- Make a list of companies: While you are in your home country, try to make as much contact as you can on the social networking website (Linkedin, etc.) Do not ask them directly for a job, just ask them about your scope. Try to interact with them to better understand the market for your field. Make a list of companies that may require your skillset and try to approach them. Never keep asking the same thing to your professional contacts, be humble to them. If they do not respond, maybe they don’t know anything about your question, or maybe they are busy at work.
- Plan to come to UAE on 3 months Visit Visa: Job seekers should try to avoid coming to UAE during Ramadan time(April-May)as there are a few job opportunities at that time. The best months to look for a job here in UAE are from October to February time. There are lots of vacancies during this time.
- Move out of your comfort zone: If you want to get the best opportunity, go out of your comfort zone. Don’t sit at home and apply online for jobs, Rather you should interact with people of your field on LinkedIn and go out to meet them informally, not just for a job, go to gain knowledge from them. Keep in touch with them later on. Attend conferences, exhibitions anything that will increase your professional network, which will surely build your confidence and help you in finding the right opportunity in this country.
- Look for an internship program or any top-up courses: If you could not get a good response for a job, look for internship programs. There are many firms offering internships, some are paid also, though it is less it’s a good start, at least you will get experience in your field and build your network. Trust me, your professional network is gonna help you in building your career here. Its tough here to get a dream job in UAE but not impossible.