Your guide to landing an accounting job in the UAE
Step #1: Be the exact type of candidate the employer is looking for. (File photo)
If you’re one of the many people wondering how to find an accounting job in the UAE, fear not, you are not alone. The good news according to the Bayt.com Middle East Job Index Survey (February 2017) is this: 69% of employers in the UAE will “definitely” or “probably” be hiring within the next year, with 39% of them planning to hire for over 5 positions. So, the market is strong for jobs at the moment, and chances are, if you follow the right steps, you will find a job in your field.
Here are a few tips from the career experts at Bayt.com to help you find your next accounting job in the UAE:
There is nothing more important, when looking for a job, than being the exact type of candidate that the employer is looking for. This is why it’s so important to keep up with the latest market and industry news and hiring trends. According to the Bayt.com Middle East Job Index Survey, 72% of respondents in the banking/finance field said that they expect to hire within a year’s time. Add this information to the fact that communication skills, being a team player, and having the ability to work well under pressure are the skills most sought after in that industry and you can quickly mold your skill sets and your talents to become the perfect candidate for any accounting job.
It is no secret that when applying for jobs you absolutely must use the most recent version of your CV. This is true online, as well as offline. One of the lesser known facts about Bayt.com, is that not only can you apply for jobs for free, but employers can also search for candidates, using specific keywords and filters and directly contact you for career opportunities. So, if your CV is uploaded and updated, and an employer is looking for an accountant with your years of experience and your educational background, they will be able to find you and contact you, even if they haven’t advertised a position or you haven’t applied. On the other hand, if your CV is not updated, employers can filter out CVs based on when they were last updated, which helps them narrow down their candidate pool. So, update your CVs and always use the most recent version to apply on Bayt.com.
Long-gone are the days of exhausting searches, contacting everyone in your phone book, and pages upon pages of newspapers, trying to find your perfect job. On Bayt.com, finding an accounting job in the UAE is hassle-free. The homepage makes it easy for you to search for jobs by industry, by location and even by specific companies. You can also use the keyword bar at the top of the page, to search for specific job titles and roles. To get more in-depth results, you can opt to use the “jobs” tab in the top banner, and then choose to use advanced search, or search by “job roles” – these options will produce much more specific and relevant results to what you are searching for.
Applying is easy. It’s a click of a button away. But before you do, always make sure that you have set your location and contact information correctly, have read the job description and are sure it is relevant to your skill-set and expertise, have filled your profile with relevant keywords (i.e. your profile strength is at, or close to, 100%), and your CV relevancy around that range as well. Employers will not bother reading a CV that doesn’t meet their needs. In fact, irrelevant CV’s are automatically filtered out depending on the criteria the employer has set for each opening.
Now get started, search and apply for hundreds of jobs on Bayt.com for free.
By Sara Sakkal
This article originally appeared in Bayt.com. This article and all other intellectual property on Bayt.com is the property of Bayt.com. Reproduction of this article in any form is only permissible with written permission from Bayt.com.
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