Top 7 Ways to Find a Job in Dubai (Study) survey reveals online job portals ranked as most effective job-seeking technique by 70% of region’s fresh graduate job seekers

According to a recent “Fresh Graduates in the Middle East and North Africa Workplace” survey conducted by, the region’s number one job site and YouGov, a research and consulting organisation, the internet is the most effective source for fresh graduates seeking employment.

To find a new job, the survey’s respondents turn to the internet. When asked to rank job seeking resources in terms of effectiveness, 70% listed leading online job portals as their number one go-to. This was followed by company websites (67%); print media (65%); referrals (62%); social networking sites (55%); traditional recruitment companies (47%) and college placement centres (33%).

Despite not being highly ranked highly in effectiveness, four in 10 fresh graduates claim that referrals from family, friends and so on were most useful in finding their most recent job.

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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