Reveals the Most Applied for Jobs in UAE During COVID-19

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Published June 9th, 2020 - 05:37 GMT Reveals the Most Applied for Jobs in UAE During COVID-19
Ola Haddad, Director of Human Resources at
+700,000 job applications in UAE were submitted via during the pandemic, the Middle East's #1 job site, has revealed the most applied for jobs in the UAE between March and May 2020, in an effort to help job seekers stay relevant in an ever-changing job market and to increase their chances of finding a job amidst the ongoing crisis.

So much has changed in the business world and the recruitment landscape since the start of 2020. The pandemic known as COVID-19 has left both companies and job seekers scrimmaging to adapt to a fully virtual world, including a fully online recruitment process. Evidently, reported that the number of job applications submitted to career openings in the UAE exceeded 700,000 applications between March and May 2020.

Many job roles that are much needed to be on the ground today to help fighting COVID-19 and reduce its impact have become of great importance for both employers and job seekers. This is particularly true in key fields such as Technology & Information Services, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Internet & E-commerce, and Distribution & Logistics, which were among the most active sectors in recruitment amidst the virus outbreaks. 

Ola Haddad, Director of Human Resources at says: “Over the last few months, we have worked very hard to open up access to online recruitment and to ensure that professionals are connected to as many career opportunities as possible. Every now and then, we share interesting insights about the fast-changing job market so that job seekers can plan and develop their skills accordingly. We also arm employers with fully virtual and safe recruitment tools, including free job postings, to allow for the continuation of hiring activities.”

Among the most applied for jobs in the UAE during the pandemic are:

  • Customer Care Agent 

Industry: Internet & E-commerce

  • Warehouse, Logistics & Factory Agent 

Industry: Food & Beverage Production

  • Finance & Admin Officer 

Industry: Medical & Healthcare Equipment

  • Database Administrator 

Industry: Economics & Financial Consulting

  • Senior Accountant 

Industry: Shipping

  • Statistician 

Industry: Economics & Financial Consulting

  • Office Administrator 

Industry: Software Development

The most common soft skills required for these jobs are:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Organizational, time management, and multitasking skills

  • Decision-making skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Results orientation

  • Negotiation skills

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Data gathering and analysis skills

It is worth noting that has recently introduced free job postings for employers across the region in effort to increase the visibility of online work opportunities, and to support recruitment activities without physical contact. Employers can post their jobs online for free, and access a database of over 38.5 million CVs.

Background Information is the leading job site in the Middle East and North Africa, connecting job seekers with employers looking to hire. Every day, thousands of new job vacancies are listed on the award-winning platform from the region's top employers.

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