CAREERS UAE POWERS THE SEARCH FOR THE STARS OF TOMORROW

Exhibitor Enquiry 2020

 

 

Endless opportunities at Careers UAE has sadly come to an end for this year!

For all the visitors, exhibitors, sponsors and partners we say a massive thank you for your continued support! We were delighted on the final day to welcome Her Excellency Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri to give  a keynote address in guiding candidates on finding the right professional path. 

Leading companies and government ministries have hailed the show a success and we look forward to welcoming you again next year!

 


 
  • Hacks to make your CV 10 times stronger

    Hacks to make your CV 10 times stronger

    When it comes to the recruitment process, first impressions definitely do count. And you probably only have a few seconds to make a good one, so make it count. That’s why you should write and structure your CV in a certain way to make it stand out. It may seem like a difficult task to do. But, when you think about it, it’s not that hard, as a large number of CVs out there are considered predominantly bland and standard. Boring. You need to market yourself. It’s a game.

    Here are some hacks on how to have a killer CV:

    • Start with yourself
    • Keep your CV clear and concise
    • Find a job and tailor your CV to it
    • Keep your CV fresh
    • Focus on your achievements

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  • How to make a great video CV ?

    How to make a great video CV ?

    It’s important to note a video CV is not about replacing your written CV, it’s about complementing it and giving hiring managers a glimpse of your personality and communication skills.

    A candidate's profile with a video CV is 9 times more likely to be seen than without. A video CV brings out the best of your personality, so think about it as a performance and prepare a script.

    The order is completely up to you—let your creativity shine. Here’s step-by-step guide to making your Video CV to help you get more attention from employers.

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  • What skills Are employers looking for?

    What skills Are employers looking for?

    When they ask about your analytical skills, you know that you might need to re-evaluate what you claim to be competent at.

    different jobs have their own set skill requirements according to the role, industry and even company. However, there are several skills that are generally appreciated and embraced by most employers across all industries.

    Now, on to the skills that employers would love you for having:

    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Research and analytical thinking
    • Personal Motivation and Resilience

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  • How to write a CV when you want to change careers?

    How to write a CV when you want to change careers?

    The job search can be particularly intimidating when changing careers because you may think that you don’t have the right experience. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Remember that everyone has to start somewhere when they switch professions. It’s about showing your potential. So, if you’re starting fresh in a whole new field, you’re going to need to sell yourself like never before. Here’s how you can write the ultimate change-of-career CV.

    • Research this new industry
    • Include any volunteer work
    • Highlight transferable skills
    • Downplay irrelevant experience
    • Include a cover letter
    • Conclusion

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  • Why Is having a career objective such a big deal?

    Why Is having a career objective such a big deal?

    It is totally normal if you still haven’t figured out your career objective yet, especially if you’re a fresh graduate, or if you’re thinking of changing career paths and need to set a new one. But you should certainly consider setting yourself a career objective, as it can have numerous advantages.

    Why should you have a career objective?

    • Map out your career
    • Measure your progress
    • Impress employers

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  • “I’m currently getting a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University and will be graduating in July this year. It’s my first time at Careers UAE at it’s a good platform for me to show I’m a hardworking student and a quick learner. The application process has been helpful with regards to companies I am interested in. The recruiters at ABB Industries gave me some valuable advice about different topics including what to do to progress quickly. I have just attended the LinkedIn seminar which was very helpful – the spokesperson gave advice on how to profile yourself and display yourself at recruitment exhibitions, and the best way to sell your skills and make use of such platforms. I am looking forward to attending other speaking sessions that are scheduled. For fresh graduates like myself who are looking for jobs, this is the best networking and recruitment platform as we have so many companies all in one place.”
    Mudassar Ali, 20 years old
  • “I’m a student in my final year and will be graduating in May 2019. It isn’t my first time at the show – I have come back to the exhibition as it’s helpful to view what opportunities other companies are offering, all in one place. I have studied electrical engineering but am open to looking at other options here.”
    Meera Mattar, 22 years old
  • “I work at Emirates Islamic Bank. I have visited Careers UAE before and I feel there are more opportunities and jobs this year. I am currently looking to gain more information and join the public sector as it has better benefits and offers – this would be a role in the administration sector, similar to my current job.”
    Khadeejah Al Balushi, 27 years old
  • “I am currently working at Tasheel but looking to find a position in the public sector. This is the first time I’m visiting Careers UAE – I’ve heard a lot about the show; I think it’s a good opportunity and want to utilise it to find a job. I am looking to get a job in ‘Customer Service’ and attend seminars that will help me with my CV – I don’t think anyone would be able to attract an employer’s attention without a strong CV.”
    Fatima Mohammad, 20 years old
  • “My brother got his first job by attending Careers UAE. I’m following his footsteps and have recently graduated in Mechanical Engineering – which is why I am here looking to get my first job. I find the exhibition to be very well organized and structured in terms of career advice given by experts, as well as networking. I have luckily found many job vacancies – while a lot of the opportunities I’ve come across are not in the field I was initially exploring, there are plenty of doors opening into different fields that might be of interest. I have tried applying for jobs online but it’s difficult to achieve something concrete. At an exhibition like Careers UAE, I have the ability to come in contact with and ask experts for advice and join graduate programs offered by companies.”
    Fahed Al Amiri, 23 years old
  • “I work in the health authority field. This is my first time at Careers UAE and I think it was very helpful to come here as I was looking to change fields. I came here as I thought it would be good to get advice and find better opportunities, and I now have a couple of interviews lined up.”
    Mariam, 20, Health Authority
  • “I pursued a degree in Financial Services and used to be a banker. I come to Careers UAE every year as I think it’s a great exhibition with plenty of good opportunities to get a job. I haven’t been to any of the speaking sessions yet, but I have had a look and am very interested because I think they’re generally helpful, especially for fresh graduates. I also think it’s a good platform to network and meet people in the field. I’ve been looking into the government/ semi-government sector this year, but within my degree of expertise.”
    Sheikha, 32, Finance
  • “This is the first time for me at the show - I think Careers UAE is great compared to other career shows and exhibitions I have been to. They’ve really done a good job in pulling this together. I’m also very interested in attending the sessions they have, I would like to gain advice on how to get a job. I’m looking to work in the legal industry as I studied law at university.”
    Maisa, 23, fresh graduate
  • “I come to Careers UAE every year. I currently work in logistics, but I’m looking to expand and maybe find opportunities elsewhere in a different field, and I’m positive this is the place to do so. I think this a great platform to find a job - I actually got my first job through Careers UAE last year. I visited the Al Futtaim stand, and I was so happy that I got an interview immediately – thankfully, this ended up in a job. I would recommend the speaking sessions to fresh graduates as they are useful.”
    Sader Al Kindy, 31, Logistics
  • “I’ve heard a lot from my friends about how they were able to get a lot of interviews that developed into jobs through Careers UAE – this is my first time here and I had to come see it for my experience the show for myself. I have already benefited so much as there are so many different companies and organisations, giving me a wide range of options. At first, I visited with a few companies in mind. However, after coming here, I saw a number of possibilities and options that I hadn’t previously considered. I have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, but I’m looking at all sorts of job that are not limited to that, which is why I think this is a great way to do it.”
    Afra, 23, fresh graduate
  • “I hold a degree in International Business Administration and have recently graduated from college. I am looking for a job that suits me in administration, law or accounting. It is my first time at Careers UAE. I have just arrived so haven’t really done interviews so far but had my CV taken by some employees who showed interest. I am looking at the public sector while looking for a job. First thing I look at while looking is salary just like all of us, second is a place which is close and convenient in terms of transportation, third comes the environment. My friend came on her second day and she has been selected to second stage. I could’ve applied online instead of coming but the reason I chose to come to the exhibition is the on-site interviews they do. They actually give proper advice in terms of what job position suits based on the experience I have and interest.”
    Fatima Salem Al Hammadi, 23
  • “I work at Dubai Police and I have come to Careers UAE as there are a lot of job vacancies. I am looking at applying in both sectors – but my interest lies in the private sector roles. The main thing I look at is experience - when looking for a job, I feel that the main focus shouldn’t be only about the remuneration. I was told by Du that I am going to get contacted soon and this encouraged me to go around and apply to other companies – I hope one of these opportunities work out.”
    Faisal Mohammad, 23
  • “I’m currently employed by the Dubai Government and hold a bachelor’s degree in ‘media and public relations’. I am here because I am on the look-out for other vacancies. In fact, I have family members and friends who have previously gotten jobs and have signed contracts through Careers UAE. I feel very encouraged as some recruiters have interviews scheduled with me for next week. I am not looking at a specific sector, both governmental and public sectors are fine with me. I also like how we get advised by job experts at Careers UAE, who direct me towarfs suitable job prospects and highlight available vacancies. Honestly when looking for a job, the first aspect I look at is salary and the major (public relations) because I studied it in university.”
    Salem Mohammad Ali, 26 years old
  • “I am an undergraduate student and I am a bit confused on which career path I should take and whether I am in the right one or not. After having a conversation with couple of the exhibitors at Careers UAE, I have gotten a clearer idea of what career path I should take. I don’t have a specific sector in mind, what I care about the most is the experience as not all industries give proper experience.”
    Hamza Abdulla, 21 years old
  • “I recently graduated as an electric engineer but frankly speaking can’t seem to find much vacancies in that industry. Therefore, I decided to come to Careers UAE and have given my CVs to couple of them. I feel optimistic as I have been told I will be contacted soon.”
    Fatima Abu Al Houl, 22 years old

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Amnah, an Emirati athlete and Digital Media Producer in the Learning & Talent Department at Emirates.

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Maya, Director of Planning & Chairman of the Board of Governors for Dubai Carmel School

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