Job hunting in Qatar: Finding the right fit
Qatar’s job market is growing at a much faster pace than previously predicted. Going by population growth alone, Qatar has surpassed the 1.9 million mark a couple of years ahead of predictions.
Qatar’s National Development Strategy hadn’t expected to touch this figure before 2016. In a series of articles, JustHere will address the questions these opportunities raise.
If you would like to move to Qatar, or live here and would like to explore new opportunities, it might be quite a daunting task to find your way around the job market.
JustHere lists three main categories of resources to help you in your pursuit for employment and professional development:
|Recruitment companies||Groups on LinkedIn||Professional networking groups|
|REED Middle East
REED is one of the oldest independent recruitment companies. It specialises in providing permanent, contract, temporary and outsourced recruitment solutions as well as IT and HR consulting. It has more than 350 offices worldwide and connects job seekers with employers in sectors such as banking, energy, purchasing, technology, oil & gas, airports & aviation, power generation, hospitality & leisure, sales & marketing and mining & metals.BAC ME
It also offers career relocation services to countries such as Australia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, the UK and the UAE.
Also worth a visit on their website is the Salary Guide that is updated each year.
BAC Middle East is a ISO9001 certified professional recruitment agency in the UAE. Established in 1979, it is one of the oldest recruitment agencies in the country. It specialises in executive recruitment for jobs in a number of sectors right from administrative jobs to media & creative jobs to those in engineering and the oil & gas sectors in countries in the GCC region as well as Lebanon, Jordan and others.Page Group
Page Group is a global recruitment consultancy that divides its offerings into three groups based on the types of services they offer – Page Executive, Michael Page, Page Personnel. In Qatar, the company operates from its office in Tornado Tower in West Bay.Silatech
Its primarily specialisations include sectors such as Business & Finance, Public Sector, Engineering & Manufacturing, Health & Social Care, Environment, Hospitality, Design, Marketing & Communication among others.
Silatech is a social initiative that is working towards creating jobs and economic opportunities for youth throughout the Arab world. Although it is not a job search service in the traditional sense, it assists job seekers with choosing the right careers through methods such as psychometric testing and individual counseling. It also furthers entrepreneurial initiatives by connecting entrepreneurs with financing and assistance to help their fledgling businesses take off.Al Shaheen Services
In addition, Silatech also has programs that help to boost employability among the youth, create jobs in socially-conscious investment funds and commission research.
The Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development is Silatech’s partnership with Qatar Development Bank to address the needs of the youth who wish to develop their entrepreneurial capabilities or employability. It is located in Katara’s Building 30.
Contact Silatech: 4499 4800 or email@example.com; Contact Bedaya Center: 4408 0268, Facebook, Twitter or firstname.lastname@example.org
Al Shaheen Services was established in 1978 in Doha. It recruits candidates for nearly all industries from architecture & design to healthcare, real estate, oil & gas and marketing, events & PR. It is also a partner of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce Referral. Al Shaheen Services is located on C-Ring Road in Doha.Brunel
Contact: 4441 9143 or email@example.com
Brunel is an international recruitment group that deploys professionals for positions in Engineering, IT, Finance, Legal and all other disciplines in the Oil & Gas industry. It links both job seekers with companies seeking employees and vice versa.Gala Hospitality
Contact: 4466 6275 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Gala Hospitality offers personalised recruitment services within the hospitality industry. Its goal is to fill roles right from line staff to senior positions as well as headhunting for executive positions.Worley Parsons
Contact: 4016 1847 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Worley Parsons offers recruitment services to the resources & energy sectors as well as the complex process industries. Worley Parsons in Qatar is currently recruiting professionals for a four-year high-profile brownfield project that has been commissioned to it by Maersk Oil.NES Global Talent
Worley Parsons will provide brownfield design engineering services. Visit the Worley Parsons Qatar website to apply for these positions.
Contact: 4499 9777 Global Women QatarThis agency, established in 2012, is the first one in Qatar to focus on the recruitment of women who reside here or wish to relocate here. Both, citizens and expatriates are eligible to apply through Global Women Qatar looking for either temporary or permanent positions. The agency recruits both women who have had prior work experience as well as those who haven’t had much.
Visit the website for current vacancies.
Contact: 3383 6906 or 6645 3423 or email email@example.com
NES Global Talent primarily recruits for technical and engineering jobs around the world and across multiple disciplines. The types of recruitment services it offers include Executive Search, Permanent Solutions, Managed Services, Contract Placements, Candidate Support and Service Guarantees.MENATSA
NES Global Talent maintains a presence in Qatar through its office in the Al Muntazah suburb of Doha.
Contact: 4436 7044 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MENATSA’s main service offerings include Executive Recruitment, Executive Search, Executive Contracting and HR Consulting in addition to training and development in the MENA region, Turkey and southern Asia.Al Noof Recruitment Service
Contact: 4491 2424 or email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
A team of professionals founded Al Noof Recruitment Service through which job seekers around the country can find a job in one or more of the following sectors: Accounting, Financial Services, IT, Human Resources, Legal, Sales & Marketing and Technical & Operations apart from other sectors.Cappo Qatar
Contact: 4442 5869/4442 2076 or email@example.com
CAPPO (Chemical and Power Plant Operations) Group was formed in 1977 and has offices in Qatar, the US and the UK. It provides specialist Engineering, Construction, Commissioning and Startup services to companies Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Offshore and Power industries.Intertek Moody
It recruits for some of Qatar’s most illustrious names in the Oil & Gas, Banking & Finance, IT and Telecoms sectors.
Contact: 4437 0993 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Intertek Moody provides workforce and staffing solutions. It matches qualified personnel to the right Engineering & Technical jobs in a number of industries. Their office in Doha is in the Arab Bank Building on C-Ring Road.Adecco Middle East
Contact: 4431 6759
Adecco is a global recruitment company, which also provides recruitment and temporary staffing services across local, GCC and the MENA region. Their office in Doha is in the Al Fardan Tower in West Bay.Best Executive Solutions (BES) Global
Contact: 4433 7330 Nelson Park AdvisorsNelson Park Advisors is a small-size Executive Search and Consulting firm that specialises in middle to senior level executive search focused specifically on the financial sector in the Middle East. It provides Executive Coaching both on a one-to-one basis as well as training programmes for larger groups.
Run by experienced Global Search and Recruitment Consultant, Kirsty Best, BES Global offers Global Executive Search and HR & Recruitment Services across the Middle East, the UK and Australia. It focuses primarily assisting job seekers in areas such as HR, Executive Assistant & Office Management, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Design & Construction Project Management Engineering.Gulf Talent
Contact: email@example.com; Skype: kirsty.best
Through this online recruitment portal, job seekers can search for a wide range of jobs across the MENA region as well as countries such as India, Far East, Europe and even Afghanistan, apart from others.Jomea
It also lists executive education programmes offered by some of the world’s top business schools.
In addition, it also has sections for additional services offered to HR professionals, webmasters, journalists, universities, advertising agencies and event organisers.
Jomea is the first free search engine for job seekers in the Middle East and Africa. It is based in Lebanon but its database includes jobs from nearly all countries in the MENA region.Bayt
Bayt is an online recruitment portal that caters to job seekers in the Middle East and Africa. It is quite a popular resource among job seekers especially in the GCC region since jobs in virtually all industrial sectors are listed in Bayt’s job database.alJazeera Jobs
Established in 2007, alJazeera Jobs is headquartered in Bahrain and primarily serves expatriate job seekers in the GCC region.
|Gulf Recruitment (94000+ members)
EXPAT JOBS in MIDDLE EAST (39000+ members)
Qatar Opportunities (19000+ members)
Qatar Business and Professional Network (17500+ members)
Qatar Business Network (13000+ members)
QATAR JOBS Doha CAREERS Software Finance Banking Sales Marketing Social Media Telecom Crowdsourcing (11200+ members)
QATAR World Cup 2022 Project Opportunities (10000+ members)
IT Jobs in Qatar (7600+ members)
Jobs in Qatar Doha (6600+ members)
Qatar FUTURE (6300+ members)
Qatar HR Network (6300+ members)
DohaCareers (6300+ members)
Qatar Recruitment (4900+ members)
Jobs in Qatar (3000+ members)
Linkin Qatar (2700+ members)
Qatar Networking Forum (80 members)
|Qatar Professional Women’s Network (QPWN)
QPWN is an informal networking group for expatriate and Qatari professional women. It organises monthly networking events exclusively for women with an aim to help members expand their networks and refine their professional capabilities through their annual Circle of Pearl mentoring program. QPWN is also a great resource for job seekers to tap into.Internations Qatar
Internations is an international online community for people who live and work abroad. It is helpful in bringing together expatriate professionals as well as job seekers in informal gatherings whose theme is decided on by members or moderators of each city’s group. Qatar’s Internations group organises a number of such different events for its members.Spanish Business Council
The Spanish Business Council exists to promote business and trade relations between Qatar and Spain. It holds an informal monthly networking event that is open to both Spanish and non-Spanish speaking people. In addition, it also organises lectures and visits to different commercial and government organisations for members to inform and educate them about different developments taking place in the country. Application for membership can be found on the SBC website.Irish Qatari Business Council (IQBC)
This group was formed in 2012 to promote trade between the Qatari and Irish business entities in Qatar. It focuses on creating marketing and networking opportunities along with making introductions and providing referrals and business intelligence amongst people and businesses. The IQBC organises networking events regularly to further its goals. Visit the IQBC website to obtain membership.Scandinavian Business Council Qatar
This is a not-for-profit, non-political joint networking platform for the five Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It hosts a number of networking events centered on different activities and themes. In the past, some of these have included golf tournaments, a monthly networking event, crayfish parties and the like.American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Qatar)
AmCham Qatar was founded in 2010 to foster mutual cooperation and understanding between Qatar and the US through trade, commerce and investment. It hosts a number of networking events as well as opportunities for its members to contribute through volunteering to join or lead a committee.Qatar British Business Forum (QBBF)
It also organises other events for members to come together and enjoy such as sports nights, hosting distinguished speakers as well as trade shows and conferences.
Membership is open to start-up entities, established entities (with upto 50 worldwide employees), individual members (open only to American citizens residing in Qatar) and non-resident members.
To be a member of the QBBF, individuals must be either a British citizen in a professional or managerial position living and working in Qatar or a Qatari or person of other nationality holding a senior position while living in Qatar but working for a British entity here. QBBF organises networking events and other events such as business lunches, conferences and talks by guest speakers.German Business Council Qatar
Contact: 4496 2080 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This not-for-profit, non-political organisation seeks to improve business and trade relations between Germany and Qatar. Membership with the Council entails invitation to its monthly meetings, special events as well as a listing in their online business directory.
Contact: 4431 1152 or email@example.com
We address various aspects of Working in Qatar in this series, including finance, laws, HR development. Write to us if there is a particular subject you are interested in and would like to read about.