In my previous post Tweaks which I made in my resume about how I started suffering job hunt and in my post Finally I got a job I have mentioned how tricky is to find a job in Dubai. Today I am going to give you a short HOWTO of finding a job in Dubai if you have just landed here and have started to google most jobs in dubai.
Following are the places where you should start looking for opportunities based on your caliber and qualifications.
1. Classified Section in Newspapers
Gulf News and Dubai post are very common newspaper here which has a huge classified ads section in which you can find plenty of job ads. These ads are mostly walk in interview type. You can contact them, drop your resume and if contacted back persue as instructed.
2. Classified Websites
A huge trend in Dubai is that people mostly surf classifieds online, because roaming from place to place is a lot of travelling which is too expensive for expats in Dubai. So people surf online on classified ads websites. find what they are looking for, contact the owner and make their trade of whatever nature it is but it saves a lot travelling and panic.
These classified websites are also used to post free Job Ads from different companies. Companies find it in expensive and easier to find quality staff instead of asking an HR firm.
Following are best Classified Ads Websites for find Jobs in Dubai
There are some paid sites too which personally I don’t like or recommend like Bayt and naukrigulf because expats are most likely to have less money when they come to Dubai on tourist visa to get a job.
LinkedIn is a network for professionals by professionals and it is really a good social engine which brings professional together on one platform. With the help of LinkedIn profiling it is much easier for companies to find a relevant candidate instead of looking out there in market. It is great chance if you have an updated profile on LinkedIn with membership to all Dubai Job groups, that you can get an offer sooner then any other portal or service you are looking form
Skill pages is an ideal platform for IT and Accounting professionals to get a quality job which they are looking for. Skill pages is rising day by day in ranking and is getting authentic traffic from its social media integration. Hiring rate and finding work rate is highest on Skill pages then any other social media engine.
There are a lot of Jobs Groups on facebook. Make sure you are a member of these groups and can receive job updates regularly. These groups also help in finding or upgrading your job.
Never go to Ajman on call of any recruiter firm, never pay money to these recruiter firms if you are on Tourist Visa. These firms will never help you on tourist visa because it is in their policy that they will get you job in three months and tourists visa never last three months and you can never get your money back from them.