Does Your CV Need a New Year Health Check?

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The festive season is coming to an end and the Dubai job seeking community will be turning their attentions to the new year and what it has to offer. Many of you will be setting new career goals, and for many of you, your 2013 career push will start in January as you seek to take advantage of the New Year Jobs rush and land yourself your dream job.

However, if you really want to make sure that you get first mover advantage in 2013 you’ll need to make sure that you update end enhance your CV to ensure it is fully optimized and ahead of the competition in terms of its ability to land you an interview. If you don’t update and enhance your CV, you will fall behind the competition as you can guarantee that the most determined job-seeker will be enhancing their CVs for 2013.

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All eyes on UAE’s nuclear power plant development — and new jobs


The biggest story this year will continue to be the development of the UAE’s nuclear power plant, suggests a report in the National. The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) is this month expected to present its licence application for a second reactor.

Nuclear jobs coming

In addition, the company will be looking to train more staff and scientists as it will be only four years away from operation. If you are looking for a job in the nuclear sector, now is the time to be contacting Enec about training opportunities.

It’s expected that there will be some exciting announcements regarding the nuclear site this year, a proposal to link the site to the Etihad Rail plan being one of them.

The UAE will also be trying to finalise the nuclear-waste issue that has been cause for concern for both the public and the government.

Jobseekers returning to Dubai as economy strengthens


The number of professionals who want to move to Dubai has risen sharply and employers are stepping up their hiring efforts, according to the on-line recruitment company,, reported in the National.

We have certainly seen a healthy, robust and very encouraging pickup in hiring activity,” said Suhail Masri, the company’s vice-president of sales.

Employers across the industry spectrum are looking to hire at all career levels,” he said, “from entry-level to mid-management and senior executive, in varied roles, including in sectors that were harder hit during the recessionary years and have recently started cautiously reconsolidating and hiring for growth.

“The quality of professional talent UAE employers are sourcing today on is indicative that Dubai has in no way lost its broad mass appeal as a world-class destination to live and work.


Dubai Technology firms need IT jobseekers – 500 jobs at SAP MENA


A long-running brain drain in the tech sector means that companies looking to hire suitable professionals within the region face challenges filling vacancies. But now there is an attempt the redress the balance with an ambitious training and recruitment drive, reports the National.

Fast-growing technology companies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are aggressively training and recruiting young Arabs in hopes they can fill more than 14,500 jobs over the next four years.

Jobs at Microsoft

Microsoft plans to use part of a US$500 million (Dh1.83 billion) investment to target about 36 million young people in the Middle East and Africa region over the next three years.

500 Jobs at SAP

SAP, another software maker, is investing part of its $450m plan for the Middle East and North Africa over the next four years to recruit an additional 500 employees. It is also opening a technical training and development institute in Dubai to certify 2,000 consultants for the region.

6 Steps To Minimize Stress and Enhance your Productivity at work


According to a report in the Gulf News last year, large numbers of employees in the UAE are literally working themselves to death. Yes, as the difficult global economic conditions persist, companies have been increasingly needing their employees to do more with less in order that their business can stay competitive. This means employees in all countries, especially the UAE, have been doing extremely long hours on the job, which has led to a massive increase in stress-related illnesses such as heart ailments and diabetes.

Health concerns

It seems that UAE is suffering particularly badly with stress related illnesses as it has the second fastest growing incidence of heart disease and the highest incidence of Diabetes.

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Dubai Municipality organizes a series of events for workers


On the occasion of the accession of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai that falls on 4th of January, Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality on Sunday has directed to carry out a number of events aimed at honoring the municipality workers in different areas, such as cleaning, agriculture, construction and public transport, reports

The events declared by the Municipality included selection of different groups of workers to visit the Burj Khalifa and Global Village and a group for dinner party, in addition to the organization of cricket tournament and many other entertainment events. Appropriate gifts also will be distributed at the end of events.

Eng. Lootah stressed that this generous gesture is only a small part of the benevolence of His Highness that we accustomed on such occasions, which embodies the interest of the Ruler in this group of community members who need appreciation for their valuable service to the community and contribution to a clean environment.