One Step Closer to Employment

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I got my offer letter yesterday from the company I had interviewed with – yay!!  After my last interview, they said the offer letter would be forthcoming in a day or two but that was 2.5 weeks ago. Things are definitely slow here.  My husband waited over a month before his offer letter and contract came through. And I’ve been told that’s pretty good for Dubai standards.

However, knowledge of the fact that things are slower here doesn’t make the wait (nor the job hunt) any easier. I still worried that the company was going to take back their offer and decide not to hire me after all.  I’m glad that wasn’t the case.

So now I’ve filled out and returned some paperwork.  I think the next steps are reference checking, medical testing, and labor card applying. I wonder if I need to have my college degree attested?

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  1. When I had my job overseas, I had to get my degree attested. It really was not too bad and actually did not take nearly as long I thought it would. Hope everything works out for you, you are in for a great time!

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  2. If your employer is in free zone then you have to get your degree attested from UAE Embassy of the country where degree was issued. In my case it was US so the degree had to be attested first the college itself, then by the scretary of state and then UAE consulate. It cost me 1500 dirhams and over a month to get done with all of that.

    Better get started now if you think it is inevitable.

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