19 May 2020

QCDC Releases 10th Edition of Career Guide

Doha, Qatar

Latest issue includes advice on keeping up career development during COVID-19 pandemic

Doha, Qatar, May 19, 2020: Qatar Career Development Center has unveiled the 10th edition of its Career Guide magazine, which celebrates a decade of career guidance and professional development.

The magazine features a wealth of information, advice, inspirational interviews, and articles to help young people explore their potential, develop their skills, and choose the academic and career path that suits the needs and dynamics of the Qatari job market.

The 45-page bilingual English-Arabic issue features over 15 sections, including highlights of QCDC’s activities, special reports, and exclusive interviews with Qatari youth who have excelled in their career.

As part of its efforts to further engage youth, all content can be accessed through QCDC’s website and the Career Guide application, the first free interactive app for a magazine published by Qatar Foundation.

The app offers a unique interactive experience that enables users to access the latest career news in Qatar and around the world, including the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play.

Commenting on the release of the new issue, Mr. Abdullah Al Mansoori, QCDC Director, said: “We are proud to publish the 10th issue of the Career Guide, in which we chose to celebrate innovation, one of the most in-demand skills of the 21st century in today’s labor market.

“Countries that will succeed in instilling a culture of innovation among their youth will occupy a leading position in the future. Because creativity fuels innovation, you will find in this guide a variety of topics that will inspire you to be creative and motivate you to explore your untapped skills.”

Elaborating on what this edition offers, he said: “The Career Guide has become a reference for professional knowledge, advice, and career guidance. We urge youth to take advantage of the rich information the magazine provides – especially in light of these exceptional circumstances amid the outbreak of COVID-19 – to learn from the experience of other professionals to better assess their career options, and to choose the track that aligns best with their skills and aspirations.”

The release of the new issue coincides with a series of unprecedented measures taken in the context of the pandemic outbreak, which has forced many countries to shut their borders and impose emergency measures that have affected the lives of billions of people and had an impact on businesses around the world. To keep pace with this changing landscape, the latest issue of the Career Guide offers tips on remote working, and how to efficiently manage time to stay productive. Students may also take advantage of this isolation period to browse the online learning sites outlined in the issue and find information on the importance of distance education.

In a rapidly changing world, the guide provides an overview of emerging technologies that will impact various industries and professions in the future and offers learning material to guide youth during the different stages of their academic and professional career. The magazine sheds light on the efforts of Qatar Science & Technology Park, part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development and Innovation, in supporting innovation and encouraging entrepreneurs to launch successful businesses that contribute to the development of a knowledge-based economy.

The new issue features interviews with successful individuals in various fields, including Ramzan Rashid Al Nuaimi, Creative Director at Al Jazeera Media Network, who takes readers on a journey into the world of visual identity; and Qatari writer Buthaina Al-Janahi, who discusses the Qalam Hebr project launched in 2018 to help youth develop creative writing skills.

The 10th edition also sheds light on Qatar’s promising tourism industry. With Qatar being well-equipped to become a leading tourist destination, the industry can create job opportunities for thousands of youth, while promoting economic diversification.

For more information about QCDC – a member of Qatar Foundation – please visit: https://qcdc.org.qa/