“Opportunities emerged during the pandemic,” said Mr. Marwan Ali, Managing Director of Hayat Group

Lance, i12WRK ambassador and host was joined by Mr. Marwan Ali, an Emirati whose advocate is to educate and inspire UAE residents through trainings and helping them build their growth

When asked about his insight about the job market situation during pandemic, Mr. Ali said that this incident taught us many lessons.  Contrary to what most of us think, the job market actually increase in some aspects sectors including IT, coding, e-commerce, social media and online related jobs and there even new positions that were created.  He also added that the market is always optimistic with different opportunities but it needs certain types of qualifications and skills to get in.  We just need to be creative and passionate and look for all these opportunities.  It should not kill the hope in everyone’s heart but instead use it to learn from this experience.

He also discussed about qualification versus experience when finding a job. Mr. Ali said that even if you do not have enough experience but have the qualifications and the willingness to learn, have a positive attitude and enthusiasm, you are most likely to get a job. That is why it is important to equip yourself with trainings and the right knowledge.

Talking about Expo 2020, Mr. Ali said that this would create many opportunities in different aspects.  We need to remember that this is not just a onetime event and a onetime break.  There are different opportunities inside and outside Expo 2020 and that can continue even after the event. It will be a great exposure for job seekers with more than 200 countries who might even take you to their countries after the event if there is a chance.

For his message to those losing hope during these trying times, “if you want to be recruited, change should start from inside.  If you want to start your future, start with yourself, equip yourself with proper knowledge and qualification.  I am sure that one day your hard work is going to pay off.  Show everyone that you are optimistic. Believe in yourself for others to believe in you”.

Lance Japor, i12wrk Ambassador, an HR professional in the UAE is the host of the new online show of i12WRK which will be available in all social media platforms.