CANDIDATE TESTIMONIAL

I've been contacted by so many recruitment consultants in the past. But when Searchie & Searchie called they sounded different. They weren't pushy or ill mannered. I can't remember the last time I met a Consultant in Dubai! Most promise you the world, but don't even call you back. Searchie & Searchie were professional and only sent me forward with my permission, I like their transparent outlook. I wasn't even looking for a job and yet I moved to a better role and salary. I was happy and surprised that Consultants like this exist.

Candidate Leading Global Media Company based in Dubai

This was the first time I dealt with Searchie & Searchie. My experience with them was definitely an impressive and pleasant one. The Managing Consultant was resourceful, responsive and customer oriented.The Consultant was meticulous in explaining the role to me which I felt was important to have that initial assessment. She was also prompt in checking with the client on my enquiries and showed lots of initiative in following up with me before and after interview session. I didn’t have to second guess my status. I felt that she was genuinely interested in my career aspirations and I liked her sincerity and warmth throughout my job search.
I will strongly recommend Searchie & Searchie to others, in need for a good opportunity in life.

CandidateBDM , International Trading

OUR CANDIDATES

We don’t fit a triangle in a square hole. It’s just not the way we work.

The first question that we ask our candidates isn’t: What have you done so far? Our question is: What makes you happy? Which environment makes you thrive? Where do you feel your skills and passions would be utilised best? These questions are answered by you, not assumed by us.

Recruitment shouldn’t be about matching a cv to a job description. It is our mission to find the roles that are most fulfilling to you, because we know from experience that in order to get the best out of people, they need to love what they do in an environment that is supportive and allows for growth. This is what makes people excel.

A cv is but a reserved tribute to one’s experience and skills, we recognise talent and potential beyond the traditional.

Nothing makes us happier than helping people. We solve the impossible. We change lives.

WHO ELSE NEEDS TO BE INVOLVED?

This may sound like an obvious one, but think long and hard before you agree to go for a role. We’re not fond of letting our Clients down, so think of your family/partner/children and ask us for advice on living or lifestyle costs.

CAN YOU WORK UNDER PRESSURE?

Are you a patient, responsible person? If not, think carefully about moving to this part of the world. The work and life environment is very different to the West. There are many nationalities who work in each office and you must be able to fit in and add value.

CAN YOU COPE WITH THE HEAT?

Some people cannot handle the heat at all, in which case you probably won’t fully appreciate the joys of living in Dubai. It is a beach city and most places are air conditioned, so you might be more cold than hot! Temperatures are normally 25 degrees during winter and up to 45 in the summer.

CAN YOU FORGET TAXES?

Yes it’s true! The salaries compared to the West are fantastic, having said that it doesn’t mean you should inflate your expectations and price yourself out of the market either, we’re not silly, we know what you’re worth.

ARE YOU HEALTHY ENOUGH?

Regarding health checks, yes everyone who is applying for a visa has to go through a medical. These normally consist of blood tests, mainly for Hepatitis, AIDS and tuberculosis. If you are found to have any of these then your visa is not processed and you have to return immediately.

WILL YOU BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT?

Well the prices in Dubai fluctuate and vary year by year. You should certainly be able to sustain a good standard of living on most salaries, the cost of accommodation is probably similar to London. However you get a lot more for your money.