Most job applications in Dubai require you to have attested versions of your educational certificates and any other qualifications- learn all about how to get that done right here on our articles page. Logistics aside, you’ll also need to make sure you’ve got a great application, and part of that means ensuring you have a great resume.
If you’re able, getting your CV or resume looked at by a professional agency or consultant will provide you valuable insight into how you can personally improve your application outcome. Not an option for you? That isn’t a problem: read up all you can on improving your CV (trust us, there’s loads of resources out there), and work to getting it to as close to perfect as you can. Having a trusted mentor or colleague go over it can also help.
Two common mistakes people make when applying for jobs in Dubai are as follows: one, they don’t think too much about what kind of job they want to apply for, and they end up casting too wide a net on a lot of jobs they aren’t necessarily qualified for; and two, they assume that peers or contacts in other industries may not be able to help out in the search.
Narrowing down your options, or creating a specialised CV depending on the kind of job you’re applying for, will radically improve your chances of getting noticed by a prospective employer, not to mention finding a career you enjoy doing. If you have peers or contacts who work in Dubai, there’s also no harm in reaching out and asking if they know of anyone who may be able to help you out, or who’d be happy to vouch for you. Take advantage of the fact Dubai’s a relatively small city: networking becomes that much more useful!
A lot of companies will hire through professional recruitment agencies or services, so depending on the industry you’re looking to break into, registering with one of these companies can drastically improve your chances of finding the right fit for you.
For instance, a platform like LEAP (if we do say so ourselves!) helps match candidates with careers best suited for them using cutting-edge AI technology. Not only do we source jobs from some of the coolest companies to work for in the city, we also let you in on what working there is like, straight from the mouths of employees who work there. All you need to do is enter in some basic information about yourself, and we do the finding for you.