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Middle East Careers Advice

If you are thinking of taking up employment in the Middle East you might find this section useful as it contains some advice on how to make the most of your job search and avoid mistakes that are common amongst job seekers in the Gulf. Have you wondered why some of your applications don’t bring any response or how to guarantee a successful job interview?

Browse this page to find answers to the common questions when looking for a job in the Middle East. Undoubtedly, working in the Gulf is different from working in Europe, America or Canada as there are specific employment regulations that you need to be aware of before moving to the GCC. Here you will find necessary procedures and guidelines on how to get a working visa for each of the country within the GCC. Even if it is not your first employment it is always good to familiarise yourself with best practices and common questions as it can help you mentally prepare for the interview. And if your nerves start playing tricks during an interview knowing the answers beforehand can really improve your chances of getting the job you always wanted.

Remember that practice makes perfect! If you have any interesting and useful stories to share with others drop us an email and your article could appear on this page as well.
Middle East Career Advice

CV Tips

 

Job Interview

 

Visas for the Gulf

How to Make Your Job Search Effective

Everything you do in relation to a job search must be methodical, well thought out and highly professional…

Common Interview Questions

A job interview is used to gain more information about your skills and experience in relation to a job vacancy…

UAE Visa

To gain access into the United Arab Emirates you must have either a sponsor living in the region already or an employer who is prepared to apply for your admittance into the country for employment purposes…

10 Steps to Make Your CV Effective

When you are applying for a new job your Curriculum Vitae is the only tool at your disposal to secure that interview…

Why am I not Getting Interviews?

You are putting a lot of time and effort into applying for jobs, you have perfected your CV and covering letter are applying stealthily but somehow never seem to get called for an interview?..

Qatar Visa

In Qatar you need a visa to work in the country or if you are a partner or family member of someone who intends working there you will also need a visa…

Best Practice for CV Design and Lay out

The first thing to consider is the aesthetic quality of your CV and opinions are often divided on this one…

Key Tactics to Ensure a Successful Interview

The importance of being well prepared for an interview and presenting yourself professionally and appropriately at the interview can never be over emphasized…

Saudi Arabia Visa

Saudi Arabia has a very lengthy and complicated entry process which will be described in summary form here and further details are always supplied when an individual decides to take up a an offer of employment in Saudi Arabia…

Common CV Mistakes to Avoid

Once your CV has been submitted to an employer it is now too late to repair any damage done by not noticing punctuation, grammar or spelling errors…

Interview Mistakes not to be Repeated

The number one tip potential employers say is do not offer any personal details that could be controversial during an interview but this is not the only way of ruining your chances, there are many mistakes that interviewees make over and over again…

Kuwait Visa

All members of the Gulf Council Countries are entitled to work in Kuwait automatically without having to go through any formalities…

How to Make Your CV Achieve Results and Save You Time

The biggest mistake many job candidates make is thinking that if they have a well put together, descriptive CV and covering letter that these will take them forward to any position of their choosing…

What You should Know about a Phone Interview

Quite often a prospective employer may ring you before he ascertains whether to meet you face to face or not…

Oman Visa

Before contemplating work in Oman you must apply for and obtain a NOC which is a document that states neither your Employer who will be sponsoring you or the Government of Oman do not have any issue with you entering the country for work purposes…

How to Present Your Previous Employment on Your CV

Your employment history is the first area a potential employer will examine before he weighs up whether he thinks you have what it takes to do the job in question…

10 Indicators of a Successful Interview

When you have been for an interview you will probably have an idea whether you think it went well or not…

Bahrain Visa

In Bahrain it is generally accepted that approximately half of the entire work force must be composed of Bahraini citizens therefore it is becoming more difficult to obtain a working Visa for the region…

How to Write an Effective Personal Statement

Your Curriculum Vitae is your employer’s window into your world, it is your opportunity to sell yourself to the best of your ability and ensure that your potential employer wants to read on…

Cover Letter

 

What Next

Does a Potential Employer Need a Cover Letter?

A cover letter not only is an opportunity to write a good sales pitch for yourself it is also a method of introducing yourself and letting the reader know what you have done and where you are planning to go in the future…

What to Do If Your Application Was Rejected

There is nothing more disheartening than being called for an interview, getting on well with the interviewers and having high hopes that this job is the one only to come home and find that rejection letter waiting for on the hall mat inside the door…

Let Your Cover Letter do the Talking

A very grave mistake is thinking that you don’t need to include a cover letter with your CV because it is articulate and informative and can do all the talking you need…

Why Don’t I Hear Back From My Job Applications?

It is hard when you have gone to all the trouble of applying for a job, leveraging your CV to their requirements, writing a brilliant sales pitch type covering letter and then…

What Should Be in a Cover Letter?

Once upon a time all job applications were sent through the post, however today this is becoming a less frequent activity and a large majority of job applications are now emailed…

Top 5 Most Important Things to Remember about Your CV

Every CV is unique to that individual person and nobody else is going to have exactly the same education, qualifications and experience…

Words and Phrases to Avoid on your CV

Certain words and phrases are so cliché and overused on CV’s that at this stage they have the tendency to turn the reader off and make them skeptical about everything else they read on your CV’s