For example : compensation and benefits or mobility services. assessment centers, etc.
I would advise to first determine what areas are most interest to you and to look at where you are and determine what gaps in services are apparent in your local or intended workplace.
Once you have a handle on what areas you will gravitate toward, start reading everything you can get your hands on. especially on issues that are hot in your environment.
If you are seeking international opportunities, work on the language of your intended market, for example a command of Arabic in the GCC
Keep track of your accomplishments, and results. All to often I see CV's that focus on tasks and job responsibilities but no mention of the outcomes of the work. What you were responsible for is less important that what you did - achieved- regarding those duties.
If you are considering free-lancing and or consulting: Develop your communication skills, flexibility and your ability to be self motivated. Working for yourself is no easy task
17th August 2014 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai