Abu Dhabi Jobs – Starting Your Career in Abu Dhabi (Helpful Tips)

Some specific Abu Dhabi jobs tips for someone having passed the resume building stages. These tips are catered specifically for someone wanting to land a job in Abu Dhabi.

Once you have a well presented resume, filled with your credentials on the area of your expertise, the next thing that you need to do is to fully start your career search. You can do this by first searching for job vacancies in your field, most likely through the help of recruitment agents.

Tips from Agencies in Abu Dhabi

Caution: You, as a job seeker should be aware of the various scams on the web where the agencies immediately ask for money upon submission of your curriculum vitae. Remember that this should not be the case. You should NEVER PAY FIRST for this does not coincide with the employment laws in the United Arab Emirates. Besides, real agents do not really ask for money from job seekers upon resume submission.

When you start sending resumes to recruitment agencies, the resumes most probably end up in the garbage despite your efforts to present yourself well on paper. This is because these agencies receive a lot of resumes on a daily basis that they really don’t have all the time to review all the resumes that are being submitted to them.

Worry not. Steps in successfully starting a career search in Abu Dhabi through the help of tips from recruitment agents can be found in this guide.

Step 1 – Find agencies which utilize online databases

Job agencies accept resumes in two common ways. The first is through uploading your resume or sending it to them through mail. This type of method is the one which results to resumes being dumped in the bin without being read. The second type of method and the one which gives you an advantage is through an online system where you get to fill in details for your resume. The latter type of method in resume acceptance should be your target when looking for job agencies to work with.

Agencies utilize an online database function in such a way that when they have a job vacancy to advertise, they simply search for qualified candidates through their database. With the use of keywords, they can easily find the perfect candidate for the job position that needs to be filled. These chosen applicants are then notified for interviews.

However, you may also note that these agencies still advertise their vacancies on websites or newspapers. When this happens, it means that the job agency has a lot of vacant job positions. You should always bear in mind that these agencies purchase space for advertisement in local newspapers for a year and they utilize the spaces that they buy by advertising the various job vacancies that they have.

Step 2 – Take advantage when you find an agency which utilizes an online database.

As mentioned earlier, the job applicants are searched based on keywords. You should take advantage of this method so you can always be part of the top search results.

Internet search engines such as Yahoo and Google work the same way as the search engines in the online databases of recruitment agents. The Google search engine for instance would list the sites which match the keyword that is typed in. In the same way, the database search engine shows the resumes from the database which matches the keyword that was searched by the agent specifically for the vacant job position that needs to be filled.

Sample situation:

There is vacancy for a financial analyst job and the qualifications for the job position include 5 years experience in the oil and gas industry as preferred by the employer.

The following keywords would be used by a job agent in his database search:

5 years experience

Oil Industry

Gas Industry

You can use this information for your own benefit.

First, all you need to do is list the possible keywords that an agent can use which is relevant to your working experience and your qualifications or credentials. For instance, you can say that you are an computer savvy, and that you have working experience of 5 years as a financial analyst using MS Excel, Access, SAP, etc. You have also worked in an Oil and Gas company. Thus, the following should be in your list of possible keywords:





Oil Company

Gas Company

Oil and Gas

5 years

Then you should use these keywords when you are filling in the details of your online resume. In doing so, you’ll have a greater chance of coming up in top search results when these keywords are searched for by the agents in case a financial analyst job becomes available in the oil and gas industry. With such results, you are a step closer to landing an interview with the agency, the company and eventually getting the job.

You should remember however that not all jobs go to recruitment agencies and there are a lot of jobs in Abu Dhabi that are unadvertised and are waiting to be filled.

If you would like to read more about how to get an unadvertised job in Abu Dhabi, as well as specific step by step guidance to land Abu Dhabi jobs, I highly recommend reading the best selling Abu Dhabi Jobs guide.

Good luck to you in your job search.

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