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Teaching Jobs in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is one of the most preferred destinations for professionals willing to relocate in the Middle East. The economy of Saudi Arabia is based on oil reserves and petroleum exports like rest of the Middle East countries.

The government of Saudi Arabia is always concerned about its citizens and is always seen making efforts to make them comfortable. It is now trying to diversify the economy by focusing on other sectors like education, travel and tourism, healthcare, telecom, construction, banking, IT, Accounting, etc. This diversification of economy will naturally create thousands of jobs in Saudi Arabia across all the sectors.

The teaching industry of Saudi Arabia attracts a large number of expatriates to the Kingdom. The population of foreign workforce is so high that there are special provisions in various sectors to cater to their needs. For instance, in academic sector, there are numerous international schools in Saudi Arabia for the education of the children of expatriates. Also, the use of English as a language for communication emphasizes on the hospitality of the government and the people of Saudi Arabia toward migrant population.

Teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia are available on contractual basis though the time period may vary. Since, the religion of the Kingdom is Islam, it is a very conservative country that offers employment opportunities to men more than women. Jobs in teaching in Saudi Arabia are also more open to males than females from abroad though they may be preferred when accompanying their husbands. Women already living in the Kingdom be they natives or migrants can easily get teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia as compared to those alone from outside.

Saudi Arabia provides various options to those looking for a career in teaching. You may teach in schools-both national and international as well as take private tuitions. Both the salaries offered and the working environments are good in Saudi Arabian schools. English teachers are especially in high demand in Saudi Arabia along with other subject specialists. There are various teaching related jobs in Saudi Arabia such as Principals, associates, university professors, language experts, instructors, coordinators, quality experts, teachers, etc.

If you are looking for teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia, you can apply through newspapers, recruitment agencies and job portals. You may apply directly to the school or college if the vacancy is advertised on their official website. When short listed, you will be called for an interview and other rounds to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On selection, a contract is drawn between the organization and the candidate which serves as the main document that decides your period of stay in the Kingdom. Any breach in the contract on either side could lead to serious consequences, so, it is advisable to read the contract carefully before signing it. All the details regarding the compensation, period of stay, perks, benefits, holidays, etc. should be cleared up with the employer to avoid any problems or hassles in future.

Saudi Arabia welcomes expatriates with open arms as it needs their services to boost the economy. But, it is important to know the culture and lifestyle followed to be able to adjust easily in the new environment. Also, the teachers may expect to meet with a different kind of group of students in Saudi Arabia as it has just started giving such importance to education.

You should ideally become a part of the forum or community of the expatriates already living and teaching in Saudi Arabia. So, if you are willing to adjust and get paid hefty amounts of salaries, it is the right place for you.

May 16, 2010 Posted by | Business, Employment | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Engineering Jobs and Living in Qatar

Qatar, an oil and gas rich nation in the Middle East has the highest GDP per capita in the world. This state attracts thousands of workers from outside the country as it offers quick money in short period of time. It is one of the most preferred expat destinations that welcomes foreign workforce on its shores.

Professionals from around the world can find plenty of jobs in Qatar as there is a quick need to develop the emirate. The population of the state is not enough to meet the manpower demand of the companies in Qatar. And so, large scale hiring of highly skilled and well trained professionals from outside the emirate is carried out. The employers recruit these workers for a short duration, usually on contractual basis as government does not allow expatriates to become part of the local population. It wants the state to become self sufficient in every way- in terms of labor requirements, education and healthcare sectors, etc.

Expatriates in Qatar are paid highly, treated well and rewarded for their efforts at the end of their contracts. Even though, the government wishes to make the state self dependent, the demand and the need for foreign workforce won’t evade for at least 2 to 3 decades. The kind of requirement and jobs in Qatar may change but the need for services from well trained expatriates will not die down. This emphasizes on the fact that the number of employment opportunities in Qatar will grow across the various sectors in coming years. Managerial, professional and technological experience will be in great demand as current favorite remains engineering jobs in Qatar.

Qatar has the third largest LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) reserves in the world. Qatari government is now diversifying its economy which has been growing at a fast pace. It is promoting the emirate as a tourist destination as it offers numerous recreation options like fine beaches, great water sports facilities, a world-class golf course and many superb hotels with advanced technology. It is much more relaxing than other cities in Gulf like Dubai and Bahrain and a lucrative career destination as well.

There is a lot of construction work going on in the state of Qatar for the rapid development of the state. A plethora of jobs in engineering are available in the emirate across all sectors such as mining, oil & gas (offshore & onshore), petrochemical, construction (building, engineering, marine), telecom, wastewater, water treatment, solid waste disposal, industrial plant (light & heavy), railways, environmental, power and others. Engineering jobs for experienced professionals in all areas-mechanical, electrical, civil and software are open for expatriates in Qatar.

Doha, the capital city of Qatar has also become a career hub with thousands of expatriates willing to work in the city. Engineering jobs in Doha attract many well qualified and highly trained expatriates from all across the world. Like other Middle East countries, Qatar too offers handsome salary packages and attractive rewards to the professionals at the end of their working tenure. Living in Qatar is quite affordable as it mainly depends on your lifestyle, habits and the country you belong to. The cost of living comprises food, booze, transport, accommodation, servants, internet, healthcare, leisure activities, schools (when moving with family) and other such things. Since, the government offers many facilities for expatriates, the expenses for most of the things remain low.

Qatar is definitely the right place for those willing to relocate and earn some hefty amounts of money. You can enjoy a different kind of lifestyle while making good savings in short period of time.

May 16, 2010 Posted by | Business, Employment | , , , , | Leave a comment