Jobs in Middle East have always been the most sought after career destination by job seekers. Apart from the monetary reasons, what attracts expatriates to cities in Middle East is the warm and welcoming nature of its expatriates. Low crime rate, peaceful environment, law and order in place, luxurious lifestyle-what more can one ask for? The need of companies to employ foreign workforce in their country has led to a high rise in their ever growing population. In fact, today their population has grown so much that it is almost outnumbering the local population in various regions.
The trend continues as all the companies-local and international show their readiness in hiring foreigners even for top level positions. Middle East jobs are plenty in numbers and happily awaiting a talented and skilled pool of expatriates. You only have to remain alert and grab an opportunity as soon as it knocks your door. But, to make that happen, you need to put in some efforts too. Some useful tips for a quick job search in Middle East are:
- Conduct a research on the employment scenario in your field of expertise.
- Look for firms and companies operating in your area of interest.
- After identifying them, take up a detailed research on its management, products and services produced and sold and other things.
- Know more about the key managers and the future vision of the firms.
- Locate the structure, staff, location of head office, branches or other nearest outlets.
- Prepare an organized resume that clearly defines your qualifications, experiences, training and other important attributes.
- Draft it in a way that it meets the eligibility and requirements of the positions available in the organization.
- Apply only for positions that you deem yourself capable of and can fill them easily.
- Don’t hope against hope and send out your job application only for a vacancy.
- Send your resume only to the key persons of a department and not to the HR. In case that particular firm has an HR recruitment firm, you can try approaching them who can then forward your resume.
It is very important to convince the employers of your skills and expertise. The best part of employers in Middle East is that once they have the conviction about your abilities, they are ready to pay even a little higher to hire you. And, this stage should be handled with a lot of care and intelligence as it gives you an opportunity to progress your application in a better way. It is quite natural that you may face competition while searching for jobs in Middle East. There are many expatriates interested in pursuing their career goals in Gulf regions or Middle East. They possess similar qualifications and stand a close chance of getting selected posing threat to your employment. Strong networking comes really handy in such situations as jobs known to you through contacts are not advertised on a larger scale ruining the scope of competition.
Also, it becomes easier to introduce the employer to your skill sets and abilities that helps in winning his/ her confidence in the test or interview. At this point, when the company believes that you are good enough to meet the job requirements, you can put forth your salary expectations on a more personal level. You are not competing for the position anymore and have also demonstrated your skills, thus, standing a better chance of success. Do not ask for overestimated amounts and keep yourself humble by avoiding self appraise. Just little awareness and efforts to pursue your goals will reward you with a perfect job in Middle East.
Written By: mnknaukri
Deepika Bansal writes on behalf of NaukriGulf.com, a leading job portal for jobs in Gulf Region, Jobs in Middle East, Middle East jobs. Naukri.com’s foray into the Middle East is an Endeavour to provide established client base with services that best meet their international requirements as well as expand our operations on to a global arena.