Five insider secrets for job-hunting in Dubai

Published February 16th, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Hundreds of jobs become available in Dubai every day. (File)
Hundreds of jobs become available in Dubai every day. (File)

If you’re one of the millions of people wondering how to find jobs in Dubai, these five simple steps will make it easier to start.

1. Make Sure You Have a Powerful CV
Hiring managers in Dubai see a lot of CVs, so it’s very important to make a great first impression. It is therefore essential that you get your CV right. You can use’s CV Builder to create a CV for free that is customized to find a job in Dubai.

Employers are also searching online for great people to hire all the time, and your Public Profile is similar to your online business card. It tells people who you are and what you’re good at, and makes you findable on search engines such as Google. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get your profile, try’s Public Profile.

2. Apply For a Job in Dubai
There are thousands of jobs advertised every day by employers in the UAE, so keep an eye on these jobs. You have many to choose from, but don’t apply randomly… make sure you apply to jobs you feel you would be very good at, and where your skills an experience are relevent.

Networking is of course, essential. If you’re not based in the UAE, worry not! Specialtieshelps you establish a presence as an expert in your field through meaningful community discussions online that will let UAE employers find you, no matter where you are.

4. Polish Your Job Interview Skills
Practicing and polishing your interview skills will help you stand out from other candidates. Read on to discover the points that you must always remember before going into a job interview. Here are some quick tips you can use.

5. Stay up-to-date with the latest news in the UAE job market
Knowledge is power, so follow our blog for the latest news in the job market, but also career advice and tips from the experts.

By Roba Assi

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