UAE Job Hunt Experience

One of the most dominant market in the Middle East in terms of jobs is United Arab Emirates every year tens of thousands of people around the globe fly to UAE for job hunt, in this article we would not only discuss the job related experience but also other challenges an expat face during the early period of job hunt.

Pre Landing Phase

This is the phase where an expat is busy doing a lot of things such, making arrangements for settling down in the city, looking for room or bed space on various advertisement portals, arranging sufficient cash flow for daily usage, preparing bags and other stuff for traveling, making photocopies of educational credentials to hand over to different companies in UAE when needed, learning different house chores, such as cooking cleaning and washing, choosing a date for traveling, one important tip here it is for job seeker never to get 30 days visa if going on a job hunt always plan for 90 days visa and then making arrangement considering 90 days, attestation of educational credential from home country is always advisable, some companies requires candidate to full fill this otherwise they won’t file work visa on your Behalf

Landing Phase:

After making all the above arrangements job seeker will land in UAE hoping to get better working condition, better lifestyle, better pay and overall a better job then what he has left in his home country, but this gloomy and glittery picture is not all true, you will have to face series of event which will shake you badly from inside, we will talk about it one by one

Low paying jobs, mostly expat who lands in UAE in search of entry level job or who are searching for middle level jobs will see that how low employers offer initially,

Most of the employer simply refuses candidates by saying you do not have local / UAE experience

Living in a crowded space,(Unless you can afford an apartment straightaway) mostly expat coming from third world country has appropriate houses in their home country and they are simply not used to live in a crowded space, this thing will actually trouble a lot of people who have not used to live in this kind of condition before where 6 to 8 people are using a single bathroom and in the morning everyone is in the cue, accommodation in UAE specially in Dubai is extremely expensive, a normal scenario here it is that a single studio apartment is being shared by 4 to 6 people some time even more

Cash flow will nag you all the time until you land a job everything is expensive even you are not spending directly you are still burning precious hard earned money, use of public transport is highly advisable, as you can save a lot of cash in this regards

Food is expensive if you daily eat outside but if you can manage to cook at home a good chunk of savings can be made

Job hunt is actually a difficult process but not an impossible task for a fresher, if everything is done smartly job hunting will become easy and you will easily get an adequate paying job nothing fancy in the start, one of the most important tip in this regards is to apply where there is less competition,

Post Jobs Securing phase:

After you have secured a Job now a period of normalcy start, but many candidate failed to normalize things this is one the most important period where a person start feeling home sick many other issue nag him on a daily basis such as missing their loved one, having in mind regularly that he/she will only be able to see their family once in an year and will be missing out many important festival etc.

Loneliness will some time makes you depressed one important advice would be to make friends quickly

Anxiety and depression will step in your life one of the best ways to counter is to stop overthinking, and never to sit idle, always do something productive, but to be honest this is one if a difficult task after securing a jobs

Everything takes time it is said by specialist that 2 years is required to normalize your job hunt period and this actually start after you have secured a job, you will began to get good offer where you can move on, slowly you will  get comfortable with the environment and will began to enjoy UAE

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