As spring begins to roll around and college students prepare to look for jobs, this year think outside the fast food chains and retail jobs and look for something a little more interesting.
When most people think of careers, teachers, business men and management comes to mind. It is not often that one thinks about jobs that involve things they do every day and get paid for it. Not all of these jobs may be easy to find or achieve but will definitely serve for a more interesting day at work. Here are eight different jobs that break free of the uniformity societal standards.
A furniture tester: A furniture tester has the oh so tiring job of sitting and lounging on different types of furniture to give them a rating based on their comfort. This job is perfect for someone who would rather lounge around than spend eight hours on your feet –totally understandable.
A Deodorant Tester: A deodorant tester is used to make sure that before the deodorants and antiperspirants hit the shelves in stores, they actually work. These workers are used to make sure that the deodorants have kept the other testers fresh. There tests may include sniffing the armpit of another tester.
A Sign Holder: Although these individuals are often seen spinning their signs on street corners it is an incredibly odd job if you think about it. They are human advertisements for their work, and it gets even odder when they are required to dress up as the Statue of Liberty or a giant hot dog. At least this job allows you be to outside the constraints of the office and lets you get to listen to your own music and make people smile.
The Pet Food Tester: This odd job is as gross as it sounds, unless you share a meal with you four legged friend on a regular basis. The pet food tester is used to check the quality of animal food and treats that you feed to that furry family member. If you would not eat it would you really feed it to your pet?
The IMAX Screen Cleaner: This job helps to keep the giant screens dust free to ensure the quality for viewers. If you love movies and documentaries and want to be a part of providing viewers with a magical experience then this may be a job to look into.
Stanley Cup Holder: So you call yourself a major hockey fan? Well look into a job as the official cup holder. Since there is only one cup, it is guarded during the transition periods from team to team. The cup holder acts as basically the bodyguard for the Stanley Cup.
Professional Sleeper: If you are good at catching some z’s, then this is one place where you can literally sleep on the job. Professional sleepers are paid to participate in sleep studies for psychologists to look atdreams and sleeping patterns. This would be a great way to get your eight hours every night and still get paid.
A professional Whistler: This odd job requires a bit of talent in the form of whistling. These are people who are paid to whistle in the background of songs and movies. So you have a great whistle start getting your name out there and this unusual job could take you around the world to share your talent.
College Avenue reporter Hannah Woolums can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for the Interviewing Guide issue of College Avenue on racks Mar. 12!