Careers Fairs are Alive and Kicking! 4,000 jobs at Careers Fair Next Week

The subject of Careers Fair should be firmly back on the agenda of Dubai and UAE Emirati. Why? Because according to a report in, the UAE energy and oil & gas sectors are preparing to recruit 2,000 people at the country’s leading recruitment fair next week.

Over 4,000 jobs available to Emirati at the careers fair

So, Dubai professionals who are looking for a job should get themselves down to The Tawdheef Recruitment Show which is taking place week from 29-31 January at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Reports suggests that over 2,000 jobs will be available from 12 energy and oil & gas companies attending the careers fair.  Most of these jobs will be offered be offered by Al Mansoori Specialised Engineering, which is offering  1,000 jobs across 75 roles, ranging from HSE Coordinators to Senior Engineers.

You can find out about all the oil and gas jobs and other jobs  on the recruitment fair’s website, As you will see there are a range of jobs available at the careers fair, covering the sectors of banking, education, and technology.

Tawdheef is open from 10am-7pm  each day, but there are some restrictions. On the the morning of 30 January from 10am – 1pm, only Emirati ladies may attend. Then from 1pm to 4pm all Emirati may attend, and after 4pm all other nationalities can attend.

Preparing for the careers event; 10 Tips

Of course if you want to make the most of next week’s career’s event and land yourself one of the thousands of job on offer you will still need to prepare yourself carefully as there will be significant competition. So, I can recommend 10 top tips to prime yourself for the Tawdheef Careers Event.

1. Spend this weekend reviewing your CV and making sure to give it a new year health check. You can find our very own new year health check here.

2. You should also start brushing up on your interview technique and so make sure you read our article 6 Interview Errors to Avoid.

3. Next, you’ll need to make sure you prepare yourself a professional outfit to wear to the event as you must wear formal business attire.

4. Research all the employers and carefully read all the job descriptions so you know all about the company and the job.

5. Prepare 2 or 3 questions that you can ask the employer at the end of your interview

6. Time will be at a premium at the event and you must make every encounter count. Prepare yourself a short 30 second elevator pitch that describes who you are and what you do.

7. Develop an icebreaker; careers fairs are such a great networking opportunities but to network effectively you will need to approach strangers. And the best way to do this is by developing an icebreaker. You can find a list of networking icebreakers here.

8. Make sure your Linked-In and Facebook profiles are up to date prior to attending the events as most employers check social media profiles prior to hiring.

9. Take at least 10 hard copies of your CV so you can hand it to potential employers.

10. Make sure to send a follow-up email to all employers and professionals who you meet at the event.

Good Luck!



About the author

Kazim Ladimeji is the Director of—a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers. It includes a blog with career and small business advice articles. Kazim is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has been a practising HR professional for 14 years.

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