7 Tips for Getting a Job in the Gulf


7 Tips for Getting a Job in the Gulf

Tips for getting a job in the Gulf

Getting a job in one of the member countries of Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) is not an easy process due to the growth of talent available in the field, specialized experience required by employers, formal/informal quotas on nationalities, location. Candidates and employers, employer visa rules, salary budgets are sometimes linked to the human capital market, and other variables. The following tips will help you get the job you want in GCC.

  1. Have a strategy and a solid plan. Someone once said, “Finding a job is a full time job”, only you can get the job you want, don’t depend on others to get it. Develop a strategy, plan and execute it every day and make it count! Read about the latest tips, invest in yourself and if you need extra help, get it!

2. Make sure your CV is accurate. Review the content of your CV, present the most updated and relevant information, and remove old achievements that are no longer relevant. If you’re not writing a book, make the CV short, no more than 2 pages, and don’t cram information as that will make it difficult to read. Eliminate graphics such as logos that distract from the content. Do not use bright colors or patterns. For GCC employers, include information such as your nationality, age, marital status, availability, reason for leaving employers, and introduce your employers.

3.Stand out from the crowd! Sending your CV by email and asking to be contacted is not the most efficient way to get a job. You need to network, you need to research the companies that are hiring, contact them and make sure they review your profile. You will need to find a way to contact the hiring decision makers and provide a brief summary of your experience in writing by phone call, video or email. The message should not be longer than 60 seconds and should explain why you are the best person for the vacancy as well as request a meeting.

4.Use your own network and the networks of others you know. People are usually willing to help a friend, co-worker, or acquaintance, so use networks that you have access to. To get help, you have to give to others too so share your knowledge, mentor others, help others reach out to you, and it will be easier to ask when you need it.

5.Take a tour of the country. If you’re not in the country, visiting the country you’re targeting can be an effective way to grow your network, meet employers, and confirm that you’re interested in working in the new environment. Huh. This is not a vacation though, so you need to have a solid plan and objectives in place during your stay.

6.Update your online profile, including your LinkedIn profile. Today, visual and video presentations are easily accessible and can make a strong impression on employers and your network.

7.Attach your employment references early. This means engaging with them again, informing them that you are looking for new employment, and if possible getting their advice and support in your job search. You don’t want to contact your references only when you need them.


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