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Skills Required to Score an Interior Designing Job in the UAE

by Anshuman Kukreti , Friday, 22nd May 2015

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The UAE today, stands as nothing less than a hub for the most talented professionals, flocking from different corners of the world. With career opportunities blossoming across all the industries, the exotic Arab land is welcoming individuals with the desired notch in expertise to hunt for jobs that don’t only have higher remuneration, but chances of leading a comfortable professional life as well.
 
One such field to hunt for is interior designing. With an exponential growth in the UAE’s real estate, interior designing firms are expecting to make a brisk business during the whole long year to be witnessed. Projects booming and visitors to various emirates growing have led the local interior and fit-out market to improve in considerable terms, during the last five to seven years. Goes without saying that securing an interior designing job here, comes with a multitude of growth opportunities. Hence, mentioned below are 4 such skills, which will help you to efficiently tap the UAE job market in the same domain.
 
• Being Aptly Qualified
For the UAE might never face a drought of global talent, be it any field, having a formal graduation degree or diploma in interior designing is what the Emirati employers prefer. Many prefer a license for you to practice the profession or clearing some qualification exam, be it in your own country. For instance, if coming from India, qualifying the National Council for Interior Design qualification exam might actually boost your chances of securing a job, without any further hassle.
 
• Being Creatively Sound
With marvels like Burj Khalifa (Dubai) standing tall in airspace, the aesthetic value is often reduced to half if the interior designing fails to entice and attract. This requires for you to put in every modicum of innovation and creativity to craft designs which are aesthetically pleasing for your clients in the country. Right from selecting a wide variety of colors, fabrics and textiles, you have to alter every inch of interior furnishings, as per the taste of your customer. Hence, having a natural creative talent accompanies with the skill to channelize it proves quite handy in scoring an interior design job in the UAE.
 
• Being A Crisp Communicator
Needless to say, but to successfully hunt clients and understand their requirement, being swift and crisp in communication is quite a necessity. You’ll be expected to often work with a variety of other personnel to construct and design various interior spaces, hence the need to be efficient with interpersonal skills. Be it an architect, a contractor or an engineer, everyone involved in the project has to be convinced regarding the idea you want to introduce and what better way than to talk your way through it.
 
• Being Proficient With Computer Programs
As being practices all around the globe, interior designing is majorly done with the help of various computer aided-programs, which create drawings for the contractor to work from. To perform the task required, you should be well-acquainted with the blue prints and the techniques to incorporate them into the final draft, which is printed for the contractor to have an idea from. These are generally carried forward in compliance with various municipal code regulations that require a few additional skills to translate various requirements.
 
With opportunities out in the open to grab for interior designers, there is plenty you can do to secure any such job in the UAE. All you need to keep in mind is sticking to the basics and giving you r best shot at everything.

 

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Author: Anshuman Kukreti

Anshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the global job market. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics relating to employment across the gulf. Reach him @ LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.
   
 
 

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