User-friendly Job Portal accelerates the pace of Emiratisation by giving locals a fast and simple online highway to the latest jobs
In a move designed to accelerate the pace of Emiratisation in line the latest trends in online recruitment, Careers UAE Exhibition has launched a user-friendly Job Portal (jobs.careersuae.ae) as an all-in-one hub where the needs of job seekers and recruiters intersect. Many companies have already indicated their desire to post vacancies on the portal in the coming weeks, cementing Careers UAE Exhibition’s reputation as the nation’s leading recruitment, training and education showcase. With 14 million mobile phones in operation in the UAE, according to the latest Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) figures, the vast majority of youth frequently use mobile phones as well as electronic tablets to access the internet while on the go throughout the day, making the new job portal easily accessible for all attendees while providing a vital link between job-seekers and employers.
The web-based recruitment comes against the backdrop of the highly anticipated Careers UAE Exhibition, which is being organised and hosted by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 30 April – 2 May. The event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who is a visionary proponent of local empowerment.
The 13th edition of Careers UAE Exhibition coincides with the Year of Emiratisation, and will bring graduates and job seekers face-to-face with a diverse range of exhibitors. The event’s partners include Al Futtaim, Bayt.com, Commercial Bank of Dubai, First Select, Go Glocal, Higher Colleges of Technology, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the Presidential Guard, Tanmia, UAE University and Zayed University.
Prospective employees can select from an abundance of rewarding jobs in diverse sectors such as banking, telecommunications, ICT, transportation, trade, oil and gas, hospitality, recruitment, education and semi-government. Meanwhile, the job portal will seek to replicate the concept of this event in the digital world by connecting job seekers with leading companies that match their career aspirations.
Explaining the rationale behind the job portal, Asma Al Sharif, Careers UAE Exhibition Manager at DWTC, said: “We are witnessing a young generation of tech-savvy Emiratis who are very active on social media and cyberspace as a whole. They seek maximum convenience in minimum time. Therefore our job portal will empower them to quickly and easily navigate through a world of opportunities, and find jobs that are in sync with their career ambitions. The exciting thing for applicants is that each day potentially offers something new, because new companies and new vacancies will be regularly added. Following this launch initiative we aim to build on the interest we have received so far, by constantly attracting more employers to post jobs for locals online. As more companies come on board the portal, its reputation will grow and other companies will also be motivated to participate and make our portal their preferred recruitment interface.”
Commenting on the job portal, Sultan Al Sabri (Vice President: Human Resources and Organization Effectiveness) of Dubai Aluminum, which is a Strategic Partner for the event and has offered unlimited jobs for locals, said: “As a country that prides itself in maintaining international standards, it is vital that we also keep pace with the latest global trends in recruitment by migrating our vacancy listings from traditional media to the digital platform.”
While the job portal is a major attraction, the showcase also offers numerous other attractions, such as the Majid Bin Mohammed UAE Nationals Training Initiative, which will mark its third successive year, striving to nurture Emiratis into executive and managerial positions by giving them experience in leading national and international companies. In addition, a women-only event where visitors can interact with their role models through an Emirati Women Leaders Panel, featuring highly successful women who have paved the way in the business world. There will also be a LEGO and Metaphor Training session which challenges participants to stretch the limits of their imagination.
“Mohammed Malek, Vice President of Human Resources, Majid Al Futtaim Holding, a key supporter of the event over the past ten years, voiced optimism about the job portal’s future impact. “Majid Al Futtaim is committed to furthering the employment and development of UAE talent. This job portal will better connect national job seekers to relevant opportunities in the market, and we hope that it will lead to more Emiratis joining the private sector,” he said.
Careers UAE Exhibition 2013 is open exclusively for UAE nationals and HR practitioners, and will be held in Halls 5 – 8 at DWTC. The event will take place from 30 April – 2 May, from 10am to 6pm. On 1 May from 10am – 1pm the event will be open to females only. Prospective participants can register and access more detailed information about a few of the available opportunities via the new job portal: jobs.careersuae.ae.