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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 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 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 “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, 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 “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 […]

What Is the State of Entrepreneurs in the Middle East?

Posted by Reem Boudraa November 11, 2015 0 Comment

After the Arab Spring, entrepreneurship has been repeatedly hailed as the way out of the job crisis in the Middle East region – a region characterized by the highest youth unemployment rate in the world. In a newly released survey by, the Entrepreneurship in the Middle East 2015 Survey, we shed light on the many factors […]

The Best Cities in the Middle East to Live in, Make Money and Find a Job

Posted by Reem Boudraa October 8, 2015 2 Comments

When it comes to life in the Middle East, opinions diverge. If you head to Dubai or Abu Dhabi or Doha or Muscat, you will get a rosy account of life there from the many expatriates who left their home countries to build a better life for themselves and their families. But head to less […]

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