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How to get a job in Dubai.

There was a time when a well-heeled chap fresh off the boat could turn up to a mixer at a good country club and emerge a few hours later slightly dazed and running a not inconsiderable division of a retail bank. The bank would find you accommodation and assist with every aspect of supporting your life in this far flung frontier market, whilst you faced the daily battle with the overhead fan to stop papers flying off your desk.

Those days are gone. The leadership of Dubai has created in a short space of time a thriving economy with legal, transport and social infrastructure to rival anywhere on the planet. People want to be here, and the economy is large enough and advanced enough to create a genuinely efficient market place for human capital. Ultimately you will more likely than not now, be hired because you are the best person for the job, not because you have somehow managed to beat the system.

However this is not a world of absolutes, and as a professional with the Gulf Recruitment Group that has been party to the successes and failures of many an outstanding executive on the hunt for that glittering role in the region, we have learnt that there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances.

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Date:Nov 11, 2012
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