Qatar is a place that provides many kinds of employment opportunities for locals and expatriates. The thriving economy in Qatar and its significant natural resources make it an attractive job destination for foreigners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the world at large.
Here are some tips to help you find a job in Qatar as a foreigner:
1. Create a professional CV
By posting your CV on Bayt.com, you can be contacted directly by top companies in Qatar. Make sure to include relevant keywords in your CV. You can also do a quick search using the Bayt.com Career Map to get detailed information about the skills required by employers in Qatar for various roles and industries. Remember to create multiple CVs when applying to multiple positions. Different roles require different skill sets and competencies and your CV must show that you are capable of getting the job done.
2. Apply to thousands of jobs online
Every day, thousands of new jobs in Qatar are available on Bayt.com. Jobs are categorized according to job role, sector, and company name. You can also search for top companies in Qatar and follow their pages on Bayt.com in order to learn more about their job vacancies, updates, company culture, and all of their latest news. Check the postings on Bayt.com frequently and apply sooner than later.
3. Create an online public profile
Bayt.com helps you create a unique Public Profile where you can show potential employers what you’re really good at. 92% of respondents in the Bayt.com ‘Personal Branding in the Middle East and North Africa’ poll, September 2013, said that a public profile can help you get more interviews and grow in your career. Make sure to enrich your profile with relevant details about your work experience and career objectives.
4. Grow your network
Networking is one of the best ways to build up your personal brand and find a job in your destination of choice. Make sure to connect with like-minded professionals in relevant online groups and professional platforms such as Bayt.com Specialties in order to gain a competitive edge and get noticed by top employers. Hiring a foreigner is a big step for any company. Therefore, companies look beyond the CV in order to truly understand the candidate and make the most informed hiring decision.
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