Akhtaboot is an online career network and employment website serving the Gulf and MENA region through matching employers to employees. "Akhtaboot" is the Arabic word for Octopus, characterized by its 8 arms; this is intended to convey the idea of a multi-branched network. [1] The firm is located in Amman, Jordan, with branches in Dubai and Riyadh. [2] It utilizes Internet, social media, radio, newspapers and magazines to advertise employers' job vacancies. [3]


Job seekers upload their CVs and apply for jobs free of charge. The site uses a Facebook app that allows job seekers to upload their CV and apply to jobs from within Facebook,.[4] The firm also has partnerships with area newspapers, radio stations and magazines to promote its job vacancies.

The services for employers include CV Search, Job Postings and the Assisted Service. The site offers a "Career Connect" service to its companies giving them their own fully integrated and branded jobs section, with the ability to place job postings and receive applications directly on their own website.[5] [6].

It is the only career site in the Middle East qualified as a Myers-Briggs (MBTI) provider.[7] It provides job seekers and recruiters with this service; job seekers who upload their CVs can take the MBTI test free of charge.

Public service

In February 2009 the firm launched the “Akhtaboot Cares Initiative” (ACI), aimed at helping Arabic society develop the young generation's career growth. [8] The iniative was developed through partnerships with third parties and educational institutions including the University of Jordan, Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT][9], Philadelphia University, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals ( KFUPM ) and German Jordanian University[10] [11]. The initiative provides educational lectures and workshops to university students and recent graduates on how to approach the job market.

It also offers CV evaluation services in job fairs and other career-related events.[12] Akhtaboot signed a partnership agreement with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Society (TAG-Knowledge) on May 31, 2010 in Amman, Jordan to organize job fairs throughout the Arab world.[13] [14]


In December, 2011, Akhtaboot has been included as a "start-up to watch" in the "Arabia Fast Growth 500" list[15], a project of AllWorld Network.[16]

On May, 2011, it is also included in “Jordan Fast Growth 30” List [17], a project of AllWorld Network which highlights the fastest growing privately held businesses in Jordan. [18].

In Febreuary, 2010, Haj Hasan and Shamoun were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs along with 9 others from Egypt, Jordan, Mexico, and Turkey. [19] (Endeavor is a global nonprofit organization that stimulates and supports high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging markets.) [20]


  1. What is Akhtaboot. on 2011-12-5.
  2. Akhtaboot Offices. on 2011-12-5.
  3. About Akhtaboot. on 2011-12-5.
  4. Akhtaboot Goes Social. on 2011-12-08.
  5. Akhtaboot Launches Career Connect Service. on 2011-12-08.
  6. Akhtaboot partners with Oasis500. on 2011-12-13.
  7. on 2011-12-13.
  8. Akhtaboot launched "The Akhtaboot Cares Initiative". on 2010-07-20.
  9. Princess Sumaya University for Technology Honors Akhtaboot. on 2011-12-08.
  10. GJU Job Fair Sponsored by Akhtaboot. on 2011-12-08.
  11. Akhtaboot Signs an Agreement with the German Jordanian University. on 2011-12-08.
  12. Akhtaboot and TAG Kowledge 2nd Job Fair. on 2011-12-08.
  13. Akhtaboot and TAG Kowledge to Jointly Organize Job Fairs. on 2011-12-08.
  14. Akhtaboot and TAG Kowledge 2nd Job Fair. on 2011-12-08.
  15. Arabia 500 Winners. on 2011-12-08.
  16. AllWorld Network Overview. on 2011-12-08.
  17. Akhtaboot included to the “Jordan Fast Growth 30". on 2011-09-22.
  18. Jordan Fast Growth 30. on 2011-09-22.
  19. Mohamad Haj Hasan and Yousef Shamoun selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs. on 2011-12-5.
  20. About Endeavor Entrepreneurs. on 2011-12-5.

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