Many people are on a job hunt and getting a satisfying job is on the top list of any job seekers. There are so many Kenyans and other people from African and around the world working in the gulf and that is why I have decided to write on job opportunities found in the Middle East Countries.
While job opportunities are not so many, especially in most of the African continent, Middle East has turned out to be the most attractive job market for most Job seekers.
I have a number of friends and even relatives who work in various United Arab Emirates countries among them Doha Qatar, Lebanon, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and many more.
The first thing you would wish to ask and know is whether they are safe and also know if the working environment is conducive.
Almost all that I have interacted with say the working environment is good and the pay is way much better than what their counterparts in most African countries earn for the same jobs.
There are various job opportunities in the Middle East countries that job seekers can apply for. The advantage is that job opportunities in the Middle East are both in the formal and informal sectors.
Job opportunities for non Skilled workers in the Middle East Countries
There are job opportunities for non skilled workers in the Middle East countries. These jobs are good enough to pay you a sustainable salary as the payment rate is way much better than the pay for non skilled workers in countries such as Kenya and many African countries.
Domestic workers and security guards take the lion’s share on the list of non skilled workers in the Middle East countries who come from countries such as Kenya,Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and so on.
Other job opportunities for non skilled individuals in the Middle East countries include, supermarket workers, cleaners, catering, construction workers and so on.
Job opportunities for skilled workers in the Middle East Countries
While non-skilled workers can land jobs that offer a good pay, well paying jobs in the gulf are found in the skilled job market.
Drivers, hoteliers,Teachers, Nurses, accountants, skillful people in the construction Industries are some of the well paid individuals in the Middle East countries.
Although the pay will vary from one country to another, those working in countries such as Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are reported to be the top earners than those from the other Middle East Countries.
There are also a number of competitive opportunities in the formal industries that individuals from various countries can apply for in the Middle East Countries.
Doctors, Engineers and IT experts are some of the skilled people with a high demand in the formal sector in the Middle East Countries.
Such Jobs will attract thousands of Dollars in monthly earnings in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai.
How to apply for Jobs in the Middle East
To be able to make an application for job opportunities in the Middle East countries one needs to go through a recruitment agency that will facilitate and process your application.
One good advantage of going through an agency is that they do have direct connection with other agencies from the countries you are going to and in case of a problem, your recruitment agency will be in a position to assist.
The recruitment agency should be able to outline some of the opportunities available that you can choose. They will also be able to point out for you the country where a particular job opportunity is available.
The recruitment agency should as well be involved in salary negotiation as per the job description and let the job applicant know of the salary expectation before they can travel abroad.
Before you can travel, you will need to have a traveling passport and visa. This can be applied locally in any country so that you may be able to travel.
Middle East Countries with Best Job opportunities.
Looking for Job opportunities in the Middle East? Here is a list of some of the Middle East countries with the best job opportunities.
- Saudi Arabia
Job opportunities in the Middle East Countries
- Domestic workers
- IT experts
Some of these job opportunities like domestic work will require you to work for individuals while a majority of the jobs involve working with companies in the Middle East.
Some of the top companies that offer employment opportunities in the Middle East countries include; Accor Hotels, IBM Middle East, Amazon.ea, universities, hospitals among others.