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Top Tips

Students can benefit from one to one support, exclusive access to vacancies, skills workshops, networking events and so much more. Middlesex University Dubai has a strong database of excellent employers who advertise opportunities with us throughout the year – some of which are exclusive to our students.

Identify your career options by examining your interests, skills and values. Narrow your career options by collecting information from companies and professionals in the industry.

During your tenure of study, try hands on experiences such as job shadowing, volunteering and internships to understand your chosen career and learn if this the choice for you.

Today's career requirements are highly developed and require much more than someone who won't take risks. In today's competitive career landscape, employers are looking for individuals who are proactive, can bring fresh ideas to the table and take initiative, start new projects, pitch new solutions and create new opportunities for the business. Be an individual that creates opportunity for self rather than waiting for an opportunity to come to you.

Communication is the key to finding the right opportunity for you. When sending emails or messages to employer, make sure that you are using the right words and have well-structured content to put your message across.

Adapt your CV to the role you’re applying for. Look at the job description and specification and compare to your CV to look how you can perhaps highlight key areas of expertise and experience which are suitable and relevant for the role.

The university caters to a variety of workshops, networking sessions and career days. Participate in these events to grow your network and meet the right industry professionals to gain career insights. This way you will be able to establish mentors and references for your career.

Understand the latest skill requirements of the industry you are interested in and enhance yourself by learning those skills.

These are skills that let you excel in your career path. They allow you to successfully interface, communicate and be effective at your job.

Potential employers or other key players in your industry may be searching for you right now. Social media can play a huge role in your reputation so keep it professional and build a strong online presence. It could help you in future opportunities.

A first impression makes all the difference and your appearance plays a large role. Do you have The Perfect Business Outfit? How you look can exude confidence and make you stand out. Invest in corporate clothing that can be used for any professional situation.

Whether you have an interview scheduled or not, you should always be able to answer The “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question. Review the most common interview questions so that you’ll always be ready whenever opportunities arise.

Meet up your Careers & Employability Services to get advice on CV writing, interview skills, career advice, finding opportunities and general queries related to career.

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