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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:

Excel

Access

SAP

Computer

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.

Sunil S. is the primary author of the Dubai Information Site and the writer of the Abu Dhabi Jobs guide , a practical step by step guide compiled with professional experience that guides anyone looking to land a job in Abu Dhabi.

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Tips for Finding a Knowledgeable Travel Agent


In the travel industry, the more knowledgeable your travel agent, the better your vacation will be. Knowledgeable travel agents know tips and tricks for making the most of your destination, such as how to get the most exclusive tickets to activities and events, when to travel for the best weather, and best of all, how to save the most money on your vacation. If you are interested in booking a vacation, work with a travel agent who knows the ropes. Though, how do you find the most knowledgeable travel agent out there? Here are some tips for choosing your agent:

Tip #1: Look at past experience.

Someone who has spent ten or more years in any industry is usually more knowledgeable than someone who has only been in the industry for just a few months. There’s something to be said about working with a travel agent who has a fresh approach to vacations, and age is not always a good indication of knowledge, but this is a start.

More so than time in the travel industry, however, you want to look at the volume of work that they do. Some travel agents only book a few trips every year. Others work with dozens or even hundreds of travelers every year. So, as far as “experience” goes, look at both time in the industry and number of trips they’ve booked.

Tip #2: Work with someone who has booked trips to your destination in the past.

Most travel agents have booked trips to Disney World and Hawaii, but what about somewhere more obscure? Travel agents can schedule trips to anywhere you’d like to go, but that does not mean that they are knowledgeable about the area. If you want to take a ski vacation to somewhere in the Eastern United States, for example, it is not enough that your travel agent has booked trips to the Rockies. Before hiring a travel agent, find out where they have had success booking vacations in the past. For the best experience, work with an agent who has actually traveled to this destination as well.

Tip #3: “Interview” your travel agent.

When you first talk to a travel agent about your trip, don’t let them begin booking your trip right away. It’s really easy, and not uncommon, to just stop by an office wanting some information and leave with a signed contract in hand. Remember, though, when you talk to a travel agent for the first time, you are essentially interviewing them for the job.

As part of your initial meeting, you should talk about the travel agent’s experience, understanding of the location, commission rate, and more. Do not be afraid to ask questions to find out if your travel agent really is knowledgeable about the trip you want to take.

Tip #4: Get recommendations from your friends and family members.

While it is important to get recommendations, you can’t always believe what you read or hear. That is why you should stick to travel agents who are recommended by your friends and family members. It is really easy for some travel agencies to pay for good testimonials, but that does not mean that they are actually knowledgeable about your destination.

When talking to your friends and family members about travel agents that they have used, remember to take their compliments and criticisms with a grain of salt. What are these travelers like? If your cousin Jane likes to plan out every last detail herself, her travel agent might not have done more than booking the flight and hotel stay. If your roommate is hard to please, her “terrible” vacation was probably not all that bad.

Tip #5: Test their knowledge.

Lastly, do your own research so that you can test your travel agent’s knowledge. You should not be trying to trick them, but let’s face it, when you are ready to sign that check, no travel agent is going to come out and tell you that they don’t know anything about vacations to China or cruises to Alaska. Travel agents are good at talking their way through situations, so test them out to see how much they really know.

For example, you might do some research to learn about the airport options when you want to visit Southern California. Ask your travel agent about the choices. If he or she quickly says that LAX is the only airport in the area, even though your own research shows that there is another option, that’s not a good sign! Travel agents can’t know everything, but instead of feeding you information that is incorrect or incomplete for the sake of seeming like they are an expert, they should tell you that they are not sure and offer to find out for you. The most knowledgeable travel agents are always willing to keep learning.

Stephanie Larkin is a freelance writer who writes about topics and tips involving the travel industry, such as travel websites and working with travel agents.

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Megayacht Industry Tips Abu Dhabi Yacht Show For ‘Big Three’ Ranking

Megayacht Industry Tips Abu Dhabi Yacht Show For ‘Big Three’ Ranking The world’s biggest megayacht industry players are tipping Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS), the Middle East’s only show dedicated to super and megayachts, as the next big thing after sector-leading Monaco and Fort Lauderdale events with high potential for builders and brokers of vessels over 80m. Read more on Zawya

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