Sunday 21 July 2019

Omar Tahboub

1.5m job seekers contacted on in 2018

DUBAI, March 3, 2019

Dubai-based, a leading job site in the region, closed the year 2018 with more than 1.5 million job seeker contacts revealed through its CV search technology. also reported that the number of CV searches undertaken by employers approached the three-million mark in 2018 alone.

The following were among the most searched for job areas on last year: sales, accounting, HR, secretary, marketing, engineering, project management, customer service, finance, graphic design, nursing, procurement, IT, legal, business development and more.

“At, we are determined to support the Mena’s job market by strengthening connections between job seekers and employers, and 2018’s numbers are a testament to that,” said Omar Tahboub, general manager of

After reaching a database of 35+ million CVs, also developed several more AI-powered technologies to further enhance the process of connecting employers with top talent through its flagship CV Search tool.

Notably, meaning ontology was created, where employers are given meaning-based suggestions based (as opposed to text-based suggestions) on their searches making the queries far more accurate. For example, if an employer is looking to hire an “account manager”, the CV Search bot will suggest titles of similar meanings like “Sales manager” or “business relationship manager”. This can also aid employers when trying to fill a vacancy with a broad job description, or even fill multiple vacancies within the same team.

Another recent addition to the CV Search tool is the auto-stamped feature. This mechanism automatically gathers all CVs that are related to the employer’s search query, including all the variations that should fall under that name being searched for. For example, if an employer is searching for a new employee using a university name, company name, job title, or such, the results will be delivered regardless of name variations such as different spellings, typos, and acronyms.

Employers can also utilize various filters and query-specific suggestions that can either expand or narrow down their search and ultimately aid them in hiring their ideal candidate. One more impressive feature is the ability to reverse search. Employers who already have a CV of their ideal hire can upload the document and allow the CV Search technology to find exact matches to their sought after employee.

Tahboub added: “With a database as large as’s, employers are not only increasing their usage of the jobsite; they are also finding easier and more efficient ways to acquire top has a history of heavily investing in innovation and technology that is disruptive to the industry and so we’ve realized that AI and cutting edge technologies are here to answer the latest needs in the market.

“With the robust features we’ve developed,’s CV search gives employers new horizons of talent search, matching, and recruitment.” – TradeArabia News Service


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