Take your Internship to the Next Level


In the old days, they used to call it apprenticeship, where a young hopeful would be taken under the wings of an expert and learn the trade. In a more advanced corporate world, the same purpose is met by internship programs.

Finding an internship can be tough in the UAE, but a new online community to be launched this autumn, should come as a boon to the students struggling to find an internship. Having found an internship opportunity, most of us want this to be converted into a real job and then embark on a successful career.

Reality can be different though. A Forbes research shows that 60% of paid internships and 37% of unpaid internships turn into a job. While these numbers are not fully discouraging,   it is important to find oneself on the right side of these statistics. Make the right moves and grooves to turn your internship into a job.

» How to Turn an Internship Into a Job | About.com

Recruiting the right “culture” can be key

Cultural Diversity

Dubai prides itself on being host to over 200 nationalities and this has been a key hallmark of making this among the leading world cities. From the days of expatriate residents dominated by the subcontinent, this has been a significant change established in very little time.

As most of the expatriates are a working population, this is best reflected in the organizations operating out of Dubai. However, diversity in staff also brings with it diversity in culture. Every organization manages this by evolving their own unique culture that helps them get their work done.

As each expatriate is required to be a sponsored a Visa by their employer, this initial recruiting does carry some costs. At times, HR are worn out on recruiting with the risk of employees not adapting to the culture of the organization and find themselves either forced or volunteering to the exit door sooner than expected.

Like any other tips of this sort, while an organizations culture may be different than the other, it’s worth taking appropriate tactics at the time of recruiting to ensure you have employed the right cultural fit.

» 5 Ways to Find Candidates Who Fit Your Culture | ere.net