Built to inform

Sign up for the daily newsletters

No, Thank you
Lead Text: 
Employers must expose themselves to tools such as LinkedIn if they are to expand their talent pool

Employers must capitalise on social media and online job boards in order to expand their talent pool. 

Recruiters must pay more attention to the work experience and projected capabilities of young professionals, Jade Thompson, account manager at Transguard Group, told fmME.

Thompson manages an annual portfolio worth $2.7m (AED10m) at Transguard, and was crowned 2016 fmME Awards’ Young Facilities Manager of the Year this May.

During a conversation with fmME about her career choices and management strategies, Thompson outlined how she made her way from the UK's FM market to the Emirates'. 

“I was new to Dubai and while I’d done some research, I didn’t know the local FM market very well,” she explained.

Thompson was employed at the UK's ISS Facility Services prior to Transguard Group. 

Her LinkedIn profile and CV were noticed by a UAE-based FM recruitment professional, which eventually led to her appointment at Transguard. 

"For me, to be selected by such a great organisation like Transguard is amazing, and I wouldn’t necessarily have applied for that position because I may not have known I would be able to do it.

"Transguard’s confidence in picking me for the position, combined with my graduate scheme and work experience, made it the perfect job role for me," she added. 


Article Context: 
Story Relations: 
'Oman's Sur Gate Project to create 500 jobs'
fmME Interview: Jade Thompson, Transguard Group
Top five job interview tips for fresh graduates
Media Embed: 
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 16:00
Parent Source id: 
Modified Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 16:00
Extra Data: 

[{"id":"269","name":"NEWS","parent":"0","menu":"1","UniqueName":"news"},{"id":"285","name":"Facilities Management","parent":"-1","menu":"1","UniqueName":"facilities-management"},{"id":"286","name":"Human Resource","parent":"-1","menu":"1","UniqueName":"human-resource"},{"id":"26957","name":"dubai facilities manager jobs","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"dubai-facilities-manager-jobs"},{"id":"26954","name":"facilities management dubai","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"facilities-management-dubai"},{"id":"26953","name":"facilities management uae","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"facilities-management-uae"},{"id":"26956","name":"facilities manager middle east","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"facilities-manager-middle-east"},{"id":"26955","name":"facilities manager uae","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"facilities-manager-uae"},{"id":"16091","name":"facility management","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"facility-management"},{"id":"26952","name":"facility management uae","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"facility-management-uae"},{"id":"1513","name":"FM","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"fm"},{"id":"26958","name":"jade thompson","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"jade-thompson"},{"id":"26959","name":"jade thompson transguard group","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"jade-thompson-transguard-group"},{"id":"16380","name":"linkedin","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"linkedin"},{"id":"2773","name":"Transguard","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"transguard"},{"id":"9971","name":"Transguard Group","parent":"0","menu":"0","UniqueName":"transguard-group"}]

Company Relations: 

Most popular


Deadline approaches for CW Oman Awards 2020 in Muscat
You have until 20 January to submit your nominations for the ninth edition of the


CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this
CW In Focus | Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019
A roundup of Construction Week's annual summit that was held in Dubai this September

Latest Issue

Construction Week Middle East 11th Jan 2020
Jan 16, 2020