Ten Popular Job Search Platforms in Dubai that help you to get a job.
Dubai, the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates is known for its luxury lifestyle, quality of living, safety, architecture and religious tolerance.
Different studies such as that of the Insead Alumni Association of France rated Dubai as the number one City in the world to live and work. Dubai has become a second home for many expats who live and work in this welcoming cosmopolitan Emirate.
Are you considering a move to Dubai for work, already living in Dubai and preparing your next career move, or a student looking to penetrate into the job market?
Here are ten popular platforms in no particular order that will help you find your next dream job in Dubai.
LinkedIn is the largest global professional networking site and the most popular as well. As a social networking platform, it connects people around the world mostly recruiters and job seekers. To use LinkedIn, you need to sign up and build your profile. Once this is done, you can now start connecting with people. Usually, LinkedIn will suggest people to connect to based on your profile. To start looking for jobs, find the “Jobs” icon, type in your job field and location and begin searching.
There are two options to apply easily: by LinkedIn automatically attaching your full profile to the recruiter by a click, or a redirection to an external site where you can equally apply for the same role. You can also find jobs directly on Company pages, Human Resource Professionals, or on the pages of Recruitment Companies who all add direct contacts to submit CV’s and Resumes. The LinkedIn Premium service also allows you to contact some recruiters directly and provides high visibility rankings for applied jobs.
It is also important to build the right network with people in your related field or those who put up posts on regular basis to help job seekers.
Apart from job seeking activities, there are many posts and articles that are shared by individuals, companies and groups that can be useful for life and career advancement.
Indeed is a global employment search site which offers a platform for employers to post their jobs, and for job seekers to apply for these jobs. Job seekers can sign up through the website or download their application on Google Play on Android or App Store on iOS devices. Once you sign up, you would be requested to fill out your profile and upload your CV or Resume. After this you are ready and set to apply for your job on Indeed; all you need to do is to click on ‘Apply’ and your profile will automatically be shared with the recruiter, or redirected to a job site where you can apply for the same role.
To find your desired role, you would need to search the keyword and location, and all jobs in that category will be displayed and automatically saved in your profile setting for easy search the next time. Indeed.com is a free job search site, and you can find advertised job roles from all sectors and industries. There is a section for Company reviews where you can directly find information on the Company’s performance on the labour market, salaries and open jobs.
Bayt is one of the leading online job search portals in the Middle East and North Africa. This platform has proved very effective in creating opportunities to connect recruiters and job seekers. There are different job roles advertised for UAE Nationals, Freshers/Entry level jobs, Mid, Senior and Expert levels, Executive jobs and Part time jobs. By simply logging on to their website and going through free registration, you can start applying for jobs. There is also an option to build your CV on the site with the choice of making your profile public to employers to increase visibility.
For those looking for professional CV Writing services, Bayt.com offers this at a charge directly on their website with options to translate into Arabic, add a Cover Letter and Build your LinkedIn profile. In addition, there is a blog section on the website which offers tips and resources on job search, career growth and market knowledge.
For those who are not looking for a job change immediately, there is an option for posting CV’s into Bayt.com’s database which can be accessed by potential recruiters and Companies.
Dubizzle is the leading classified online platform in the UAE. The website has a ‘Jobs’ section where job seekers can search and find jobs. All you need is to register for an account with Dubizzle, login in, upload your CV and use your dashboard to manage your job search. Previously, it was free for employers and recruiters to post jobs on the site. Since the company started a paid service in that regard, there have been fewer job postings, but one can be assured they are applying for an existent job since there’s been a lot more clarity added to the credibility of the site.
You can search for fresh jobs daily by Company, Sector or Location for all career levels as well as Fulltime or Part time roles. There is a blog section on the page with featured articles on job search and career advancement.
Gulftalent is an employment search site provider based in Dubai and offering services in the Middle East and Gulf and North Africa region. By registering on their website, you can upload your CV and build your professional Gulf Talent profile online by providing all the relevant information related to your job search.
Gulf Talent does not only offer Companies a platform to advertise their jobs but also most recruitment agencies source for CV’s of job seekers(optional) through their database. By registering, there is an option to receive relevant job alerts and CV review for free. Job seekers can also avail of their professional CV Writing services and profile highlighting services at a fee. Various resources such as courses, salary information and labour market research can be found on the website as well.
Newspapers are a popular way to find information on job vacancies in Dubai both online and in print. Most newspapers in the UAE have sections dedicated to advertising job vacancies.
Gulf News readers will find new job vacancies in their Classified page and career information in their ‘Employment’ section. Their online portal getthat.com has a dedicated section where job seekers can register and apply for jobs.
Khaleej Times newspaper, UAE’s longest running English daily also offers job listings in a section of its print. Buzzon is their buy and sells online portal which also has a specific section for job search. Here, job seekers can find detailed information on the advertised role and contact information to apply.
Al Waseet available in print and online has a ‘Jobs’ section where job seekers can find information in both English and Arabic for available jobs including how and where to apply for them.
Read is a free infotainment paper published weekly and is available at all Dubai Metro Stations. And so, on your next trip on the Dubai Metro, you may pick up a copy and find job vacancy adverts in the ‘Classified’ page of Reading or find career tips on their online portal.
Laimoon is a job website that connects employers to employees by ensuring responsiveness to job applicants on their platform. It is a free site to both employers and employees, based in Dubai with services to over thirty countries. When searching for jobs here, it is best to apply to ‘Laimoon Verified’ Companies. These are usually confidential but have been checked and authorized by Laimoon and provide detailed information on the role including salary details.
Laimoon also has a dedicated section for courses where you can find information on institutions that offer training to upgrade yourself academically. Corporate training options are also available on their website for groups and Companies who would like to avail of this service.
Naukrigulf is a job search site which offers opportunities in the Middle East particularly in the Gulf countries of UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. The process of finding a job with Naukrigulf.com starts with registering for free to create an account, then posting your Resume online. Several top Companies in the region advertise for job roles on Naukrigulf.com and so you can search for your preferred role by typing in the job category, skill, designation, Company name or location for the exact match.
Their homepage has a summary of Featured Employers and Consultants, Trending Jobs searches, and career tips. They also offer Resume writing and Resume spotlight services on their site at a fee. The Naukrigulf app can be downloaded on Google Play for Android, and the App Store for iOS devices.
Monstergulf is similarly a job search portal for job seekers in the markets of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar as well as few Asian and Far-Eastern countries. By registering on the site for free, job seekers can be connected and apply for job roles that match their skills, experience and qualifications with top Companies in the region. Monstergulf advertises for jobs in all sectors and for all career levels including Executives and Blue-Collar jobs.
For their Monster Career Services, clients can call their toll-free numbers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia or leave their mobile numbers on the website for a callback. Services provided include Professional Resume Writing, Resume Highlighter, and Career Booster packs at a fee.
Applying for internships and vacation jobs are a good way for students to penetrate the job market in the UAE and obtain the work experience they need to advance in their careers. There have been several cases where interns are offered full-time opportunities with the respective Companies they interned for on a performance basis. Most academic institutions have job portals where Companies advertise for interns, however, most of the job sites above also do the same. Alternatively, if there are specific Companies which you would like to intern with, you may check out the career sections of their website for internship opportunities.
Periodically, there are several career fairs that are organized in the UAE where job seekers and interns can attend. At these events, candidates can get firsthand information on Companies who are recruiting, job details and also relevant information to network and meet Recruiters directly. Sometimes interviews can be conducted on site, depending on the Company or Role so make sure you dress the part when attending these fairs. Some of the fairs such as HVACR Careers Fair and ADIPEC Graduate Fairs are industry and requirement specific so it is important to know the target of the event before attending.
The National Career Exhibition is open to all job seekers in various sectors industries within the UAE, however, registration is required to attend the event. CareersUAE fair a must-attend for job seekers is held at the Dubai World Trade Center, where top Companies in the UAE are exhibitors. eFair is an online job fair in Abu Dhabi which connects job seekers with recruiters. There are options in both English and Arabic to register on the site.
Apart from these ten platforms and avenues, the traditional method of Word-of-Mouth may also prove effective in your job search. Just as a life principle, you become who you move with so networking with the right crowd will achieve maximum results. There is always that someone who will know of a job opening and connect or recommend you to the relevant recruiter. Join relevant groups on Social Media platforms that are job search related and participate in community activities. Volunteering is a great way to be of service to the community and also provides networking opportunities.
Various Recruitment Companies are available in Dubai for job seekers who would like to use the services of an agency.
There are several success stories of expats who have started and advanced their careers in Dubai. Your story could be the same or even better by taking the right steps to land your next life-changing move in Dubai. Wish you all the best!
Ten Popular Job Search Platforms in Dubai, hope you like our article and manage to have a look at yourself. And you now know how you can get employment in the number one City in the world to live and work.
Article was written,
BY: Theresa R. Fianko
Dubai – UAE
(Marketing Communications, Writer, Content Creator)