Trade Arabia produced this article on 18 May 2016 on an exhibition labelled Careers UAE 2016. Government and private sector are exhibiting jobs possibilities with offers on on-spot employment, with job opportunities also extending to high school graduates, at the opening of the 16th UAE Career Exhibition taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  The event from May 16-18TH with more than 110 public and private sector exhibition stands more a wide range of locally based industries, is organised by the Dubai Government HR Department.

The drastic fall in the price of oil must have affected employment generally but acutely in the oil, gas and derivatives sectors.  

By and large, local emirati nationals do not venture into private sector employment, so there could be some little impact onto this population whereas the expatriate segment could be the one to bear the brunt.  

Here is below Trade Arabia report.

More than 110 firms participate in Careers UAE

More than 110 firms from the public and private sector participated in Careers UAE recently.  The event was hailed as a strategic entry-point into a diverse array of employment opportunities.

The event witnessed thousands of aspiring Emirati professionals engaging with public and private sector organisations in verticals including automotive, aviation, banking, construction, energy, oil and gas, telecoms, healthcare and real-estate among others.

Whether scouring the fair for public sector opportunities or strategic stepping stones into private sector employment, the diversity of career avenues available has generated a universally positive response from the country’s next generation of leading local talent, revealed a press release.

“I have built up lots of experience in the banking sector and I’m very impressed with the number of banks at Careers UAE – all of the major local and international banks are here,” said Amna Salem from Dubai. “I had a great opportunity to conduct an immediate interview with First Gulf Bank and I’m waiting for their feedback. Normally, the interview process is quite drawn out and frustrating but Careers UAE gives you a chance to experience on-the-spot interviews – it’s important to be prepared when you arrive so you can maximise your opportunities.”

In an era where talent acquisition is a seller’s market and the vast majority of the recruitment process is conducted online, Careers UAE provides UAE national candidates with an opportunity to impress potential employers up-close and personal, the press release added.

With thousands of the UAE’s recent graduates flocking to Careers UAE, the fair has been well-received by UAE nationals already in full-time employment but who are eager to identify new careers opportunities.

“I’ve been working with Dubai Police for eight years but I feel ready for the next step in my professional development. I’m looking for opportunities in the security sector,” said Ahmed Abdullah, a 27-year-old from Dubai. “I’ve had good meetings with HR representatives from Emirates, the Community Development Authority, Dubai Electronic Security Centre and others. Careers UAE brings so many companies together – it’s a great platform to sell your skills, meet employers and assess opportunities. This fair is a springboard to progress your career.” –TradeArabia News Service

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