1000 Job Ready Candidates

 

As of today, OFW Careers has started building up a pool of over 1000 qualified Job Ready Filipino candidates. All of these are currently working as healthcare professionals in the Gulf States, have signed up for the assistance that OFW Careers has to offer, and are raring up for the next steps up in their career. In fact, of this number, over 20% are currently lined up to take on their next jobs. That’s a bonus considering that the hectic nature of their work makes it difficult to do these things themselves.

A Challenge of Time

The biggest challenge in finding the next big step in your career is not that there aren’t any opportunities—rather, there isn’t enough time between your busy work schedule or shift to go through the standard process of updating your resume, finding an opportunity, sending out your resume, and following up. For that reason, many healthcare professionals finishing up their first contract in the Gulf States miss out on opportunities to earn more and advance their careers.

OFW Careers offers comprehensive career management services targeting experienced Filipino Healthcare Professionals and aims to provide essential support in their career path. They do this by leveraging technology to create relevant connections.

A Better Way

Beginning with no fees for applicants, OFW Careers offers a simpler and more intuitive way for Filipino healthcare professionals to connect with jobs that matches their skill sets and professional goals. OFW Careers even offers a convenient means by which applicants can be reminded of when their professional licenses and certificates need renewing. This level of convenience makes them the perfect partners for Filipino healthcare workers in the Gulf States.

Being Job Ready

At the core of OFW Careers is a database wherein applicants can post their updated resumes online—including copies of their relevant certificates and licenses. This data base is secure yet still easily accessible for applicants to update wherever they may be. This resume is then used to match and connect your stored skill sets to relevant job vacancies across the Gulf States. OFW Careers even handles presenting your customized resume to these job opportunities taking into consideration the requirements and criteria of each opportunity.

Managing Connections 

On top of all of that, OFW Careers facilitates the screening as well as the interview that is essential to your next career move. We connect to potential employers by providing them your profiles for easy review. The convenience and comprehensiveness of your Job Ready profiles means that your application isn’t mired and drowned out by many other candidates. This ease of connectivity is what allows the process to be smoother.

Why wait for opportunities when you can proactively reach out to them as you work? Join the growing number of your fellow Filipino Healthcare Professionals who are on the way to advancing their careers through our services. With OFW Careers, your next great opportunity is just around the corner. Contact us via email at info@ofwcareers.com and we’ll be more than happy to talk to you about how we can help you today.

Respecting the Ramadan Culture

 

Working and living in the GCC makes one to be able to adapt to the countries known cultures and one of which is the Ramadan.

Ramadan in 2018 just started last May 16 and will end on June 14.

In this time muslims are known to fast. For Filipinos who are non-muslims, they are not expected to fast but it is still important to show respect in their daily etiquettes in observance of the Ramadan.

  1. Do not eat, drink, or smoke in public during the fasting hours. This includes chewing gum.
  2. Do not dance or play music in public. You may listen to music quietly with headphones.
  3. Do not wear inappropriate clothing in public. Dress respectfully. Men should avoid wearing sleeveless tops, while women should cover their shoulders and knees.
  4. Do not swear.
  5. Accept gifts, from a simple date to something more exotic, try to politely accept it. Further, if invited, it would always be an honour to join someone at Iftar.

Ramadan Kareem from all of us at OFW Careers!

Reference website: https://gulfnews.com/guides/life/ramadan/features/ramadan-2018-all-you-need-to-know-1.1528649

Dental Clinical Support Expressions of Interest for Saudi Arabia

 

OFW Careers is searching for Licensed Dental Support Healthcare Professionals who have an expression of interest to work in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or for those already in country who would like to be challenged with a new opportunity, who are clinically experienced, licensed and hold appropriate certificates:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Dental Laboratory Aid

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field as per the Professional Qualifying Requirement of the Saudi Arabia: Or
  • Equivalent Diploma/Certificate from a nationally accredited Dental school/College

License and Certificates

  • Valid professional Clinical License for country of origin(Philippines).
  • Valid professional Clinical License from host country (UAE, KSA, Qatar).
  • Current Life Support Certificates; BLS, ACLS, ATLS etc. (Not mandatory)

Experience

  • 2+ years of recent clinical experience within the relevant speciality.
  • 2+ Years’ experience in working in the GCC regions.

Employment Specification

  • Must have existing Employment contract within the Middle East, GCC or current host employment country.
  • Or valid Eligibility Letter or Exam Pass Letter for new potential new employer to License with.

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Allied Health Sector Expressions of Interest for Saudi Arabia

 

OFW Careers is searching for Licensed Allied Healthcare Professionals who have an expression of interest to work in Saudi Arabia or for those already in country who would like to be challenged with a new opportunity, who are clinically experienced, licensed and hold appropriate certificates:

Some of the many allied Health Sector Professions

  • Medical Laboratory
  • Medical Physics – Medical Technologists
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Dialysis Technician

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field of competency or its equivalent.

License and Certificates

  • Valid professional Clinical License for country of origin(Philippines).
  • Valid professional Clinical License from host country (UAE, KSA, Qatar).
  • Current Life Support Certificates; BLS, ACLS, ATLS etc. (Not mandatory)

Experience

  • 2+ years of recent clinical experience within the relevant speciality.
  • 2+ Years’ experience in working in the GCC regions.

Employment Specification

  • Must have existing Employment contract within the Middle East, GCC or current host employment country. Or
  • Valid eligibility letter or Exam Pass Letter for new potential new employer to License with.

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

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5 Things you need to know about Saudi Arabia

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Saudi Arabia

With its world class hospitals and health care facilities, Saudi Arabia is one of the top destination for experienced Allied health care professionals from the Philippines looking for a step forward in their careers. As with any major career move, however, there can be some nervousness and anxiety involved. That’s made worse by the realization that you’re rooting yourself up from what’s familiar and planting yourself in a land far away.

One of the biggest challenges posed is the fear that all people have of the unknown. That’s why it’s critical to better understand all that you can about your possible destination—in this case, Saudi Arabia. Here are five of the interesting things you should know to better understand what Saudi Arabia has to offer in terms of climate, culture, and other quirky facts that will make you feel more comfortable.

  1. Saudi Arabia is hot yet cool.

 

As a desert country, temperatures in Saudi Arabia can run really high. It’s a dry kind of heat. Fortunately, while Saudi Arabia can get hot, it sits next to wide bodies of water. The Arabian Peninsula—which it is nearest—is one of the largest in the world. This means that you can expect cool breezes to push in through Saudi Arabian cities—providing a counterpoint to the heat.

reference url: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/saudi-arabia

  1. Saudi Arabia loves coffee!

The coffee blend ‘Arabica’ derives its name from this country where coffee shops were rife in and around Mecca since the mid 15th century. What’s funny is that in the strictest form of Islam, coffee is prohibited because it is considered a stimulant—many orthodox Saudis avoid coffee. Many others, however, love the stuff so your late night shifts at the hospital won’t be as exhausting because you can get coffee almost anywhere.

 

  1. Saudi Arabia has a lot of foreigners.

 

A recent study conducted by the United Nations has found that over 30% of the population of Saudi Arabia is comprised of immigrants and overseas workers—and a great many of that are Filipino! Simply put, it’s hard to feel too lonely and distant from the Philippines with many kababayans within reach. There are even many associations that help newcomers from every field to feel welcome in a sense of community.

 

  1. Saudi Arabia employs a lot of non-nationals.

 

What’s even more staggering is that over 80% of the work force in Saudi Arabia are non-nationals. Many of these are Filipino but other countries are also represented. This means that in certain areas and even hospitals, the Islamic laws in place are somewhat more relaxed—allowing you to feel more comfortable when you go over.

 

  1. Saudi Arabia pays its Allied healthcare professionals really well.

 

The Gulf States feature excellent health care and the best and most well-equipped hospitals in the world. What they often need are skilled and highly trained professionals. If you’re looking to explore this possible career step in your life, it will definitely help to go for career management services—they’ll help you connect with potential employers in the Gulf States.

 

With many opportunities available, you should not pass on the chance to more forward. Not only will you be able to earn more but you will find many opportunities to grow in your chosen profession.

Lucky Draw Winner – March 2018

 

Congratulations Elizabeth Hiteroza Margajay! You won $250 in cash!

OFW Careers got to know Elizabeth a little better after she responded to us for being selected in the random Lucky Draw promo.

Elizabeth is a hardworking and committed Healthcare Professional who is based in Riyadh, KSA and working in an Emergency Care Centre. She has been an OFW since 1995 and has extensive experience across various specialties including: ER Adult Care Staff Nurse (Emergency Care Center), ER/Treatment Room /Primary Care Center and MRI Department.

When asked about OFW Career’s sign up process, she said that it was so easy – aside from it was very accessible, it was also very organized in a sense that she just followed the commands of the system one step at a time and that’s it! She didn’t even realize that she had already completed her profile.

Elizabeth is always up to date with recent techniques and procedures and keeps her CPD current and valid. She speaks fluent in both English and Arabic which assists her in progressing in her professional journey.

We are very proud to have Elizabeth as part of the OFW Careers family and will continue to identify the next best opportunity for her, now that she is Job Ready by completing her profile.

 

Things to know when working in Saudi Arabia

You just got that offer to work in Saudi Arabia, here are a few things you need to know:

  • Modesty is a must when in public.
  • Men should not wear shorts and women are expected to wear an Abaya – a black robe dress, at all times outside. While Muslim women are required to cover their head, it is not for most foreign women. However, it is best practice to carry a headscarf in case asked.
  • Muslims pray 5 times a day and during prayer times, establishments are closed for around 30 minutes and you will be asked to leave. One is urged to check the prayer times before heading off.
  • All pork products are illegal in Saudi Arabia and can mean jail time for those who are caught with it.
  • Unless you are married, you are not to mingle with the opposite sex and any violation can mean arrest. In fact, segregation of the sexes is highly enforced. Restaurants have a “Singles” section for men and “Family” sections for women and families. Sexes are rarely seen together in the same work place. Women have their own areas.
  • Saudi Arabia also has strict Adultery Laws for which the penalty is death. The simple act of socializing with men can earn a woman many lashes. Public show of affection is strictly prohibited.
  • Women cannot drive in Saudi Arabia; therefore they must have a driver.
  • Alcohol is Illegal is Saudi Arabia and penalties for having alcohol are stiff, often a time in jail.
  • Drugs are highly illegal in Saudi Arabia. The penalty for trafficking drugs is death.
  • While meeting people and socializing may seem quite limited, community centers offer recreational activities, allowing one to de-stress and unwind from work.

Finding a job in the middle east is only the first step to a prosperous career, maintaining your career in the middle east is obviously the next challenge.

OFW Careers offers a career management service for people looking for their next job in Saudi Arabia and in the Middle East. Let us help you organize your information and be “Job Ready” for the next big opportunity that comes your way.

Register with us now!