Dubai has become one of the planet’s favorite cities to live and work. Not for nothing, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) entered the Top Ten cities for expats. And there are so many international companies operating in and around Dubai that the opportunities are endless. However, this does not mean that looking for a job in Dubai is easy. Unlike. Looking for a job in Dubai may seem like an impossible mission with so many options, so much competition and so many strangers. Let’s start what we should do to finding for jobs in Dubai.
Fluent in English
First of all, you should make sure that your level of English is at least intermediate but preferably advanced. If you don’t have that level but are very interested in working in Dubai, then you will have to study. And, you cannot think about looking for a job in Dubai if you do not speak English. Business and life in general in this city are conducted in English, and if you don’t have a decent level, recruiters won’t turn to you.
Create an Attractive Resume
Recruiters are very busy people who receive hundreds of CVs daily for a single position in the company. In fact, their time is so limited, they spend between 10 and 20 seconds on each CV before deciding whether a more in-depth review is worth it. If it was not selected for review, then they will most likely be removed. It doesn’t matter if you are the most qualified person for the job. If you do not show it in your CV in an attractive and easy to read way, you will not be considered for an interview.
Going back to point number one, make sure the English writing is impeccable and spelling free. You can write the CV in Spanish first and then translate it yourself or ask an expert to translate it. You can even hire a professional to help you write it or lean on the hundreds of articles circulating on the internet about how to make an attractive CV.
Sign up for Job Search Websites
Since you have reviewed your CV several times and are convinced that it represents you and that it is attractive, then (like any advertising campaign) it is time to put it into circulation.
In Dubai there are quite a few internet pages specialized in promoting job offers. If you register in them, you will be able to publish your CV, in addition to being up-to-date with respect to the new positions that are being published. It is an effective tool to understand and know the job market in Dubai and specifically, in your industry. Furthermore, if you are starting your job search from your country.
Update your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn has become the reference social network for professionals around the world. As who says, it is the place to see and be seen by people working in your industry. And in Dubai, Linkedin is widely used. So, like your CV, spend as much time as it takes to design an attractive profile for recruiters, who spend a lot of time in this professional network looking for candidates. LinkedIn rates the strongest profiles and recognizes them with a badge of excellence when they provide as much information as possible about their experience and training, so you can attach your CV to your profile so that you save the recruiter work and do not have to be tracked with messages to find you.
Attend Networking Events with your Business Cards
In Dubai there are networking events to winnow and give away and many of those who go there are also nervous. Join networks like UAE Business Council, Dubai Business Women Council (if you are a woman), Internations or Facebook groups of people living in Dubai, so you don’t miss the next professional networking event. As you put all of these tips into practice, plan your day like you have a full-time job.