The country has been making steady efforts to reduce its dependence on the oil and gas sector by making investments in other sectors such as real estate, construction, hospitality, entertainment, etc. The recent example is that of the Mall of Qatar which opened doors in December last year resulting in increased demand for human resource across various industries such as retail, food and beverage, entertainment and hospitality. We can expect the same from the opening of Doha Festival City, one of Qatar’s biggest malls, which is slated to go live soon in the month of April this year.

Although the country has native talent, it welcomes expats without much inhibition to make the best of the career opportunities. Moreover, Qatar is also one of the most peaceful countries in the region according to the Global Peace Index. Ample employment prospects combined with a safe and peaceful environment make Qatar a popular destination amongst expats looking to explore career opportunities abroad. Despite all favorable factors, finding a job in Qatar is not an easy task, especially as an expat. However, nothing is impossible if you make up your mind. Consider finding a job as your full-time job and you will surely see success. However, it is best to draw a full-fledged strategy around your job search. Outlined below are a few tips that will help you in successfully finding a job in Qatar:

In Qatar you should typically use a CV when applying for jobs. In brief, the difference between a resume and a CV is:

Resume- brief overview of work and educational experience. Prominent in the US when applying for employment. Typically one page.

CV (curriculum vitae) - more in depth look at work and educational experience. Prominent in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Typically two or more pages.


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