Starting a career journey in Sharjah can be a critical decision for any individual and such if you are planning to take this leap then you should know what exactly it demands to get jobs in Sharjah. Sharjah is a cultural capital of the UAE and is popular for its major tourist attractions hence this city has a lot of major job opportunities for natives, immigrants, and ex-pats. This city of UAE conjoins with Dubai which is a hub for employment in the country.
Being the hub of opportunities, this city demands great level of skills and expertise from the potential candidates who want to start jobs in Sharjah. The major skills that are in top demand are as follows:
- Statistical Analysis
- Mata Mining
- Public Policy
- International Relations
- Algorithm Design
- Web Architecture
- SEO/SEM Marketing
- UI/UX Design
These are a few highly paid skills in Sharjah. As one decides to find a job in Sharjah, he or she should try for the jobs based on their skills and knowledge as the country demands employees for certain profiles more than the other. So, here are a few job profiles one may opt for: –
Top Job Profiles in Sharjah
- Hospitality Management
- Full Stack Software Development
- Creative Advertising and Public Relations
- Culture Enthusiasts
- Human Resource Executive
- Real Estate Consulting
- Medical Specialists
- Registered Nurses
- Event Management
These are a few top profiles in Sharjah, in which one may decide to make a career.
So, if you are the one, who is planning to move to Sharjah and make a career, then here are 4 things that you must know before you make this big career move:
Passport and Visa: To make this career transition and move to Sharjah for job one needs to have a UAE Tourist Visa/ UAE Visa /UAE Visit Visa , Passport and a Work Visa which has a validity for a minimum three months to allow you to enter and work in Sharjah (although this work visa once taken is valid for any city in UAE). The responsibility to arrange Work Visa and the permit is on your new employer, if you have already got a job in Sharjah. Furthermore, if you have come as an expat resident who is allowed to work full time then you may avail a benefit for your spouse as he or she can easily get a work permit to start a part time job in Sharjah.
Working Hours: The major consideration is working hours in Sharjah. The usual working is for 9 hours (8.30 AM – 5.30 PM/9 AM – 6 PM) similar to other parts of the world. People here, generally work for 47 hours in total during a week.
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Paid Vacations: The city is quite generous for employees, as the employees get 30 calendar days of paid annual leaves. The professionals are not allowed to take any paid sick leave during the probation period. All public holidays are paid here and are not included in those 30 days of annual leave.
Job Opportunity for Women: The country has a goal to become a world leader in the field of women empowerment and employment therefore it believes that the increment in economy is possible only with the progress of women. To fulfil this goal, the UAE government has started to provide equality in education for both genders, which will bridge a gap in development and help women to achieve economic empowerment.
Sharjah is a beautiful city it has a lot of great work opportunities and also allows you to make a great standard for living. So, once you decide to start a career journey make sure you make a right choice in selecting a job profile and filing a visa.
Nikhil Mishra is a marketing communications professional with Monster.com. Monster is a global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. Nikhil has a diverse career and has been a former journalist, copywriter and an avid communications professional. His passion for the field of marketing and communications is a motivating force for his present career choice.