Ok, first and foremost, we all know that the salary in Doha Qatar depends on companies. Some companies are so generous while some are just quite right or low.
To be honest, I am not surprised if you're not aware that Storekeepers are getting good salary in Qatar. Yes, you read it right, they are getting good compensation.
It's a job that pays really well, but were often overlooked. Men and women are constantly pursuing the job in Administration and because there's a lot of people looking for this job, it is not surprising it's hitting bottom low here in Qatar.
Although the average offer for admin assistant is QAR 3,500, we've seen some companies offering as low as QAR 1,800 and only a few gives QAR 4,500 and above.
But for the storekeeper, we've seen some really nice offer. Recently, one company gave a salary offer from 4,000 to 6,000 and this company is like the many average companies in Doha, Qatar so use your wild imagination.
Is there something special with being a storekeeper? Why do they offer bigger salary? Do they have special skill? Actually, none. Observe them or ask them even.
So why are they giving big salary?
If they offer a lower salary because you don't have any experience, think if you could survive with it, then along the way, gather the necessary training for this job, then wait for the salary increment or a higher salary offer from other companies.
Although some people might not agree with me, but I am really so happy with the implementation of minimum salary together with the cancellation of NOC. This is really a tandem and they complement each other tremendously.
First, this rule might not be perfect, but this will surely lessen if not eradicate completely the abuse of employers.
Ok, granted, QAR 1,800 is low and might not seem enough, but way back home, this is better than seeing their family die with hunger, or bear the sadness of not giving anything to their family except the food they gathered outside.
I believe that if a person dream and work hard enough, they can use the minimum salary and cancellation of NOC as a step towards their dream.
QAR 1,800 will never make anyone rich, but it can be used it to enhance someones life.
They can study online and use the knowledge they gain to build their own small business, or apply for a new job, remember NOC is no longer required as long as you finish your contract or if the employer is not giving the salary on time.
Before, even if the employer doesn't give salary, there's no way out except to go back to their home country and face the ban of 2 years before coming back to Qatar and apply for a job.
Now, that's not the case anymore.
Secondly, this is also good with the businesses in Qatar because now, they can hire locally the best talents. They don't need to spend a lot of money hiring outside Qatar. But yes, they have to give the best salary possible for this talented employee, which I think is just fair.
So going back again, if the employee is talented, and the business owners or management knew their employees worth, they need to compensate them equally, or else, somebody will make an irresistible offer to hire them.
Finally, with these changes in Qatar, nobody can say that nothing happened to their life because they were abused and was not given any chances.
With QAR 1,800 and a little more sacrifice, living below their means, investing in education, enhancing their skills, nothing is impossible.
Trust me, I've seen this many times, they'll get their dream, if not them, their children at least will reap all the rewards of their sacrifices, and they will be one step higher than the social status of their parents when their parents started sacrificing for their dreams.
Let's admit it, if you are jobless your bargaining power in terms of salary is getting and getting lesser as time passes by.
Employers will tell you that this is what they can only offer. And they'll use all the reasons in the world to justify why they're offering a lower salary than your expectations.
Employers will try to emphasize your status as being a jobless, and they'll try to offer you the lowest salary they'll think you'll accept.
So now, how can you prevent this from happening?
During the interview when they're trying to corner you as being a jobless, and they're trying to lower your value because you're currently not employed, tell them that even though you're jobless, you still remain active and updated in the field of your profession.
For example, you're already unemployed for 3 or 6 months, and they'll ask what you have done during this time period? What should be your answer?
You can tell them the truth. You tend to your family. You read books. You watch movies, played games, but if any of your answer didn't give you a higher value, you're giving the employer the impression that they can have you at a lower salary rate.
So, instead of telling them only those reasons. You can also add that, you undergo training, seminar, you enroll for a short diploma course, something that makes you competent and your skills improve.
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If you're hunting for a job and months have passed and you still didn't find any luck, you might be wondering if the job websites are fake.
Well, you're not alone. Many people think that job websites are fake because they have a slim chance of getting a job they applied using the Job Website.
The truth is, Job websites are not fake, but most of the jobs found there are not really urgent.
Honestly, some employers, or recruiters, use the job websites to collect CV/ Resume for their future reference, hence, the so called "Resume Bank".
Some (I want to make it clear, not all) recruiters on LinkedIn are posting a fake job post. Some of them are doing that not only to gather CV / Resume but to gain followers too. Meaning, if you applied to them, and you assume you're very fit on the job, and you stop looking for another opportunity, you might end up very disappointed.
To answer your question, Job sites are not fake, but due to hundreds, if not thousand of applicants submitting their resume, your chance of getting a job there is very slim. And even if they put your resume to their bank, and call you after some time, you might have forgotten you applied using their site.
So don't expect too much. Submit your application and hope that one of the jobs you applied for is a top urgent, not those fake job advertisement just posted to collect CV and Resume.
Now maybe your question is, are the jobs here in your website a top urgent? We can't say 100% sure, but why don't you try submitting your application and see if you will get a call.
If you're wondering how long it could take for you to find a job in Qatar, the answer is it depends.
It depends on many factors. But the most common factor we saw is Salary. Most people stay jobless for more than 6 months trying to find and wait for a salary offer they really want.
As you can see, jobless people have a lower demand power when it comes to salary. And as soon as reality hits, people understand that their expected salary could be higher than the current market offer. And long before that, they could have missed or already turned down a good salary offer.
In the current situation of Qatar, it could take 6 months to 2 years before you can find your expected salary, assuming your expected salary is higher than the current offers.
The question now is, are you prepared to wait that long? Do you have enough savings to cover your expenses while waiting for your dream job?
If not, you have to reassess your situation. It's either you accept the lower salary, or find a greener pasture somewhere else.
You're here because you're wondering too why In Qatar, the salary varies a lot even when it is a same position and the employees belong to the same company.
Some people think it's a form of discrimination, but actually it's not.
Here's the thing.
You came from a country where the education costs you a lot of money to graduate.
In your country the cost of living is very high, you can't even afford to buy a house. And in your country, as an Engineer you are earning approximately QR 15,000 a month, would you come to Qatar if the salary would be the same?
To make it short, companies in Qatar give salary depending on the cost of living in the employee's home country.
They need to attract these employees and bring them here to Qatar and to do that, they need to offer big salaries. Too big to turn down the offer.
Also, Did you know that not long time ago, it is normal for companies in Qatar to offer a lot of benefits on top of the basic salary?
Companies here in Qatar were very generous in giving bonuses and high salaries because they were attracting talents to stay and work here.
And so, if there's a lot of people coming here from your country, the salary offer will be affected by that. More people coming here from your home country, more competition with the same position, thus lowering the potential salary.
There's still a lot of available Jobs in Qatar but the salaries are down from 30% to 50%.
The cost of living is still the same because the house rents are yearly contract so you can't just ask the landlord to lower the rents.
Food prices are the same, but the price of alcohol and face mask are getting back to normal.
A lot of people lose their job because some companies terminate their employees and hire people with lower asking salary.
Some companies struggle to pay their employees for as much as 6 months salary. They only give food allowance.
How the employees survive?
Some have good savings, others take part time jobs, while others max out their credit cards and borrow money from friends and families.
It's a very tough time not just in Qatar but everywhere. So if you're planning to go to Qatar and try your luck to find a job here, be prepared until you find the job you're looking for.