Aug 10

5 Places to Hangout in Saudi Arabia

By OFWguru on Aug 10, 2015

For a first time OFW, heading to their first job in Saudi Arabia can be daunting; the culture and customs between the two countries are very different. It can be hard to adjust to the new lifestyle, but you won’t have to do it alone, Filipinos are apl... Read more
Aug 10

8 Tried and Tested Business Ideas for OFWs

By OFWguru on Aug 10, 2015

Pinoys work abroad in order to earn more and come back to the Philippines. Oftentimes, OFWs have the chance to start fresh and seek for ways to start a business. Business is the primary way for Filipinos not to have to return working for another compan... Read more
When you enter your plane bound for Dubai, it hits you that Dubai is one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world. While hunkering down on your seat for the 9 hour flight, you head to the bathroom. You head down the aisle to the end of the plane and meet the faces of countless passengers... Read more
Sep 03
It's always daunting to prepare before heading off to your work abroad, especially to a country like Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has a rich and deep culture that's very different to Philippine culture and for most OFWs, it's a big culture shock when they land in the dry land of Saudi. OFWguru ... Read more
Sep 11

Five Red Flags of Illegal OFW Recruitment

By OFWguru on Sep 11, 2015

1. Questionable Money AllocationThere will be a lot of fees that will be presented to you when you are applying to work abroad through an agency; however, the only fee you should pay is a placement fee with an official receipt that is given to you. Take note that the placement fee must be equal t... Read more
Sep 28

So You Want to Workabroad?

By OFWguru on Sep 28, 2015

You've made the decision, informed your friends and family and are now just waiting for a call back from an agent for an interview or an actual job offer. You’ve heard the success stories and want to experience the same thing for yourself. However, every successful homecoming hides hardship, and ... Read more
If you plan to workabroad in the UAE or one of the other Gulf countries, you’ve probably heard of the kafala system at some point. In media and among international communities, the term is usually tied to examples of human rights violations. But what exactly is the kafala system, and how does it ... Read more
Nov 02

Where to get a taste of home in Dubai?

By OFWguru on Nov 02, 2015

Working abroad for a long time can easily make one homesick. We'd miss the comfort of having family and friends around, miss our house, our usual routine, and most especially the food. Pinoys have been raised to be accustomed to the flavors of Filipino food that wherever we go, we always seek our... Read more
Nov 20

The Top 4 Job Sectors in Qatar for OFWs

By OFWguru on Nov 20, 2015

Qatar is the fourth-largest destination for Overseas Filipino Workers in the world. With an estimated population of 200,000 Filipinos, job hiring in Qatar can be competitive. Jobs in Qatar have been steadily decreasing due to legal complaints or the lack of new projects for OFWs. 2015 marks a yea... Read more
Nov 24

10 Interesting Facts about Dubai

By OFWguru on Nov 24, 2015

Dubai is a key destination for most Filipinos looking for workabroad. Filipinos probably heard stories from their family or friends already working there, about the best place to find Pinoy food and where to shop for the best-priced Bench clothes, all very introspective. While you can find tons o... Read more
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