According to a piece in Arab News, Saudi employment recruiters are looking for people with backgrounds in Business Management first. Thirty eight percent of Saudi companies say they’ll be doing new hiring within three-months; 74% say they’ll hire within a year.

It seems that now’s a good time for Saudis to be job hunting… if they’ve the right qualifications.

Business management ‘top job skill favored by Saudi recruiters’
RIYADH: ARAB NEWS

Employers in the Kingdom consider an educational background in business management to be most important for new recruits, followed by commerce and engineering, according to a new survey.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Job Index survey was conducted by Bayt.com, claimed to be the Middle East’s number one jobsite, and YouGov, a research and consulting organization.

They also consider good communication skills to be most important when seeking a new employee, followed by the ability to be a cooperative, helpful and flexible team player and good leadership skills.

Companies will look to hire candidates who have experience in team management, sales and marketing, and computers.

Respondents believe that the industries that attract and retain the top talent in Saudi Arabia are construction, telecommunications, and banking and finance.


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