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I get a lot of queries about how to find a Job in GCC. Its been a year since I relocated . During this year, more than Protected content I knew came to for job search or consulted me for finding a Job here. So, I decided to make a comprehensive document to help fresher find an appropriate job here.
This article is for starters who wish to come to Dubai (and rest of GCC) for job hunting based on my personal experience and knowledge. It worked for most of my peers and it might work for you too. Good luck!
Before you start make research of job market . Because currently the economy in many country in GCC is not good compared to past . Because job market is directly or indirectly effect here in GCC based on oil prices .
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Basic Important tips:
-Its ideal to take a 03 month visit visa instead of 01 month tourist visa for Job Hunt. One month is often not enough to find a suitable job. Which make cost you around 600$
-Your jobs search will be easy if you would have specialized course certification from local authority which will speed up your job search by 40% . (If you need any assistance please contact me directly .)
-Ensure that your ticket/visa is stamped ‘OK to Board’ before you reach the home country airport. In Immigration tell them your going for visit with your friends and family here if they have question to you .
-Make sure that you have enough cash to stay, eat and travel during your visit. Min 20 $ per day
-Don’t forget to bring a laptop along.
-Ensure that you have arranged for your living before getting here.
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-If you plan to live in UAE , make sure you reside somewhere near the metro stations. It makes local travel convenient and time saving.
-Make sure that your living place is equipped with Internet.
-Don’t forget to bring your educational documents and professional testimonials along.
-If someone can get you a mobile number in UAE before your arrival, nothing is better than that. You can mention it on your CV and apply online prior to your arrival. You can also write it on your CV and take several print outs from your home country. Cost will be 5$
-Keep in mind, printing in GCC is expensive.
-Otherwise, one may mention a friend’s number on the CV and start applying online before coming to GCC. Upon reaching GCC, update the number on the CV.
-Ensure your CV is up to date.
-Ensure your CV is accompanied by a brief cover letter.
-Manage your time wisely. Start applying from day one.
-Be patient, it sometime takes more than 03 weeks to get response from employers.
-It is recommended to get your educational documents attested from respective Embassy in your home country before coming .
There are several ways to look up for a suitable job in UAE. Some of them are as follows:
- Personal Reference:
The most credible (but very rare) way to get a job in UAE is personal reference. If you know anyone here, send them your CV and request them to look up an appropriate job for you if possible. They might be able to arrange some interviews for you or tell you about any vacant positions (in their company or some friend’s company).
This situation is ideal but very exceptional. Don’t feel bad if someone could not help you get an interview. Most of the people I know have got their jobs by applying online, through HR consultants, walk in interviews or personal visits.
_ Get Certified GOVT authority in Technical And Vocational Education And Training Programs .
As each and every country in the GCC has started working for Protected content , there are working to hire only skilled employees only . The skill set should be specific with job role offered. If you need reference Please let me know I try to find few to you . It’s a easy way to get in soon .
- Apply Online – via Third Party Websites:
A large number of people I know got hired by applying online through third party websites. There are a lot of job-hunting portals for UAE. Some of them are mentioned under this heading.
However, following should be kept in mind while applying online:
- Profile/CV: keep an update profile/CV on the job-hunting portal you are using. For tips on DO’s and DON’Ts of CV writing you can visit: Protected content .
- Timing: Best timing to apply is early in the morning (before working hours start). Hundreds of emails flood the inbox of the employer as soon as he/she uploads a job online (personal experience). Applying early morning increases the probability of being displayed on 1st or 2nd of their inbox.
- Cover Letter: Your CV/Resume must always be accompanied by a brief cover letter. Cover letter should mention why you are the right candidate for the job. Mention your skills and experience based on the JD (job description) provided in the Ad. -1/2-