Akhtaboot, Online Career Network

| Apr 11, 2008 | comment 4 Comments

Many Arab startups have given online job search/recruiting a go over the past years, with different levels of success. The latest addition to these job sites is Akhtaboot, which sells itself as a career network, and not just another simple job site.

Launched in public beta last year, Akhtaboot (Arabic for Octopus) describe themselves as an “online career network that is committed to providing a user-friendly way of linking the right person to the right career opportunity.”
They were initially set up to serve the Jordanian market, but now plan to serve as a career network for the whole Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

So basically, Akhtaboot takes a more networked approach to career building, giving job seekers the possibility to build their online CVs and profiles, including even a video; look for and apply to available jobs on the website; take the Myers-Briggs� MBTI personality test; as well as build their professional network of business contacts. On the other hand, employers can post their job openings and target specific communities to get more relevant applicants.

Akhtaboot also offers a number of training courses, in Jordan only for the time being, through what it calls a ‘Career Center’; the training courses cover several topics, including HR, Project Management, Marketing and Internal Audit courses.

The design is pretty nice, and the interface is quite straight-forward, although the many different steps you have to go through to setup your account details leaves you feeling it could be a bit better organized to become even more usable.

Overall, a really good effort, with a number of interesting features, worth checking out.

# Akhtaboot

  • http://www.triplem.co.cc TripleM

    I really conceder it one my favourite recruiting agencies online…I’ve had my account on just in case

  • http://www.triplem.co.cc TripleM

    I really conceder it one my favourite recruiting agencies online…I’ve had my account on just in case

  • http://www.akhtaboot.com akhtaboot

    on behalf of the Akhtaboot team, we would really like to thank you for your interest in our services. we really appreciate your personal commentary on our website.

    looking forward to more great articles.
    Keep up the good work.

    Best Regards
    The Akhtaboot Team
    http://www.akhtaboot.com

  • http://www.akhtaboot.com akhtaboot

    on behalf of the Akhtaboot team, we would really like to thank you for your interest in our services. we really appreciate your personal commentary on our website.

    looking forward to more great articles.
    Keep up the good work.

    Best Regards
    The Akhtaboot Team
    http://www.akhtaboot.com

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