LinkedIn hosts first MENA ‘LinkedIn Café’ in Dubai

Pop-up café in offers career advice, discusses best practices for using the platform

The event brought together recruitment experts and job seekers to discuss career decisions and explore how they can leverage LinkedIn.
The event brought together recruitment experts and job seekers to discuss career decisions and explore how they can leverage LinkedIn.

LinkedIn has hosted it’s first-ever LinkedIn Café in the MENA region in Dubai.

The event brought together recruitment experts and job seekers to discuss career decisions and explore how they can leverage LinkedIn for career advancement.

Taking place at 1762 Stripped in One JLT, the evening saw attendance from business and recruitment experts, in addition to young people seeking to network and obtain career tips from HR executives. Guests seeking to advance their careers had the opportunity to participate in one-to-one sessions by LinkedIn coaches, learning how to enhance their LinkedIn profiles and get professional portraits taken at an on-site studio.

The event opened with a panel discussion between Abdulla Al Kohaji, vice president of talent acquisition and Emiratisation – human resources at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority, Rita Rosen, founder and CEO of the marketing agency Rosen, and Anas Almarei, director of social media solutions at PwC’s Academy. Moderated by Marwan El Nemr, public sector director at LinkedIn MENA, the session featured conversations on personal experiences in finding success on LinkedIn, in addition to insights and tips on leveraging the platform to search for jobs, build a personal brand and recruit talent.

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