If you are searching for a job in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or anywhere else in the UAE, then you are in for a good year. Nearly seven in 10 UAE employers (69%) are planning to hire this year. This is what the Bayt.com Middle East Job Index Survey revealed. Many employers in the UAE, and across the Middle East, are going to have many vacancies to fill. Getting a job in the UAE may be your next dream coming true.
Here is what you need to know to land a job in the UAE:
1. Now or later?
Within the next three months, more than half of UAE employers (52%) who were surveyed by Bayt.com said that they are “definitely” or “probably” going to hire. But even more jobs will be available in the long run. Looking at future hiring expectations, nearly 70% of employers in the UAE plan to hire in a year’s time.
2. What positions are hiring?
Among UAE companies that plan to hire within the next three months, nearly half (45%) are going to hire for “Junior Executive” roles, followed by 28% who intend to hire a “Coordinator,” and 27% intend to hire a “Manager.” Most respondents in the UAE also said they are looking to hire “Sales Executives” (22%), while 15% said they want to hire “Customer Service Representatives.”
3. What sectors are hiring?
Private-sector companies in the UAE have the highest hiring intentions in a year’s time, with 69% of large local companies, 69% of other private sector companies, and 68% of multinational companies saying that they will be “definitely hiring” or “probably hiring.”
4. What industries are hiring?
When looking at which industries are hiring in the MENA region over the next three months, more than two thirds (67%) of organizations in the Hospitality/ Recreation/ Entertainment industry and Human Resources industry are planning to hire, making them the industries with the highest hiring potential. This is followed closely by organizations in Business Consultancy/ Business Management industries (57%).
5. What education do you need?
In terms of academic qualification, a large number of UAE employers are looking for “Engineering” Graduates or Post Graduates (28%), followed by “Business Management” (27%) and “Commerce” (20%).
6. What skills do you need?
When it comes to skills in high demand, more than half (54%) of employers in the UAE are looking for employees with “good communication skills in both English and Arabic”, and over half (51%) are looking for “team players / cooperative / helpful / flexible” candidates.
7. What experience do you need?
In terms of experience, 32% of UAE employers are looking for candidates with good “administrative experience”, 31% are looking for “managerial experience”, and another 30% are looking for candidates with “sales and marketing experience.”
8. Now What?
The hiring forecast in the UAE is looking promising, with 69% of UAE employers planning to hire in a year’s time and more than half (52%) planning to hire within three months. Also, 39% of those planning to hire predict having at least five vacancies to fill this year.
This article originally appeared in Bayt.com.
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