The year 2012 might just be a special year for jobseekers. A majority of companies in the UAE are expected to hire more people in the next 12 months, as reported by Gulf News. According to Gulf Recruitment Group, 93% of employers anticipate increasing their head count next year, although they will be recruiting moderately in the first quarter.
“The banks have been lending in 2011 at a much better rate than before, which does have a positive effect on business growth, but with uncertainty over Europe and issues in both China and India, the outlook for interbank credit liquidity in 2012 is perhaps poor. The big if, is whether high net worth individuals and leading GCC institutions will put their hands in their pockets again and put money back into investment arena which will spur asset management, private equity and the regional economy as a whole.”
There many ways to go about seeking a job:
– an online search portal, where surf throughout hundreds of opportunities
– to contact a recruitment agency and ask them to find you a job.
– you can go directly to the companies you’re interested in with speculative applications (If you know exactly the position you’re looking for)
– to attend a recruitment fair.
Seeking a job online, thanks to Recruitment Search Engines
Recruitment portals enable you to cast an eye over a huge range of positions and vacancies and get a sense of what kind of jobs are available there. Also helpful for seeing which companies are in the middle of recruitment drives. The downside is that – being these sites are hugely popular – you will find yourself up against hundreds of candidates going for the same job.
Bayt.com – One of the most popular Search Engines in the Middle East
Gulftalent.com – Gulf Talent offers jobs right across the Gulf region, but are based in Dubai. This recruitment portal lists an impressive 4,000 companies who use their services to find new talent.
My.monstergulf.com – The Gulf branch of the international recruitment company, Monster. Jobs are available in any sectors: from construction and banking to real estate, and it’s possible to seek jobs through function, region or industry. The site also allows you to upload your CV and offers plenty of job seekers tips and advice.
Charterhouse – Having operated in the UAE since 2004, this agency operates in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and recruits for a diverse range of industries. They have positions available for people looking for their first or second jobs, as well as roles are for more experienced professionals and executive recruitment for niche roles and senior jobs.
Jobscan – Originally established in Abu Dhabi over a decade ago, they’ve since expanded to Dubai and so have an emphasis on jobs available in the capital, oil and gas, construction, engineering, banking, IT or retail.
Morgan McKinley – Morgan McKinley has offices all across the world, including Japan, Ireland and Australia and can put you in for a range of positions from entry to board level. Their local specialities include financial services, middle management roles in sales and marketing, and technical positions in the transport, manufacturing and construction industries.