Business Development, Employee Relations,
Recruitment/talent Acquisition, Career Counselling
Soft Skill Trainer / Hr Consultant - India
I appreciate your efforts to help out your friend.
Malaysia is surely a good choice. i also agree with you in ruling out India--BUT for different reasons. The employer mentalities here doesn't really permit him to FREELY look for jobs [the preference would be for locals who don't need Work permits & the associated hassles & expenses]. Also, the Work Permit rules a bit complicated still.
Was Middle-east considered? I think that could be the BEST BET--being near to Egypt & easy to adapt. Also, there are quite a few African countries that can be considered.
I would suggest you post his resume here AS WELL AS in the Job Portals of those countries he is interested--that would anyone who MIGHT be interested to have a FULL idea & decide faster.
9th June 2013 From India, Hyderabad
But there may be more stringent rules being applied to Egypt as I am sure there are many who are trying to relocate from there. You need to find the best bets and then try for those countries.
Some of our members from UAE may be able to shed more light on the prospects of moving there from Egypt.
9th June 2013 From India, Gurgaon
Ask him to send the updated CV to me. Let me see if I can find him some options in Saudi Arabia. Since, I would like to maintain my confidentality, ask your friend to communicate with me in our private message section in citrehr.
9th June 2013 From Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
Many thanks for your comments and suggestions. I will relay these to my friend.
I have been trying to help him get his CV updated so we can provide it to prospective employers as the need arises. But it is still a work in progress.
Whilst the Middle East is a possibility and one we can explore, I think he wants to try and get as far away from there as possible!!
I think Malaysia represents the best of all possible solutions, as I can get there more easily to give him some help and support, as he transitions to a new life etc. But maybe it will not be possible.
Anyway, he's very intelligent and capable, so I'm sure he will cope, no matter where he goes.
9th June 2013 From Australia, Melbourne
#AnonymousI am based in Indonesia. Its not easy to get a job in Indonesia if he is not based in Indonesia. Most expats who shift jobs within Indonesia are able to do so because they learn the language there the moment they land their first job. And to land the first job, they need to get someone to recruit them first from their native country. Since he is from the CNG sector, I would suggest that he can upload his resume in all the websites which are into Oil and Gas. Secondly let him register himself with Indeed.ae web portal and subscribe for the daily alert. He will get matching job alerts suiting to his profile on a daily basis. This will enable him to be recruited, since 90% of the jobs in the middle east target expats. Since he is in Egypt, and knows Arabic, it will not be a problem
11th June 2013 From Indonesia, Jakarta
Yes, he does have internet access and is on LinkedIn. I am trying to get him to update all his details so it presents him in a better light.
Having problems contacting him at the moment and a little concerned for his well-being.
Thank you for your suggestions.
11th June 2013 From Australia, Melbourne