Dubai has undoubtedly become one of the world’s leading attractions that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a random traveller just looking to escape from your life or a professional looking to benefit from the promising economy and tax-free income that the state offers, the decision to move to Dubai could possibly be one of the best decisions you take in your life. Expo 2020 gives Dubai another reason to work towards becoming the most prosperous region of the world.
All that can be very appealing to the ears, but keep in mind that you won’t be alone in your struggle to become established in Dubai. There are many others vying for the same perks that you seek. There will always be fierce competition from some of the world’s top professionals in every field. In fact, Dubai hosts people from more than 180 countries, and you will directly be competing against some very talented minds and souls who will do whatever it takes to win the position.
That said, it’s not altogether impossible to land on your dream job! However, you need to deliberately plan your way to success. The point is that you shouldn’t rush into anything.
First things first, complete your educational degree. If you have work experience, get recommendations from every place where you’ve worked. Also, craft a fresh resume and highlight your qualification, skills and other achievements in life. Include a small passport-size photo in the resume. Don’t forget to devote a small section for your past work experience.
Get familiar with Dubai’s major job search sites. Many people fall for the trap of postponing their job hunt until they have reached Dubai. An Internet connection is the primary tool required for finding a job, so go online and start looking for decent opportunities right away. Sites not to miss include linkedin SoChivi.com, Dubizzle.com and MonsterGulf.com This way, you may have a load of interviews waiting by the time you arrive.
Another way to use in the web in your job search, in the not so traditional way is to connect with your friends in Dubai or other Gulf states on social media websites, and ask them to recommend you to employers they know. You can also look for HR companies that have a wide network of companies on their panels. By submitting your resume to such portals, you can accelerate your prospects of finding your dream job.
Don’t push it too hard. It can be painful knowing that you can only stay in Dubai for as long as your visa expires, which generally happens in 1 to 2 months. The only means of extending your stay is by finding a job and switching to employment visa. This can be frustrating for you.
Devote your evenings to leisure. Travel around, meet new people, attend seminars and meetings around your industry subjects, and connect with professionals from your field.
Having applied for every slot you found along your way, it is time to wait for a reply from interested employers.