Booming economically and a hub for new business ventures, Dubai is regarded as one of the top cities to live in and one of the best city to work in. It’s the perfect place to settle into and to kick start your career. While you are at it marvel at some of the world’s tallest buildings beaming with luxury living set against picturesque beaches. It’s unique and in demand, so being a sought after destination it means that finding a job can be a competitive venture. So, how do you go about finding a job in Dubai?
Just like anywhere in the world the hunt for a job requires a strategic formula and there is always a process involved after you’ve applied for a role should you be successful in obtaining an interview. Job searching carries the same universal principles for most places around the globe, so following some of the common steps are important when trying to get your foot in the door. Whether you are already living in Dubai and looking for a career change or considering a move to the city, here are some helpful tips on how to secure an interview and to increase your chances of securing a role.
Job searching websites like Gulflancer are a promising way to find that job you have been waiting for. It advertises jobs within all industries with active employers searching for the right candidate. It gives you access to thousands of jobs that are available with an easy feature to submit your CV. The great thing about Gulflancer is that it gives you the opportunity to filter through a selection of jobs according to your preferences finding the job that’s right for you.
As a rule of thumb always keep your CV updated and tailored to the job that you are applying for. Sending generic copies out to hundreds of prospective employers will not guarantee a call-back. Make it specific to the job you are applying for. You’ve only got a handful of seconds to make a lasting impression on the employer, so make the relevant adjustments to your CV and it will be well worth your time. Refer to ‘How to write a successful CV’ to learn about ways to improve your CV.
Before calling a company about a job opportunity it’s common practice to learn as much as you can about the role you are interested in and about the company. You will usually only have minutes to sell yourself and to leave a good impression. It’s also important to understand how your work experience ties in with the role you are calling about, or how your skills fit in with the company overall. You may be prompted with questions such as, “What skills can you contribute?”, “What makes you qualified for the job?” Or “How would you be an asset to the company?”
Be versatile in your approach when applying for roles — don’t hold back from methods such as cold calling because it will give you the opportunity to obtain important contact details, including email to forward your CV — it could potentially set you up for an interview.
Networking on social media is also a viable way of increasing your chances of securing a job in Dubai. An example of a favorable social media platform for job networking is LinkedIn — it’s a great way to share your qualifications online with prospective employers, where you can list all of your work experiences, skills and education while interacting with others in the same field of work.
After sending in a CV doesn’t be reluctant to call for a follow-up on the status of your application. By calling you are not only showing the employer that you are serious about the job but that you take initiative, which is a trait that all employers find desirable.
Once you are successful at obtaining an interview, read ‘Tips on how to secure a job at an interview’ this will guide you on how to be successful at an interview.