Things You Should Know Before You Start Working in Kuwait

Contributed by Anshuman Kukreti, 02 February, 2015

Professionals from all across the globe are finding immense opportunities in the gulf. However, there are certain countries which have become the hub for proliferating employment options and that too for every class of skilled personnel.

Kuwait-renowned to be a country with the highest valued currency and 10% of the world's oil reserves, holds numerous lucrative alternatives for expats looking forward to make a career in their respective fields, be it any. Those who have the skills that are highly in demand in Kuwait's booming economy are always received with open arms.

The discussion to follow will build along the same line of thought and talk about some rudimentary things you need to know about leading a professional life here.

The Job Market: What it has for Expats?

Despite plentiful efforts by Kuwaiti regime to become self-sufficient in terms of workforce and labor, the demand for skilled personnel is nowhere around to cease. According to sources, nearly 2/3rd of the labor force is made up of expats from various corners of the world. Those who have desired skills in the economy's areas of development have quite a good chance to get a job in Kuwait.

Individuals with qualification or any substantial experience in the finance sector or in the field of sales, marketing or business development have sufficient odds in their favor.

Talking about engineers, needless to say the fact that a country with nearly 104 billion barrels of oil is always in a dire need to recruit professionals who can contribute to the sector's growth and help it remain the strongest on the globe. The big names that recruit heavily in the sector include Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait National Petroleum Company and Kuwait Petroleum International.

However, with the number of well-educated Kuwaitis burgeoning rapidly, expats have started witnessing a steep ascent in competition for upper-level positions. Owing to the government's efforts to ensure decent career opportunities for the nationals, companies in the private sector are highly encouraged to hire a local workforce. It goes without saying that an expat today needs to tighten up his belt and gear up with a best shot at everything, if a job in Kuwait is desired.

The Work Culture in Kuwait

Like any country on the globe, Kuwait has its own set of etiquettes and cultural idiosyncrasies, which can be clearly observed in every sphere of its economy. Some things that might prove useful are discussed below.

Kuwait has always been a country with plentiful opportunities for those who are eager to succeed in their professional life. Although, efforts to promote the local workforce are being made, but skilled-personnel find an indispensable place in any corner of the world. So, all you need is to accustom yourself to these norms, rest will fall in place by itself.

Author Bio: Anshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the global job market. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics relating to employment across the gulf. Reach him @ LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.

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