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ABW posted Prospective employer on the Qatar forum on October 11, 2014:
Hello I applied for a job in Doha with a leading listed Qatari company. I got through the initial screening with the Agent and a week later got a call from them saying the client wants to conduct the first interview as the position is urgent. This was back in early August. The interview date was shifted 3 times and eventually did not take place. Reasons such as post ramadaan holidays to client contact being on leave etc were given. Is this normal in Qatar????? I have not been told that the job is off which gives me hope that things could still work out. Can someone please give me some feedback/guidance. Will be appreciated. Thank you
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Daisybell posted Orientation visit tips on the Qatar forum:
Hi, My husband is being recruited for a position in Qatar and we will be visiting next week to see schools, potential residential compounds etc. I'd like to try and get a real flavour for daily life here, and would like some advice on things to do/see while we are there. Please note, I am not looking for site-seeing tips, as we can do that when we move, it's more the hum drum of daily life, I wanna try and get a feel for, as the Middle East is a complete unknown. Things I was thinking of we're: - visiting a supermarket to get an idea of which 'familiar' foods available, so any suggestions for which one to visit? (I know, boring - she wants to visit a supermarket - but he ho, I've got a family to feed and I would like to have an idea of what's in store for me!) - having primary school kids, we'll probably also check out a local park - a shopping mall, I guess, to see what kinds of shops there are I can't think of what else, so any tips would be appreciated. For info, we are staying at The Intercontinental. Thanks.
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This is regarding my USED 2013 LEXUS LX570, i am a single owner of the car and the car was bought new and have used only very not more than 3 months.It is still in perfect condition and below are few features of the car. Modal: Lexus Milage: 1,739 Conditions : Used Year: 2013 Fuel: Gasoline/Petrol Transmission: Automatic Body: SUV. GCC specifications,full options,White color car with clean leather seat, accident free,no mechanical fault, almost like brand new with perfect tyres. Interested buyers only should Email for full information of the car waheed_abdullah@hotmail.com
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bravoalpha initially posted:
Hello All, I need an urgent response please, I hold dual nationalities (EU and Non EU) I want to apply for work in Qatar but some of the application forms asks to mention all nationalities. I have heard from somebody that there are difference in salaries for EU and Non EU nationals as EU nationals gets higher salaries. So would it make any difference if I just mention my EU nationality not the Non EU one? I would appreciate your prompt response. Thanks Ali
beausejour2014 replied most recently with:
Hi dear. Your best bet is NOT to disclose of your Non EU nationality and instead use the nationality of the country you are currently residing in. Unfortunately salary wise there is a huge gap between EU and Non EU and its a fact in most middle eastern countries. Good luck
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bravoalpha replied to the thread Need Urgent Help - Salary Qatar on the Qatar forum:
latte0macchiato initially posted:
Hi everyone, I am 30 yrs old with 7 yrs of experience in telecomm engineering and living in Germany. I have received the following offer in Qatar for a senior engineer position: Basic Salary QAR 19,745 Housing(Single Status) QAR 8,000 Transport QAR 2,000 Communication Allowance QAR 750 Total of Monthly Compensation Cash Components QAR 30,495 In addition - non-monthly cash components : Furniture Grant(for 4 years; amortized @ 40% for the first year & 20% for the next 3 years) QR 25,000 onetime payment after probation period QAR 520.83 per month QAR 6,249.99 End of Service Benefit(Gratuity) for every completed year(one month basic salary) QAR 1,645.41 Is this a good offer? I am worried about the housing allowance as I may get married soon but they refuse to change the allowance if my marital status changes. How can I start the negotiation. I really appreciate your help ..Thanks
bravoalpha replied most recently with:
Hello All, I need an urgent response please, I hold dual nationalities (EU and Non EU) and want to apply for work in Qatar but some of the application forms asks to mention all nationalities. I have heard from somebody that there are difference in salaries for EU and Non EU nationals as EU nationals gets higher salaries. So would it make any difference if I just mention my EU nationality not the Non EU one? I would appreciate your prompt response. Thanks Ali
forgether111 replied most recently with:
very nice salary itis about 6300 euros,,,you can find a small apartement for you and your future husband for 7000 qatari rial,,then for food itis not expensive more than that there is no tax here petrol is only 1 rial-1/4 euro for one letter super benzin if you need more help contact with me,,,my mail bashismar1@gmail.com
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Senior Accountant with 3+ years accounting experience, needed for a leading multinational company in Qatar. Must be residing in Qatar preferably under family sponsorship OR holding a transferable visa.
beausejour2014 posted Civil marraige Vs Nikah on the Qatar forum:
Hi all. I`ll appreciate anyone`s help and input regarding the following dilemma. I am planning to move to Qatar from the UK for a new job, my partner and my child will be moving with me. My partner and I haven`t had a civil marriage here in the UK but instead we had the Islamic equivalent called the Nikah. Would this be a problem in Qatar? I`ve checked few leads on the internet and I was led to believe that this might be a problem. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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NayefOthman replied to the thread JOB SITES - Financial Services (UK to Qatar) on the Qatar forum:
Alena2014 initially posted:
Hello everyone, I wonder if someone could suggest a recruitment website in financial services sector. I am based in the UK and am looking to move to Qatar. Many thanks, Alena
NayefOthman replied most recently with:
in General Bayt.com is No. 1 recruitment site in middle east. many jobs are available :) Best Regards Nayef Othman
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I received a single offer for a project manager at construction company in Qatar for $300,000 USD annual salary plus other benefits; not sure if there are better offers from competitors in Qatar before accepting. is it normal for the company to rush the decision making process? Is this salary the norm for Qatar professionals? Thanks for any input.
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