‘Early engagement is key to a successful career’, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences tells Emirati job-seekers

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DUBAI, 21st March, 2019 (WAM) -- Hard work, determination and passion for your job, are key to a happy and successful career, Sarah Al Amiri,‎ UAE Minister of State of Advanced Sciences, told jobseekers on the final day of Careers UAE 2019, the 19th edition of the leading recruitment and training exhibition for UAE nationals, at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

The three-day show, which concluded on Thursday, 21st March, gave upwards of 18,000 Emirati jobseekers, from fresh graduates to professionals seeking a career change, a rare opportunity to gain crucial face time with HR leaders and hiring managers from more than 100 leading UAE companies in both the public and private sector.

With many securing on-the-spot employment and thousands registering for the next stage of recruitment, Al Amiri used her keynote address to guide candidates on how to make the right career choices.

Minister Al Amiri told candidates that the first years of their careers would be the most important as they gain knowledge, experience and enhance their learning, adding that the initial years shape personalities and determine the path to achieving goals.

She advised that when faced with challenges in the workplace it is important to embrace them, tackle them with hard work and determination and learn lessons to grow.

Al Amiri shared her success story, telling jobseekers how she has always believed in the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to "Always remain professional in everything you do and do so with the highest quality, effectiveness and efficiency."

She concluded her address by instilling in young candidates that it is important to pursue a career or position in a field you love and the key to success is to always remain humble.

With high levels of interest from candidates and an abundance of on-the-spot hires for exhibitors, the 2019 edition of Careers UAE underline why the show continues to be a crucial contributor to the country’s dynamic workforce.

"Careers UAE has evidenced how young UAE nationals are hungry and passionate to pursue a career, whether in the public or private sector. Consequently, exhibitors have been pleasantly surprised by the levels of high-quality talent seeking employment within their organisation, said Asma Al Sharif, Show Director – Careers UAE 2019.

"There’s a real appetite for learning, progression, collaboration and Careers UAE has once again provided that bridge between companies and people who will have a major role to play in shaping the future of a company, the economy and the country."


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