Moving to Dubai
Every Indian has at least one relative working in UAE. So the next thing you want to do is get a job in UAE (The typical Indian stuff). I mean why not? Everyone is attracted to work in UAE because not only it a safe, clean and respectful place but… cars actually stop for you at zebra crossing and also when signal is red.
(Which is great – Thanks to UAE Government).
Being born in Oman and brought up in UAE, I did stay in India for 4 years. So technically, I have experienced moving to Dubai and facing the reality of job hunting. And I would like to share my experience and what to expect when you are on field.
When I came to Dubai, I had little experience within recruitment. But I knew I had to get a job that I like by hook or by crook because I was sure there will be someone who must be looking for personalities outside the “CV’s”. Job hunting is not easy. Day’s will pass by and you will hear from none which will force you to give up but trust me.., just DON’T because “That which you seek is seeking for you.”
Whether you are an Indian or any other nationality (Trying not to be racist), following are the factors to be considered and what to expect.
• Make sure your documents are attested before you come (Come on! Being proactive always helps.)
• UAE provide multiple types of Visa’s from 5 days to 90 days (SO…be the smart one!)
• Get a local sim and a metro card (Because opportunity may knock your door at any moment. Be ready!)
• Now that you are ready, update your profile (Detailed) everywhere be it LinkedIn, Bayt.com, Monster gulf.com, Naukri gulf.com and etc.
• LinkedIn is the best channel to connect with professionals with similar skills and recruiters. Try to build contact and just don’t paste CV’s in recruiter’s message box.
• In your luggage, do not forget to pack a lot of patience because you will need it to get a job and also to handle the traffic.
• Expect a multi – culture as you will find people from different parts of the world.