Salaries expected to Increase for Finance professionals in Dubai

7% Salary Increase expected for Finance Executives

We know that the Jobs are Back in Dubai. What about the salaries?

With Dubai getting back up from the economic recession slowdown, are we going to see an increase in the salaries? Well, this survey report in Emirates24/7 claims that it will!

Its not a surprise that its expected to start from the same people who handle the finances for the companies, the Finance department. The survey claims that more than 60% percent of finance leaders expect a recruitment spree and a 7% increase in salaries for Finance professionals. Interestingly, it is also quoted that “the biggest drivers for increased hiring levels are rising workloads (64 per cent) and eight in 10 (81 per cent) finance leaders find it challenging to source out skilled financial professionals today.”

If you are a finance professional, its time to debit your knowledge, credit it into your resume and start reducing the liability of job hunting by keeping a sharp eye out for vacancies. At Dubai Employment Tips, we have already put up some interesting advice to find those jobs, especially in the growing online and social media channels. Once you get those interview calls, check out some valuable interview tips to bag that job you’ve been looking for.

» 7% salary hike for accounting, finance execs in Dubai | Emirates247.com

Dubai Jobs take the Social Path

LinkedIn Jobs in Dubai

We’ve all been there and done that with snail mail, e-mail and websites when it come to looking and applying for jobs. That is soon to become so yesterday. Social Media giant LinkedIn has announced it is soon to connect with Dubai in bringing jobs. In fact, LinkedIn itself is recruiting for their upcoming office in Dubai including those of an Office Manager and a secretary.

What this means to you aspiring job hunters is that its time to get yourself a snappy LinkedIn profile up and running. For those of you, who already have one, time to brush it up and update it.

However, putting up a LinkedIn profile comes with its check points. Unlike a Facebook, Twitter or MySpace, LinkedIn is strictly a professional networking site and so it would be prudent of you to take heed as to what you put up on your LinkedIn profile. Forbes has a very interesting article on the 8 Things that’s done wrong on the LinkedIn profile. These are very applicable in Dubai also.

In addition to those valuable inputs, in Dubai, you would also be well advised to avoid religious comments, political statements and sexual updates.

» Social media giant connects with Dubai bringing jobs | TheNational.ae

» The 8 things You Do Wrong On LinkedIn | Forbes.com

Looking for a job in Dubai? Go online…

Search Jobs Online

In an increasingly mobile and digital world, it comes as no surprise that job opportunities are appearing more and more online. Online job opportunities in the UAE in May 2012 exceeded last year’s level by as much as 57 per cent  says Monster Employment Index Middle East as reported by Emirates24/7.

With Dubai being strong in logistics and tourism, it is reflected by the increasing demand for retail/hospitality and logistics industries leading the pack with most gains in the job market. The best news comes from GulfTalent, who have claimed that Dubai’s share of recruitment is on the rise after 2 years of slowdown due to a combination of job growth and staff turnover.

On the other hand, a surprise package is going to be the Pharma industry as per this report on AMEInfo. The good news for Dubai job hunters iin this report is that, ” In the UAE more specifically, pharmaceutical imports were worth Dhs3bn in 2010, up from Dhs800m in 2003, while exports rose from Dhs100m to Dhs400m (during the same timeframe).”

Considering this positive trend being witnessed in the market combined with the end of the summer seasons coming up, this is the best time to brush up your CVs, enhance your qualifications and go hunting for that job you seek. Remember to keep a sharp eye out for the increasing job opportunities being posted online.

Good Luck.

» Online job opportunities in UAE up 57% Y-O-Y | Emirates247.com

» UAE pharmaceutical industry to lead regional growth| AMEInfo.com

Be Ready for these Top Interview Questions

Top Interview Questions

Getting an interview call can be tough. So, it becomes even more important that when the opportunity arises, to be prepared for the questions that can come your way.

Emirates 24/7 recently posted a very useful article where a few leading recruiters shared what they call the “Top 3 Interview Questions by UAE Employers”. A very insightful article that is must for all you job-seekers out there to prepare for. As the article mentions, ” in the end it all boils down to three questions that most candidates are asked during the interview process; even though it may be worded differently”. The article also highlights a very pertinent point that the depth of the questions can vary depending on the complexity or complication of the vacancy at hand.

Go ahead and take a good look at this very useful article for all those seeking employment within the UAE. Dubai Employment Tips will continue to bring to you these and many more tips to help you land that elusive job.

Happy Job Hunting.

» Top 3 questions by UAE employers at interview | Emirates247.com

Gearing up for an Interview – The Checklist

Interview Checklist

While we’re all well aware of the importance of preparing for school and university exams, an interview preparation takes on a different flavor. It’s more like a football or cricket match, in spite of all the preparation and practice; you never know what your opposition can throw at you. Interestingly, like sports, interviews also have a certain boundary within which they will occur and so, it becomes even more important for one to be prepared.

The Checklist below should guide you through your preparation in addition to your domain and subject knowledge.

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The Jobs are Back!

hiring in uae

Khaleej Times reported 2 days back that its hiring time again in the UAE :)

Following the 2008-2009 global economic crisis, this has to be the best news in a long time for all you aspiring job-seekers out there. Or as Khaleej Times has so aptly put, “After the downturn, the UAE is sensing a healthy recovery vibe post the lay-off spree that took place during the 2008-2009 global economic depression.

The article doesn’t just stop there, it goes on to highlight some key points such as 51% of employers look for communications skills in both Arabic and English. It also points out that social media hiring is also on the rise with employers choosing its for its cost-effectiveness. Finally, some good old advice on avoiding common CV errors and what recruiters look for in a candidate.

So, what are you waiting for? Polish up your language skills, step up your social media presence and check out the article for more pointers.

» Hiring Time again | KhaleejTimes.com