Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) recently unveiled the 10th edition of their Career Guide magazine, marking 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 job market in Qatar.

QCDC 10th Career Guide coverThe 45-page bilingual English-Arabic issue features over 15 sections, including highlights of QCDC activities, special reports and exclusive interviews with Qatari youth who have excelled in their careers. To further engage the youth, all content may be accessed through the QCDC website and through the Career Guide app – the first free interactive app for a magazine published by Qatar Foundation.

The app offers an interactive experience and enables users to access the latest career news in Qatar and around the world. It also features updates on COVID-19. It can be downloaded from Apple Store and Google Play.

QCDC Director Abdullah Al Mansoori said they are proud of the 10th edition of Career Guide, especially as they chose to celebrate innovation, considered one of the most in-demand skill of the 21st century in today’s labour market. He said that countries which instil 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 the edition offers, he said that this year’s Career Guide has become a reference for professional knowledge, advice, and career guidance.

We urge the 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 the pandemic outbreak, forcing many countries to shut their borders and impose emergency measures, affecting the lives of billions of people and impacting businesses around the world.

To keep pace with this changing landscape, the latest issue of 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.

Career Guide 2In 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 and 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 successful individuals in various fields like Creative Director Ramzan Rashid Al Nuaimi (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 to help youth develop creative writing skills.

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

For more information about QCDC visit qcdc.org.qa