How to Get a Job in Bahrain (from Nigeria)

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This article provides you with ways to get a job in Bahrain from Nigeria.

Bahrain is an island country located in the Persian Gulf. The official language of Bahrain is Arabic.

If you are interested in working in Bahrain, you will need to get a work visa, residency permit, and a CPR card (which is basically an identification document).

Getting employed in Bahrain as a foreigner is not an easy task, as with any other country overseas, you will need to be serious about it and put in lots of effort before you see any results. However, if you are putting in effort in the right place and you are also patient, you will succeed.

How to Get a Job in Bahrain (from Nigeria)

How to Get a Job in Bahrain (from Nigeria)

Research

First, find companies in Bahrain that have job opportunities that match your skillset and experience. Reach out to these companies. You can send a letter of interest to the company y’s Human resources’ department. Ensure you have a well-written resume that fits the specific job you are applying for. Prepare well so that you know what questions to ask when you are invited for interviews.

Apply through an agency

There is no Bahrain embassy in Nigeria. Therefore, you can apply to agencies that deal with application processes in Bahrain or the Middle East. These ones will know about job opportunities.

Online

There are a number of resources for searching for employment opportunities in Bahrain as a Nigerian. Check out the sites below to find different employment opportunities. When applying for jobs, bear in mind that you might not always get responses. However, keep trying because you never know what you will come up or what connections you can make from a simple application or e-mail.

  • Gulf Talent: Here you will find good opportunities for professional jobs
  • Bayt: This is one of the top job search websites in the Middle East.
  • Learn 4 Good: You will find lots of teaching opportunities.
  • Monster Gulf
  • Expatriates: Check out the classifieds.
  • Career Jet: Here, you will find job search options for Bahrain.
  • Indeed: Check out the Bahrain version of the popular U.S. job search site Indeed.com.
  • Naukri: You will find lots of job postings for the Middle East here

 Teaching English

If you are a native speaker of English, teaching English might be an option for you. Check out the sites below, here you will find lots of teaching English job options. Go through each of the sites below for any English job opportunities in Bahrain.

  • ESL Employment: Here, you will find so many English teaching job options to choose from.
  • Total ESL: On this website, you will find a wealth of job postings for teaching jobs abroad.
  • ESL Cafe: Here, you will find the best job openings from around the world.
  • Tesall: Big teaching jobs are found here
  • Footprints Recruiting: This is one of the largest ESL teaching recruiters in the game
  • Just Landed: This another place to check for Bahrain job information.

Hospitality industry

If you have had some experience working for a hotel or some other area in the hospitality industry, you might easily find working opportunities in this area. You can come in as a manager. There are quite a few job opportunities for foreigners who wish to come to the country to work in this field.

Finance jobs

If you are a professional in the finance industry, check out:

eFinancialCareers: A great search engine for finance jobs on the internet

Overseas Jobs

Go Abroad

  • Start networking

Make use of professional websites such as Linkedin. This is a huge professional social network is a resource for building contacts in the field and location of your interest. Plug yourself into Linkedin. On Linkedin, make sure your profile is updated.

Build your network

One of the most important things you can do when looking for a job is building a strong professional network. Ensure you attend and take part in as many professional events as you have time for. This will help you meet people who can render advice or help make your journey easier and faster.

In Bahrain, it is the general custom that half of the entire workforce must be composed of Bahraini citizens. This is one of the reasons why it is becoming increasingly difficult to get a job in Bahrain and to also obtain a working visa for the country.

In order to start working in Bahrain, you must first get an employer to act as your sponsor. It is the duty of your job employer to get you a work permit before you will be allowed to begin work in that region. You will only be assigned a job under the condition that your employer has already obtained a work permit for you. It is this work permit he will then assign to you.

Requirements to obtain a work permit

In order to obtain a work permit, you will need to have the following:

A passport

Standard photographs of yourself

A copy of an up to date Curriculum Vitae

Original qualification Certificates that can verify all claims on your Curriculum Vitae

Usually, companies in Bahrain have someone within the company who handles all paper works relating to these kinds of matters, so you would not need to worry much.

If you are self-employed, there are agencies available to complete the process for you. These agencies are familiar with all aspects of the application process and will guide you through all the processes involved. If you are self-employed, you will also need a Bahraini national to handle issues with the Ministry of Defense, this is a mandatory requirement.

As soon as you are granted a work permit, you will be automatically entitled to a residency visa.

There is no Bahrain embassy in Nigeria. Hence, Nigeria is one of the 114 countries that are eligible to apply for Bahrain electronic visa. There are two forms of residency Visas. One is for those who are employed and the other is for their dependent spouses and families.

It is now becoming more common for expatriates (those from foreign countries) to buy property in certain areas of Bahrain. This will then automatically entitle them to a residency visa.

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