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Hi guys. I'm just about to submit my details on gulf network jobs website but it's asking for a 175.99 aed fee and was wonder if it's legit or not as I've never come across this with any other website

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Most portals now offer premium memberships for some money. Dont think they are worth it though.

But I remember Gulf network seemed to have a lot of fake/spam job postings when I was job hunting. I'd advise you to stay away from it.
 

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Most portals now offer premium memberships for some money. Dont think they are worth it though.

But I remember Gulf network seemed to have a lot of fake/spam job postings when I was job hunting. I'd advise you to stay away from it.


Thanks Lewis. Any advice on me tying to find a job. I still live in the U.K. But I don't get a reply from anyone. I was think it maybe be best to fly over for a couple of days and speak to people in persons. Show commitment I guess


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Thanks Lewis. Any advice on me tying to find a job. I still live in the U.K. But I don't get a reply from anyone. I was think it maybe be best to fly over for a couple of days and speak to people in persons. Show commitment I guess


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Hi,
What industry and job role are you in/looking for?
How many years experience in the role?
What qualifications do you have and do you have a degree from a recognised university?
What are your salary expectations?
Cheers
Steve
 

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Hi,

What industry and job role are you in/looking for?

How many years experience in the role?

What qualifications do you have and do you have a degree from a recognised university?

What are your salary expectations?

Cheers

Steve


Hi Steve.

HS in any industry I would be happy with. Although I'm currently in health & safety in the construction industry but also have experience in manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses.

I've got 4 years experience in the role and I have NEBOSH General certification in occupational health & safety and is recognised by NEBOSH which is highly recognised in all country

Salary expectations 27.000 - 30.000 aed monthly

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Hi Steve.

HS in any industry I would be happy with. Although I'm currently in health & safety in the construction industry but also have experience in manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses.

I've got 4 years experience in the role and I have NEBOSH General certification in occupational health & safety and is recognised by NEBOSH which is highly recognised in all country

Salary expectations 27.000 - 30.000 aed monthly

Thanks Steve


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Hi,
I honestly think you will struggle to find a role with your level of experience and qualifications, in Dubai - and especially at the salary level you are looking for.
I know a few people in recruitment and they are currently receiving up to 3000 applicants per job.
They don't even bother reading the CVs of people that are not already in the country.
The lack of a degree will stop you being considered for many jobs - as management designation on the work visa requires an attested degree.
Don't forget - you are competing with candidates from around the globe - many who would do the job happily for 5000-10,000 AED per month.
Many couples come to Dubai when one gets a job here and then the other can look for work at their leisure (that's how we did it).
It's costly and difficult to just turn up in Dubai and try to job hunt in a two week (or less) visit - especially as the recruitment process tends to be drawn out here.
From first interview to offer can easily take 6-8 weeks.
Best of luck
Steve
 

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Hi,

I honestly think you will struggle to find a role with your level of experience and qualifications, in Dubai - and especially at the salary level you are looking for.

I know a few people in recruitment and they are currently receiving up to 3000 applicants per job.

They don't even bother reading the CVs of people that are not already in the country.

The lack of a degree will stop you being considered for many jobs - as management designation on the work visa requires an attested degree.

Don't forget - you are competing with candidates from around the globe - many who would do the job happily for 5000-10,000 AED per month.

Many couples come to Dubai when one gets a job here and then the other can look for work at their leisure (that's how we did it).

It's costly and difficult to just turn up in Dubai and try to job hunt in a two week (or less) visit - especially as the recruitment process tends to be drawn out here.

From first interview to offer can easily take 6-8 weeks.

Best of luck

Steve


Thanks Steve I appreciate your time and effort to reply really helps me get my head around all this. That explains why I haven't been receiving anything back from agencies 3000 is a huge number! It's a shame because I think Dubai is great really love the place and I would like to live and work there. I'm back over in November for my holidays. I'll keep trying on the job hunt, I think your right it'll be difficult for me


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Steve is correct. The market is saturated at present with HSE professionals from all walks of life and at all levels Many blokes are being laid off and replaced with Emiratis. I have just worked a HSE role for the oil and gas sector and received over 800 UAE based suitable profiles. Around 25% of them were from the construction sector. It is a very tough market at the moment
 

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Steve is correct. The market is saturated at present with HSE professionals from all walks of life and at all levels Many blokes are being laid off and replaced with Emiratis. I have just worked a HSE role for the oil and gas sector and received over 800 UAE based suitable profiles. Around 25% of them were from the construction sector. It is a very tough market at the moment


Cheers reddiva. What qualifications do you hold to be able to be able to get your HSE role if you don't mind me asking?


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Cheers reddiva. What qualifications do you hold to be able to be able to get your HSE role if you don't mind me asking?


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Most start with an International certificate from NEBOSH, then move on to the Diploma and then a degree in OHS or Environmental Protection
Degrees and experience are very valid in this part of the world especially with multinational companies.
 

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Unfortunately the NEBOSH Certificate with four years experience won't get you much and you'll be up against more highly experienced, at least as well qualified Indians and Filipinos happy to do the job for AED 10k a month. With the NEBOSH Diploma, preferably a degree on top and 15 years you can get 45k and more but you need to build up your experience outside the Middle East first, preferably get the Diploma and CMIOSH, then head over to cash in your experience for decent bucks. Industries are cyclical and it's hard to say where the next big demand will be, but in general getting a specialisation like rail or oil & gas will pay better than general construction. Good luck!
 
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