Got an app idea? Dubai Government will fund.

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Seed App Fund

Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development, has launched the SeedApp fund to create a Mobile Government (m-government) within two years — providing information on everything from health services to emergency information through mobile apps.

Get funding for your idea…

Emiratis who come up with the best ideas for government services’ mobile applications will receive 60 per cent of the funding required to develop and test their idea, and create a company in the Dubai SME business incubator. There will be no limit to the number of applications selected.

To read more about this and to find out how to access this fund, please visit Khaleej Times.

Cisco to recruit staff in Dubai on June 11

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Cisco Systems will be hosting its new dedicated Career Day at the company’s Dubai office in Knowledge Village on Tuesday June 11, 2013, from 12 noon to 8pm.

The initiative is designed to provide an opportunity for skilled executives and university graduates to meet Cisco career experts and business leaders who are recruiting for positions at all levels within the company locally.

According to the company, the Cisco Career Day UAE 2013 offers an insightful platform for candidates to connect with Cisco’s local management team as well as providing valuable information about available job openings and opportunities, for experienced sales, presales, consulting & services professionals currently working in the ICT Sector in the UAE.

To read this article in full, please visit Khaleej Times.

Hundreds of UAE jobs on offer at hospitality job fair

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As part of the Bayt.com Virtual Job Fair series, Bayt.com, the region’s number one job site, has announced two upcoming fairs:

  1. the Bayt.com Middle East Virtual Job Fair which will be accessible online from May 26 to May 30,
  2. and the Bayt.com Hospitality Virtual Job Fair, which will be accessible online from June 9 to June 13.

Employers and job seekers from across the region are invited to participate in the fair, which allows both candidates and employersto interact live, explore various opportunities, and access Bayt.com’s HR tools all from the convenience of their personal computers.

Jobseekers wishing to participate in either virtual fair can register for free at virtualjobfair.bayt.comor hospitality.bayt.com.

To read this press release in full, please visit Bayt.com

Hundreds of healthcare job vacancies in Dubai

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Various vacancies have opened up with Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

The health entity is hiring for its various departments. Candidates are required in fields such as medical, technical and administrative areas.

DHA is in need of: anaesthesia technicians, application administrators, nurses, attendants, audiologist, CCTV technician, cardiac anaesthetist, consultants in internal medicines, nephrology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric, dental assistants, technical ophthalmologists and many other professionals in various categories.

Salaries have already gone up for those in the sector. Figures released by Hays, an international recruitment company, shows that salaries of doctors in the UAE have gone up substantially over the past one year.

To read this article in full, please visit emirates247.com

Novotel to hire 200 staff in Dubai ahead of summer opening

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The 465-room Novotel Al Barsha hotel plans to recruit 200 employees locally through ‘Open Days’ and recruitment agencies prior to its opening in the next few months, said a senior official.

Speaking to Emirates 247, Chris McFall, Director of Sales and Marketing at Novotel Al Barsha, said: “We plan to hire over 200 staff.” McFall said the hotel will be hiring both local and international talent. “We aim to hire different nationalities to ensure we can attend to any specific requirements and become the ideal staycation for any guest.

To read this article in full, please visit Emirates247.com

 

What Dubai Recruiters Are Looking for In Candidates

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A recent article in Emirates247.com has outlined the top qualities that UAE recruiters look for in a candidate, and it seems that you need more than just a flashy degree. While a degree and a MBA can help to set you apart from the competition it is not the golden key that will land you the job. UAE employers are now looking for ‘soft’ skills too.

So, what are these soft skills? They are things like:

  1. Cultural Awareness
  2. Arabic capabilities
  3. Regional understanding
  4. Cooperative
  5. Flexible Team Players
  6. Able to manage a team
  7. Excellent Communication skills

These are the kind of skills that modern candidates need to possess to set themselves apart from the competition in the Dubai job hunt. To read this article in full, please visit emirates247.com.