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5 Things You Should Know If You’re Looking for a Job in the Middle East in the Next Three Months

Posted by Mohannad Aljawamis September 26, 2016 0 Comment

Without doubt, having a stable job that provides a decent income and benefits is one of the biggest challenges for many individuals across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). For those who are currently on the lookout for new hiring opportunities, the latest Bayt.com Middle East Job Index Survey, September 2016, provides a guide […]

Aspiring MENA Entrepreneurs: Motives and Obstacles

Posted by Mohannad Aljawamis September 5, 2016 0 Comment

Imagine conducting an experiment or establishing a place where you are able to translate your ideas, no matter how unprecedented or out-of-the-norm, from fantasy into reality. Imagine creating a human anthill that harmonizes to your ideal work environment. Imagine running an establishment that creates economic value and potentially disrupts preexisting competition. Known as entrepreneurship, the […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About Hiring Fresh Graduates in the MENA This Year

Posted by Reem Boudraa August 22, 2016 0 Comment

When hiring a fresh graduate, an employer needs to be aware of their expectations, their readiness for the market, and their target industries in order to attract the best candidates. Here are a few facts about hiring fresh graduates this year in the MENA region, from the Bayt.com Fresh Graduates in the MENA survey, July 2016. Are fresh […]

4 Things You Should Know Before Asking for a Higher Salary

Posted by Sara Hammouri May 16, 2016 0 Comment

45% of professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are not happy with their current salaries, as revealed in the latest Bayt.com Middle East and North Africa Salary Survey 2016. According to the survey results, less than one in five professionals (19%) believe that their salary is competitive with other companies in their industry, while the majority […]

Report: The Skills Gap Crisis in the Middle East

Posted by Roba Assi May 2, 2016 0 Comment

We’re facing a skills crisis in the Middle East. According to the Bayt.com “Skills Gap in the Middle East” survey, job seekers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are facing a tough job market these days. Across the MENA region, only two in every 10 companies (17%) surveyed are currently searching for new […]

Gloomy Economy No More: 5 Reasons 2016 Could Be a Good Year After All

Posted by Sara Hammouri March 30, 2016 0 Comment

Twice a year, Bayt.com conducts a survey with thousands of respondents from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to measure their quality of life and gauge their feelings about their country’s economy, their personal financial situation, and ability to save and purchase. The data we get from this survey helps us understand […]

Looking for a Job in Middle East in 2016? Here’s Why You Should Be Excited

Posted by Sara Hammouri February 29, 2016 0 Comment

Growing up, anticipated plans and projects were easily condemned to be a sure failure simply because prospects did not look as bright as people were hoping. This is the current situation with 2016; many people are expecting lackluster career trajectories and a lack of professional growth opportunities. I, however, having learned from a young age […]

In 2016: 16 Jobs for People Who Don’t Like Stress

Posted by Reem Boudraa January 27, 2016 0 Comment

Finding a job where stress is rarely an issue is the goal of many job seekers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and 88.3% of them would go as far as changing jobs in order to improve their work-life balance, as revealed in the Bayt.com “Work-Life Balance in the MENA” poll, September 2012. […]

Is Your Salary One of the Top 50 Salaries of 2015?

Posted by Reem Boudraa December 30, 2015 2 Comments

With a stable economy and political environment and two cities ranking as the top cities in the Middle East to live and work, it comes as no surprise that the UAE offers some of the highest salaries in the world. And while salaries in the UAE are above regional levels, 64% of respondents in the […]

First Jobs for Young Women in the Middle East and North Africa [WHITE PAPER]

Posted by Reem Boudraa November 24, 2015 0 Comment

Studies have shown, time and time again, that young women entering the labor market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are disadvantaged in comparison to their male peers. Of female youth actively seeking work, 43.9 percent are currently unemployed, twice the male youth unemployment rate at 22.9 percent (ILO, 2014). Although the average woman […]

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