Job Slowdown – Rises Demand for Study


  • 25% professionals in Middle East plan to take a certification or post-graduate course in the next 2 years.

  • Hybrid online-classroom courses are in demand, due to time flexibility and lower cost.

The findings are based on a comprehensive survey of 8,000 professionals based in nine countries across the Middle East.

According to the survey findings, 16% of professionals planning advanced studies are motivated by a desire to improve their chances of a promotion with their current employer, while 17% believe it will help them get a better job with another employer in the same field.  10% see further study as a bridge to a completely different field of work.

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While these motivations have always existed, the slowdown in the Middle East job market following the collapse in the oil price appears to have accelerated the trend. There is a notable increase in admissions for postgraduate courses and professional certifications from professionals in the hard-hit oil and gas sector, as many seek to re-train in order to switch to other industries.






source: gulftalent

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