Gulf Business spoke to Toby Simpson, managing director of the Gulf Recruitment Group, to find out the best way to start a new career in the hotly favoured tax-free city of Dubai.
The Kingdom introduced the Hafiz programme last year, which pays unemployed nationals up to SAR2,000 a month.
Wages in the country have risen this year as Western and Asian expats demand higher packages.
The government hopes to create between 200,000 and 275,000 job opportunities between 2011-2015.
Majority of vacancies are for junior level executives while 45 per cent of firms will advertise less than five positions, says new survey.
Bankers and CEOs earn the highest wages, but overall UAE salaries remain muted says new survey.
Even in the midst of a global recession people still want to leave their jobs. Gulf Business draws up the top 10 reasons why.
New consumer confidence survey reveals there are few jobs currently available in the country.
Sales and marketing managers take home the region’s highest pay packets
Bahrain witnessed major salary hikes in 2012 owing to the difficulty of recruiting amid the unrest.
UAE salaries on average saw a slight increase year on year in 2012 overall, with human resources leading the pack.
Banking is one of the only sectors in KSA to see a dip in compensation in 2012 Salary Survey
Qatari salaries witnessed the highest increases as the tiny Emir state embarks on a rapid development plan ahead of the World Cup 2022.
The salary of an advertising creative director has jumped almost 23% in 2012
PR Directors in Oman are the top earners within the media segment, taking home nearly $8K a month
Health club chain on an aggressive expansion spree across the Middle East with a target of 100 clubs in the next five years.
The Dubai-based e-procurement technology provider plans to expand operations across the GCC.
Managers in the Gulf are earning seven times as much as their employees as demand for mid-level talent continues.
Most employees in the MENA region miss work because of low satisfaction and lack of responsibility, says survey.
The Swiss company is opening a Dhs500 million manufacturing plant in Dubai World Central.
A good salary is the main priority for 59 per cent of women looking for jobs in the MENA region, says survey.
Work hard and prepare from day one, writes Carrie Shanahan, consultant at The Gulf Recruitment Group.
Flagship airline group seeks to recruit more nationals and promote Emiratis into management roles.
Local firms must make staff feel at home, writes Dr. Tommy Weir, advisor on emerging market leadership.
English speakers in the region can earn three times more than those who don’t speak the language, says study.
Further education and soft skill management will help boost your chances of promotion, say experts.
Offering work experience will raise your company profile, says Nicola Tanner, founder of Smart People Coaching.
Company plans 43 more hotels and 100 per cent more jobs in the next five years.
Around 77 per cent of Saudi firms are planning to hire more staff this year, according to a new survey.
If you really want something, put your heart into it, writes Dr. Tommy Weir, advisor on emerging market leadership.
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