HOW, WHEN & WHY to get your dream job in the Middle East?

If you have been looking for a dream job in the Gulf states but all your tries have failed... this is the course for you
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You will discover throughout 30 invaluable classes absolutely everything a job seeker in DUBAI and in the Middle East needs to know to win a contract here.
+ The most efficient ways to apply for positions
+ How to prepare and conduct yourself at interviews in the Gulf
+ How to build professional relationships with a recruiter and your future employer according to the laws
+ Enhance your skills and confidence


  • Full fluency in English is needed to get the full value from this course.


It can be overwhelming finding your way around such a completely different culture anyway - but finding your way around a Gulf State job search can be a daunting task without understanding the nuances and quirks that await you out there.

Where do you start?

That’s where our course comes in. We will take you, step-by-step, through the whole process of making the impression you need to make - to land your dream job here, in the Middle East.

Unlike many courses - we concentrate on what makes the difference with UAE jobs - not what you know already. Our course is totally unique and is not something that can be found somewhere on the internet or in books. It is the result of 25 years of experience in recruitment and headhunting in the Middle East where we have seen common mistakes repeated time after time.

We have seen so many really great candidates fail because they weren’t aware of local culture, rules, and regulations - so we created this easy to follow course to hold your hand through those early days until you get used to the way things are done in the Gulf States.

Over many years of working in recruitment in the Middle East, we know that job seekers repeat the same mistakes time and time again when they apply for jobs.

We have seen really good candidates losing time and money - and in a place like the Gulf, with such expensive living costs - this can be disastrous.

Our course is designed to overcome these problems by addressing …

The lack of knowledge of the Gulf countries labour laws - and covers new rules and regulations which have been brought in and could allow candidates to protect themselves. In any conflict with an employer, candidates often find that they do not know their rights in the country and are totally confused as to how to sort the situation out.

The course gives current information about the relevant local laws which will let you avoid common misunderstandings with employers - and make you more confident in the workplace.

The lack of market understanding - many candidates are actually signing contracts with salaries so low that they do not even cover their living costs.

This course will run through the current state of the job market and give tips on how to negotiate the highest pay possible - for any given job - enabling you to earn good money while working here, and allowing you to save for life while you do.

The lack of interviewing skills - most candidates have no idea how other interviewees are answering questions or how the strongest candidates are performing during their interviews and salary negotiations.

Our course is the only one which provides benchmarking information so you can compare your performance with others in similar roles. Recruiters do not normally share their results with candidates.

We are fortunate in having a headhunter from one of the top 10 recruitment companies in the world as our speaker on this course. During his 25 year career, Matthew Lewis has interviewed thousands of candidates – from the weakest to the strongest.

Here he shares the best practices in answering questions during interviews, and which strategies to choose when dealing with different formats - from a full, multi-person, panel interview - to an individual interview with a CEO.

The lack of prioritising knowledge - setting the wrong priorities for job searches can, ultimately, cost candidates many days of lost time. Looking for jobs on websites with bad reputations, or on those which are completely ineffective is pointless.

Many candidates also write resumes/CVs in a way which does not make them visible to the initial job screenings - so they get completely ignored – no matter how good the candidate.

It is frustrating that such great candidates are losing time and money – and do not succeed.

The course will save you this time and money by showing you the shortest, and most effective way to find a job – and successfully land it.

The lack of inside information - there are many other areas - too numerous to mention - where candidates fall down simply because they do not have an insight into what they are doing, and are going in blindly, making mistakes which could be easily avoided with the right guidance.

Our course is designed by professionals who are experienced in the field of recruitment in the Middle East – and addresses all of the common issues which trip up those who are unprepared.

Our comprehensive course will guide you through the maze and give you a top chance of getting your dream job.

Sign up today - and let’s get you the best jobs in the Middle East.

Who this course is for:

  • Candidates looking at Full-time jobs in UAE or part-time jobs in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the rest of the Gulf
  • Candidates looking at Engineering jobs in the Middle East
  • Candidates looking at Teaching jobs in the Middle East
  • Candidates looking at Marketing jobs in the Gulf states
  • Candidates looking at Real estate jobs in the UAE
  • Candidates looking at Sales jobs in the Middle East
  • Candidates looking at Executive jobs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the rest of the Gulf
  • Candidates looking at Business development jobs in the Middle East
  • Candidates looking at Sales executive jobs in the UAE
  • Candidates looking at Customer service jobs in Dubai
  • Candidates looking at Registered Nurse jobs in the Middle East
  • Candidates looking at Medical jobs in the UAE
  • Candidates looking at in fact - career opportunities in the Middle East generally

Course content

5 sections39 lectures32m total length
  • Introduction


Transform your career into something you love
JobExpert / Expertise in job search over the Middle East
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 31 Reviews
  • 1,502 Students
  • 2 Courses

This is a social project. Our social mission is to help millions of job seekers to find their dream job in the UAE or the Persian Gulf and successfully develop a career in this region.

Our video courses and interviews with experts help job seekers worldwide to discover the most effective ways of getting a new job in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Jordan and Lebanon.

Transform your career into something you love. Get scores of high-quality job offers thorough the understanding of the local market, knowledge about cultural standards throughout the region and the most efficient job search scenario. Apply for vacancies, lead interviews, win salary negotiations and get your dream job at the right place and the right time. Let us help you to enjoy it all.

Senior executive search, leadership & coaching professional
Matthew Lewis
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 31 Reviews
  • 1,502 Students
  • 2 Courses

Matthew is a senior executive search, leadership and executive coaching professional with over 24 year’s global expertise in identifying, assessing and coaching talent at senior level executives. He has hired senior executives in 45 countries across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific for the world’s leading companies.

Since 2010 he has been Partner for the Middle East and Africa with Boyden, the world’s oldest and largest private executive search firm, founded in 1946 with over 70 offices in 40 countries. He works with clients across sectors including: Consumer, Real Estate, Government, Industrial, Infrastructure, Airports, Airlines, Aerospace, Family Groups, Private Equity, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and alternative Asset Management. Matthew has conducted over 500 Global Searches, interviewed over 6000 global C level senior executives, conducting over 600 hours of executive coaching and assessment of executives, boards and their performance.

In 2009 he founded Alchemy Executive, an emerging markets focused Executive Coaching business works with leading regional companies and exceptional individuals across MEA. In 2015 he Co-founded N3 Executive Coaching with Professor Justin Kennedy, Professor of Neuroscience and Founder member of the Harvard Medical School, Institute of Coaching. N3 delivers Neuroscience based, academically accredited coaching to executives, corporates, MBA schools across the EMEA region. Matthew is currently conducting his PhD research in the field of Neuroscience and its effectiveness in Executive and Health Coaching with Professor Kennedy at the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School, whilst also writing his first book, focused on the field of Employee Engagement, Motivation, and Corporate and Personal Performance. He is a member of the AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants), a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation) the BBG (British Business Group) and the Capital Club, Dubai.

Matthew serves as Focus Chair for Talent, Leadership and Development within the British Business Group, Dubai and Committee Member. He is also a Coach and Mentor to Reach, the leading Women in Business, Not for Profit mentoring organization in the Middle East. He is a regular speaker at various MBA Schools including INSEAD and London Business School where is he is an EMBA coach. He is a regular media contributor and commentator in the MEA region on talent, succession planning, leadership, regional dynamics, cultural awareness and nationalization. Matthew graduated with a BSc (Hons) in the UK and has lived and worked in London, UK, Hong Kong and since 2007 across the Middle East and Africa based from Dubai, UAE.