5 Key Things to Do to Land an OFW Job in Saudi Arabia
<p>Saudi Arabia relies heavily on overseas foreign workers (OFW) from various countries. KSA is a great destination for healthcare workers who want to build their careers in healthcare. Whether you are a<a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/find-job-doctor-saudi-arabia" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> doctor</a> or a <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/work-overseas-nurse-saudi-arabia" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">nurse</a>, the KSA has plenty of opportunities for healthcare professionals.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Want to land an OFW Job in Saudi Arabia?</h2> <p>Saudi Arabia is a great country to work in as an overseas foreign worker. Healthcare workers in the country have access to good salaries and benefits, not to mention the opportunity to work with colleagues and patients from different backgrounds. To get started, you need to verify your documents, update your CV and look for jobs that suit your skillset and expertise.&nbsp;</p> <p>We created this easy-to-follow guide with all the steps you need to consider before moving to KSA for your next career opportunity. Download &#8216;A Healthcare Professionals&#8217; Guide to Working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia&#8217; for free now:</p> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/whitepaper-a-healthcare-professionals-guide-to-working-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#e5e5e5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Download our FREE whitepaper</a></div> </div> <h2></h2> <p>Here are 5 key things you should do to land an OFW job in Saudi Arabia.&nbsp;</p> <h2>1. Get Your Documents Verified</h2> <p>Saudi Arabia has strict requirements for the documents you need to submit to regulators and authorities. One of the requirements is verifying your educational, employment, and licensing documents verified through Primary Source Verification (PSV).&nbsp;</p> <p>It’s always best to verify your documents in advance to easily present your verification report when you apply for jobs. Here’s why you should verify your documents before you start looking for an OFW job in Saudi Arabia:</p> <ul><li>You stand out to employers who are actively looking for overseas foreign workers. Overseas employers in Saudi Arabia will prioritize candidates with pre-verified documents as the time to hire is shorter.&nbsp;</li><li>You have complete ownership and control of your verification report, which means you can share it with multiple recruiters as you please.&nbsp;</li></ul> <p></p> <h2>2. Hold the Necessary Skills&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <p>It should not surprise you that employers expect candidates to have the correct skill set relevant to the job. Each healthcare OFW job in Saudi Arabia has different requirements, most of which you can glean from the job description.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the employer&#8217;s job description to identify the soft and technical skills you need to get shortlisted and hired. If this is truly your dream role, look for ways to upskill and get your education credentials verified to prove your knowledge.&nbsp;</p> <h2>3. Update Your Digital CV&nbsp;</h2> <p>Your CV is often the first interaction a recruiter has with you. A good CV will pass an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and impress enough that you get called for an interview. An ATS scans through keywords related to the job description and decides whether you are a match based on what you wrote in your CV.&nbsp;</p> <p>Take your time working on your CV to ensure that it covers the most important milestones and achievements in your career. Ideally, build a <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/ultimate-digital-cv/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">digital CV</a> that is easy to update and customize.&nbsp;</p> <p>It is also easier to <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/trueproof-how-to-share-your-verified-credentials/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">share your digital CV</a> with multiple recruiters simultaneously. Not only that, you can add your digital CV and <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/trueproof-how-to-share-your-verified-credentials/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">TrueProof</a>s to your LinkedIn to gain instant trust from recruiters who view your profile.&nbsp;</p> <p>Some best practices to keep in mind when updating your digital CV include:</p> <ul><li>Remove any old information that may not be as relevant to your job search right now.&nbsp;</li><li>Update your skills&nbsp;</li><li>Customize your CV to match what employers are looking for. You can do this by reading several job descriptions and identifying the keywords used. The next step is to incorporate these keywords into your CV.&nbsp;</li><li>Add your verified credentials to your digital CV</li><li>Update your details and <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/update-your-contact-settings-and-unlock-career-opportunities/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Profile Visibility preferences</a> so that interested employers can contact you</li><li>Proofread your CV&nbsp;</li></ul> <p></p> <h2>4. Start Applying for OFW Jobs in KSA&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <p>If you want to work abroad in Saudi Arabia, you must start looking for relevant job opportunities in the country. The best place to start is on TrueProfile.io Jobs, which lists hundreds of the latest healthcare vacancies from trusted recruiters.&nbsp;</p> <h2>5. Documentation, Registration, Exams</h2> <p>Before you move to Saudi Arabia as an OFW, you must obtain the necessary documentation and register as a healthcare professional to be recognized as a foreign worker in the country. Some of these&nbsp; include:</p> <ul><li>If you intend to work in KSA, you need a permit to practice, also known as a health or medical license. Apply for your license by registering with the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.scfhs.org.sa/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Saudi Commission for Health Specialties</a> (<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/scfhs-licensing" target="_blank">SCFHS</a>)&#8217;s portal, <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mumaris-plus-the-scfhs-portal-explained" target="_blank">Mumaris Plus</a>. </li><li>You need to pass a <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/3-steps-getting-prometric-scfhs" target="_blank">Prometric Exam</a></li><li>A Residence permit (Iqama). A residence permit allows you to work for a given period in Saudi Arabia, usually two years. </li><li>Visa approval from the Saudi Ministry of Labor. Your employer will apply for the visa on your behalf.</li></ul> <p></p> <p>Ready to begin applying for healthcare jobs in KSA?</p> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/jobs" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#e5e5e5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Start your job search now!</a></div> </div>