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How to find a job in Dubai ?

If you’re well-equipped and qualified with skills, knowledge, and experience then go to Dubai! Dubai is awaiting you to kick start a successful profitable career life along with luxurious lifestyle and accessible facilities& services. All what you’ve to do is to follow our guide precisely.

Here we go:

1) Get the right visa

    If you want to work in Dubai, you’ll need a work visa. So, if you are employed by any company in Dubai, you’ll have this type of visa and relocate in the UAE easily. However, you can search for jobs while you’re on your visit visa and when you get employed you convert it to work visa. Here, we’ll list the countries whose citizens are allowed to remain in the UAE for 90 days with visit visa received upon arrival:

    Austria-Belgium-Bulgaria-Croatia-Czech Republic-Cyprus-Dnmark-Estonia-Finland-France-Germany-Greece-Holland-Hunagary-Iceland-Italy-Lativia-Liechtenstien-Lithuania-Luxembourg-Malta-Norway-Poland-Portugal-Romania-Slovakia-Slovenia-Spain-Sweden-Switzerland.

    Also, here is a list of countries whose citizens receive 30 days visit visa upon arrival and can be extended for up to 60 days:

    Andorra-Australia-Brunei-Canada-China-Hong Kong-Ireland-Japan-Malaysia-Monaco-New Zealand-Russia-San Marino-Singapore-South Korea-United Kingdom-United States-The Vatican.

    Remember, when you’ve a visit visa, you’re only allowed to search for a job not work. If you’re caught working on a visit visa, you’ll be jailed or fined and deported. However, once you’re accepted for a job, all what you’ve to do is to support your employer with some essential documents such as passport, and they’ll take care of the entire sponsorship and visa process.

2) Get your health and labor cards

While your work visa is on process, you must;-

    -Submit your medical records, visa application, passport copies, job letter offer, and photo.

    -you must undergo blood test to check if you suffer of contagious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis C, and Tuberculosis. If you’ve or carry one of these diseases, you won’t be allowed to reside in UAE. Once you pass all the tests, you’ll have your health card issued.

    -Contact the Ministry of Labor to issue your labor card. In order to get it you must:

    • Send your passport photo, employment contract, entry visa, medical records, and your employer’s labor license to the Ministry of Labor.

    -Head to Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs to issue your residence visa. How?

    • By filling out a form.
    • Providing your passport, medical records, health certificate, original entry permit, passport photos, copy of your labor card, and receipt of your labor card processing.

3) Determine your job market

    Pieces of information that worth gold;

    • Operations
    • Sales
    • Engineering
    • Marketing
    • Business Development

    -Also, the areas of jobs that are expected to blossom especially in preparation for Dubai’s hosting duties at EXPO2020 are;

    • Legal
    • Finance
    • IT
    • Procurement
    • Telecommunication
    • Tourism & Hospitalitys

4) Ask for help from recruiting agency

    Select the famous big companies like;

    • The One
    • Splash
    • Estee Lauder
    • Hilti Emirates
    • Media Giant Omnicom
    • IT Specialists EMC
    • Hilton World-Wide
    • Weber Shandwick Professional Services
    • FedEx

Be careful not to go to scam companies. Put in mind that the company should take commission on the employer’s end not yours.

    Best rated agencies are:

    • Jivaro Partners (Marketing & Communications Jobs)
    • ESP International (Conferences, Events, Hospitality)
    • MCG & Associates (PR, Publishing, Marketing & Communication Jobs)
    • Robbert Murray (Development, Constructive Engineering & Public Sector Jobs)
    • BAC Middle East (Engineering, Marketing & Management Jobs)

5) Make a killing CV

    Your CV is the first and most important tool in your job search. Because Dubai’s job market is very competitive, employers and recruiters spend 6 seconds only to scan your CV. Therefore, you must look for how to build your CV in a unique way.

6) Networking web

    Dubai is well-known for internal hiring!

    So, it’s no wonder that you’re up to 6.6% more likely to land the job, if you know someone inside the company. Even if you’re outside Dubai, you can still network via plenty of online communities, social media networks, and specific online job fairs that can help to find people you know.

Top 5 important tips that should be in mind:

  • Tailor your social media networks professionally.
  • Boost your SEO by creating online resume and create profile on job-seeker websites like LinkedIn and DrJobs.
  • Share materials related to the industry that you want to work in. The more experienced you seem in a Google search, the more likely you are to be selected.
  • Never apply for jobs you’re not qualified for in terms of skills or other requests as this will give a bad impression to the employer that you don’t know what you want.
  • Be patient, it’s alright if your search takes six months to one year for Dubai’s job market is not only competitive, but seasonal too. Most recruitment take place from January to March and stops during Ramadan and the hottest months of the summer.