Hello Anna: I am a recent graduate and I am working as a teller in in Soner Bank Limited, Pakistan. I want to know what documents are required by the employer and what do employers normally look for in graduates?
Regards, Zubair Ali
Dear Zubair: Thank you for your question. There is a lot of paperwork involved when moving to a new place, including Dubai. If you are starting a job there, most employers will require you to have all your education certificates certified, notarized and attested in your home country where they were issued. At some stage, you will require the following documents as well:
Valid Passport (meaning valid for up to 6 months or more)
Marriage certificate/Divorce papers (if applicable)
School records (children’s school records, if applicable)
Power of attorney
As a fresh graduate, you have more to offer an employer than you think. First, you are most likely single, which means it will be easy for you to relocate and settle yourself without having to worry about a family. Second, since you are fresh out of school, you have up-to-date skills to offer employers. In your resume, you may want to underscore projects you worked on in school. For example, coursework develops your report writing, written/communication skills; lab work develops technical and scientific skills.
No doubt, the employer will examine your degree but also your demonstrative personal skills and abilities. Employers will also refer to your generic skills such as communication skills, teamwork or interpersonal skills, analytical skills or managing skills. As a fresh graduate, be prepared to start at the bottom. You may have to look at an entry level position and then work your way into positions with more responsibility. For example, if you want a management position in Telecommunications or Financial Organization you may need to start your career in a call centre. But remember, the employer will be watching so be sure to show-off your skills and you will see yourself climbing the ladder in no time.