The participants were given advice on how to self improve and invest in their future.
The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) said on Wednesday that more than 5,000 Emiratis benefited from career counselling services offered by the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (NAFIS) in collaboration with the ministry.
These services began in early 2023 until the end of March with an aim to equip the Emirati cadre to compete in the private sector.
“Career counselling aims to qualify Emiratis across the UAE and equip them to compete in the private sector, introduce them to its challenges, and educate them about the skills in demand within targeted economic sectors,” said Ahmad Al Nasser, Assistant Undersecretary for National Human Resources Development at MoHRE in a statement.
“The services, through individual or group counselling sessions, also support Emiratis to work in jobs that fit their qualifications by evaluating the occupational tendencies of jobseekers and those employed,” he added.
The sessions discussed several topics including benefits of working in the private sector, job search tools, understanding the requirements of the job market, and developing individual plans to boost applicants’ chances at attaining suitable jobs.
The sessions were aimed at developing the skills of those newly employed, employees facing challenges in the work environment, and jobseekers. Moreover, they tackled self-improvement,and defining psychological stress and its causes, emotional intelligence, and teaching some skills to relieve work pressures.
“These sessions enable Emirati participants to be partners in the private sector’s prosperity and active contributors to the growth of priority economic sectors that support the local economy,” explained Al Nasser.
The ministry added that around 3,000 UAE nationals participants were job seekers and 1,500 UAE nationals participants were already working in the private sector with less than a two-year experience.