From a sleepy Arab emirate dependent on oil-production in the ‘90s, Dubai has developed into a multi-cultural, cosmopolitan, and ecologically-sound business hub. Along with its expansion, it has never ceased its demand for migrant labor, particularly for foreign-educated nurses. Is it as easy as going there on a lark and finding jobs at the drop of a hat? Of course not. So what do you need to do to find a job as a nurse in Dubai? We’ll give you the rundown.
Get your credentials verified
A Primary Source Verified (PSV) report from the DataFlow Group is required for your qualifications. The good news is that you can get this ahead of time with TrueProfile.io – a new service from the DataFlow Group. You need to verify your degree, work experience, your professional license, and a Certificate of Good Standing. The last item is issued by the health regulator from the country of your most recent work experience, or from your last employer. Once you have received your TrueProof, you can now apply for an assessment.
Apply with the Dubai Health Authority
You can get your eligibility letter from the Dubai Health Authority after you have passed their assessment. Before that though, you need to provide them with your verified credentials – your TrueProofs. Once you’ve passed their assessment and made your payment, they’ll issue your eligibility letter. At this point, you can opt to find an employer first before fulfilling the requirements to get a license. For a more detailed information on the licensing requirements, you can read our blog on How to Become a Nurse in Dubai.
Increase your visibility to employers and headhunters
myTrueProfile Contact Settings. Finding a job is just like selling wares at a virtual marketplace. You have to advertise that you want to get a job. Since you already have a TrueProof, turn your contact settings to Public on your myTrueProfile page. Recruiters can readily view your information and contact you if you fit what they need.
Don’t forget to make sure you’ve fully built your myTrueProfile page so that employers get a good understanding of your skills and experience.
Link your TrueProofs to your LinkedIn account. Make your profile more attractive to headhunters and talent acquisition managers by leveraging verified credentials on your account. In addition, LinkedIn has a feature that lets you search for jobs in a particular location. Search for available Registered Nurse jobs in the Emirates and click apply!
Use job aggregators. There are plenty of free online job aggregators that collate help wanted ads from prospective employers. Most of them need you to sign up in order to apply for the advertised jobs. Furthermore, make sure to read the privacy policies of the job aggregators you use to ensure your data privacy.
Ready to practice your profession in Dubai? Start by getting your own TrueProofs and build your myTrueProfile page!