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Posted by Seraphina
on 25 Sep 2018

I'm seeking advice regarding the simplest way to get a job as an expat in Saudi Arabia. I have no education other than the equivalence of a high school diploma, and what I seek is advice regarding what the easiest and fastest way for me to become an expat in Saudi Arabia might be.

I'm capable of getting a bachelor, but seeing as how I'd like to move within the next two years, it might be difficult for me to complete a bachelor's degree in time. Also, I have no idea what kind of degree would be best for me to get regarding getting a job there.

Maybe a job that doesn't require such a lengthy education could be possible?

What jobs would be easy for me to get in Saudi Arabia as a female? In which positions are foreigners wanted? English is technically my second language, but I consider it my primary language and speak it fluently with a generic North American accent. 

Also, what other options are there for me regarding moving to Saudi Arabia? Let's say I have a partner willing to become my husband, but isn't in any position of decision making within his family. Is rushing through an education to get a job my best option?

Thank you.

Daniela de Castro on 27 Sep 2018

Hi there

As an expat, it is generally always advisable to be as qualified as possible to get the best job opportunities. Hopefully, some local expat women will be able to advise you on how best to apply for jobs in Saudi Arabia.

Have a look at our guide for women in Saudi Arabia for some tips on how to adjust to the local culture and what you can expect from life in the country.

Where will you be moving from?

- Daniela

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