Job alert: Top 5 keywords your CV should have, reveals


Staff Report

Dubai – has unveiled the top 5 keywords that employers in the Middle East are using to find candidates using CV Search.
Just like job seekers can search, view, and apply for any job they find on, employers can also directly source and hire talent without necessarily posting a job announcement, only through keywords, using’s CV Search. It is a powerful tool used by thousands of employers in the region.
With these hot keywords, job seekers will have the knowledge to revise or tweak their profiles and increase their visibility and attractiveness for employer searches and find more career opportunities.
According to, the most heavily searched keyword in 2016 on the CV Search database was “Sales”, searched for over 170,000 times in 2016 alone.
This was followed by “Manager”, “Engineer”, “Accountant”, and “HR”. Other popular words included “Marketing”, “Finance”, “Project Manager”, “Assistant,” “Secretary”, “IT”, “Business”, “Development”, “Mechanical”, “Procurement”, “Design”, and “Civil”.
Professionals looking to enhance the visibility and effectiveness of their profiles online can take advantage of this information.
It is recommended to use keywords in all marketing communications as a job seeker, including in CVs, cover letters, profiles and interview follow-up letters. Communicating a message of who the job seeker is and what value/knowledge they can bring is an important factor. Job seekers should include as much information as possible, the CV Search tool can easily pick out keywords from CVs for Employers.
Furthermore, keywords are great in previous job descriptions and can be powerful action statements that project and highlight recent achievements.
Job seekers can take advantage of the “profile visibility” charts and tools to help enhance and strengthen their profiles, and be more prepared for new job opportunities. The system means job seekers can check how many views and searches they have had on their profile, check profile strengths and follow recommended improvements, and see which keywords on their profile were searched to find their CV.