Wasta is now a Job Requirement in Kuwait

All transients in Kuwait are subscribed to some form of headhunter or other for that “perfect opportunity” that can present itself at any moment.

Whilst looking through the daily job postings, the following gem came to light:


“Connections” is code for Wasta

Apparently now, you do not need Wasta to get the job, you even need wasta to work the job, as you must have “connections” in the Ministries.

How is the aptitude test for Vitamin W given? Are you required to leave references? Are these references your confidants?

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