5 steps I used to find a job in Dubai

5 steps I used to find a job in Dubai

The world's tallest building. The world's largest fountain. The world's biggest man-made island. The glitz, the glam. This is Dubai.

Dubai is a city that everyone wants to visit. It is a city of gold Ferrari’s and golden buildings. It is a city with incredible sunsets and great coffee shops. But just for one second imagine being able to move to Dubai, imagine being able to live in Dubai and imagine being able to work in Dubai.

These were my exact thoughts after I visited Dubai for the first time.

I knew that I had to make it my number one priority to find a job. I knew it would be time-consuming and frustrating but I was up for the challenge.

I started with making sure that my CV was polished and looking great. I made sure it was relevant and that it showcased exactly who I am, what I have to offer and what I have achieved. Once my CV was completed I started on my LinkedIn profile, making sure it’s up to date and is a clear representation of who I am and what I have to offer. I also made sure it was aligned with my CV.

My daily strategy was simple and everyone can use it.

Step 1:

I connected with as many recruiters and HR professionals in my desired work industry as possible. They regularly post new roles that are available and use LinkedIn as their main source of recruitment.

Step 2

I would send the recruiters and HR professionals a short introduction direct message or email attached with my CV informing them that I am open to work, and prompt them for an introduction call. I would also ask for advice and tips on how to improve my profile and CV.

Step 3

I would interact on all my new connections posts, liking, sharing and commenting. This made me more visible on their feed and made me stand out from the crowd.

Step 4

I would follow and connect with all the companies these professionals were working at. This allowed me to get all the latest job posts and updates these companies had to offer.

Step 5

I applied for as many relevant roles as possible. Making sure that I met the criteria and it is a role and company I would work for.

After applying for hundreds of jobs and reaching out to as many recruiters and HR professionals as possible, I finally lined up a couple of calls and interviews in just a few months of job hunting.

The introduction calls turned into follow up calls. First interviews turned into third interviews and all of the applications finally turned into a job offer!

Within a few months I was able to Move, Live and Work in Dubai.

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