5 ways to NOT land a job in UAE

5 ways to NOT land a job in UAE

If you have ever visited the UAE, or even spoken to someone who has, it is very easy to understand why anyone would want to work and live here. The most secure country in the region, exponential growth, huge mix of successful people from many nationalities and backgrounds, plus… the food! But the streets are not paved with gold, nor are jobs falling out of the air and hitting people on the head with incredible salaries and huge perks. No, landing a job here is tough. However, there are many ways to put your application on the top of the pile, and even ways to squeeze into a highly sought-after organization… but we aren’t going to talk about those. I, my eager beavers, am going to tell you what NOT to do. All too often we in the HR scene of the UAE see these, every day, hundreds of times. They always make us laugh, scratch our heads, and then add them to the “round-file” (the small trash can under our desks). 1 – Applying for positions where they clearly asked for a different candidate, physically. Here in the UAE, some positions require specific nationalities or genders. Either for language, security, or just to fit in with the current dynamics of the company. For everyone’s sake, please do not apply or throw your efforts at a position that specifically asks for a candidate of “Western/European” nationality if you hail from anywhere other than those areas. The impression you give is that you either can’t read, don’t understand geography, or are so enamored with yourself that you think you know...