Some people claim that they have been searching jobs online for years but there is no any result, even no any interview. They make conclusions that job search websites in Qatar are absolutely useless. In the meantime a lot of companies are hiring the right candidates through online job posts. Here are the most common reasons why online job search in Qatar may not work for you:
There are millions of people striving to find jobs in Qatar. This includes jobseekers from all over the world and those who are already in Qatar. For each online vacancy (except rare professions) the employers usually receive from hundreds to thousands of applications. Your professional background needs to be really strong, and your CV has to stand out in order to get shortlisted.
You Are Applying for Irrelevant Jobs
A lot of applicants prefer to ignore the employers’ requirements listed in the job posts. They will still apply for the vacancies if they do not have the sufficient minimum relevant experience. Some jobseekers even apply for jobs that have nothing in common with their qualifications. Such approach not only wastes the employers’ time but results in jobseekers’ demotivation due to wasted efforts. Besides, some advanced online job search platforms offer the employers an option to filter and not to receive irrelevant applications.
Your Profession is Not in Demand
With the changes in economical and political situation in Qatar, the job market keeps changing as well. Another important factor is governmental projects. For example, there was a high demand for engineers during the Doha Metro construction phase, but once the project was completed, many of these engineers had to leave the country due to the lack of new opportunities.
Your Profession is Rare
If your profession is rare it may take a long time until you get a suitable opportunity. However, it is equally difficult for the employers to find rare specialists.
Your salary expectation may be higher than what the current market can offer.
If your CV looks unorganized or lacks important information then you should not expect the recruiters to contact you. Some applicants do not even mention start and end dates of their work experiences, and it is impossible to tell how many years of experience they have!
Due to political or safety reasons the work visa for certain nationalities can not be issued in Qatar. Such limitations can also be related to the demographic control.