How to work in UAE

Information for Liberian Citizens:

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a beautiful country, home for 9 millions of expatriates coming from more than 200 countries.

UAE is a global capital for tolerance and its approach is a bridge of communication between peoples of different cultures and religions in a respectful environment.

The official language is Arabic, anyway the common language spoken between so many different nationalities is English. The knowledge of Arabic is a good plus for working purpose.

You can search and hopefully find a good work, if you respect the laws and culture of our great hosting country. Here you ca find a set of information and suggestions to become an happy working resident in UAE:

Please, do not visit UAE searching a work on a tourist visa, it’s not legal. You can save money, time and troubles making a better search by Internet. Please avoid any middle-man asking you money for traveling on tourist visa with the the promise of a work at arrival, some Liberian citizen have been cheated in this way. if you have a working place ready for you, your must travel using a working permit/visa

Prepare your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

using a good text editor like Microsoft Word or Libreoffice (feee open source editor).

Here a template you can use starting point for your CV: Template in Word/Libreoffice format .

Making a good CV is very important, employers generally spend less than one minute reading a CV before deciding to reject it, or to shortlist it for detailed consideration. If you fail to make the right impact, you missed your chance.

Employers generally spend less than one minute reading a CV before deciding to reject it, or to shortlist it for detailed consideration. If you fail to make the right impact, you missed your chance.

If applying for an advertised vacancy, always ensure that you comply with any application process entirely. The vacancy notice might specify: how to apply (CV, application form, online application), the length and/or format of the CV, whether a covering letter is required, etc.

Be brief: two A4 pages are usually more than enough, irrespective of your education or experience. Do not exceed 4 pages. If you hold a degree, include your secondary school qualifications only if relevant to the job in question.

Is your work experience limited? Describe your education and training first; highlight volunteering activities and placements or traineeships

Be clear and concise.

Use short sentences. Avoid clichés. Concentrate on the relevant aspects of your training and work experience.

Give specific examples. Quantify your achievements.

Update your CV as your experience develops. Don’t hesitate to remove old information if it does not add value for the position.

Always adapt your CV to suit the post you are applying for

Highlight your strengths according to the needs of the employer and focus on the skills that match the job.

Do not include work experience or training which is not relevant to the application.

Explain any breaks in your studies or career giving examples of any transferable skills you might have learned during your break.

Before sending your CV to an employer, check again that it corresponds to the required profile.

Do not artificially inflate your CV; if you do, you are likely to be found out at the interview.

Pay attention to the presentation of your CV

Present your skills and competences clearly and logically, so that your advantages stand out.

Put the most relevant information first.

Pay attention to spelling and punctuation.

Export your CV in PDF format, editable Word is not professional.

Check your CV once you have filled it in

Correct any spelling mistakes, and ensure the layout is clear and logical.

Have someone else re-read your CV so that you are sure the content is clear and easy to understand.

Do not forget to write a cover letter.

Job opportunities are widely posted on professional networking websites such as, which also offer networking opportunity.

Be ready to have an interview by a video call

Find a good place without noise in background and with a good internet connection.

When finally, a company will make a job offer to you, it should include a flight ticket and a working visa under its sponsorship.

Why should you NOT visit UAE on tourist visa for searching a work?

– It’s not legal.

– The visa required to hire a person already in UAE is more expensive for your employer.

– UAE is a modern country, everything can be done on-line by Internet.

– Living in UAE can be expensive if not well organized, you can go out of money very, very soon.

– If you overstays your maximum allowed visa time, you will get heavy fines and it’s possible to be jailed and deported with permanent ban from the country.