We have all seen those strange jobs being advertised, but here are 10 of the craziest jobs you can apply for in 2016.
Need some career inspiration for the New Year? From Beer Smeller and Astronaut to Master Lego Builder or Chicken Sexer, a CV writing company have searched high and low to find 10 of the craziest jobs you can apply for in 2016.
1. Placenta Chef
The ancient Chinese tradition of eating placenta after giving birth has hit the west with a bang. With celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver jumping on board, it was only a matter of time until we saw jobs for placenta chefs being advertised.
A new undisclosed restaurant is about to open in London that will take using natural ingredients to a new level. If you have a hardened stomach and are not repulsed by the thought of using placenta in recipes, then this job vacancy may be for you.
Those that are interested in applying should reply through Craigslist and must have previous experience in cooking with placenta.
Salary for this position: £15.00 per hour.
2. Astronauts for future space missions
Recently NASA announced its plan to launch a human mission to Mars. Despite the launch not happening until at least 2030, NASA are already advertising for people to be aboard the ship when it takes off.
In order to apply, applicants must hold a degree in either biological or physical science, mathematics or engineering. Those looking to apply must also have at least three years experience in a relevant field or over 1,000 hours experience piloting a jet.
For those with the relevant qualifications, be sure to get your application in before February 18, 2016.
Salary for this position: Unknown.
3. Chick Sexers
The British Poultry Council is currently experiencing a shortage of chicken sexers, despite offering a salary of £40,000 per year. This means that there are an abundance of chicken sexer jobs available within the UK.
The main role of a chicken sexer is to determine whether a chick is male or female so they can be reared appropriately. The sex of a chick is determined by delicately squeezing a little poo out of the chick which then enables the chicken sexer to check for a bump. If a bump is found, the chick is male and no bump indicates the chick is a female.
For those interested in applying expect to complete three years of training in order to be able to carry out the duty properly.
Salary for this position: £40,000 per annum.
4. Beer Smeller
For the beer fans out there, BrewDog has the job for you. The Scottish start up is currently looking for someone to smell and drink beer to help them find the best attributes in each product.
To be in with a chance of being a Sensory Analyst for BrewDog in Aberdeen, a science degree is desirable and experience is essential.
Salary for this position: Negotiable depending on experience.
5. Animal Therapy Handler
Although not a paid position, Animal owners in Scotland can share the fun pets bring with people in residential homes, hospitals and special needs schools.
Pets As Therapy and Canine Concern Scotland Trust are always looking for volunteers to help combat stress and loneliness felt by those within the above organisations.
Being an animal owner and lover is essential, previous experience is not necessary.
Salary for this position: Unpaid.
6. Train Pusher
If you think the underground is bad, you clearly haven’t been to a train station in Japan. They often get so busy that professional pushers are required to push people onto the overcrowded trains. Pushers are also required to pull off those sneaky passengers that have attempted to board the train too late or when they decided the train is too full.
Those interested in the position should know that they will be required to wear a uniform with white gloves and will generally be required to work between 7am - 9am and 7pm - 9pm.
The role is considered part time and is often carried out by students. If interested, visit one of the train stations in Japan where Pushers work to find out more information.
Salary for this position: Unknown.
7. Master Lego Builder
For Lego fans, Lego offer the opportunity to become a Master Lego Builder. Lego will handpick Master Lego Builders to work at one of its theme parks or discovery centres. As you can imagine, the role is incredibly competitive and highly selective. Currently, Lego only has 40 Master Lego Builders in the world.
Typically people start out as an Apprentice Lego Builder, but can go on to become either a Master Lego Builder or a Lego Certified Professional.
In order to apply, applicants must check out their website at the beginning of 2016 to find out about opportunities available.
Salary for this position: £37,500 per annum.
8. Video Game Tester
Gaming geeks can do what they love full time when they get a job testing the latest video games. It may sound like the stuff of dreams, but video game testers are in high demand. Main duties include: playing new games, reporting faults and ensuring quality. A huge number of game manufacturers are currently looking for gamers including Sega and Rockstar Group.
Attention to detail and a keen interest in video games is required for the majority of gaming roles and previous testing experience is often desirable.
Salary for this position: Salaries vary, but those new to the industry can expect to receive a salary between £12,000-£18,000 per annum and those more experienced gamers can expect to receive upwards of £25,000.
9. Dog Poop Picker Upper
For those looking for a career in the U.S. Poop Troops Pet Waste Removal Service are looking for people to help them pick up dog poop. The ideal candidate shouldn’t be frightened of dogs, be able to work outdoors and in the rain and be able to pick up dog poop.
Experience isn’t necessary, high school education or equivalent required.
Salary for position: $10 to $12 per hour.
10. Manager of Chelsea
Finally, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, Chelsea Football Club are seeking a new Manager. Applicants must possess a win at all cost mentality, the ability to come up with witty one liners and always be happy to give journalists the run around.
Key duties include; leading a team of international stars,, squad decision making and performance reviews.
Salary for this position: Expected to be in the millions.