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Retail banks in GCC countries like the UAE and Abu Dhabi face a shortage of qualified staff, even as they try to expand regionally. According to a Reuters report, they are struggling to find and retain qualified talent, since many locals prefer to work either government or investment banking jobs. Could this lead to an upswing […]

There’s no doubt the world’s hottest economies are in Asia. Countries like China, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia feature higher growth than developed nations and greater political stability than the emerging economies of the Middle East. A piece by Sarah Mishkin in yesterday’s Financial Times explores the glut of expat workers moving east–a trend which has picked […]

Singapore is well-known as one of the top expat destinations in the world, for both career prospects and family life. Now the company is looking to target the technology sector, particularly innovative expat entrepreneurs. According to a recent CNN Money piece by Katherine Ryder: Singapore’s new pet project is creativity. The country has long had its […]

It should come as no surprise to any expat job seeker that hiring practices can vary wildly across cultures. An instance of confusion came up recently in a letter to the Career Clinic column in Thailand’s Bangkok Post. The expat in question was a woman who had lived in Thailand for six years. She was […]

More than a quarter of job seekers worry their social networking activities could hurt their career prospects, according to a recent survey from the Kelly Global Workforce Index. 26% of 96,000 respondents across North America, Europe and the Middle East (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) voiced concerns about the potential career impact of their social […]

Before you start looking at job listings you should invest some time in writing an effective CV. A CV (or curriculum vitae) is a comprehensive summary of your educational and professional experience, including both relevant activities outside of work and any awards you have received. There are some similarities between a CV and a resume–enough […]

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