Have you been unsuccessfully applying to a number of job openings in the UAE? Well, you might be able to increase your chances of landing the ideal job by having some specific abilities. According to a recent study, employers in the UAE appear to be seeking particular talents in new hires, such as good communication abilities and the capacity to perform under pressure.
The survey, which was conducted by the online job board bayt.com and the British market research and data analytics company YouGov, examines employment patterns across the Middle East. It was made available this month.
These are the top 10 skills that Middle Eastern companies are seeking for, per the survey:
1. Good communication skills in Arabic and English – 62%
2. Team player/cooperative/ helpful/ flexible – 42%
3. Ability to work under pressure – 37%
4. Good leadership skills – 35%
5. Trustworthy/ honest – 34%
6. Good negotiation skills – 33%
7. Efficient/productive – 33%
8. Overall personality and demeanour – 33%
9. Passionate/ desire to make a difference – 33%
10. Ability to take on new challenges – 29%
Although the numbers above reflect the preferences of recruiters in the entire region, they are also fairly comparable within the GCC, with the following talents ranking among the top three:
1. Good communications skills in Arabic and English – 67%
2. Team player/cooperative/helpful/ flexible – 38%
3. Good leadership skills – 35%
Top positions for the upcoming three months
These were the top three job profiles in the GCC when employers who are actively hiring for the upcoming three months were asked which positions they would be looking for people for:
1. Accountant – 18%
2. Sales managers – 16%
3. Sales executive – 16%
Which degrees are in demand the most?
The academic credentials that firms seek for when employing new staff were also highlighted in the research. The most in-demand degrees in the area, according to the respondents, are in business management, engineering, and business.