Naukrigulf.com is an online platform for employers to hire quality talent and for job seekers to land their dream job. It is a forum built to bridge the gap between employers and job seekers, enabling them to exchange information, quickly, effectively and inexpensively.
Launched in early 2006 it has established itself as the fastest emerging job site of the Gulf region. Thousands of job seekers from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, etc visit the site daily.
The portal provides job seekers with various services that facilitate them to browse through enlisted jobs, apply online and register themselves to be contacted by recruiters for relevant opportunities.
It offers employers a bouquet of products like Resume Database Access, Job Postings and Response Management Tools.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Created in 2006, Naukrigulf is pretty different to their partner website, Naukri. The logo is the same (only it’s green instead of blue), but the homepage isn’t as cluttered. From the filters alone, it is clear that the laws are not the same in India and in the Middle East when it comes to employee criteria. They have more than a few social media followers (191 157 on Facebook and 3 379 on Twitter), 4.10 million visits per month and they are ranked 56th for their activity in the United Arab Emirates. Every easy to contact, but not as reactive as Naukri (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing), Naukri has more than just job opportunities to offer.
Design: The homepage is split into several (sometimes repetitive) categories: featured companies (some of which aren’t hiring), trending jobs, jobs by location, jobs by category and jobs by top employers. There are also some blog articles (which lead to many articles all classifieds in very specific categories). To access the job listing, you need a keyword for the search engine (keywords, location, and experience) or you can choose one of the categories. The job offers don’t feature logos or images much, but you can see them on the company pages (which include a short description of the company, current job offers and some photos. The filters are the gender, industry, job title, freshness, experience, the salary (even if an overwhelming number of job offers don’t disclose it), nationality and employer. If you open a job offer (which indicates the experience required, the location, the company and job title in the listing), similar jobs appear next to the description. Job offers can be sorted by date and relevance.
The job board objective: Naukri offers CV database access, job posting, branding and CV building. There’s something for everyone.
Recruiter observations: It’s easy to register but you need to wait for the website to call you back before your company page can actually be created. You can test the CV database if you provide a name and number for them to call you back. In addition to CV database access and/or job posting, you can contact Naukrigulf for branding and career page services.
Jobseeker observations: You don’t need an account to create job alerts and the website redirects you to apply to most jobs. If you do create an account, you are encouraged to add a mobile number to your profile and you are required to include your nationality, gender and past salary (if you are not a fresher). You can also add your religion, nationality and marital status. You can send your CV to companies through the company pages without necessarily choosing a listed opening.
The job offers: On the website, sales, construction, medical healthcare and accounting are the most popular categories. Most of the trending job searches are in Dubai. There are currently 65 052 jobs up for grabs on the website.
Special features: The resume writing; the resume highlighting; the chat support; the blog (with the number of views per article, and there are different categories); job alerts (without registering).
Verdict: The blog is definitely worth checking out if you need to brush up on new laws on the Gulf. For jobseekers, it’s convenient to be able to send one’s CV to companies easily. If you are used to the Indian Naukri, then you’ll appreciate how similar Naukrigulf is, without being quite as full on.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
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