Power in Your Palm: How Your Smartphone Can Help You Land a Job

Searching for a job in UAE is not a herculean task as the gulf country is full of employment opportunities that can be easily pursued through the correct usage of technology and digital devices. In fact, it is much more easier than the tasks that Cincinnati legal headhunters have in their everyday work helping law firms to find the best recruiters. With the change in job hunt trends and revolution in the methods of search, many job seekers have set out to adapt themselves to new platforms like job search portals and mobile apps on smartphones. Whether you are seeking to build a career in UAE or any other country, gone are the days when a job seeker walks into companies to hand out his resume. The trending way to chase your dream job is to apply and share through your smartphone. The following is a list of ways in which you can use your mobile to find a job in UAE.


  1. Start Sharing

Your smartphone is just like a mini computer that can store and exchange files. So you are powered to send your CV and cover letter the instant you are notified about a job opening. There is no need to wait until you reach home to open your laptop. But make sure you don’t just use technology just for the sake of it. To avoid making any mistakes, follow the given steps

  • Spell check your CV and save it as a PDF file using the sodapdf convert app
  • Write a convincing cover letter and also spell check it
  • Send the cover letter and attached PDF as email
  • Save the mail to your smartphone, save a draft or mark it as a ‘favorite’

You can now use this template after customizing it for every job application.

  1. Be Social

Social media must be used to your advantage. Start researching on subjects like the difference between ATS and CRM and interacting with the employees and ex-employees of the organizations you wish to work for. You can look for professionals working in recruiting positions, instead of fretting about not knowing them by names. Join a Facebook group related to your industry, follow dream employers on Twitter and connect with industry allies on LinkedIn. All these sites can be accessed via smartphones. Who knows one of them may turn out to be a 2nd or 3rd connection with mutual contacts that can help bridge the gap to get you talking. Make sure you study about the individual and companies so that when you meet them they don’t get an impression that you’ve not done your homework.

Also keep your eyes open for any posts related to job postings. You yourself can initiate the process by posting a status wherein you declare that you are looking for a job in your domain.

  1. Download Apps

Download apps that will help you find better job opportunities in UAE through simpler ways. Most job search apps offer similar services and functionality like finding vacancies in the desired field in a specific location or jobs offering a certain minimum package. Certain apps even support your phone’s GPS services to find jobs close by. Apps like NaukriGulf and Indeed will help you simplify your job search by focusing on only relevant results.

  1. Sign Up for Notifications

Set yourself up for notifications through mobile apps and other alert services. RSS feeds and Google Alerts have the option entering search terms. For instance, you can enter “digital marketing jobs in UAE” to fetch some relevant leads. Once you start getting significant leads, go back to step 1 and start shooting your resume wherever required.

  1. Use Google Maps and GPS System

Smartphones provide turn-by-turn navigation through maps. Whether you are walking, driving or taking a bus, these maps correctly lead you to your interview venue. You get to know traffic situations and can calculate the amount of time it will take for you to reach.

  1. Start Using Skype

The technology today is so advanced that you can be interviewed by a recruiter sitting thousands of miles away. You can be sitting in India and can apply for a job in UAE with the help of Skype. It is the perfect way to video chat and is becoming the brand name for it. Practice Skyping so that you can later create a video resume and post it on YouTube and other media. This can also be directed to potential employers if you are facing a hard time arranging an interview with them.

About the Author: Devika Arora

Devika Arora is a professional writer currently focusing on the extensive domain of employment in the gulf region. She has been writing various articles and blogs on job search in UAE. The above article is a compilation of facts and discusses about how smartphones help find suitable jobs.

The DNetWorks Team