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Hello,

I am a recent university graduate from Canada. After 6 long years of hard studying, I have not been able to find work in my field (CPA accounting) recently. So I'm thinking of applying to jobs in Dubai. What website would you recommend? I heard that "Bayt" is good, but is it better than Linkedin?


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Linkedin is good but you're up against the rest of the world
Bayt is generalised, not specialising in any specific industry so may not be best
Industry specific recruiters.

Failing that obviously the websites of companies you're targeting.

And of course the 'front doors' of these targeted companies, go in and see if you can reach the HR manager to hand over your CV.

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Just remember that accounting is a ten-a-penny job in the UAE and with you coming from a western country, your expectations of what the right salary is, will be well off.

There will be a thousand highly qualified, well experienced accountants from India who will know more than you and will work for 25% of your salary expectations.

The UAE generally hires experienced people, not newly qualified people.

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The UAE hires many unqualified people....

But in all seriousness, you're much better off remaining in Canada and building up your experience and obtaining your certifications or whatever you have in Canada that's the equivalent of chartered/chartership in the UK. Then find a job in Dubai (or ideally be placed to make an in-house transfer).

Why this? Because if you have at least 5-6 years of progressive experience to manager level you can then come out to the UAE at a manager/senior manager capacity on a much bigger package for a proper company. To use just as an example, I recently met an American who's a senior accountant by training and was sent out to Dubai by his company (major hotel group) to oversee all regional finances. He's driving a very nice car.

The biggest mistake is coming out to the UAE without much experience as it's very hard (in many sectors) to build your experience and qualifications. And your expertise in the UAE won't be taken seriously by Canadian employers when you want to go back home.

Keep looking in Canada. Broaden your search to all Canadian cities just to get your foot in the door somewhere and take it from there.

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