Many job-seekers in the UAE won’t apply to all vacancies they come across. In a survey, residents revealed the top reasons that will make them pass up certain openings — and these include poor company reputation, long forms, and being over- or under-qualified.
According to a new survey released by Michael Page, nearly one-fourth – 22 per cent – of job-seekers say that they don’t apply for a position if it involves filling out long forms.
Nearly half, 46 per cent, of respondents say they don’t apply for a position if they feel over- or under-qualified for the role. And the same percentage of people say they wouldn’t apply for a position if the job ad was posted a long time ago.
In addition, poor company reputation, salary and inconsistent and unclear ads could also deter candidates from applying for a job.
“Before they apply, candidates will assess you and your company culture based on your corporate website, social media channels, and employee review sites,” Michael Page said in the note for hiring managers and talent acquisition teams.
92% want salary range in ads
Nearly nine out of ten, 92 per cent, jobseekers in the UAE say that advertisements should include a salary range.
According to Michael Page’s latest UAE guide on salary and hiring for 2023, almost 91 per cent of candidates like to see information about culture while 75 per cent are interested in learning more about the organisation’s benefits and perks.
News source: Khaleej Times