Dubai is one of the most dynamic economic cities in the Middle East. Dubai has been a magnet for job seekers, with low unemployment and a diversity of work opportunities. One of the most highly coveted jobs among expat applicants seeking work in the semi-skilled sector is getting a job as a security officer.
The average monthly compensation for security officers is around 4000 AED. The percentage of monthly compensation offered is around 13% for housing, 8% for transport, and 11% for other expenses.
A security officer takes on many diverse roles, but his/ her prime duty is to prevent crime. The availability of a security officer on the property frequently serves as a disincentive to would-be criminals. Security guards are posted not only in public places but in private buildings as well. Security officer positions are also available in retail and wholesale enterprises.
The educational requirements for a security officer or a security guard are not very high. Usually, a high school diploma is required for the job as well as a verification of police records. A referral can always come in handy along with a job experience ranging anywhere from 1 year to 10 years and above. However, people in this job post normally don’t have an experience of above 10 years.
With the rapid technological advances taking place all around the world, the job market is changing drastically. The jobs within the security sector are no exception and have diversified to include highly prestigious posts such as cyber security, data security, security network engineer and so on. Even though these advanced jobs require a certain amount of technical knowledge and a college degree, they are worth the trouble in terms of a higher pay scale and lucrative perks to go along with it.
Candidates who are looking to pursue these advanced security positions would benefit by refining their pertinent skills including excellent written and verbal communication skills, being highly organized and observant, personal drive and motivation, strong leadership and strategic thinking skills. Along with these skills, having a vigilant attitude and a hardworking personality is also a valuable attribute for a security officer.
Below are a variety of vacancies for security officers and guards in Dubai.
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