Send CV with pretty photo

It’s well known that in the UAE, companies can be quite specific about the nationality of the staff they wish to hire. A recent job advert, for a receptionist, specified that “only attractive women from the Philippines, Russia or Arab countries need apply”. But job ads on Dubizzle get quirkier than that:


Odd-sounding words galore! If you can conduct interviews with ‘the big persons’, you’re in


About Circles in the Sand

Sun worshiper, journalist, mother, pilot's wife and distracted housewife living in the land of glitz and sand
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2 Responses to Send CV with pretty photo

  1. michelloui says:

    LOL! Maybe you could suggest they hire you as a translator or English Speaking expert! I always find translations interesting–especially English from Chinese (google some examples, they’re hilarious!).

    • There was just a funny one from Hong Kong on Asia Vu’s blog: ‘No washing of clothing in the changing room/toilet’ – which, I have to admit, to me conjured up an amusing image! There is a lot of work here for English writers -the twisted, tangled, translated sentences I’ve seen would stretch to the moon!

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