Now, let's clarify this seemingly simple step. Some people think that if you can't get a job working in an SAP...
role right away, you're out of luck. But that's not always the case. If you can get a job in an HR-related role working for an SAP end user, over time, you should be able to work your way towards an SAP-centric role. Of course, I'm only offering this advice in case you are having trouble finding an SAP-specific role from the beginning. The best rule for a job search is to "go for broke" seeking your perfect job first, and then, if that doesn't work, then you can pull back and consider your "plan B" positions. If you continue to have trouble, you may want to educate yourself on the latest SAP HCM capabilities, and make sure your knowledge of HR includes not just the core payroll capabilities but the cutting edge components, such as Portals-based functionality like Employee Self-Service, or E-Recruitment, which we have seen a lot of jobs lately. Good luck!
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