Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai

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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Jun 04, 2010
Very very informative material. Great job to you dbxsoul!

I have a query about working in dubai. I've been working here in the philippines for 3 years now in a call center.. I'm 28 years old and currently works as a Quality Assurance Representative. I also hold a degree in Chemical Engineering but was not able to practice it but i do have certification during my intern on Waste Water Treatment.

I am eyeing to work in dubai for a call center company but I do not have any idea on what company and if the industry (call center) is that rampant in dubai compared here in the philippines.
What would be my chances to work in dubai as a call center agent or probably something similar?
Another thing to consider is salary. I was not able to see how much it pays in dubai to work in a call center company.

Any advise regarding this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much and Best Regards!

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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Jun 04, 2010
Hi there,

Just a quick reply, but something to consider. Call centres are not really a big item in the UAE, there are a few reasons. Fairly small local and expat. population, in the "big picture" most companies in the UAE are small when compared to multi-national and even national companies, high labour costs - it is cheaper to employ and run a call centre from India or the Phillipines than it is in Dubai/ UAE (no accomodation, visa, medical costs, leave tickets etc.).

In my experience sucessful call centres are placed in areas where the labour is (relativley) inexpensive, has a local population that is highly skilled, high literacy rate and high levels of unemployement. India for example has many highly qualified, unemployed IT workers, Hong Kong for finance, Philippines for finance, IT and remote CAD offices.

I would say that you would have a far better chance finding employment in your original vocation rather than in call centre managment (in the UAE)! In actual fact I would even go as far as to say that your skills in this area may even be in demand!



UAE Labour law is prohibitive when it comes to job-hopping, refer to the posts on Labour Bans.
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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Jun 04, 2010
dbxsoul wrote:Hi there,

Just a quick reply, but something to consider. Call centres are not really a big item in the UAE, there are a few reasons. Fairly small local and expat. population, in the "big picture" most companies in the UAE are small when compared to multi-national and even national companies, high labour costs - it is cheaper to employ and run a call centre from India or the Phillipines than it is in Dubai/ UAE (no accomodation, visa, medical costs, leave tickets etc.).

In my experience sucessful call centres are placed in areas where the labour is (relativley) inexpensive, has a local population that is highly skilled, high literacy rate and high levels of unemployement. India for example has many highly qualified, unemployed IT workers, Hong Kong for finance, Philippines for finance, IT and remote CAD offices.

I would say that you would have a far better chance finding employment in your original vocation rather than in call centre managment (in the UAE)! In actual fact I would even go as far as to say that your skills in this area may even be in demand!



UAE Labour law is prohibitive when it comes to job-hopping, refer to the posts on Labour Bans.



Thank you dbxsoul for the quick response.

Keeping that in mind now gives me a better picture of the industry (call centre) there in dubai / UAE. What came accross my mind now is the skill. since working in a call centre deals more with selling. I think sales is another one to consider at my end when looking for a work in dubai. I know that there are many stores ( retail ) in dubai that might be looking for sales rep's or marketing ( not too sure ). Will having an experience in a call centre industry give me a shot in having a marketing / sales rep postion in dubai?

Also, considering my lack of experience in my field ( engineering ). What would be the chances to practice it in dubai?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Jun 04, 2010
Again, because of the relativly small "buying population" the only sales centres you may find that have any work in the UAE are property, vehicles and one whice always gets me are the banks. although, the banks generally have their centres in India :)

Sales, direct sale and sales representatives, you're likily to get work in. These tend to be quiet lowly paid positions though, or low basic and commision based.

As to the engineering, well you have to start somewhere. Normally employers in the middle east prefer expereinced candidates, but you may get lucky!
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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Jun 04, 2010
dbxsoul wrote:Again, because of the relativly small "buying population" the only sales centres you may find that have any work in the UAE are property, vehicles and one whice always gets me are the banks. although, the banks generally have their centres in India :)

Sales, direct sale and sales representatives, you're likily to get work in. These tend to be quiet lowly paid positions though, or low basic and commision based.

As to the engineering, well you have to start somewhere. Normally employers in the middle east prefer expereinced candidates, but you may get lucky!



Great! Thank you so much to the feedback. I'll follow your tips then let's see if get lucky!!! :)

Best Regards and thanks again.
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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Nov 28, 2010
How long does the attested document stay valid for? E.g, can I have it attested now and wait a few years (3-5) to apply for a position?
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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Nov 28, 2010
They are valid pretty much indefinitly. I have ones which were attested about 10 years back and which i still use
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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Feb 03, 2011
that is so much information! I'm wondering is there any stigma towards Caucasian people? I've heard being white it can be difficult to find work there. is any of that true?
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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Feb 03, 2011
Not really, depends on the type of work and the nature of the industry. Many employers will simply hire the cheapest option, without any regard for quality of work and productivity.

An example of industry biased would be in the IT industry where staff from the Indian sub-continent are (normally) very qualified, experienced and are prepared to work for a lot less than an IT specialist from the UK (for example) would.

If it were a position that involved a lot of liaison with an international partner, high end corporate clients then you would find a reversal of the situation.
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Re: Tips for working and finding work in Dubai Mar 15, 2011
Good day!
How i can find here working as 3ds designer-vizulizator here...
Thanks
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Re: Tips for working and finding work in Dubai Jun 29, 2011
Some much info in one post)))) But it is really useful)) Thanks))
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Re: Tips for working and finding work in Dubai Oct 26, 2011
useful information - Thanks
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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Jan 21, 2012
Do a lot of walk-ins. But at the same time, try your luck through online applications. I got half of my interviews on online appointments. Be confident, impress them during the interview.
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Re: Tips For Working And Finding Work In Dubai Feb 25, 2012
dbxsoul , thank you for all this information! Great tips!
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Re: Tips for working and finding work in Dubai Mar 15, 2012
@dbxsoul

Thnx a lot for this post you'r the boss here for me :mrgreen:
I only notice its missing one big answer to this
The labour law has minimum educational sttwandards which determine whether you can be employed or not


So what are these minimum requirements after all ?

I have only high school diploma+few Microsoft certificates (network administrator and app developer) ut I am living in Bosnia which is not part of EU, yet. Can I search for jobs ?
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