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Job market in UAE - It's been a while

Job market in UAE - It's been a while

Old Mar 16th 2016, 1:33 pm
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I'm going to have to side with County Durham Boy. There was a few months when it looked like we were rapidly heading for another crash akin to the 2008-2009 bust, but despite the slowdown and oil prices I'm starting to think it's not going to happen. Things are tight but it's not a crash. The governments are moving forward with big projects, they've just scaled back on the number of projects. And rents are still high and show no signs of softening. I'm on the consultancy side and I still get contacted by recruiters weekly for roles in both big and small firms.

But if you do land back in the Middle East, always be pragmatic and frugal and save as much as you can. It's still a place where things can change dramatically, for you if not for the place, overnight.
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Old Apr 5th 2016, 2:16 pm
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For people reading this who are actually in the UAE now, how is the jobs market?

I've never worked there but am seriously considering moving out there (in banking). Has hiring been affected where you work, and what sector is that?
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Old Apr 6th 2016, 5:32 am
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Ah - So that sounds not so good. :-(

I was approached about a role in banking back in January. Did a couple of interviews and I thought I did alright. Since then it has gone veeeeery quiet. No next step, but no rejection either. Even the agent isn't returning my emails. Doesn't sound too positive...
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Old Apr 6th 2016, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by dominoman
For people reading this who are actually in the UAE now, how is the jobs market?

I've never worked there but am seriously considering moving out there (in banking). Has hiring been affected where you work, and what sector is that?
It's not that healthy in banking (job cuts are happening) but it's not the Singapore bloodbath (yet) either.
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What's going on in Singapore?

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It's not that healthy in banking (job cuts are happening) but it's not the Singapore bloodbath (yet) either.
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