These skills may help you get a job in UAE this year

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

12th Jan, 2021. 04:03 pm
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If you are looking for a job in the UAE this year, this story will be helpful for you.

If you belong to the banking sector and have good knowledge of financial modeling and enterprise risk management, you will have the chance to apply for a job in the UAE.

Banking and management

The consultancy Michael Page has released a report on the in-demand jobs across sectors.

“Consolidation in the banking sector means there is an abundance of talent available for clients to choose from – and fewer jobs,” the Middle East Salary Guide & Hiring Insights 2021 states.

“Candidates must have a clear CV with defined skill sets so they can position themselves as specialists in their domain.

“The opportunity to move into a new skill-set is diminished as employers are seeking to hire like-for-like to achieve greater efficiencies.”

According to the Michael Page Report, candidates having backgrounds in corporate strategy and planning, business project and transformation stand a much higher chance of landing a job. The report comes as the UAE and Gulf hiring market has been affected by the pandemic. Job losses in the UAE private sector increased in December.

In such an environment, consultants with skills or experience related to corporate and business unit strategy, project management, or growth strategy are in with a chance. “Clients seeking a strong balance of top-tier academic background, with exceptional technical abilities and proven Middle East experience often find themselves competing with a large number of attractive employers,” the report states.

“Candidates coming from more sophisticated markets who possess these qualities come at a premium and will always have a variety of options to choose from, even in challenging markets.”

The report also mentioned that hiring managers should work on the quality of professional’s deliverables and their ability to transition into a new business, rather than only looking for a seasoned sector expert, “which limits the opportunity to bring a fresh perspective and minimizes the development opportunity of a new employee.”

Digital sector

“The demand for digital talent has increased on a global scale and across borders,” said the consultancy. “With many borders closed throughout 2020, the challenge of relocating top talent into the region has been the number one hurdle faced by businesses”.

Software developers, digital marketers, and product managers, and others will have more chances. IT professionals can have mastery over web and mobile development, agile project management, and growth hacking, and data-driven marketing.

Retail sector

More chances can be seen in the retail sector as well. Companies are switching to online businesses and applications. According to the consultancy, the most in-demand jobs in this field are trainers, VIP client managers, marketers (with eCommerce experience), buyers for online channels, and contract sales staff.

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