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Old 23rd June 2013, 08:50 PM
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I've been here for 5 weeks now, done all the usuals, my CV is upto date with a picture. One bit of advice I was given is visit companies directly, go to offices, take copies of your CV with you. Also, I know it sounds silly but go to the pubs, cafes, bars, etc. Meeting people and the 'personal' touch seems to go down well.
So if I was to go to companies directly, do I drop my CV off at reception, ask them to pass it onto the HR department or do I ask to see the manager? Thanks

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Default Extensive list of agencies...

I have Emailed just about every agency on that list, could anyone point me in right or different direction?

I am searching for a new staffing partner in Dubai. My company provides student travel opportunities, including temporary and permanent work placements abroad to students in Ukraine. Last year we were able to send 40 undergraduates and recent graduates to Dubai most worked within resorts and hotels, this year we are looking to increase this number beyond what our current partner can accommodate.

Currently, as clients come in we prescreen for eligibility, gather preliminary documents, take deposit and contracts. Next we forward resumes and interview videos to our partner, they have pretty regularly been able to place our students in entry level jobs, some even including shared housing, within 3 weeks give or take. All of our clients speak English at an intermediate to advanced level, some speak other languages as well, they must have clean background checks and some employment history.

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Old 25th June 2013, 05:34 PM
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One thing that desperately needs to be mentioned here on this topic and will hopefully also serve as a cautionary tale is the following:

For anyone either relocating to UAE or already here but perhaps seeking a new job, please, please, please for your own benefit DO NOT opt to join a small or unknown company, especially so if they do not have an in-house HR department. I was warned of this when I arrived here two years ago, unfortunately at my own peril.

I have just been through a year of complete hell at a so called 'world's best practice' consultancy firm in Dubai. In reality, it's turned out to be nothing more than an average and poorly managed company run by a complete fraud of an individual and partner.

I was in a senior management role, working on some very serious projects. All the warning signs were there but at first it seemed all ok with the exception that my visa still had not been finalized (completely illegal btw). After six months and probation was complete, all the nonsense began. It became obvious that the company was being completely mismanaged.

Constant, salary promises broken, being forced to work for over two months without payment - not apologies, no timelines given, advice, team meetings, nothing. Promises of bonuses and new packages, never occurred. One week out from my one year at the company, the accountant pulls me aside and tells me: they said they would rather fire you than pay you your gratuity, leave and bonuses, flight tickets etc. I couldn't believe it. I had worked so hard, done all the right things and hung in there through it all for the advancement of the company.

Fast forward one week, 5pm day before the 1 year, sure enough. Terminated. 90 seconds. Not even a chance to switch my computer off!. No reason given. No notice given. No warnings ever given. Nothing. Zip. Goodbye.

Now final benefits being avoided, visa being messed around and trying to sabotage future employment prospects as well.

The Lesson: DO NOT under any circumstances take up a position at a small company. Only go for 'Brand Name' big businesses. Make sure they have a HR department and at the first sign of trouble along any of the lines I've just mentioned, go straight to MOL. I really wish i did.

The sense of helplessness I have felt and deceit and overall appalling treatment has been really really negative to bear.

I'm a very positive person, very experienced and a professional. To wind up in this situation has been utterly horrendous.

Take care out there.

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Old 29th June 2013, 06:06 AM
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So here goes - I will finally be moving to the UAE in late August and my background is as below:

Education : Schooling - UAE, Bachelor Degree - India, MBA (Marketing) - UK
Work Experience : Total of 8 years with 3 1/2 yrs in the UK and rest in India
Area of work : Pricing, Marketing & Biz Deve
Industries: Telecom, Data Services, Medical Devices and Food
Have been a high achiever and have many recognitions to my credit including management awards and from independent institutions
Nationality : Indian
Languages : English (Expert), Arabic (Read&Write), Hindi (Enough to be of good use), Malayalam (Expert)
Computer Skills : Pretty strong in Excel, word, outlook & presentation softwares like Prezi, Powerpointplex and of course powerpoint

I expect to be joined by my wife and two kids - 3yrs and new born. I would be looking to enrol my daughter next year in a school with British/Canadian curriculum.

I am open as to the sectors I will be looking at. What would be the best sectors at the moment ? Open as to the location in UAE. What can I reasonably expect in terms of salary and benefits ?

Thanks in advance for the response.

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Thank you all for all your comments and advices..however after spending a full year without receiving any job offer from main companies websites, I have given in and decided to subscribe to main job search sites as Muster, Narkrigulf, Dubizze and etc..but now I keep receive many calls even from agency outside UAE.
The last was one placement agency from USA. They asked me general questions and very strange one such as: what are my husband certificates (as I am on spouse visa) and if I have any loans or credit cards in my home country or UAE.
Can somebody please advise if I am just paranoic or there is something fishy!!!I am so so afraid my details going to end up in the wrong hands. Would you please advise what is the best to do or to see if they are a real recruitment agency?
Many thanks

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Hai all,
I Am Sreenath.MT , now residing in Dubai.I am an Elecronics and communication Engineer with RHCE certification and have done Certification Course in CCNA. Please help me to get a job in Dubai.

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HI guys...

Well, I`ve done my homework...I read every page, I am applying daily on every relevant posted job application. It has been months now since I am trying to get a "golden call"..But, nothing. I have 14 years ( but I am still young) of working experience in PR&Marketing, journalism (reporting, editing), Master degree, up to date CV and cover letters and strong wish to relocate in UAE. What I am doing wrong? Why I can`t get any positive reply on job application?

I am planning to come in Dubai after Ramazan for two weeks and try directly drop off CV in several companies. Is that promising step to make, to get a job finally?

thnx for replies...

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Hi,

I've only been in Dubai for a couple of weeks but in the past I've hired a few marketing assistants and I never considered any of the CVs people insisted on sending me through facebook. Facebook is a social network so generally it is considered unprofessional and not very polite to contact someone you don't know personally just to send them your CV. Plus, it makes you seem like a stalker.

Try to do it through linkedin instead. Or send her an email directly.

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Hello all,
I'm looking for a job in Dubai and i would like your advise for something. At a vacancy had the name of the person that will accept the CVs. I made a research and found that this lady has a facebook. Is it a good idea to send her my CV in her facebook too? It's not polite for me to do this but i thought about it when i read some posts
Thank you

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Hi

I have been lurking on the forum for a while - reading and researching as much as I can, so hopefully I haven't overlooked anything which provides an answer to my question, but I'm sure you guys will point me in the right direction if I have.....

I'm coming out to Dubai without a job already secured around mid-September which I thought would be a good time to start looking - what is the general consensus about when the job market tends to heat up?

I work within HR with about 10 years experience and have dual British and New Zealand citizenship if that helps give any context.

Thanks in advance.

GW

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Can anyone give me an answer to the following question?

I had a job interview last week for a position in which I am not really interested.
However they offered me the job and now want to discuss the job offer with me.
I am willing to accept the job offer as I am very familiar with the position and I would do it wel, until I find something that I really would want to do and pays better. The problem is that the job is not a free zone job. Does anyone know if I could negotiate about a trial period for like 3 to 6 months in which they don't apply for my residence visa (i'll do a visa run to oman every month) And how could I talk them into it?

Thanks in advance for any help given.

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