Qualified managers are still highly appreciated
Some salaries offered by Belarusian companies can reach up to $10,000 equivalent
By Yuri Chernyakevich
According to popular wisdom, as fish seek the deeper water, man seeks a better life. Therefore we should always salute the search for a new job on which you can unlock your professional potential.
Today it is very easy to change a job. After all, the Internet or specialised magazines can help you to find hundreds offers from recruitment agencies, large domestic and foreign companies. Many employers are generous, offering attractive benefits in order to get the needed expertise.
As we know, the average salary in Belarus at the end of the last year was approximately $560 equivalent. According to impartial statistics, programmers, financiers and oilmen were most highly paid. Their salaries began from $1,000.
But, it appears that some Belarusian companies are ready and willing to pay experts much more. By looking at the well-known Internet portal jobs.tut.by it is easy to find such potential for highly paid workers.
On the site I found a vacancy for the head of one private company which promised a salary of up to $10,000. The role included representation of Belarusian goods in the territory of Kazakhstan.
A similar vacancy was available in another company, engaged in development of software to order. The salary level was from $2,500 to $10,000. Job seekers needed experience in sales, must have a proficient command of English and a readiness for business trips.
The second highest position, according to salary levels, is occupied by pilots. To support this I will mention one fact. At the beginning of January, the National Airline Belavia placed an announcement that they have a vacancy for an aircraft captain. The position for a highly educated pilot is offering a salary starting at Br45 million, or more than $4,500. The successful candidate must have knowledge of Russian and English languages, and also experience of flying in European air space.
The third place in a salary rating is occupied by high level accountants. Several private companies offer these experts high earnings — from $3,000 a month.
However, it is not obligatory to become a pilot or an accountant to earn big money. It is enough to be an expert in the sphere of road building. An engineer/geodesist or head of a building site may expect a salary of around $2,000-4,000.
The rating of highly paid experts is closed by directors of enterprises. For example, one of Minsk’s plants needs a Director General. The salary is from Br17 million, or $1,800 a month. Applicants must have knowledge of English, German and French, an economic and technical education, and more than 10 years’ experience in supervising posts for a foreign company or a company with foreign investments.
In a word, it is not difficult to find high salaried vacancies in Belarus. However, sometimes it is not so easy to fill such a vacancy. Applicants need excellent knowledge in a chosen field, a lot of work experience, knowledge of foreign languages, and should certainly be hard working. Without these qualities, job seekers are unlikely to be offered such high salaries.