Job Market in Dubai should be evaluated by smart employees
Smart employees will evaluate the job market in Dubai often
This article will discuss the advantages, for those who are currently employed, of continuing to monitor the job market in Dubai. This article also will discuss the reasons for doing so discreetly.
When job applicants are finally hired, they often breathe a sigh of relief and believe that now they can relax and concentrate on other things besides searching for a job. This attitude, however, can be counterproductive. Contract and part-time jobs are increasing. This means that more of those who are in the workforce will be searching for new jobs more often than they are today.
Expecting to stay with a current employer for many years until retirement usually is not a realistic expectation. In some cases, this is not a good idea, anyway. Thus, although searching for a job is not as pressing a need for a recently hired person, that person should not completely stop evaluating the job market. Such a person also should be alert for jobs that are opening up in the company in which the person is working.
Although the lack of job security is terrible news, there also is good news. Many retirement benefits today are portable. Also, the person who holds many jobs over many years is more likely to have a broad spectrum of valuable training and experience than will the person who holds only one job for many years. This extra training and experience will be an advantage during a job search in Dubai. While holding their different jobs, employees should attempt to gain as much training and experience as possible from these jobs. Employees also should be serious about obtaining college and CLEP tests to enhance their qualifications.
Although some employees stagnate in their jobs over many years, other employees go to the other extreme and become job hoppers. Changing jobs too often can make some potential employers feel that these job hoppers are either disloyal, or that they might soon be terminated because of poor performance. Because of the lack of job security today, however, a job applicant who was viewed as a job hopper in the past will not always be viewed as a job hopper in today’s job market in Dubai. Also, the lack of security in today’s job market in Dubai does not inspire loyalty in employees. In general, however, most people will hold their jobs for longer periods of time late in their careers than they will earlier in their careers.
Current supervisors’ employee evaluations also will be important factors when these employees are looking for jobs. Employees should continue to do good jobs with their current employers when they are looking for new jobs.
A job searcher must conduct a discreet job search. A job searcher should tell potential employers not to check with their current employer for a reference unless the job searcher is seriously being considered for a job hire. Also, using the company phone, computer, and company time to search for jobs is risky. Some employees might even carelessly leave a resume in the copy machine or get a copy of a resume page caught inside of the copy machine. Employees sometimes have been fired for such actions, or have increased the chances that they will receive a bad reference from their current supervisor someday. In cases of layoffs, however, some employers expect employees to search for other jobs.
There can be many reasons for a job change. Employees who are considering a job change should consider it to be a serious undertaking, and they should take the time and effort to do so in such a way that the job change will be likely to benefit their long term career interests.