Everybody has a dream to find work and live in Dubai. People come to Dubai on a visit visa to try their luck, but most of them fail to find jobs in Dubai due to a lack of knowledge and preparation. Finding a good job in Dubai without a college degree has become crucial for everyone whether a job seeker in the UAE on a visit visa or trying from their home country. After deep research, I have written in detail the Top 10 Reasons Why People Fail to Find Jobs in Dubai. This case study based on detailed research will describe your most common and worst mistakes based on the job you are not getting.
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By following the complete guide below, you can avoid the worst and most common mistakes that will lead you to find your dream job in Dubai.
1) Applying For a Job From Outside The UAE
The Dubai job market has become more and more competitive than last year. Applying for a job from outside the UAE is one of the worst decisions ever made by job seekers nowadays. That time has almost gone when your salary, local cost of living, visa, flight ticket, and other expenses were confirmed for an overseas job offer. With the passage of time, the recruitment process has almost changed over the years due to tough competition.
So if you are eager to find jobs in Dubai, you must be residing in the UAE on a visit visa to maximize your chances of getting hired. Due to Dubai’s highly tough job market, thousands of potential job seekers are waiting for their turn to actually live in Dubai, can conduct face-to-face job interviews and explain their strengths and weaknesses. Then the question raised here is, why should an employer hire from outside the UAE? So this could be the possible reason for not getting a job in Dubai.
2) Wrong Time Choose To Visit Dubai
The most common cause of failure is the wrong time to visit Dubai. I would certainly advise you not to visit Dubai in the month of April (Ramadan), May (Eid Al-Fitr), June, July (Eid Al-Adha), and December (Christmas/New Year) when it comes to hiring. Because of these events, the hiring process almost remains no longer active so you should avoid traveling to Dubai. The best time to visit Dubai for job seekers is in the months of February, March, April, September, October, and November. So these months are good enough for searching for a job in Dubai.
3) Unfocused Boring Resume/CV
The unprepared boring CV format most probably won’t nail your dream job. However, the so-called unfocused poor format may put your CV down in front of the employer’s eye. These types of boring CVs finally forced the employer to reject and move him to the next deserving one. If you are looking for a job in Dubai either full-time or part-time, having the perfect resume and cover letter is vital which helps you to stand out from the crowd. So this could be another reason for failure in finding a job in Dubai.
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4) Consider For Apply Online Only
The worst mistake almost job seekers make is considering only one source called applying CV online. According to my observation and based on my own experience, applicants depend upon a single source. That means, they have selected or memorized 3-4 or 6-8 job hunting sites and forward their CVs on a daily basis and wait for the interview calls. And then nothing happened, they complained, some blamed the websites, some blamed their destiny and some people gave up. I urge you to create your profile on different social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, which are known as powerful job search weapons. So this could also be another reason for not hiring for a job in Dubai.
5) Drop Off Resume in The Hands Of HR VS. Sending by Email
Most job seekers are unaware of the importance of dropping off a resume in the hands of HR. In their thoughts, both are similar or they can’t even differentiate between both them. Job advertisements generate hundreds of job seekers’ CVs by email. However, a bunch of receiving CVs raises confusion and as well as questions about how to search for the most deserving candidate in the bunch of CVs. So whenever you drop off your resume in the hands of HR at that moment you may introduce yourself in front of the recruiting manager. So this is an unforgettable moment and differentiates you from other candidates.
6) Job Seekers are Unaware Of The Power Of Social Media
Nobody can underestimate the power of social media and how it’s important for job seekers. Social media is used to connect both employers and employees to each other. According to research, 92% of recruiting companies are using social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social networking sites. However, Facebook was used after LinkedIn. Some quick advice for young employees who are totally unaware of the importance of job search weapons called LinkedIn and Facebook.
My advice is to create a complete profile on LinkedIn and Facebook and put every information there that they want from you. Join jobs and careers-related active pages and groups and discussions there. Believe me; you will be amazed to see the improvement in your jobs and career field. If you have not tried yet, then maybe this could be another reason based on the job you are not getting.
7) Lack Of Preparation in a Job Interview
Lack of interview skills may fail you what you actually deserve. There are many reasons that can make the employers disappointed such as lack of knowledge of the field you are interviewing for, lack of knowledge of their organization, lack of eye contact, lack of confidence, etc. Based on research and learning, you can make yourself perfect and convince the employer you are the most deserving person for a job. So make yourself prepared before attending an interview.
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8) Job Seekers Who Apply For The Wrong Position
The most common reason for failure is applying for the wrong position. Whenever you see some job ads like attractive salary, accommodation, visa expenses, flight tickets, and other allowances then you just fall in love with the amount salary package without knowing such skills, qualifications, and experience, and you forward CVs blindly. It’s human error or human nature whatever you call it, but this is something bitter truth that can’t land you on the table of an interviewer.
However, sooner or later this blunder will make you realize that you have chosen the wrong job to apply for. So this usually happens with job seekers when they are impressed to see the salary package and when they are frustrated by unemployment.
9) Have No Job Reference in the Resume
Reference could call PR (public relations) or source in other words. With the passage of time, reference plays a major part in getting a job in Dubai. Some companies still exist that don’t advertise their jobs in newspapers and on online job hunting websites. However, they pick the candidates for the particular job through references. Due to a lack of networking, getting a job can be extremely frustrating for many job seekers nowadays. Therefore, you need to focus on increasing the quality of references.
10) Become Victims Of Recruitment Agencies
When your job search feels hopeless and you are close enough to give up. At that moment, you get started to approach recruitment agencies to get a job in Dubai. What do most agents do? They make false promises, fraud, scams, and abuse after taking recruitment fees. I’d certainly advise you from the bottom of my heart to find legal employment agents who have licensed and can be approved by the government.
Must Read: How to Identify the Potential Recruitment Agent
Finally, an article comes to an end. It was really a very time-consuming work that invested in research and writing. However, your continued love and support and raising some questions insisted me to write this post. And I have done so far. My precious advice to young people (newbies) who are unaware of the fact about looking for a job in Dubai is to apply the above top 10 reasons for failure to find jobs in Dubai in your career.
If you will be able to avoid the above common mistakes then, believe me, you can turn your failure into success. Before ending a blog post, it’s a humble request to all readers, please share this article as much as you can so others can also be aware of the fact. Because your little support makes me stronger than yesterday. We wish you all the very best! 🙂
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