New Year, New Career? Dubai job trends 2018

Every New Year many people make resolutions, it can be losing weight or saving money and very often, for people unsatisfied of their professional status, the decision is to find a new career opportunity!

According to a recent report issued by the Dubai Economic Department, Dubai’s economy is forecast to grow 3.5 percent in 2018.

The expected growth, based on strong economy foundation that promotes innovation and productivity, is going to keep the Dubai’s job market steady.

During 2018 Dubai’s companies will continue to hire new employees, particularly they are looking for skilled professional in different sectors.      Job’s applicants with the right set of skills can also expect very attractive salaries and benefits.

Which industries will be hiring in 2018?

Who will be the most sought Professionals in the United Arab Emirates market?

  • Marketing and Communication

Marketing professionals with a good level of computer literacy, innovative and strategic thinkers, excellent interpersonal skills and commercial awareness.

New vacancies also for Communications specialists, Public Relations Managers and Social Media specialists.

  • Accounting and Finance

The introduction of the VAT Taxation in the United Arab Emirates, starting from the 1st January 2018, will boost the hiring of VAT Professionals, Accountants, Tax Managers and Credit Controllers.

Candidates with previous experience in VAT Taxation framework will be the most sought.

  • Information Technology

Information Technology specialists with Project Management skills and ability to design, develop Software Programs and Applications in support of businesses.

The exponential growth of companies setting up digital retail businesses will require also more staff in the IT Department to support the online business escalation.

Dubai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, home of more than 200 nationalities, candidates from all over the world are continuously targeting the available vacancies and the level of competition is very high.

Companies in any sector are also competing to attract the best talents.

Whether you’re a fresh graduate or a seasoned manager looking for a change, knowing your natural talents and strengths and defining your personal brand is the most important aspect of standing out and getting hired.

To conquer and win a job interview the candidate, beyond the technical skills described in the job profile, needs to demonstrate flexibility and cross-cultural relationship skills.