Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Prospects of Jobs in Dubai

Many job seekers still consider that the streets of Dubai are paved with gold bars. This might be true to some extent - the economy is booming (that create prospects in marketing jobs in Dubai and Construction jobs in Dubai) and Dubai is a tax free haven where net income is typically much higher than in other parts of the world. Even so, securing employment is not always easy. Approximately 80% of the population in Dubai consists of foreigners and competition for desired employment positions can be fierce. It is best to have an offer in hand from a company before traveling to Dubai. Of course this may not always be possible and there are certain advantages to entering Dubai on a visit visa in hopes of finding job vacancies in Dubai as opposed to searching from one's home country. For example, many employers will give preference to hiring someone actually in Dubai (and thus available for an interview), rather than having to endure the extra hassle and risk of hiring someone sight unseen. However, there is no guarantee of landing a job before expiration of a visit visa, making a bit of luck and local contacts invaluable in the process.

For those hoping to to start careers in Dubai, there are various avenues to take. There are several recruitment agencies with good reputations available to assist job hunters in their quest for employment, including long-standing companies such as Claredon Parker and Kershaw Leonard. As there are many recruitment agencies in operation, it is always advisable to do some research into their reputation and methods before using their services. Unfortunately it is not an uncommon occurrence for job seekers from poorer nations to drain their entire life savings and go into debt through payment to unscrupulous agents from their home countries who falsely promise visas and jobs. Fortunately, recruitment agencies in the UAE are regulated and must be licensed, so the potential for scams in the UAE itself is greatly reduced.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sightseeing in Dubai

Sightseeing in Dubai
Dubai is an extraordinary holiday destination and offers plenty of sightseeing options. Dubai has Islamic traditions however Dubai also offer a way of life that is similar to other cosmopolitan cities around the world.If you are a new visitor see Dubai classifieds for information about the city.
A great place to start of your Dubai sightseeing rounds is a visit to the famous Jumeirah Mosque. This Dubai Mosque is widely considered as the leading example of modern Islamic architecture and the way it has incorporated into society.
The Jumeirah Mosque is very identifiable due to its two significant minarets. The Jumeirah Mosque also has an beautiful dome which is extensively photographed by the many tourists that visit the famous Dubai Mosque every year.
The Sheikh Saeed's House is one more must on any Dubai sightseeing schedule. The Sheikh Saeed's House is situated near the shoreline of Dubai.
This Dubai landmark was build so that the Sheikh who rules this Emirate at the time would be able to have a better view of all shipping and trading that occurred in the area.
If you are frequent internet user there are number of Dubai forums to get more and more information about Dubai.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Finding a Job in Dubai

Dubai, being a cultural and commercial hub with no barriers on trade, hosts an expansive job market in all fields of profession. Job seekers from all parts of the world land on this city of gold in search of greener pastures. Dubai’s huge job market offers careers in nearly all professions but the top jobs in Dubai are related to the fields of trade, transportation, tourism, distribution, consulting and processing. Other hot jobs in Dubai include careers in hotels, accounting, banking, teaching, and sales & marketing. Construction jobs in Dubai have the largest market and numerous opportunities for the professionals in the field.

Dubai’s local labor law protects employees quite well and covers their complete worklife including job hours, healthcare, leave, termination rights, and repatriation. Foreign employees are hired on contractual basis and different businesses have different contract durations. Generally, employees are allowed 21 off days per year throughout the first five years of service, and 30 off days per year afterwards. Working hours vary from 8 hours to 9 hours or more per day, depending upon the nature of job. For jobs involving dangerous work, workweeks are shorter. Friday is the day of rest in Dubai but many businesses have now switched to a two-day weekend with Friday and Saturday off days.

So if you’re planning to embrace a career in Dubai, the task isn’t difficult and the local employment framework satisfactorily meets all international standards.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Live Your Dreams - Learn How To Read Job Descriptions

A good job description provides you with basic information about the company, a short description of the role in this job, what the academic requirements are towards this job and any other experience that is required to qualify for the job. If you are a successful applicant, you will typically be invited to a first interview or some kind of assessment centre. I personally know of examples where the first step in the qualifications process - your job application: CV + Cover Letter - required a relatively small effort compared to the work that followed throughout the rest of the application process (multiple rounds of interviews, assessment workshops, psychological assessments, background checks (incl. friends and family). Hence, try to be as selective with which job offer you respond to as possible. You don't want to waste your time on opportunities where you will have little chances of success and require a lot of effort on your part.

The way you can be selective is first by setting yourself some realistic criteria on the job you want to apply for, such as picking the industry and functional area that interests you, i.e. being a business analyst in the financial services sector.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Dream Job Is Coming Soon

Have you changed? Your job started out being what you wanted, but today it's different. Maybe you thought of it as a jumping place to a better job in the future, but you've been here 5 plus years.

Satisfaction and fulfillment is your goal, not being in a "make do" position for an extended period!

Very few people follow through with their childhood dreams, but the fact is, those childhood dreams probably wouldn't have made you happy anyway.

Your needs and beliefs about a good job when you were a child will be far different from your needs as an adult, and you'll find that if you consider your needs as an adult, you'll have a much better chance of finding your real dream job.

Think about what makes you happy, and what you need in terms of job security, monetary pay and challenges.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Is My Job Going Overseas?


A Backup Plan for Income Security

You've just heard a department like yours in the company has been eliminated with the jobs going abroad. Similar jobs in other companies have been downsized; no hiring. How long will my job last?

Sometimes our job is eliminated by technological advances. Other times it is caused by workers in other places only if service at a much lower cost. The mission for lower cost labor has occurred throughout history, and in the case of the United States, began with labor-intensive tasks transferred from state to state. Now, the jobs are transferred to other countries.

Slaves provided cheap labor in the South, while slavery was not common in the North. It has been said the Civil War was as much a war about future business and power going to the Southern states, due to a cost advantage, as that of the horrors of slavery and the desire for equality among people.

Online passive income comes to us all day, every day. Online business also has the advantage of flexibility. If one of our offerings declines, there are many other goods and services we can provide via the Internet to people all over the World-we are not confined by where we live.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Right Avenues for Environmental Graduate Jobs

The enlarged interest in environmental defense and management in the past decade has caused a glut of environmental graduates in schools throughout the world. There are plenty of jobs available for environmental graduates though it takes a bit of imagination to find the right industries. A number of environmental services firms and consultancies exist in Europe though environmental graduate jobs with these firms are highly competitive. Your interest in environmental jobs should take you to several options before you send in your applications.

The full range of environmental graduate jobs is not limited to regulatory positions. Public and private organizations with an interest in the environment hire scientists and researchers to look at technical issues. Government agencies arrange for research services from private laboratories to study the issue of pollutant runoff into rivers. Retailers hire scientists to look at the impact of product components on human health as well as new ways to make products environmentally friendly.