The Most Advanced Strategies for Finding Jobs in the UAE
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What is the best way to find jobs in the UAE while on a three-month visitor's visa.
How to prepare, approach and succeed in the different types of job interviews you may face in the Persian Gulf market
Which sourcing channels are the most efficient for a job search in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the UAE
How to present yourself professionally in the local market and stand out from the competition
How to navigate job interviews easily by understanding the related cultural considerations in the UAE


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


Welcome to the Career Management Course for working in the UAE! If your plans for personal advancement and career development include getting a job in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or other parts of the UAE as well as in other Gulf countries, we can help! We're excited about teaching you how to achieve your professional goals and get where you want to be in life!

This course is designed to foster effective approaches to developing a career in the up-cycle job market in the UAE, revealing how you can understand local market conditions, and what the local culture expects from you, as well as what it has to offer you.

You'll develop an objective, external view of your marketable skills as a solid foundation for building a successful career in a world where the competition for employment is fierce, understanding more clearly what you have to offer employers and how they will perceive your skills. We´ll show you how creating your own online network of contacts within the target field that interests you will help you keep tabs on the market.

You will find out how establishing your profile at LinkedIn and similar professional websites and advertising forums will help you be more visible in the job sectors that are most relevant for you, and how using your contacts in target companies can help you prepare for applying to work there. This includes many Fortune-500 companies that have their regional headquarters for the Middle East and Africa in the hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Learn the importance of researching a company in detail before applying to work for them, gathering knowledge about their products and services, clients and internal organization.

You will discover the best ways to make a first impression, identifying appropriate elements to make your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd and improve the perception of your value at the organization of your choice, thus helping you to get your foot in the door and attract their attention. We´ll provide you with texts and videos prepared by recruiter and expert in the field of employment in the UAE and the Gulf states that will help you gain more control over managing your future and the road to achieving your goals.

In short, whether your aim is to work in industry, commerce, government, hospitality and tourism (so relevant to the Expo 2020 Dubai World´s Fair) or other fast-growth sectors, this course will help you to prepare for a new job in the attractive, prosperous and expanding business market in the UAE and the Gulf states.

Who this course is for:

  • Professionals. People who are already employed in the UAE, interested in learning what to do to increase their chances of finding a better job
  • Job Seekers from Abroad. People who are planning to move to the UAE and are trying to understand the local market in order to increase their chances of being employed successfully
  • Temporary Residents. People who are visiting the UAE on a three-month visa and need to get a good job urgently to stay in the country.
  • Students & Graduates. People who have graduated recently or are about to graduate and are trying to figure out how to get a job in the UAE without previous experience.


Transform your career into something you love
JobExpert / Expertise in job search over the Middle East
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 38 Reviews
  • 1,581 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
  • 38 Reviews
  • 1,581 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.