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Are you looking for a job in the UAE? After the drop in oil prices and the recruitment slump in 2016, expectations for this year seem to be more promising. Today, the UAE job market is saturated with jobs, and online job postings have increased in certain industries. Many job seekers are lured into the idea of finding a job in the UAE due to the blooming job opportunities. If you’re interested in finding a job in the UAE, but you’re not sure how to start, Akhtaboot – the career network is here to share with you the industries that are hiring like crazy in the UAE:

Sales and Customer Relations

Working in the Sales and Customer Relations industry is not easy. As a Sales representative you spend most of your time interacting with clients, and you must be able to meet your financial targets. Working in Customer Relations means you need to speak to customers in a friendly, yet professional way and you should be able to find solutions for their problems in a resourceful manner. Being bilingual in Arabic and English is very important for your career success if you’re interested in working in the Sales and Customer Services industry in the UAE.

How can you be more qualified to work in this industry?

This industry is quite competitive, as it requires the employee to be persistent, flexible, patient and eloquent. You must keep in mind that competition is fierce , and landing a job will be all about your personality, skills and experience. You can always strengthen your chances of getting a job by becoming a Certified Sales & Marketing Professional (CSMP). Training sessions are available in the UAE at the Laurels Training Institute, Infonet Institute, or Svarna Training Institute.

Marketing Communications

The job of a Marketing Communications professional is to ensure the longevity of a product and the successful positioning of a company’s brand equity and market share. In addition, it’s very important that you have deep knowledge of the market and target audience that you serve in order to succeed in this industry.

How can you be more qualified to work in this industry?

A basic requirement to work as a marketer is to have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Media Studies or Communications. Many top Marketing Communications people have started out as junior PR’s or worked their way up to high level positions. Considering the strong competition, it would be advantageous for job candidates to get certified from The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) or Communication Advertising & Marketing Foundation (CAM).

Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

Millions of people love visiting Dubai for its touristic appeal, malls, beaches, and deserts! Dubai has built a great reputation with its superb hotels, top-notch five-star services and fabulous lifestyle. This multi-billion industry has three areas that you can work in: hospitality, food and beverage, and travel and tourism. The customer is the main focus in this industry. The necessary qualifications to enter this industry can range from college degrees, to undergraduate and master’s degrees. Fostering skills such as communication, teamwork, flexibility, and enthusiasm are essential if you’re interested in joining this field.

How can you be more qualified to work in this industry?

This thriving job market has contributed greatly to Dubai’s multicultural community, and working in this industry is quite competitive. Pursuing additional qualifications is always encouraged. For instance, The International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai (ICCA Dubai) has attracted many prospective employees who are keen on working in this industry. This institute has helped various employees cultivate skills that go beyond just learning how to cook. The ICCA has help provide great training opportunities; in addition it provides career support as well where it will guarantee you a job.

Accounting and Auditing

An Accountant has to analyze, evaluate, and report on financial matters. In addition, every accountant has to prepare financial statements, advice and report the financial well being of the organization. An auditor’s job on the other hand is to ensure that the organization’s assets are protected. They must verify assets and liabilities, and prepare audit reports.

How can you be more qualified to work in this industry?

Working in this industry is quite demanding, you must have excellent problem-solving skills, self-motivation, the ability to meet deadlines and the capability of working under pressure. In order succeed further in this industry in the UAE, it’s encouraged that you pursue further prestigious qualifications such as becoming a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant, or you can pursue an MBA with a specialization in Finance.  

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