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Old Sep 5th 2017, 11:37 pm   #1
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Hi folks,

I'm looking for some advice. I have a variety of experience in financial services (insurance sector in main) ranging from managing quality, improving business processes,writing oilicies and procedures, financial crime prevention, KYC stuff, managing projects, providing subject matter expertise, conducting audits, compliance, operations support, strategy, committee work and even training. I have a post grad in quality, having studied business risk, projects, quality techniques and analysis, ISO standards and corporate law. I have over 15 years experience.

I'm 38, British, and have a family with 2 kids.

I'd be very grateful if someone already living or having lived there can answer my questions.

1- Is there any scope for someone with my skillset to earn a decent wage in Qatar ?

2- if yes, what sort of salary is "good" based on my skills, degree and experience?

3- What is the best way to apply for jobs in Qatar ?

Cheers
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Old Sep 9th 2017, 11:19 pm   #2
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Hi folks,

I'm looking for some advice. I have a variety of experience in financial services (insurance sector in main) ranging from managing quality, improving business processes,writing oilicies and procedures, financial crime prevention, KYC stuff, managing projects, providing subject matter expertise, conducting audits, compliance, operations support, strategy, committee work and even training. I have a post grad in quality, having studied business risk, projects, quality techniques and analysis, ISO standards and corporate law. I have over 15 years experience.

I'm 38, British, and have a family with 2 kids.

I'd be very grateful if someone already living or having lived there can answer my questions.

1- Is there any scope for someone with my skillset to earn a decent wage in Qatar ?

2- if yes, what sort of salary is "good" based on my skills, degree and experience?

3- What is the best way to apply for jobs in Qatar ?

Cheers
Hi,you can try Bayt, Gulf careers and Linked In. I am moving to Qatar next month and LinkedIn I found was the best way to make connections. To be honest I got the job through a connection on LinkeIn!
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Old Sep 9th 2017, 11:20 pm   #3
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Hi folks,

I'm looking for some advice. I have a variety of experience in financial services (insurance sector in main) ranging from managing quality, improving business processes,writing oilicies and procedures, financial crime prevention, KYC stuff, managing projects, providing subject matter expertise, conducting audits, compliance, operations support, strategy, committee work and even training. I have a post grad in quality, having studied business risk, projects, quality techniques and analysis, ISO standards and corporate law. I have over 15 years experience.

I'm 38, British, and have a family with 2 kids.

I'd be very grateful if someone already living or having lived there can answer my questions.

1- Is there any scope for someone with my skillset to earn a decent wage in Qatar ?

2- if yes, what sort of salary is "good" based on my skills, degree and experience?

3- What is the best way to apply for jobs in Qatar ?

Cheers
Hi,you can try Bayt, Gulf careers and Linked In. I am moving to Qatar next month and LinkedIn I found was the best way to make connections. To be honest I got the job through a connection on LinkedIn!
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Old Sep 9th 2017, 11:25 pm   #4
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Hi,you can try Bayt, Gulf careers and Linked In. I am moving to Qatar next month and LinkedIn I found was the best way to make connections. To be honest I got the job through a connection on LinkedIn!
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Old Sep 13th 2017, 6:42 am   #5
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My god why would anyone want to live in Qatar? Even a grimy estate in Bradford is better.
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My god why would anyone want to live in Qatar? Even a grimy estate in Bradford is better.
Some parts are exactly like that with sunshine!!!
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My god why would anyone want to live in Qatar? Even a grimy estate in Bradford is better.
😂😂

Money makes the mare go. Salaries are better and there is potential.
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Some parts are exactly like that with sunshine!!!
Which parts? I'm only interested in Doha for now as it's more developed than other cities.
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It's the only city in Qatar....

Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE are far more developed. Even Muscat offers a better QOL than Doha.

Doha is a very thin veneer of modernity taped onto a chaotic, dull, shabby, and dusty Middle Eastern city.

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Which parts? I'm only interested in Doha for now as it's more developed than other cities.
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It's the only city in Qatar....

Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE are far more developed. Even Muscat offers a better QOL than Doha.

Doha is a very thin veneer of modernity taped onto a chaotic, dull, shabby, and dusty Middle Eastern city.
Thank you very much, I was considering them as an option too. Are there any direct employers you'd recommend ?
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Against all the Gulf, or should that be Gelph, countries I'll take Qatar (Doha) over Saudi or Kuwait, or Yemen. Otherwise I think the others all have Qatar beat.
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Against all the Gulf, or should that be Gelph, countries I'll take Qatar (Doha) over Saudi or Kuwait, or Yemen. Otherwise I think the others all have Qatar beat.
Used to live in Kuwait and other than it being a bit boring its pretty easy going.
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Used to live in Kuwait and other than it being a bit boring its pretty easy going.
Yeah, Doha might not be Bangkok wild but at least you get to go out swill some beers meet the odd few people, some very odd. A few reasonable restaurants and the like. Really don't recall anything even remotely interesting in Kuwait. I think it's one place a vpn and a huge box of Kleenex should come with every job offer.
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