What are the dos and don'ts of finding a job in Oman?

Hello everyone,

Where is the best place to start when looking for a job in Oman? Is it better to job-hunt by directly contacting the company of your interest, or should job-seekers rely on a recruitment agency, for example?

Are there any unique aspects that job-seekers should consider when preparing their CV/résumé and cover letter? Should a photo be included?

Do you have any tips on interview conduct in Oman? Are there any particulars, such as greetings or behavioural customs?

In you opinion, is knowledge of the local language or a regional language necessary to successfully apply for a job? What level of the language should job-seekers have mastered?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


First of all, expat ladies getting an employment visa is a challenge. Since, MOM will throw challenges in clearing it. Better visit the top 100 companies websites (Check Muscat Securities Market, Oman Chamber of Commerce - Members section, PEIE etc) and check careers section. It also depends on the education level, work experience in the selected domain, English fluency if you are an expat and pref GCC experience. technical skills especially computer literacy or any unique skill which will give you added advantage over other candidates. Hope this would suffice. All the best.

i am searching teaching positions in Muscat, can you give any information about this?

Teaching? school or college?

Hello greetings for the day.

In my view best way to start is by directly contacting the company of your interest.

I didn't come across any good recruitment agency yet from past four years.

You can also subscribe Times of Oman for Pdf copy of daily newspaper. please follow the link or you can purchase daily.

CV/Resume should have a brief description on the the top sheet then you can start with your detail activities.

Yes many company ask for a CV/Resume with a Passport size photo on the front sheet

Tips on interview conduct in Oman

Normal like every places, dress modest/Professional.

English Only.

Wishing you all the very best. soon you might find a good job. one advice after getting a job please try to get a GCC/Oman driving licences.

Good Luck

There are lots of jobs.  But today, unfortunately, all decision makers are blaming the market condition, telling everyone- market is bad.  We need to cut down over heads,  there is Omanisation problem.  So this way, they all have safe guarded their own jobs and bringing down negative impact in this market.  I don't think EXPAT.oman can do anything with this kind of sentiments flowing in this small market.

To take up an employment afresh in Oman, it is advisable to get help from somebody already working in Oman.
One should therefore be very clear what category of job can help him / her for career development rather than desperately accepting any job.
Responding to Situation vacant / situation wanted columns  is a way to analyze the potential in the present scenario.
Besides English, conversant in Arabic is definitely advantageous ; but not a very necessity.
CV should be a mirror reflecting the attitude as well as confidence that can impress the needy employer as it is complete with all information. Then the interview is just an auspicious occasion to mutually meet and greet for the association.
A trend based approach !
Best of luck ...

An advise to all those who planning for job hunt in Oman, don't waste money time energy sine Oman is over grown village with handful job opportunity's over and above suffocated government policy like omanazation I wasted my 3 months got job, but employer was unable to sponsor me visa work permit due to omanazation

hi. how are you mod. im working in khimji ramdas logistics under proctor and gamble division. how about you?

I would like contact details of an individual or a HR company in Oman who does CV writing based on Middle East market.
I looking for the position of  Director - Business Development for Middle East nd Africa.
Would appreciate a contact if possible.

vipinkrishnan :

hi. how are you mod. im working in khimji ramdas logistics under proctor and gamble division. how about you?

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Dear All...

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Hi, can anybody suggest the dos and don't for searching job as Specialist Doctor in Oman
Any doctor can share their valuable input over this.

Hi everyone,

My name is kennedy mulitani  resident in Kenya. The articles posted here are very  insightful. Back here in Kenya most of these jobs are through local recruitment agencies and they charge an average fee of USD1,200. which is on a higher side for most Kenyans. Some are dubious. How do I get assistance to secure general workers jobs in Oman say like driving, hotel waiter, warehousing etc.?

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