window-shopping the want ads
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on October 21, 2009
Most days I love my current job – just like I love each and every pair of shoes in my closet. But just like with my beloved shoes, I’m always on the lookout for a new pair of heels – er, job – to love.
Hence I eagerly scroll through the job postings that AME Info sends my way. I’ve never seen a job that I would actually 1) qualify for and 2) be interested in, but I do love reading the descriptions.
The latest featured position – that of general manager of a Saudi Arabian radio station – caught my eye at once:
Our Client in KSA is urgently looking for a General Manager for their radio station. The general manager would be reporting directly to the CEO of the Media Group. Salary will not be a bar for the right candidate.
“Salary will not be a bar for the right candidate”? Since when did radio become such a lucrative field?
At least with that job, the applicant knows the industry. Here’s a more mysterious want ad:
Location : Kabul – Afghanistan
Salary: $100,000 – $150,000 per year
Applicants should have over 15 years experience and be prepared to be based in Afghanistan. This is a challenging yet rewarding role for a senior candidate.
“Challenging yet rewarding” – I bet. Challenge number one: identifying just what you will be the CEO of.
Finally, I took a peek at all the jobs currently listed with a “Lebanon” location. There were three:
Finance Analyst – Dubai
Senior Business Planning Analyst – Dubai
Human Resources Manager – Lebanon.
Um. Just to recap: I chose the “narrow by location” option and selected “Lebanon”. Guess the sour economy hasn’t soured the Lebanese on the Emirati exodus.