Help With Finding A Job

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Help with Finding a Job Jul 25, 2012
Hi

I have been actively looking for jobs in the UAE for 2 months now. I have applied for about 50/60 jobs and not one person/agency has come back to me. My wife has also applied with no joy.

We are both in very good jobs in the UK with multinational companies. I am in IT and she works in Finance.

We have tried every Jobsite going and neither of us have heard back from anyone in 2 months

is there something we are doing wrong? or is it just fiercley competitive?

any help would be great

Thanks

vman7
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Re: Help With Finding A Job Aug 03, 2012
Hi vman7,

Generally during the hottest time of the year (Jun-Aug) most people who live here save their annual holiday and take it all over this period and will leave the UAE for a month or two if not longer. With temperatures reaching 48 degrees you would not want to be here during this time either!

So that is probably your explanation :)

I am sure you will see things pick up during September when everyone starts returning and then in full swing from October onwards.

Good luck!
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Re: Help With Finding A Job Aug 04, 2012
Not necassarily, it is fiercely competitive and given the sort of jobs that they're looking for, I hate to say it but you're going up againt thousands of people from the subcontient who will work for a lot less money than someone from the UK would expect for the same job.
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Re: Help With Finding A Job Aug 08, 2012
thanks i will try that, i am getting to the point where im thinking of giving up and trying somewhere else
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Re: Help With Finding A Job Aug 09, 2012
Be wary of job sites! There are many scammers out there. Anyone who asks you for a fee up front or of any kind to help you find work is not genuine.

It's much easier to actually be here in Dubai to look for work, as these days many employers like to hire locally.
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Re: Help With Finding A Job Sep 11, 2012
guys still no joy with this. I was hoping things would pick up at end of august/start of september but doesnt seem to be much out there. Im using Naukri gulf, Gulf Talent, BAYT and Linkedin job sites. is there a job site that i am missing out on?
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Re: Help with Finding a Job Sep 12, 2012
Hi vman7,

Check out this recruitment website which you may find useful:

http://dubaiforvisitors.com/2008/01/08/ ... es-in-uae/
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Re: Help With Finding A Job Jan 23, 2013
Network Network Network - Thats my suggestion for you!

Refer to the resources i have mentioned herewith and should you need additional information, feel free to ask me.

How to get a job in Dubai
http://www.dubaicitybling.com/2012/12/getting-job-in-dubai.html

Careers and Jobs Fairs in UAE in 2013- which you should try and attend:
http://www.dubaicitybling.com/2012/12/dont-miss-career-fairs-in-uae-in-2013.html

Best,
Amarya
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Re: Help With Finding A Job Jan 24, 2013
Keep on your efforts but look for the free classified sites, jobs forum, gulf news and regularly check bayt.com for latest vacancies
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Re: Help With Finding A Job Jan 24, 2013
thanks everyone



still struggling to get any leads. Would it be easier if i was on the ground there?
vman7
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Re: Help with Finding a Job Mar 06, 2013
by your post i also got job references.thanks
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Re: Help With Finding A Job Mar 20, 2013
Hi,

where u are since long
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Re: Help with Finding a Job May 08, 2013
vman7 wrote:Hi

I have been actively looking for jobs in the UAE for 2 months now. I have applied for about 50/60 jobs and not one person/agency has come back to me. My wife has also applied with no joy.

We are both in very good jobs in the UK with multinational companies. I am in IT and she works in Finance.

We have tried every Jobsite going and neither of us have heard back from anyone in 2 months

is there something we are doing wrong? or is it just fiercley competitive?

any help would be great

Thanks


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Re: Help With Finding A Job Apr 24, 2014
Hi there, I'm a women from South Africa, and still located here, but urgently need to go aboard, and want to go to Dubai to work and stay there, Please!!!! I've got many years experience in general Admin, Banking.....excellent customer and communication skills.....can anyone help with a job or some information, I've got like 20 years Banking experience....I'm on 100 websites already looking for a job, no one vome back to me, and nothing happen, thanks
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I need some help, i have been searching for a job in UAE for
a month now, known that i'm on a visit visa and holding a bachelor
degree in civil engineering with four years of experience in my home country. i would be thankful for any suggestions or any opportunity to star from .
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