How can one get a job in Qatar? Well It can be difficult to get a job in Qatar even if you’re an experienced professional or a graduate in Doha. Here’s a list of tips. The most important thing to remember when looking for job opportunities in Qatar is that you are selling yourself to the employer; therefore you have to make yourself a valuable asset that will be an important addition to their company.
Searching for a job
There four main approaches to finding a job in Qatar and all four depend on the kind of job that you are qualified to do.
Company websites – a lot of companies have a careers section on their website. This is the first thing that you should look for when searching for a job as the positions available are listed here as well as requirements and application processes.
This refines your search and minimizes the risk of job scams. You can also find all the information regarding the job and contact the companies directly (cold calling).
Use Linked In
-Make a template of your cv.
-Hop on to linkedin and try the free job seekers(premium) trail pack.
-make a habit of cover letters when applying. Do some research before applying.
-add people on linkedin as same profession as you.
Most jobs in qatar are now using linkedin.
You can create your resume on famous Job portals. I got my job because of this one. A genuine company will not charge anything to hire you. Generally company spend for visa and travel expenses. Browse and Search job hirings in qatarliving.com, and in gulftimes calssified ads section. These two alone are strong sites.
First make a list of all companies you are interested into. Follow the career section of those companies and apply online, participate in their job hunt programs. Almost all companies have online application facility here. And it’s not very tiring or difficult to get a job here in Qatar if you have a steong resume.
You can upload your resume to The Middle East’s Leading Job Site and Jobs in Gulf – Jobs in Middle East – Job Search – Job Vacancies – Naukrigulf.com. Sometimes these portals apprear to be helpful.
Before approaching to consultancy company, they try to find the candidate through Job portals. You are create your attractive resume mentioning your desired job profiles and work experience in detail. If company find you suitable for the job, they will contact you directly. Advise: If any company contact you, before accepting job offer I will advise you to check online for the authenticity of the company. Hope you are aware about scams related to fake jobs.
Wait Why not check Qatar Airways career site: Qatar Airways Careers – Current Opportunities
Whenever you meet a person you are networking and creating a network of people that you know could get you hired.
Do not always look outside your circle when looking for a new position, a person that you already know could be an asset when you are looking for employment. They could be someone that works for the company that you are interested in who can get you the relevant phone number or email address of the person that is in charge of recruiting or they could pass your CV onto the relevant person and put in a good word on your behalf.
Find out the name of the company and the relevant telephone numbers, be assertive and stand your ground when calling them. Ask to speak to the hiring manager. Be friendly but firm and do not let the person on the other end of the line intimidate you. Cold calling is a daunting task but it is effective as many people do not take this initiative and it will give you the perfect opportunity to make a sales pitch and an impression on the person hiring. You will be remembered when your CV lands in their inbox.
Companies hire recruitment agencies to find the most qualified candidates for the employment position that they require. These are more often than not high-end jobs offering management and executive positions. The agency then narrows down a list of candidates for the company accordingly.
Once you have finished the application process all you can do is wait to be called to an interview. If you are living overseas the company could fly you in, all expenses paid, for the interview or you could be sent to a local office. Of course, this all depends on the job that you have applied for.
Embassy of Qatar
Contact the embassy of Qatar in the country in which you reside.Ask them which are the critical skills shortage in Qatar.Evaluate(compare) your skills with that which are needed in Qatar.
Do not short -change your self by going over and just ‘doing anything that comes along’ as that is vey frustrating and self http://defeating.Do your research and also contact international recruiting agents to assist you.
It will also be helpful to learn the Arab language as it is the dominant language of the Qataris.
If you have any of your relative/friend already working in Qatar, you can ask for reference. I tried this for more then 5 years before came here but could not find one because non of relative/friend working in office job. They all working in labour work.
I have seen here that if company having a job opening, they ask first to their staff if they have any suitable candidate. By this, they can save the advertisement and consultancy fees. Of course they will hire after interviews and based on your experience and knowledge for the job.
The Interview Preparation
Some companies will send you an itinerary of what you need for the interview and you should follow that list as closely as possible. It always makes a good impression when you come to an interview prepared. If the company has just invited you for an interview without any additional requirements please bring a hard copy of your CV. You may also want to bring in any letters of recommendation from previous employers. Make sure that all your hard documents are well presented with no creases or stains. Have your documents in a folder as carrying them loosely makes you seem messy and unprepared.
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