How to use for your ca­reer in HR in­dus­try

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties in HR are abun­dant, as any medium-to-lar­ge­sized com­pany re­quires a ded­i­cated de­part­ment to man­age em­ploy­ees and max­i­mize their per­for­mance. This means if you are a Hu­man Re­sources Of­fi­cer, Se­nior Of­fi­cer, Man­ager, or even a fresh grad­u­ate with an in­ter­est in HR, you should be ex­cited about the prospects of this field, which are ex­tremely valu­able to busi­nesses nowa­days. If you are con­sid­er­ing an HR ca­reer in the Mid­dle East and North Africa (MENA) re­gion, the Mid­dle East Job In­dex Sur­vey (Septem­ber 2016), shows that HR is, in fact, among in­dus­tries that are hir­ing the most.

In order to move for­ward with your ca­reer in HR, you need the suit­able tools and strate­gies to land your de­sired job or move up the ca­reer lad­der. This process is made eas­ier with the fol­low­ing tips from, the #1 Job Site in the Mid­dle East.

1. Search thor­oughly

A sim­ple search on can pro­vide you with a very large num­ber of job op­por­tu­ni­ties. Us­ing the Ad­vanced Job Search tool gives you the abil­ity to fil­ter down those po­si­tions to what suits you ex­actly. This is done through key­words, or fil­ter­ing re­sults based on po­si­tion ti­tle, lo­ca­tion, de­sired salary, em­ploy­ment type, ex­pe­ri­ence level, and more. You can spec­ify your search cri­te­ria to your pref­er­ences and find your ideal po­si­tion from hun­dreds of job an­nounce­ments in the HR in­dus­try.

2. Con­nect with HR ex­perts

The learn­ing process is con­tin­u­ous. Hav­ing work ex­pe­ri­ence does not mean you al­ready know ev­ery­thing you want to know. In order to learn more and share your knowl­edge with others, you can join pro­fes­sional so­cial plat­forms such as Specialties. This plat­form lets you en­gage in in­sight­ful dis­cus­sions re­gard­ing the trends and de­vel­op­ments in your in­dus­try. You can post questions, pro­vide an­swers, fol­low dis­cus­sions, and ex­pand your knowl­edge base in the HR field. It also al­lows you to stand out among your peers when show­cas­ing your ex­per­tise, which in turn at­tracts job providers to you.

3. Eval­u­ate salaries

When seek­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties, it is im­por­tant to have an un­der­stand­ing of your prospec­tive com­pen­sa­tion and ben­e­fits. Salaries is a tool that pro­vides you with timely and ac­cu­rate salary lev­els, as well as pay struc­tures in the mar­ket. It also al­lows you to nav­i­gate cus­tom­ized re­ports for each role, in­dus­try, and lo­ca­tion if you are on the look­out for en­hanc­ing your es­tab­lished ca­reer in HR. This helps you make more in­formed de­ci­sions.

4. Learn on your own time

Em­ploy­ers are aware of can­di­dates who work to im­prove their skills and ex­pand their com­pe­ten­cies. Learn­ing Por­tal of­fers nu­mer­ous cour­ses, work­shops, and learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to com­ple­ment your de­gree and ex­pe­ri­ence. The top­ics cover an ex­ten­sive va­ri­ety from strate­gic HR man­age­ment, to international HR cer­tifi­cates. There are many skills to ac­quire and de­velop, even for cur­rent HR em­ploy­ees, who may sim­ply need to sharpen their skills and grow their ar­eas of ex­per­tise. It is worth not­ing that many of these cour­ses are free of charge, and com­plet­ing them adds a com­pet­i­tive edge to your CV.

5. Be within reach

Word of mouth is one of the most ef­fec­tive meth­ods of learn­ing about some­one. Even with 40,000 em­ployer un­der the belt, un­reg­is­tered em­ploy­ers might be cu­ri­ous about your skills, ex­per­tise, and ac­com­plish­ments. The eas­i­est way to find your qual­i­fi­ca­tions is through the Pub­lic Pro­file. By set­ting up a pub­lic pro­file, you are cre­at­ing for your­self an on­line busi­ness card. This en­ables search en­gines like Google to find you, and it helps your friends and col­leagues to spread the word about your ex­pe­ri­ences and en­dorse you for your com­pe­ten­cies. is the #1 job site in the Mid­dle East with more than 40,000 em­ploy­ers and over 26,750,000 reg­is­tered job seek­ers from across the Mid­dle East, North Africa and the globe, rep­re­sent­ing all in­dus­tries, na­tion­al­i­ties and ca­reer lev­els. Post a job or find jobs on to­day and ac­cess the lead­ing re­source for job seek­ers and em­ploy­ers in the re­gion.

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