More than 50 percent of recruiters in the UAE are predicting that new jobs will be created in the next six months despite lower oil prices and trading revenues. Statistics indicates that recruiters face maximum talent crunch when they hire for middle management levels and people of Asian origin.
1. Search several different sources
There are so many different places to source jobs online that it’s hard to know where to start. It’s a good idea to find websites that list jobs specifically for your industry, as you’ll be provided with options which are already refined for you. If you have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile, LinkedIn Jobs is a great tool for pinpointing employment opportunities relevant to your experience and qualifications. If you have any industry contacts, don’t be afraid to get in touch and ask if they know of any opportunities that might be suitable for you. Check out these websites (but do not stay limited to):
2. Think about where you want to apply
It’s important to think carefully about which vacancies to apply for, rather than just applying to anything and everything. When you find an interesting role, research the company and the team, and use your research to further refine your options. This means that you will only be applying for jobs that you’ll actually enjoy and hopefully excel in.
I have been reading multiple articles and online news feeds over the past 3 months and all of it concludes that the job market in the UAE is stronger than ever; Salary on the rise; Manpower requirements increased; New job openings; etc, etc.
I would actually want to hear it from the real people. Do you feel the same? Being in the recruitment industry from years, I do not feel anything upbeat or special during this season. The manpower requirements from clients have rather declined in the recent quarter.
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The Consultant - ANOC Management Consultancy
Dubai - U.A.E