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Interviewing for a personal assistant job in Dubai? Read these top tips before you do!

Fly through your next PA interview with these top tips! Interviewing can be a daunting task, particularly when there is significant competition among job seekers. We understand that great jobs in Dubai can be few and far between, and – like anything – preparation is key. Take comfort in the fact that your prospective employer

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How the PA role is changing in Dubai

Gone are the days of Mad Men-style secretaries, where touch-typing and answering the phones were the top priority. The PA role has changed drastically over the last 20 years and it’s showing no sign of stabilising anytime soon. In a world of start-ups, virtual businesses, and international ventures, it is becoming more and more popular

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Is Dubai the city for you?

Dubai is a cultural melting pot, a cosmopolitan oasis built in the harsh Arabian desert. This rapidly growing new city has become the major success story of the Middle East, heralding a new era of economic development in the region. But what is it actually like to live there? While it may have become an

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How Ramadan affects the Dubai job market

Dubai continues to be a popular option for European professionals looking for a new challenge – as of 2016, expats made up 7.8 million of the 9.2 million residents of the UAE.1 If you’ve recently made the move, or are considering moving to the Middle East in the next few weeks, you’re bound to see

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A guide to Emiratisation

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced plans to activate Article 14 of the UAE Labour Law, which mandates the prioritising of Emiratis over expats in the hiring process. While Emiratisation has existed for over a decade, this renewed emphasis on hiring locally aims to increase the number of Emiratis in

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Job-hunting in a saturated market – how to stand out from the crowd in Dubai

With over 200 nationalities, the UAE is a melting pot of cultures, experiences and people. Emiratis make up roughly 20% of the population, while expats from Europe, Asia and Africa consist of the other 80%, emigrating for career progression, an improved quality of life and the chance to increase their earnings.[1] The booming expat population

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What you need to know about the Middle Eastern job market

Would you ever jump into a pool without knowing its depth? Or eat a meal without knowing what’s in it? Approaching a new situation with as much information in your back pocket can dramatically alter your experience. No more is this more obvious than moving overseas. While there is always going to be an element of

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