One of the best parts of my job as a recruiter is meeting with candidates and discussing their future goals, hopes and dreams. I get to be a part of their journeys and give advice on the opportunities that best suit their skills and experience. With six years of recruitment experience, I can say that I have seen a few positions advertised that have made me smile and wonder where the recruiters will find someone to fill the position (I am sure many of us have seen these) but the truth is that there is a job for everyone and, if we all liked the same thing, my job wouldn’t only be very difficult but very boring too!
Kameo Recruitment specialise in Commercial recruitment, but it got me thinking about how vast the recruitment sector is. You can make an income doing just about anything so, if you’re tired of your current position and are looking to move on, here are a few of the weird and wonderful positions that I came across.
Chicken Sexer – Yes, it is as it sounds! In the farming industry this is a crucial job which, if not carried out correctly, will cut into the farms profits resulting in higher priced eggs and chicken. Next time you’re enjoying your eggs for breakfast, spare a thought for the Chicken Sexer!
Master Lego Builder – Wow, this has to be a dream job for those people who grew up playing with Lego! This position was recently advertised to work at Birmingham’s Legoland Discovery Centre and is only one of 22 in the world. I would have applied myself but the Lego bumblebee I made with my son didn’t even make it into the Lego magazine!
Golf Ball Diver – I always wondered if the missing golf balls ever got recovered from the lakes – well, the answer is yes! Golf Ball Divers have to be certified, professional divers with training in first aid. They pay the Golf Club for every ball that they recover and then clean and sell them on to Golfers. Not a bad job if you like diving in murky water I guess!
Aeroplane Repossession Specialist – So I had heard of repossessing property and cars but never thought about aeroplanes. It’s not as easy as putting it in the back of a van and driving off, but the advantage is that you can’t hide it easily! Aeroplane Repossession Specialists research, track, repossess, fly and deliver aeroplanes. They are hired by the bank when payments are overdue. Not the ideal job for everyone and the main stipulation is that you can fly a plane!
Chocolate Taster – Oh yes, this has to be high on most peoples’ dream job list! Mondelez International, the firm behind Oreo cookies and Cadbury snacks recently had four of these positions on offer. Key responsibilities included being able to taste chocolate and give honest and objective feedback. Along with using clearly defined vocabulary to describe products…..do you think “yum” would be acceptable?
Have any of these given you the inspiration to take on a new challenge? At Kameo Recruitment we offer careers advice and are happy to discuss our current positions. Get in touch today!