How do I get a high paying job in the Gulf?

Updated on : January 21, 2022 by Eva Finley



How do I get a high paying job in the Gulf?

The gulf or the more commonly used term as MENA (Middle East and North Africa), as most large companies operate in this region, offers countless job opportunities. Since it is a primarily oil and gas, mining and mineral economy, most jobs are confined to this sector, except for Dubai, which is a commercial and tourist destination.

There is a high demand here for highly skilled technicians with excellent salaries and an easy route to migrate in search of employment.

The thing to keep in mind is that it is not a very rewarding destination for people with less than 5 years of experience in the extreme domain. So in case you're pla

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The gulf or the more commonly used term as MENA (Middle East and North Africa), as most large companies operate in this region, offers countless job opportunities. Since it is a primarily oil and gas, mining and mineral economy, most jobs are confined to this sector, except for Dubai, which is a commercial and tourist destination.

There is a high demand here for highly skilled technicians with excellent salaries and an easy route to migrate in search of employment.

The thing to keep in mind is that it is not a very rewarding destination for people with less than 5 years of experience in the extreme domain. So in case you plan to move after your formal education, it is always advisable to work in India for a few years and then move on. You also have to understand that you cannot plan to move to MENA thinking that you will receive 4-5 times your current salary. That is a myth. The wages will be almost equal to the best wages in India or maybe a little more, but it will save money on taxes. Your lifestyle is undergoing a substantial change. Exposure to multicultural environments and new technologies is routine. Eventually most people end up saving more money in the gulf than most other countries and most of it is paid back,

I couldn't be specific in answering your question as I don't know your background.

Job Recruitment in Gulf is a unique online job portal for job seekers in the Gulf countries and plays a very important role in making the right choice for employers.

Here is a list of jobs posted by employers from the Gulf countries, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

It acts as a bridge between employers and job applicants. The best platform for job seekers to find work in Middle Eastern countries.

Here's how it works: Employers post the information they need for their job with the necessary information and skills. Job seekers register their profile and apply f

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Job Recruitment in Gulf is a unique online job portal for job seekers in the Gulf countries and plays a very important role in making the right choice for employers.

Here is a list of jobs posted by employers from the Gulf countries, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

It acts as a bridge between employers and job applicants. The best platform for job seekers to find work in Middle Eastern countries.

Here's how it works: Employers post the information they need for their job with the necessary information and skills. Job seekers register their profile and apply for the job.

There are many job listing websites in the Gulf to help you

some of them are listed below

Dubai and Qatar: Gulf Jobs Vacancies Careers Dubai Jobs Qatar Jobs

freezone jobs search Jobs in United Arab Emirates Freezone Companies - Jobs in Dubai - Jobs in UAE Freezone Companies - Jobs in Dubai Freezone jobs in sharjah freezone jobs in abudhabi

again for Freexone Free Zone jobs

Careerjet jobs in United Arab Emirates

Jobs, Careers, Recruitment and Employment at gncareers | GNcareers.com

First of all, there are no shortcuts to getting a high paying job in Dubai. If you are a beginner in the UAE (without any previous UAE experience), getting a job is the main concern, rather than getting paid a lot. Once you get a job in Dubai, or anywhere in the UAE, you will get a salary increase according to your talent and performance. At first, you will only be paid based on your educational qualification and interview performance.

On the other hand, when it comes to careers like customer service, babysitting jobs or drivers in Dubai, where practical experience is the most important, you can get

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First of all, there are no shortcuts to getting a high paying job in Dubai. If you are a beginner in the UAE (without any previous UAE experience), getting a job is the main concern, rather than getting paid a lot. Once you get a job in Dubai, or anywhere in the UAE, you will get a salary increase according to your talent and performance. At first, you will only be paid based on your educational qualification and interview performance.

On the other hand, when it comes to careers like customer service, babysitting jobs or drivers in Dubai, where practical experience is the most important, you can get high salaries at first.

Whatever field you aspire to start your career in, the right channels to guide you through your job search will deliver the result. Watch this video for tips for a successful job interview: https://youtu.be/gUR20LuLykg

I already wrote this answer for a similar question.

Here are my few pennies to find work in Dubai. Based on my personal experience, I have jotted down some points that worked for me and which did not.

According to your state:

  1. If you currently reside in the UAE on a spouse / family visa? - It is legal to work here if you have your spouse visa. It is comparatively easier to get a contract job initially when you have your own visa.
  2. Are you cooler? Are you staying in your native country? Do you currently have a job in your home country? -Try to find the scope of your field in the UAE with people
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I already wrote this answer for a similar question.

Here are my few pennies to find work in Dubai. Based on my personal experience, I have jotted down some points that worked for me and which did not.

According to your state:

  1. If you currently reside in the UAE on a spouse / family visa? - It is legal to work here if you have your spouse visa. It is comparatively easier to get a contract job initially when you have your own visa.
  2. Are you cooler? Are you staying in your native country? Do you currently have a job in your home country? -Try to find the scope of your field in the UAE with people on LinkedIn. You can ask them to refer you if they are relevant to you. You can also follow recruiters / consultants in your domain and apply for suitable vacancies. If you already have your friends or family working in the UAE, try to get their help to find a job here.

In my experience, referrals and LinkedIn are more effective than job portals.

Also, when reaching out to people on LinkedIn for help, keep a few points in mind:

  1. Keep your LinkedIn profile up to date: your country of residence, your visa status (mention if you have a valid work visa), a little about yourself and your skills.
  2. Be very active on LinkedIn - Don't be too choosy or lazy when applying for jobs. Like everywhere, there is great competition here.
  3. Approach the Right People the Right Way - From my personal experience, I can say that your LinkedIn request has a better chance of being accepted when you send it with a personal note. You can mention your skills, visa status, etc. in the note.

In the end, don't bombard anyone on LinkedIn - reach out to someone at your level (in terms of seniority, field, and company). Also understand that not everyone is helping. Few people help, most don't. Don't bother people over and over again if they don't respond to you.

Please check out my other answers on the UAE. Please leave your comments / suggestions in the comment section.

I cannot provide any details as you have not mentioned which job sector you are looking for. But here it goes.

If your idea is to look for a technical job (for example, a Java developer or an electrical engineer, etc.), then the chances that a recent graduate will land a vacancy on their own are slim. You would definitely need internal sources to give you a boost for a job opening (unless you are a code ninja, with credentials!)

That said, there are more chances of landing a job in the Oil & Gas / Construction sector, if you have a pretty stellar resume. Consider applying to companies like Samsun

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I cannot provide any details as you have not mentioned which job sector you are looking for. But here it goes.

If your idea is to look for a technical job (for example, a Java developer or an electrical engineer, etc.), then the chances that a recent graduate will land a vacancy on their own are slim. You would definitely need internal sources to give you a boost for a job opening (unless you are a code ninja, with credentials!)

That said, there are more chances of landing a job in the Oil & Gas / Construction sector, if you have a pretty stellar resume. Consider applying to companies like Samsung C&T, Worley Parsons, and the like.

There is not a very active tech scene here, compared to SV / Bangalore. So don't expect a lot of opening job openings. Could you take a look at Gradberry | The career portal for students and graduates for the Middle East. Fresh graduate jobs, student internships and freelance positions in the UAE. They specifically cater to recent graduates.

It is easier to get a sales position in Dubai as it is cooler. You have more vacancies in various sectors, who are willing to accept "fresh blood."

Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage, although it varies from one sector to another.

Going from a visit visa (I assume you will arrive here with one) to a work visa in Dubai is not difficult, as long as the PRO (Public Relations Office of the company, your job is basically to be the link with the Department of Immigration or any other government related company for paperwork and so on) from which you have received an offer is good.

Living in Dubai is practically like any other place. You spend more money, you can live better. Dubai is a food lover's paradise. You can get almost everything here. It is a cosmopolitan city and here you will find many people of different nationalities.

All the best!

I would suggest that the challenge is less to find a job, but more to become legal.

The visa process, while relatively simple, can be quite tortuous, waiting for progress while listening to 'Inshallah', hours spent waiting for appointments / processing / nothing.

Therefore, I am afraid that arriving, finding a job, processing and changing visas in a time frame that fits is unlikely, and has nothing to do with your talent, availability, winning personality or otherwise.

I changed my residency visa status from a DFC company to a DMCC company and it took me over a month, and it was supposed to be a relatively simple case. Shawl

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I would suggest that the challenge is less to find a job, but more to become legal.

The visa process, while relatively simple, can be quite tortuous, waiting for progress while listening to 'Inshallah', hours spent waiting for appointments / processing / nothing.

Therefore, I am afraid that arriving, finding a job, processing and changing visas in a time frame that fits is unlikely, and has nothing to do with your talent, availability, winning personality or otherwise.

I changed my residency visa status from a DFC company to a DMCC company and it took me over a month, and it was supposed to be a relatively simple case. The challenge in your case is that you are changing from visa to resident / work, so it is likely (I am not an expert, by the way, seek the proper legal advice) that you will have to leave the country to re-enter, which is You may not be able to do while your passport is being delivered for processing.

So while it may not be difficult to find a job, especially in the travel industry with an agency focused on other travelers like you, it may be more difficult to get your visa in the right time frame.

I work for an IT service company in India. I have been in Kuwait for three years through my company. I had the opportunity to interact with people of various nationalities. What I found from my experience is that most engineering jobs in Telecom, IT are covered through referrals. This makes sense since the recruiter has some assurance about their performance. Test if you can get good references in the company where you plan to apply. Another option is that, instead of taking the consulting route, I suggest you search the internet for the best companies in your sector and apply directly through their

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I work for an IT service company in India. I have been in Kuwait for three years through my company. I had the opportunity to interact with people of various nationalities. What I found from my experience is that most engineering jobs in Telecom, IT are covered through referrals. This makes sense since the recruiter has some assurance about their performance. Test if you can get good references in the company where you plan to apply. Another option is that, instead of taking the consulting route, I suggest you search the Internet for the best companies in your sector and apply directly through their portal. Approaching through consulting should be the last resort and due diligence is required before doing so.

It is merely an opinion, but I am inclined to say no.

First of all, if experience is valued elsewhere, it is often from a first world English-speaking developed country (beyond specialist experiences in the respective professions and I can only comment on my own, in which it really depends on your skills).

Second, the Gulf countries have some stigma due to things that stand out there as little or no taxes, much less developed societies and systems that apply equally to everyone.

I would say that there is a good percentage of people who work in Gulf countries and leave their families in Canada.

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It is merely an opinion, but I am inclined to say no.

First of all, if experience is valued elsewhere, it is often from a first world English-speaking developed country (beyond specialist experiences in the respective professions and I can only comment on my own, in which it really depends on your skills).

Second, the Gulf countries have some stigma due to things that stand out there as little or no taxes, much less developed societies and systems that apply equally to everyone.

I would say that there is a good percentage of people who work in the Gulf countries and leave their families in Canada paying little taxes here, but their families take advantage of Canada's social services. Or the guys who are only in Canada until they get passports so they can claim higher wages in the Gulf countries. I think the above items would cast a negative light on work experiences.

You can register with the licensed overseas recruitment agencies available in India. You can check whether the Agency is good or not by visiting the website https://www.emigrate.gov.in.

For the latest updates on Gulf jobs from the different authorized agencies in India visit the website. https://www.overseasjobs.info.

Does it depend on what kind of job it is? If it is an IT / Marketing / Finance related job, you can proceed. But if it is related to construction / electricity / shipping, I suggest you do some more research by talking to people who are working in the Gulf in your field for quite some time. As far as I know, jobs that include outdoor jobs are not suggested due to extreme heat conditions. Also the Gulf includes many countries like Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, etc. Working and living conditions vary greatly from country to country.

Personally, I recommend applying using all sources, for example personal contacts, networks, social networks like LinkedIn and online job portals like http://www.JobsInGulf.com Jobs in Dubai - Jobs in the Gulf - Careers in the Middle East - CareersInGulf.com Dubai Jobs - Gulf Jobs - Middle East Careers - GulfJobsExpo.com http://www.DubaiJobsFair.com and local newspapers etc.

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