10 Tips to Find a Job in Dubai United Arab Emirates
In this article, I try to make a special post about the important points of Job Search Tips in Dubai specifically, or the United Arab Emirates in general.
1. Organize your heart, intention, and mentality
Working in a country of people, it is not as good as working in their own country. We must adapt again to all aspects of life in a new place. Pressure works here much more because we are always required to meet international standards. Worldly temptations are VERY BIG here. For that, before trying to apply for a job in Dubai, let’s straighten out the intention, set your heart, and prepare mentally in advance.
2. Prepare CV
This is basic.
Make an attractive, and simple CV. I own a standard set of only two pages. Just write down the important points that describe who you are, what your experience is like, and what your skills are. Paste your best photos, show your professionalism because mostly companies see skill and personality without regard to religion.
3. Prepare an Interview
If companies are interested in your CV, they will usually invite you to interview. There are two possibilities, on the spot or via Skype. On the spot itself, there are two possibilities. The company will fly its team to your country for mass interviews (this is what the Emirates Group sometimes does), or you are asked to come to an interview with an office in that country, for example to Dubai. If I’m right, it’s enough via Skype.
What are the interview stages? Various, depending on each company. There is one time, two even three times. When I only one time, the duration is around 45 minutes.
The questions that often arise are just that. So, prepare yourself, grooming handsome and beautiful (but do not score), multiply the practice, prepare answers to the point and still be yourself.
4. Get to know the company that is being applied for
It’s not funny if you are applying for Jumeirah Group or Emirates Group but don’t understand the ins and outs? For example, so.
Open the company website that you are applying for, check “about us”, review the business model, examine the job description of the position you are applying for. Do you think we will interact with anyone later? The internal and external must be known.
5. English is a must! But …
At the very least, can you say a little use of English? It doesn’t have to be grammatically correct, but the important thing is that other people know what we mean.
So, to find work in Dubai, do you need a TOEFL certificate!
The point is to communicate better. How does the work go wrong if the communication business doesn’t work? Yes, though? Then again, mastering other foreign languages is a plus! You will be highly valued if you have foreign language skills other than English.
6. Fix LinkedIn
Having a LinkedIn account I think is quite crucial in the current era. If you haven’t signed up, then register. If it already exists, then fix and activate its features so that you are also helped by notifications that appear if there are job openings that match your profile. Extend the connection, add people who have the potential to expand the network. Follow the company account you like.
Or rather extreme, add the people who work in the company you are going to. But by maintaining ethics. And don’t waste it on LinkedIn because this is not social media like Twitter or Face book that we can chat with as we please. Make LinkedIn a representation of your professional side in cyberspace.
Come on, friend! Add me here.
7. Expand Network
Try multiplying acquaintances, add friends, take advantage of existing social media wisely. Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself, but don’t SKSD too if you’re not familiar haha. The network is one of the keys to success.
8. Applying directly to the intended company
Open a company website that might interest you. Look for the “career” segment. Usually, job info is there. What position is open, the job description, even the salary, and benefits to be received are also often included.
The pleasure of applying directly is, more reliable because the company’s HR handles it.
This method that I applied until finally, I could work in Dubai.
9. Applying for Via Agent
It’s pretty simple if we look for work through an agent. Because we are just depositing a CV, and the agent will inform or find a position that is suitable for our profile. Uncomfortable, sometimes there is an agency fee that affects salary.
Be careful scam! Do not want if you have not been told to pay for this, without certainty that you are accepted to work. Try to cross-check with the company directly. Always research & be smart!
The absurd thing is if suddenly it is declared accepted to work, even though there is no selection process yet. The ends will be asked to transfer to the agent. This mode is mah!
10. Local Hiring Dubai
As an illustration, until the end of 2018 the economic conditions in the UAE, especially Dubai, have had a significant impact. Not a few companies suffer losses and must go out of business. There is also a slight reduction in employees. Even some friends I know are also forced to return to their homeland one by one.
But strangely enough, many new people arrived in Dubai, because they got a job here. So, there is still hope to find work in Dubai. Especially before the Dubai Expo 2020, one of the world’s most significant events that will soon be held here.
That is why more companies are now implementing local hiring for cost-cutting. They are looking for people who already hold a UAE visa and are ready to work immediately. If they have to be international hiring or recruit from their home country, the costs will be even greater.
If you want to try this method, you can come to Dubai using a tourist visa. It can take 30 or 90 days. The accommodation also needs to be prepared while looking for work here. Accommodation costs are relatively expensive. Well if it turns out that later you can get fortune received working here, the company will convert the visa status, from tourist or visitor to resident.
Website Recommends Jobs in Dubai
In closing, I tried to provide website recommendations for job vacancies in Dubai and UAE – Middle East. Please research yourself and check according to the qualifications of friends. If there are further questions about a vacancy, it is better to contact the company’s HR directly or at least the contact center.
Hopefully useful, good luck!
See you in Dubai !!
Airlines & Transportation
Road & Transport Authority:
Jumeirah Group Hospitality & Restaurant:
Dubai Islamic Banking & Finance Bank:
Oil & Gas
Dubai Holding Property & Construction:
IT & Startup
Dark Matter: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/search
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