UAE seen as one of the world’s top five education destinations


Independent study conducted across 17 countries reveals the UAE as the leading education hub among emerging economies and fourth globally behind the US, UK and Canada

The UAE is seen as the fourth most attractive education destination in the world for students seeking to pursue their studies abroad, and the most attractive education destination among emerging market economies – beating the likes of China, Singapore and Australia. This is according to ground-breaking new research released today by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), in conjunction with Deloitte.

The survey of over 2,400 students and a cross section of companies was carried out to provide DIAC with the region’s most comprehensive, independent study regarding workforce skills gaps that currently exist within emerging markets.

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CFOS wants new recruits to be complete finance professionals, finds ACCA study

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The vast majority of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) looking to appoint new staff for their businesses believe it is important for each potential employee to have both a breadth and depth of finance expertise and capabilities, a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) reveals.

Called The Complete Finance Professional: Why breadth and depth of finance capability matter in today’s finance function, the report gathers together existing evidence about the role of the 21st century accountant. It also outlines why broad-based finance qualifications remain valuable in economically turbulent times.Continue Reading »

Look smart and you might get the job, says Dubai Employer poll


Does it really matter how you dress for an interview? According to a recent poll conducted by Middle East job site, it might matter more than you think.

Results from the survey suggest looking good might help you climb the career ladder.

More than 75% of employers and employees think looking the part will have a major impact on the success of a job interview, with 76.4 per cent of poll respondents believing employers make a decision based on a candidate’s physical appearance.

According to more than a quarter of those polled (27.5 per cent), good personal grooming and style shows an interest in the position on offer.

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Generous job market sees expats flocking to Dubai

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The global recession is bringing job seekers to Dubai, and while it may not be the land of milk and honey it once was, pay packets still compare favourably to many other parts of the world.

Commercial manager of recruitment firm BAC Middle East, Cliff Single, said that expatriate job seekers were coming from almost every corner of the world, with the most common nationalities from GCC countries, followed by South East Asia and then the UK.

There were growing numbers from the rest of Europe, reflecting the impact the European situation was having in terms of people looking (for jobs) abroad, he said.

Single did not think Emiratisation had impacted majorly on the chances of expat job seekers: “Even though more Emiratis are coming into the private sector, the private sector is still growing anyway, so there’s still enough opportunities for everyone.”

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Flydubai hiring pilots in Dubai


Dubai-based budget carrier flydubai is looking to hire pilots for its growing fleet of aircraft and destinations. Interested applicants can go on the company website and register.

If you’re selected to go on to the next stage, you’ll be invited to one of our assessment days in the UK or you can choose to attend one of our forthcoming pilot selection events,” says the company.

The forthcoming events will be held on 12th April 2013 at Global Pilot Career Conference and Job Fair, Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 East Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas – USA; 6th – 9th May 2013 in Miami, USA and 13th – 16th May 2013 in Las Vegas, USA.

First officers at the airline make approximately Dh39,500 per month (tax free) plus other benefits.

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Dubai; One of theTop 20 Safest Cities in The World


Dubai is within the top 20 safest cities in the world for expatriates, according to a recent report by Aon Hewitt,  the global human resources company of Aon Plc. This is why Dubai is and should be at the top of the list for global destinations to start or continue your expatriate career.

Dubai lowest risk city in the Middle East

The survey ranked Dubai 19th globally and it had the highest ranking in the Middle East in the criteria of Lowest Risk Cities in the world to recruit, employ and redeploy talent. The next lowest risk city in the Middle East is Doha which is ranked at position 31, meaning it is the 31st lowest risk city in the world.Continue Reading »