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Old Feb 4th 2008, 12:41 pm
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hi everyone, my husband is having no luck whatsoever re finding a job in Dubai. Here he is inundated but there.. well, we have both done tonnes of research, joined lots of agencies, chased up applications etc to no avail.. all the architecture positions seem to want minimum 8 years experience.. he has 3-4

he is also now looking at CAD technician jobs too although he is slightly overqualified for these..

is there anything else anyone can advise? what about going for something more general - even if its like a call centre type job (as long as they can give employment Visa)..

thanks
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Have you tried design jobs in other fields?

Exhibition, or Interior for example. Being an architect he'll be qualified for these also.

Most of the exhibition designers in my office have architecture degrees.
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Old Feb 4th 2008, 1:53 pm
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Have you tried design jobs in other fields?

Exhibition, or Interior for example. Being an architect he'll be qualified for these also.

Most of the exhibition designers in my office have architecture degrees.
really? ill speak to him, dont know if thats quite his thing though..! thanks for the advice though x
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hi everyone, my husband is having no luck whatsoever re finding a job in Dubai. Here he is inundated but there.. well, we have both done tonnes of research, joined lots of agencies, chased up applications etc to no avail.. all the architecture positions seem to want minimum 8 years experience.. he has 3-4

he is also now looking at CAD technician jobs too although he is slightly overqualified for these..

is there anything else anyone can advise? what about going for something more general - even if its like a call centre type job (as long as they can give employment Visa)..

thanks

why the desperation to get out here? it isn't worth coming on the wrong package just to get a visa, and then later try and change to the dream job, you may end up being banned from working for 6 months.
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why the desperation to get out here? it isn't worth coming on the wrong package just to get a visa, and then later try and change to the dream job, you may end up being banned from working for 6 months.
hmm good point - i forgot about that little rule. yeah i guess i am being (as per usual) a stress case.. i guess he can just come out on a tourist visa and hope for the best. thanks for ur blunt-ness BC
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really? ill speak to him, dont know if thats quite his thing though..! thanks for the advice though x
Have u tried Aldar or Sorough in AD>
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Have u tried Aldar or Sorough in AD>
annacarna - what are they? also i already have accepted a position in Dubai..
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I know I've said this before, but why don't you sponsor your husband? It would make him so much more attractive (employment-wise) if he already had a Residence Visa.
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annacarna - what are they? also i already have accepted a position in Dubai..
Real estate /property management

www.aldar.com

if hubbie is architect, then a good place to look
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hi everyone, my husband is having no luck whatsoever re finding a job in Dubai. Here he is inundated but there.. well, we have both done tonnes of research, joined lots of agencies, chased up applications etc to no avail.. all the architecture positions seem to want minimum 8 years experience.. he has 3-4

he is also now looking at CAD technician jobs too although he is slightly overqualified for these..

is there anything else anyone can advise? what about going for something more general - even if its like a call centre type job (as long as they can give employment Visa)..

thanks
He wants an "architecture position"???

He wants to stand still all day holding up the roof of a Greek temple???
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annacarna - what are they? also i already have accepted a position in Dubai..
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Originally Posted by angelynv View Post
hi everyone, my husband is having no luck whatsoever re finding a job in Dubai. Here he is inundated but there.. well, we have both done tonnes of research, joined lots of agencies, chased up applications etc to no avail.. all the architecture positions seem to want minimum 8 years experience.. he has 3-4

he is also now looking at CAD technician jobs too although he is slightly overqualified for these..

is there anything else anyone can advise? what about going for something more general - even if its like a call centre type job (as long as they can give employment Visa)..

thanks
Blue Cat is right ... don't stress! Just come out as planned, and you may even find that he finds something long before your actual move. I have another agency contact which I will send to you tomorrow just in case you have not been in touch with them.

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Real estate /property management

www.aldar.com

if hubbie is architect, then a good place to look
thanks i googled it straight after my post - sorry! im just stressing

Sam thanks yep i know i will look into this also and am sorting out the docs as discussed but u know - i feel it would be less stress if he just finds an ARCHITECTURAL POSITION out there first. but yes residence visa is also an option and ill make sure i get all the docs sorted too x
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Blue Cat is right ... don't stress! Just come out as planned, and you may even find that he finds something long before your actual move. I have another agency contact which I will send to you tomorrow just in case you have not been in touch with them.

Good luck
thanks miss eck - yep am being a freakazoid again (to use zambooka's expression)..
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thanks miss eck - yep am being a freakazoid again (to use zambooka's expression)..
You have loads of time and he may just enjoy being a kept man for a while!!!
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