I am living in Ireland and looking for work in Dubai, or the Gulf region. I have seen some jobs advertised on company websites, but I was wondering, should I enlist the services of an employement agency to represent me, or am I better applying direct? I am already registered with an Irish agency (Brunel) that recruits for the Gulf region.
I am a building services / MEP engineer. Degree qualified in mechanical engineering (equivalent to UK M.Eng) and I have been working in the industry (in Ireland) for approx. 4yrs in Ireland. I hold memberships with professional organisations and I am 30yrs old. My skill sets would probably best suit a design or coordiantion type role, or junior management.
I know how to best represent myself in the Irish marketplace, however I am not so certain about things in the Gulf. My fear is that by pointing out possible roles to an agency, they are going to send in CV's not just for me, but for anyone else on their books that may suit. Thoughts / input on my dilemna would be much appreciated.