Standing amidst the hush-hush of a country as rapidly developing as the UAE, Abu Dhabi is often known as the ‘Mecca of opportunities’ in the Middle East. From abundant IT jobs that find place in the flourishing Emirati corporations, to the number of professionals flocking in heaps to this part of the world, growth on a global level is quite conspicuous.
However, one area that seems to find a special position across all fields and in different parts of the world is the administration sphere. In addition to a plethora of job opportunities, it also offers plentiful growth prospects in corporations all across Abu Dhabi. It might seem like a tedious and monotonous job role to some, but can be made equally interesting and productive with a few additions. Here are 5 of the most common tips that will assist you in the same regard.
1) Study Regularly
Well, this might be one of the most important aspects associated with your job. Abu Dhabi is a country consisting of job seekers coming from various backgrounds. Maintaining a heads-up in such a competitive environment is more of a necessity to survive efficiently.
Hence, keep making efforts to further your education and obtain certifications that clearly indicate additional motivation.
For instance, if you’re looking forward to working with big-shot Emirati companies as an administrative assistant in industry specific areas like medicine or law, then specialized coursework in these might be asked for.
2) Build Your Network Outside the Department
Many-a-times it happens in a place like Abu Dhabi that being recruited in one of the large companies, an individual is motivated to work directly with his team only. However, the area of administration might demand something else in this emirate.
Your job will majorly entail working in collaboration with people from different divisions and departments. So, the moment you choose to make am move towards knowing people outside your department, your network will grow automatically, which will benefit you in the long run.
3) Be a Regular Participant in Company Projects
Companies work differently in different places. Likewise, in Abu Dhabi employers have their own norms and regulations to run departments and teams. One of the best ways to gain a deeper understanding about different aspects you need to work in compliance with, you need to be highly involved in company initiatives, projects and different committees that are formed.
What often works for admin professionals is volunteering to help or chair various non-profit campaigns run by the company on the social front.
4) Keep Honing your Technical Prowess
Although, the direst of requirements in the field call for you to have the basic working knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel, you need to polish them at regular intervals still. At any point of time, your boss might tell you to run a virtual meeting, create presentations and organize newsletters.
Adding to the same, what works is knowing the right ins and outs of different social media platforms. Plus, you would any day be valued more for knowing payroll, accounting and processing HR applications.
5) Some Optimism in your Head Would Help
It’s quite understandable, with the day-to-day drudgery and a busy schedule an admin job seems more like a tasteless gum. But, you can work on the same, nevertheless.
This field is full of challenging tasks and emergencies on a day-to-day basis. Keeping your cool and staying motivated during such a situation often pays-off, especially in a destination like Abu Dhabi.
There’s so much more you can work on. However, staying on-track and inculcating skills on the lines of previously mentioned tip would definitely fetch you the best of opportunities in the field of administration in Abu Dhabi.
Author Bio: Anshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the global job market. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics related to employment across the Gulf. Reach him @ LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.