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|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by frostmate: 2:30pm On May 31, 2015|
No I am mot saying that only that there appears to be a lot of restriction. I know a few people who worked prior to coming to the uae. The pay was good but that appeared to be the best part of it. Cost of living appears to be cheaper in the kingdom compared to the uae. Your ACs over there I hear are more powerful, probably because you people don't go out much over there
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 5:34pm On May 31, 2015|
yes dear. Keep your skelewu, kukere and Michael dance moves
Just kidding. Expats can do their private parties inside compounds, but yes there are no clubs in the Holy Land. So you save a lot.
With regards to standard of living, I have not lived in UAE so I can't compare. But as a single person you can spend less than SAR1000 a month or less which is an equivalent of $300.I spend even less than that. Food is very affordable or should I say cheap especially fruits and veggies. Take aways are also affordable. The down side is Nigerian food is scarce. I only buy plantain and they call it Indian banana, but all our foods are scarce. So basically life is cheaper.
A/C's are there,just that Arabs are scared of cold air. in classes they can ask you to switch it off in these temperatures, while you are burning like hell. They are used to it.
I won't lie this place is damn hot and it not even summer yet. That's why they become active at night, during the day you may find no one at the Mall or anywhere public. But in public places it's always cool don't worry. And your house is AC ned as well.
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|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by ujugladys(f): 9:20pm On May 31, 2015|
@ChineloSA so I finally decided to go and look around after thinking and thinking about it,it is not a scam o,there were saudi doctors there that conducted the interview,the money is for the agent organizing it,then u get to stil pay the agent one month of ur salary up front and what they were offering is not encouraging,plus my hubby won't be able to work cos he does not hav experience in other field except law,so I didn't bother,though they still hav 2moro and next
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 9:44pm On May 31, 2015|
Dear I am happy that your decision is soley based on your own observation and weighing things that will not work for you. I would have hated to influence your judgement alone.
Yes, its true your salary on Nigerian passport may not intice you. That's a sad reality. Nationality pays you a better or worst salary. If you were British, American etc, I can tell you, you would determine what you want.
What I have been saying is just reality though some people will lie on this forum and claim big salaries on Nigerian passports.
I am still not happy about paying the agent. I wouldn't.
But goodluck with everything, it would have been a great experience for you and your family.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by ujugladys(f): 10:17pm On May 31, 2015|
They were offering $1750 which is too poor for a doctor with 5years post graduation
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 10:25pm On May 31, 2015|
No ways in hell. Hell NO Were there no chances for negotiations?
See how huge the gap is?? God forbid. Such discrepancies create animosity between professionals of different Nationalities.
I am glad you are not taking it.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by ujugladys(f): 10:47pm On May 31, 2015|
No room for negotiation o
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 11:19pm On May 31, 2015|
South Africa pays better than this. Try them, don't listen to all the Xenophobic stories. Just network with other doctors there and compare their stories. I am not sure what their registration procedures are.
I know it may not be appealing for now, but they pay way better than what Saudi Arabia is offering. It's normally $4000+ at a government hospital when you are registered excluding some allowance. And even more for specialists +$8000 And some make more through locum work.
Weigh your options dear.
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|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by ujugladys(f): 6:37am On Jun 01, 2015|
chineloSA:In SA,they make it difficult for people that are not trained in their country to practice there,getting a license is very difficult,a friend went but after staying for a long time she had to leave SA,thanks dear for your help,there are other options.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by JJCE(m): 7:52am On Jun 01, 2015|
chineloSA:thanks for the info, i have OND in local government studie with lower credit, and also i resit for waec examination last year which i passed, can i get a job over there , i mean any kind of job , and i will be study aswell or its there any scholarship for africa student, am 22 yrs old, a muslim, and islamic studie is among my o level subject, whats my chance?
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by ujugladys(f): 9:33pm On Jun 01, 2015|
@chineloSA one question,just out of curiosity,do you need to have experience to apply for a teaching job there?
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by 2sex(m): 11:34pm On Jun 01, 2015|
Someone might fine this really really helpful
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 6:21am On Jun 02, 2015|
As long as you weigh your options and are happy about it.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 6:35am On Jun 02, 2015|
Well honestly I am in no position to say you will or will not get a job.
But teaching at a University requires that you have a four year Degree and not Diploma.I cannot dictate that you should apply or shouldn't apply, but bear in mind that if you have less than the minimum requirements, you are increasing the chances of being abused and being exploited.
Again bear in mind that being a Muslim does not guarantee a better life or treatment in the Kingdom, instead African Muslims and other Muslims are looked down upon.
With regards to scholarships, I would be lying if I say I know much. But at the University where I teach their intake is first Saudis, then Syrians, Egyptians and lastly Sudanese who are all dictated what they can or can't register for. Courses life medicine, engineering are reserved for Saudis. We just had our intake exams for the next academic year which starts in August.
Again majority of the courses are mostly delivered in Arabic even though textbooks are in Arabic and English. Are you fluent in Arabic
So with regards to studying and scholarship, do your research, I can't help you much because majority of such information is written in Arabic.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 6:39am On Jun 02, 2015|
Some employers don't mind experience and some do need experience, they specify.
For instance when wanting to teach English, they require that you should have a Degree+Celta/Tesol and experience if you have it. If you don't, you get an entry level salary or you risk being exploited.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by ujugladys(f): 6:50am On Jun 02, 2015|
Alright thanks,cos someone told me at the interview place,that my hubby wldnt have been able to teach assuming I took the offer since he does not have experience. Thanks anyway
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by JJCE(m): 8:42am On Jun 02, 2015|
chineloSA:thanks so much what about casual job, i will be given like how much per month?
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 8:53am On Jun 02, 2015|
I don't think you would like to be in Saudi as a casual worker. Besides they prefer man from Pakistan, Indian, Phillipinos,Egypt, Syrians etc. they don't or should I say rarely employ woman in a lot of places like retail, hospitality.
This is a different place my dear. I can only advice a woman to come to Saudi on a professional contract and not these casual blue collar jobs. You will regret it because you will be exploited and abused.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 8:58am On Jun 02, 2015|
Very untrue, some employers do employ people with no experience. We even have ex- exotic dancers, hotel managers, photographers as English teachers with no prior teaching experience or facilitating experience.
In such instances particularly when you are from any country either than the preferred countries, they require
B Degree + Celta/Delta/Tesol ( in class 120hrs)
So that was a fat lie dear.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 9:05am On Jun 02, 2015|
Thanks so much. That will be helpful I guess. But guys, be alert of any scams or human trafficking parasites who use well meaning sites for their evil. Some of these websites are not all good.
Consult, ask at the embassy, research, research, research.
At least we are having a calm thread with no bickering and insults . Way to go guys.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by water4: 12:51pm On Jun 02, 2015|
You mean one must have a B.A or B.ED in English as first degree and a 120hrs celta/tesol course ?
Or a Degree in any field plus Celt00a/Delta/Tesol ( in class 120hrs) ? Which one.
I actually have a degree in business.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 1:51pm On Jun 02, 2015|
Yes Degree in any field + Celta/Tesol ( 120hrs )
Though if you have BEd and PGCE is more advantageous.
I have a collegue with just a Law Degree from the UK, she is from Sudan though she has UK passport.
NB: If you are not fron their preferred countries, it looks like the minimum requirements get tougher.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by ujugladys(f): 4:40pm On Jun 02, 2015|
chineloSA:He can do the TESOL online?do u think I Shld have taken the offer?though it has passed now,cos if he was able to get a teaching job our combined money would have been a bit manageable,what do u think?they finished the interview yesterday though,just wondering if I took the right decision,and they do it once a year. What does transferable igama mean?
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 7:09pm On Jun 02, 2015|
Normally they prefer Tesol in class (120hrs) minimum.
Well your total earnings would have improved so much. And you would have saved a lot together. Though I do not have the details of your current earnings to tell you if you made a right decision or not, but I know you were not going to regret in the long run.
Iqama in simple terms is a Residence permit which allows you to work in the Kingdom. Transferable Iqama simply means to transfer your permit from one employer to another ( without having to go back to your home country and start the process all over again).
So in your case you do not have an existing one so it's not applicable to you.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by ujugladys(f): 9:24pm On Jun 02, 2015|
Ok, I don't think they do TESOl in class here in Nigeria, I just checked online
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by Riteshfx(f): 9:48pm On Jun 02, 2015|
I just saw this thread and I'll like to share my experience.
My husband got a job as a Doctor through one of these agents BHP Global to work with Saudi MOH in 2010 and I joined him in 2011. Being a lawyer, I couldn't work in Saudi coupled with the fact that I had my first child in 2012. I was frustrated and very lonely so in year 2013(and another baby on the way) I traveled to England to do the one month CELTA course ,I had my baby and I got a job offer immediately from a University in Jeddah with my Nigerian passport but as my husband's dependent. I was offered $3000 and I took it.
I completed my one year contract in May and my husband got a job in UK after completing his MRCP exams and we just moved to UK.
The moral of my story is that aside from money, Saudi has a lot of opportunities for Doctors because you get to meet doctors from all over the world who can advise for on your career paths.
Next time take a job in Jeddah, then you will enjoy Saudi Arabia.
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|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by chineloSA(f): 9:54pm On Jun 02, 2015|
ujugladys, another testimony for you.
As for Jeddah, I will see what will happen next year. I am enjoying Hail, it is a bit ancient and strict, but its good for me for now. I prefer smaller cities and less busy areas.
Nne, thanks a lot. May you be blessed.
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|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by ujugladys(f): 1:22am On Jun 03, 2015|
Thanks a lot dear,this is really encouraging,please can you throw more light on the BHP global?i looked them up on the net but didn't get them. What qualifications did your husband go with? I will really appreciate it if you can explain further, thanks a lot
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by Riteshfx(f): 7:27am On Jun 03, 2015|
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by Riteshfx(f): 7:37am On Jun 03, 2015|
I'm glad to be of help. My husband had MB,BS plus two years experience then and YES he had to pay the equivalent of one month salary to BHP global after the had processed his visa and given him his flight tickets. Over the last five years, he has grown in his career which might have been difficult for him in Nigeria. Things got way better with our combined salaries and with his MRCP and my CELTA we can also both work in UK.
P.S: BHP Global services the Northern part of Nigeria while Onniver(not sure about the spelling) services Lagos I guess.
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|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by ujugladys(f): 10:45am On Jun 03, 2015|
Oh ok, it was onyva concepts that came to lagos, just that what they were offering was not much,$1760 5years post graduation and 4years experience. I guess I will give them a try next time. I didn't take the offer because I felt it was not much plus my hubby who is also a lawyer may not be able to work,the CELTA is not offered here in Nigeria.
|Re: Anyone Working In Saudi Arabia by water4: 1:19pm On Jun 03, 2015|
I don't think they do TESOl in class here in Nigeria, kindly recommened a centre and where u got trained.
Is online Tesol not valuable ?
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