The Middle East is becoming an increasingly attractive region in which to live and work in the eyes of jobseekers. In addition, some of the world's leading brands are setting up shop in the area, making the Middle East a veritable hive of recruitment and employment. As a result, more and more jobseekers fed up with the domestic job market are packing up and searching for employment abroad.
The proliferation of big business in the Middle East is giving recruiters a great opportunity to promote vacancies in the area. We have considerable experience with Dubai recruitment agencies. So here is a handful of great tips recruiters should be using in order to drive jobseekers to the region...
As the Middle East is one of the world's economic powerhouses, it makes sense to work in a region that has a significant stake on oil and gas, politics, sovereign wealth funds as well as other subjects that have a bearing on almost all international businesses. Working in the Middle East often means you're taking your career to the next level in terms of professional networking and ambition as being able to cite working in a 'difficult' regions like the Middle East will benefit your career no end.
Jobseekers tend to find more opportunities available to them in comparison to domestic jobs. For instance, experience in the field may only put you at an entry-level position at home but in the Middle East, you may be given more responsibility due to the different cultural and commercial norms. Working in the Middle East is a valuable badge of experience.
Recruiters should also advertise the fact that salaries in the Middle East - certainly in Arabia - tend to be inflated as personal incomes, including all forms of salary and capital gains, are not subject to taxation in any of the Emirates, Qatar or Saudi Arabia. In addition, many major firms tend to offer the usual benefits - bonus, medical insurance, life insurance, flights home, pension etc. making the Middle East an attractive place to work.
Other benefits if living in working in the Middle East is that companies tend to offer six weeks' annual holiday and many employees get paid a yearly service award. Some firms also offer free accommodation too which, combined with the tax-free lifestyle- means employees are able to earn a lot more in the Middle East than they could in other areas.
The lifestyle and culture of the Middle East, particularly in Dubai, is one of the biggest reasons why people are moving to work in the Middle East. The year-round temperature, luxury accommodation and world-class facilities make the Middle-East an ideal place for people who like to but also for people who like to play.
Sand skiing, dune buggy racing, deep-sea fishing, golf, racing and more are just some of the great sporting activities available in Dubai while, for those who prefer spending over sport, the Middle East - especially Dubai - has a surfeit of shopping opportunities available. With traditional markets and super-sized shopping malls standing side by side, there is definitely no shortage of shopping outlets for workers to spend their tax-free income on.