, attending functions where influential business people will be, getting contacts through existing contacts and so on, it can sometimes be hard and expensive to do this when you are new to an industry.

Our website takes business networking to the next level and helps individuals to create business contacts and network online. In fact today online business networking is one of the fastest growing ways to make those vital contacts in the industry you are working in or would like to work in. Not only that but it can help you to save time and a lot of money in gaining the contacts that you need to progress in your area of business.

As soon as you have joined our website and have created your profile, which is totally free of charge, a whole world of online business networking opportunities will open itself to you. Instead of having to attend events to meet new contacts you can simply take a look at the profiles of other members who have also joined the website – for free. When you come across a profile of someone that you think would make a great contact why not send them a message introducing yourself or even add them to your contacts and a request will be sent to them. They can take a look at your profile and choose to accept you or not (in rare cases this will happen) and they will then be in your contacts and you in theirs.

From looking at another member’s profile you will be able to find out a lot about them, such as: what they have to offer, what other member’s are looking for, the companies that other members have worked for or are associated with, the industries they have worked in, group memberships, any business websites that they may have and the language/s that they speak. You can also view other information such as personal information, where the member was educated, their contacts and their guestbook. In other words you can see the kind of information about others that you have added to your own profile.

Should you find someone who you believe would benefit from joining a group that you have you can also invite them to join a group. In other words you can do a lot of business networking online in very little time. Add to the fact that joining our website is totally free and you can see why so many people are joining and creating vital business contacts through online networking using us. Should you wish to you can also create a new group using our website that others are able to join.

It can also be a good idea to take a look at the contacts that other members have as this can point you in the direction of other members who you could make links with. By using this approach you could cut down the amount of time spent looking for business contacts significantly. You might also want to take a look at the membership of any groups that you have joined as this can be another really easy way to move your online business networking forward.

So if you want to really benefit from online business networking and you have already joined our website and created a profile it is time to start getting new contacts. Use the methods that have been shown to start yourself off and over time you might even develop new ways of getting in touch with others. Remember when it comes to online business networking the sky is the limit and you can never have too many business contacts. By choosing to join our website you have taken a positive step towards getting more contacts than ever before and not have to spend any money or travel to do this. So as you can see if you are looking to start networking for business purposes, online business networking is the key.

Anyone who is new to our website will be keen to start getting the most out of it. As well as being able to apply and search for jobs, make new contacts and join groups you can also use the Answers section of the website. This is a great tool that anyone who is a member can use to ask and answer questions that they or other people might have as well as read questions that other people have asked previously. So here is a little run down on how to get started on using this fantastic section of our website.

  1. Click on the Answers tab that is located near the right hand top corner of your screen. Here you can choose one of the specific sections from a drop down box such as: the answer home page, advanced search, ask a question, answer a question and My Q&A.
  2. If you go to the home page you will see recently asked questions by other members of our website. You will also be able to choose from the question categories by clicking on one of the words that are on the right hand of the screen. You will also see that there is a shortcut to asking or answering a question here too.
  3. If you want to ask a question you can do this from the Answer home page – simply type your question in the box that is marked ‘Ask a question’ once you have written it you should click on ‘Submit this question’ and it will be available for other people to view and answer.
  4. For the Advanced Search click onto this drop down box and you will be able to search through all the current open and closed questions by either choosing a category or entering a search term. Many people will use this type of search to see if anyone else has asked the same question that you are thinking of as this can be quite common on most online business networking websites.
  5. If you would like to take a look at the questions that have been asked by other people, if you would like to see if you can answer then go to the ‘answer a question section’. Form here you will be able to see all of the open and closed questions that have been asked. If you notice a question that you know the answer to and it is still open you will be able to answer it. You might also notice that some questions will have more than one answer and if you choose to respond one of these will be yours. In some cases it can be really useful to have more than one answer to a question as different people may approach a subject in different, but still valid ways.
  6. Finally you can also see all of the questions that you have personally asked and answered in the My Q&A section. This will provide you with a list of all your activity with regard to questions and answers, so if you are new to the website and have not yet asked or answered any questions it will be blank. However over time this will become populated with any queries or answers you have had.

As you can see using the Answers section on our website is really straightforward. In fact once you have spent a few minutes looking at the previous questions and answers you will soon get the hang of what you are doing. So make the most of this tool and ask any questions that you might have that are relevant to the website and you could have some industry leaders replying to you and giving you some invaluable advice.

So you have taken the plunge and decided to join our ever expanding website which will help you to create vital business contacts, apply for jobs and much, much more. However before you can start to really network effectively you need to make sure that your profile tells others on the website as much about you as possible. If you use a little help on creating a winning profile that will help you to increase your network of contacts and get the kind of jobs that you are looking for here are a few hints that could really be of use.

Firstly you need to click onto the My Account tab. From here you will be taken straight to your profile page which is on your dashboard. As soon as you access this page you will be told exactly how much of your profile is complete. If you have not completed any of your profile yet it will be at 0%, your aim here is to get it up to 100% which means that you have filled in every area of your profile and created a comprehensive guide to yourself. However, as you are working through your profile and filling it in you will be shown exactly how much of your profile you have completed and how much still needs to be completed. Don’t worry if you are unable to complete all of your profile in one go, it is possible to save what you are doing as you are working through it and return back to it later when you have more time.

To start with take a look at the Business section of your profile and start to fill in the details about yourself. You can choose between five different statuses: entrepreneur, freelancer, student, employee or job searcher. This will instantly tell others on the website what you are currently doing and which areas you might be interested in. Remember you will be able to change this status whenever you like so do not worry that you have chosen an incorrect status when you first begin completing your profile.

From here move onto the – I have to offer section – here you should tell other people all of your strengths and what you have to offer potential contacts and employers. Make sure that you provide as much detail as possible as this will help to inform others about your skills and your previous experience. Then go to the – I’m looking for section and provide information about this. State if you are looking for a job or if you are looking to network with other people, remember simply separate statements with a comma.

Below here you can then fill in the your address, the companies you have worked for, the industries you have worked in, any organisation that you are part of, your contacts, your group memberships, business e-mail details and business websites. All of this information will be put on your first profile page so you need to make sure that it is relevant and correct.

The next tab is the Personal tab and here you can enter more personal information about yourself such as your name, date of birth, address, interests, status message and private e-mail and websites. The next tab is the Education tab and the information required on here is very straightforward, simply state everything that relates to your education and the languages that you speak.

There are two other tabs – Contacts and Guestbook and these will start to be populated as you start to make your contacts and when other people add a message to your guestbook. You do not need to think about these two tabs at the moment as they are a supplementary part of your profile and not something that most people will look at to begin with.

So in order to make a winning profile you need to make sure that you have filled in all of the relevant sections and provided as much information as possible. You might want to take a look at other members profiles to see the kind of information they have added, as this can sometimes be of use to newcomers. Don’t forget that you can always add or remove information as you are going along and your profile can change and evolve as you do. Follow these hints and you can create a winning profile that will have other members wanting to add you to their contacts.

If you are on the lookout for a new job or want to move into a new and challenging role you could really increase your chances by applying for a job via Salam Business Club. Here for anyone who is looking for a new job is some help and advice on applying for a job this way.

To start with you should make sure that you have written and save your CV on the website. Make sure that you have put the time and effort into creating a winning CV that will showcase all of your talents to potential employers. By doing this you will have given yourself a much better chance of getting positive responses from any jobs that you have applied for.

Next you need to click onto the Jobs tab that can be found near the top of your dashboard screen. Once you have clicked on this you will then be taken to another screen where you can then click onto the Search Jobs tab. From this screen you have several different options: Search Jobs, Advanced Search, By Company, Saved Searches or Saved Jobs. Here is a little more information on what each of these options means and how you can use it to find a suitable job.

Search Jobs – from here you can search for jobs that you are interested in using job keywords, job location and the company industry that you would like to work in. You can alter these as you are searching and you can also set email alters to send you jobs that meet your search criteria straight to your inbox.

Advanced Search – this page is similar to the search jobs page however you are able to add much more information to make your job search even more refined. For example in addition to the three criteria you could search for on the previous screen you can also look for specific job roles, the type of company would like to be employed in, the minimum monthly salary, your career level, employment status and type and the language you would like the job application to be written in. Once again you can also choose to have jobs that meet your criteria sent to you via e-mail as they are posted.

Jobs by Company – on this screen you will see a full list of all the different companies that have positions available to apply for. In brackets next to the company you will see the number of positions that are open at any one time. To find out more about the positions that are offered you can simply click onto the company and this will take you on to their jobs page. Here you will be shown the type of job and the location of the job as well as other details that relate to the post. From here you can print out the page with the job details, learn more about the company, save the page to look at later, email the information to a friend or apply straight away.

The two other sections Saved Searches and Saved Jobs are there so that you can save any searches or jobs that are of interest to you so that you can refer back to them later. However you must keep in mind that applications for jobs have a cut-off point and you must make sure that you apply before this or your application will not be viewed.

Should you decide to apply for a job using any of these searches you can simply send the company to CV that you have already saved on the website. You will also get the opportunity to add any other information that you think is relevant to the post that you have applied for. Remember to make sure that your CV contains all the information that you would like your potential employer to know about you. Your CV is the first impression that new employers will get of you so it is essential that you create a great first impression and show them that you are an individual that could be an asset to their company.
Search for jobs regularly and make sure that you set e-mail alerts that will tell you each and every time a job that meets your criteria is posted. Do this and you will soon be applying for jobs using our website and could soon be successful in your search.

If you are looking for work you will know that you will need to have a CV which you can show to potential employers so that they can get an idea of your qualifications and experience in the workplace. Your CV should show your strengths and highlight any particular areas that you have experience in and it should encourage employers to want to learn more about you. So let’s assume that you have already got your CV written and you would like to post it to our website. Here are the instructions for doing this using our website.

1. Click on the “Jobs” tab which is situated at the top of your home page


2. Click on “Post a CV”


3. If you don’t have a profile on our partner website yet then choose “I don’t have one” and “I’m a job seeker”


4. You need to enter some of your data to create a job profile

Once you have done this you will be taken to your workspace where you can add your CV by filling in the appropriate sections such as: career objective, professional experience, education, career level, target job, skills and languages. You can also add any references that you might have as well as a photo of yourself, should you wish to. If you have never written a CV before you can get some great tips on how to create one that will get employers to notice you and want to contact you for more information. As soon as you have completed your CV you can then post it to the website. From here employers can view it and contact you if they feel that you have the skills that would be of use to their company. You can also then use your CV to apply for any jobs that are of interest to you on the website.

So if you are looking for work you should use our website to post your CV and in no time at all you could be applying for new and interesting jobs in the industry that you would like to work in.

Traditionally business owners and entrepreneurs have had to spend time and money attending events and conferences for the purposes of networking with others to build vital contacts. Networking is a crucial part of being successful in business as it will help individuals and businesses to create links with others that can be instrumental in them achieving their goals. If you have never thought of online business networking before you will no doubt be interested to learn the importance of doing this. So read on and find out the importance of business networking for you and your business.

  • It will help you to reach contacts in the specific area that you are working in. This may sound quite obvious but sometimes it can be hard to find and meet people who are relevant to what you are doing, especially if you are working in a niche area. By using our website you can select the area of business that you work in or would like to work in and see the contacts that fit into this particular industry. You can then start to make contacts with others after taking a look at their profiles.
  • You can find contacts that are in a certain area of the world – this can be tricky if you are based in another country and do not know who to get in touch with contacts from outside of your own country. Our websites specialises in contacts from the MENA region as well as other countries around the world. So if you have been having difficulty in reaching contacts in these areas you will find everything that you need with us.
  • Online business networking is free. Often it can be hard to attend events and so on if you are a newcomer to an industry or if you are based in another country. Online business networking will help you to get in touch with business associates around the globe and it will not cost you anything. This is good news for anyone who wants to keep their costs low and does not have the money to travel for face to face networking events.
  • You can start building your contacts at any time of the day or night. This is something that cannot be said for face to face networking where you have to meet with others at particular events at particular times. So if you are in work already but are looking to move into a certain field you can network when you have the time without having to sacrifice any working hours to do so.
  • You can have other people or businesses referred to you by existing contacts and they can refer you to others. So even if you do not make a contact directly yourself you could be put in touch with someone who could be helpful to you by someone that already knows you.
  • By utilising online business networking you will also make yourself, via your profile, available to others. As soon as you have created your profile on our website it will be online 24/7 and available for others to view it. Good profiles will enable anyone to network virtually even when they are not online as you can be sent messages and contact requests at any time of the day or night.
  • You can save yourself a lot of time with online business networking. If you have tried face to face networking at events you will know that sometimes you will come away with only one or two contacts made and this can seem like something of a waste of time. By networking online you do not have to take time out of your schedule to attend events which means you can dedicate more of your time to other areas of your business.
  • You can quickly build a list of contacts which is something that cannot always be said for face to face networking. Our website has many members and is constantly growing so you have a wealth of contacts and knowledge at your fingertips.
  • As you can see online business networking is a useful and important resource for anyone who is looking to expand their contacts in the business world and make contact with others in the same industry.

We wish all of our Muslim members Eid Mubarak and hope you have spent a few wonderful days with your family! Unfortunately our weekly newsletter was not sent out last week due to maintenance work on our systems, hence this late message.


As a little Eid gift for you we have just released our iPhone application into the AppStore, for free. Download it from the AppStore now and access your business network anytime, anywhere.

If you are new to the job searching arena you will no doubt be keen to impress potential employers. When you have the interest of someone who is advertising a position that you are interested in you will have a better chance of securing a job with them. Here is a little advice on what potential employers want to know about you from your CV which will help you to be successful in getting the right job.

  • Your contact details – this may sound obvious but when you are creating a CV you will want to make sure that your contact details are clear and easy to see. Don’t hide them away at the bottom of the first page or they might get overlooked. Remember that some employers have to look through many CV’s each day and they do not have the time to spend looking for how to contact you.
  • Your qualifications – start with the ones that you have obtaining through school or further education. Then go on to list any other qualifications that you might have that are relevant to the position that you are apply for. For example if you have taken an Excel course include this and so.
  • Your work experience – give the title of your previous position/s, how long you were employed for the company and what your role entailed. This will give employers an idea of what your areas of strength are and how long you have been employed for. If there are any breaks in your employment you must be able to account for them. However if you are fresh out of school, college or university and do not have work experience say this.
  • Any other experience that you might have – some people have done unpaid work experience or have worked in a voluntary capacity at some time. All of this is valid and will help you to paint a clear picture of yourself for potential employers.
  • Any other skills that you might – for instance you might be a confident public speaker or be good at negotiating. If this is the case make sure that you showcase all of your strengths in this way. Sometimes it is the little details that can make all the difference when it comes to an employer making a job offer to an individual. Don’t be afraid to sell your good points here, it is not bragging, it is simply giving an employer all the information they need to make an informed decision on employing you or not.
  • What you can bring to the role – all employers want to know why they should hire you so once again don’t be afraid to sell your skills. If you feel that you would be an excellent worker as you are good at timekeeping, can work to deadlines, have the drive to succeed tell potential employers this. Don’t assume that they will think you already posses these skills as many people don’t. Remember that you need to be a great salesperson for yourself when it comes to securing a job in today’s fast paced and competitive job market.

Make sure that you have read and understood what a potential employer wants to know about you. By doing this you might see areas on your CV that you could improve or areas where you have added information that is not necessary. If you need to let someone else take a look at what you have written and let them pretend to be an employer. If they see something that you have missed out they will let you know and you can further refine your CV. Good luck!


This is the company blog of the Salam Business Club, the first worldwide Internet-based business network for the Arab, Asian and Muslim world, with members from over 180 countries.

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