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Monday, May 16, 2011

Seeking a New Job in Fujairah

Bright Prospects

The issuing of the new Fujairah Statistical Yearbook 2010 has been accompanied by predictions of a ‘development and economic boom in the emirate’ resulting in a ‘steep increase in the population, especially of expatriates.’

In the Khaleej Times article (15 May 2011) the Director-General of the Fujairah Municipality has spoken in glowing terms about the many new projects providing job opportunities (e.g. Fujairah City Center-Carrefour will offer 500 jobs by the end of 2012) plus four new real estate projects downtown and other ‘grand projects’ at Fujairah’s Kuwait Street.

Seeking the Jobs

How does one learn about the jobs arising in Fujairah? How can you be like ‘the early bird [who] catches the worm’?

In addition to registering with UAE employment agencies, it is remarkable to see the number of Fujairah jobs that are advertised on Twitter. One can set up Twitter to search for ‘Fujairah, Jobs’ or whatever else you are looking for.

Googling Fujairah Jobs

If people aren’t inclined to figure out and use Twitter, the Googling of jobs made be somewhat easier. This is how it is done:

1. Set up a Google account (which will give you a Gmail email address and other benefits which you don’t have to use).

2. On Google’s top bar indicating the various services (Gmail, Calendar, Documents, Photos etc) click on Web which will take you to the Google Search.

Into this search space write ‘Fujairah, jobs’.

3. Up will come pages of Fujairah jobs (2,950,000 as of today the 16 May 2011). Google offers a useful tool so you can get the latest. On the left side it lists:

  • Everything
  • Images
  • Videos
  • News
  • Shopping
  • More

Then it states these Search Tools:

  • Any Time (which is what we have already got—2,950,000 job listings)
  • Latest
  • Past 24 hours
  • Past week
  • Past month
  • Past year
  • Custom range—you can search from one date to another.

4. Click on Latest and you will see the jobs listed in the last few hours and even minutes.

At the top of the new page it says ‘New results will appear below as they become available’.

This morning for example (16 May 2011) there is a Fujairah Database and Systems manager job advertised by the Gulf Job Market on Twitter only one hour ago and four jobs going at the Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa that were twittered 2 hours ago by Caterer Global.

You can repeat the search by seeing the jobs posted in the last 24 hours, the last week etc.

Google Alerts

Look at the bottom of the page when you have clicked on Latest and you will see the sentence ‘Stay up to date on these results’ and the line below, ‘Create an email alert for Fujairah, jobs’. Click on this and you will be taken to ‘Google Alerts’.

In the search box of ‘Google Alerts’ you can modify your search terms, ‘Fujairah, jobs’.

You can choose to let Google search for Everything or just News, Blogs, videos etc. Best for this type of search to go for Everything.

You can choose the frequency for receiving this information—Once a day, once a week or as it happens. If you are eager to get the news first, then ‘as it happens’ may be your best choice.

You can choose Volume and in this Google decides on ‘Only the best results’ or ‘All results’. You decide whether you want Google to refine your search or whether you will.

You can choose delivery—which email address do you want the Google Alerts to be sent? To your Gmail address or another one you stipulate?

After setting your terms you must ‘Create the alert’. You could also set up another search called, ‘Fujeirah, jobs’ realizing that some employers will spell the emirate in different ways.

You can set up a number of Google Alerts and there is a method called ‘manage your alerts’ for you to do this.

You can easily cancel the Google Alerts when you have secured your new job.

Google Alerts is a helpful search tool when you are working on a project but when you want to find the jobs as soon as they are posted this can give you an edge over others that are looking for jobs.


Fujairah Statistical Yearbook 2010 Now Available, FIF, 15 May 2010.

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus—Facebook Page.

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