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err, am I the only one not using pictures on the resume? Well, never seen a picture on a resume. But I guess it is the nature of the industry I work in. (finance)
Having a picture on the resume is not a universal truth. I would think that in finance or law or even consulting it might not be required.
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The competition for jobs is much more in the Middle East (especially in the UAE), as compared to elsewhere. No method works 100%. You need to be pro-active and 'DO' several things in order to get called for lucrative job interviews.

Some of the 'methods' are:
  • Send in your CV and Cover Letter to recruiters in the region.
  • Send in your CV and Cover Letter to some of the Top firms in your sector / industry.
  • Create an up-to-date & attractive LinkedIn profile, with utmost care.
  • Create a good CV & Cover Letter using the important buzz-words; popular formats #acceptable to recruiters / headhunters in the Middle East region#; localization; impeccable English; Not too short & not too long either (ideally between 2-3 pages, etc.
  • Contact recruiters on Facebook
  • Follow recruiters on Twitter

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To get a job in Dubai, what you need to have is at-least 1-2years of experience and a good portfolio - specially if you talk journalism/writing etc.

You get paid according to your DNA i.e Nationality. Westerners get paid more than their counterparts.

Most companies do not have hiring system. Friends/ Relatives of employees are more favoured. That does not mean you dont stand to earn a chance to get a job in Dubai. Suggest you fly to Dubai, explore the place, apply for jobs while you are in Dubai. Employers like to hire candidates who are available immediately for an Interview.

As regards to job websites are concerned, please do not sign up for websites or companies who charge you for recruitment services.

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err, am I the only one not using pictures on the resume? Well, never seen a picture on a resume. But I guess it is the nature of the industry I work in. (finance)
Having a picture on the resume is not a universal truth. I would think that in finance or law or even consulting it might not be required.
I am really surprised to hear that. As I said, I don't know about other places globally, but here, for sure. In fact, I would say it's more difficult for me to recall CVs I have seen without a photo than with one.

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Dubai has some great jobs for Media Professionals, HR Professionals ( Highest Paying), Hospitality Professionals, Teachers and Airline professionals.

The best way to get job in Dubai is through reference/friend etc. Most companies don't have any proper recruitment process.Friends and relatives are preferred in most companies. So network, network, network.
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Most companies do not have hiring system. Friends/ Relatives of employees are more favoured. That does not mean you dont stand to earn a chance to get a job in Dubai. Suggest you fly to Dubai, explore the place, apply for jobs while you are in Dubai. Employers like to hire candidates who are available immediately for an Interview.

You get paid according to your DNA i.e Nationality. Westerners get paid more than their counterparts.

But find a way to stay there and support yourself atleast for 30-50days until you get a job.

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I am really surprised to hear that. As I said, I don't know about other places globally, but here, for sure. In fact, I would say it's more difficult for me to recall CVs I have seen without a photo than with one.
Although its not a requirement but since Dubai is a very image orientated city, you should definately endorse a photo with you Curriculum Vitae. Also, make sure they know your origin. (Yes, this thing happens in Dubai, unfortunately)

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Another Great Tip while Preparing your Dubai Specific CV would be
AVOID abbreviations such as HD for High Distinction or C for Credit or BIST, B COMM for Bachelor of Internet Science or Bachelor of Commerce.Remember the employer may come from a different country to yours with a different education system and culture.
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Recommended Job Websites

There is an exhaustive list, but to my opinion these 7 are the truly authentic and genuine website.
  • Dubbizzle
  • Linkedin
  • Indeed
  • Bayt
  • Monstergulf
  • Naukrigulf
  • Dubai-bb
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Get a Good Decent Content CV
Get a nice Photograph on Your CV
Get fully prepared for your telephonic interviews.
Mention what you know and what you have done and what you can do.
Post your CV to online Local websites, Renowned Recruitment Agencies.
Dont Pay someone to find job for you.
Don't miss any interviews.
Dress well decent manners when going to the interviews.
Just be polite when answering the questions as they notice how rude or how polite you behave.
Dont be so over smart just be the way you are.
Rest i have so many things in mind which i have experienced but these are the ones i wanted to mention!

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