How to find a job in Kuwait as a for­eigner

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Work­ing in Kuwait has al­ways been an at­trac­tive choice for lo­cals and for­eign­ers hail­ing in from var­i­ous parts of the Mid­dle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as from around the globe. The coun­try is bustling with ex­pa­tri­ates who work in nearly ev­ery sec­tor and at ev­ery level. Though very small and heav­ily de­pen­dent on oil, the econ­omy of Kuwait has been know­ingly strong and grow­ing. Kuwait con­tin­ues to pro­vide many kinds of promis­ing jobs and lu­cra­tive em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for the en­tire MENA re­gion.

That be­ing said, with the in­creas­ing com­pe­ti­tion and the pro­lif­er­a­tion of highly-ed­u­cated and skilled Kuwaiti tal­ent, for­eign­ers seek­ing a job in Kuwait to­day truly need to dif­fer­en­ti­ate them­selves and stand out from the large pool of ap­pli­cants.

Here are some tips from, the #1 Job Site in the Mid­dle East, to help you find a job in Kuwait as a for­eigner:

1. Cre­ate a pro­fes­sional CV

When look­ing for jobs in Kuwait from a dif­fer­ent coun­try, on­line job sites are your best re­sort. By cre­at­ing or up­load­ing your CV on, you will in­stantly have the ex­po­sure to job op­por­tu­ni­ties in work ex­pe­ri­ence and ca­reer ob­jec­tives and spec­i­fy­ing why you aim to work in Kuwait. Em­ploy­ers are able to view your pub­lic pro­file on and con­tact you even for va­can­cies that have not been ad­ver­tised yet.

4. Grow your net­work

Net­work­ing is one of the most ef­fec­tive ways to build and pro­mote your per­sonal brand and find more job op­por­tu­ni­ties in your des­ti­na­tion of choice. Make sure to con­nect with like-minded pro­fes­sion­als in rel­e­vant on­line groups and pro­fes­sional plat­forms such as Spe­cial­ties in or­der to gain a com­pet­i­tive edge and get no­ticed by top em­ploy­ers. This plat­form al­lows you to show­case your ex­per­tise by ask­ing ques­tions, pro­vid­ing an­swers, and en­gag­ing in dis­cus­sions.

Hir­ing a for­eigner is al­ways a big step for any com­pany even in Kuwait. There­fore, com­pa­nies are in­ter­ested in learn­ing as much as pos­si­ble about the can­di­date be­fore mov­ing for­ward with them. Em­ploy­ers in Kuwait will look be­yond the CV in or­der to truly un­der­stand you, as the job can­di­date, so they can make the most in­formed and con­fi­dent hir­ing de­ci­sion and then bring you aboard.

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