Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dream Jobs in the Nonprofit, Government and Private Sectors

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Every college graduate has got the message "there are no jobs out there, you are going to be living in your parents basement until you're 30".  But what IF you could get a job, what would it be?  Not to be too "new-age" but maybe the possibilities are only limited by our imagination.  Here are a few real job possibilities:

  1. Chief People Officer - this is what they're calling a Human Resources Manager today. I remember when I thought calling People "Human" resources (as opposed to natural resources like petroleum I suppose) was egregious. What exactly was wrong with "Personnel Manager" again? 
  2. This is almost as good as (yes it is real!): Dream Coordinator - I've always wanted to coordinate dreams but I keep getting sleepy..
    Dream Coordinator:  the Dream Foundation is searching for a highly motivated and committed individual to coordinate dream granting in their Los Angeles office.
Think these are too improbable, perhaps you may want to explore a traditional government job. 


The National Journal published the following list: The Four Most Overpaid White House Staffers. They are:


Deborah Nirmala Misir Ethics Advisor $114,688
Erica M. Dornburg Ethics Advisor $100,547
Stuart Baker Director for Lessons Learned $106,641
Melissa M. Carson Director of Fact Checking $46,500


Yes, there is a White House Director for Lessons Learned. I can't make this stuff up, I'm not that creative!


Okay, so maybe non-profit or government aren't your style, try the public sector:

Do you have "Poker" and "Table Tennis" on your Resume? This is a real job posting for an Engineer position!

REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Ruby on Rails Experience
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) knowledge
  • CSS based HTML presentation
NICE TO HAVE SKILLS:
  • Table Tennis
  • Poker 
Must stick with my policy, always leave 'em laughing, here's the winner:

The company "Underwear Affair" is searching for a Participant Coach - found this one on Craigslist. I almost want to do the job just to put it on my resume.