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sammysez



Joined: 20 Nov 2016
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Previous employment in UAE Reply with quote

Should you put down employment in the UAE from 20 years ago when applying for a university position in the UAE?

The experience was a fiasco and almost every teacher left except like one and the replacements of the replacements left because it was actually a dangerous place, physically, from the students. Obviously, the description did not match the job.

Will that show up on any UAE background checks or paperwork?

Thanks
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veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as you have a new passport, it shouldn't show up... IMHO

or

Does the employer still exist? If they are long gone, you are probably OK to mention them.

or

Was it a contract with the government? That might add a wild card.

VS
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danshengou



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you think you need it to get the job, consider putting it down. But I doubt most employers will care because it was so long ago.
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sammysez



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a contract and the company no longer exists,

BUT....

It was with the MOE.

I mean, this place was a nightmare, I'm sure the schools still exist but with a different contract.

So put it down, because it WILL show up on the background check?

OR don't put it down and take a risk?? (just say it was so long ago??)
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with VS; you're on a different passport. However, it seems you mainly want to leave that old job off your CV because it was a "nightmare." Then use your best judgment since no one here knows your teaching history including how long you were at the job and if you left before finishing your contract with that now-defunct company. (You apparently weren't employed directly with the MOE.)

Anyway, if you put it on your CV or mention it in your cover letter, be prepared to talk about it if asked during an interview.
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: what if... Reply with quote

What if it's still a mare?

This time round you'll be paying a year's rent up front.

Just sayin'.
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