Wouldn't it be nice if there was an encyclopedia of jobs out there? A kind of Wikipedia-style A to Z website of jobs detailing every possible job out there (that people could add to and edit). Then you could trawl through it and find the perfect job for you. Let's face it, there's not many people who go out into the big bad world knowing exactly what they want to do nor are they even aware of all that's out there.
Well, if you're in need of a career change and looking for some inspiration, I came across this list of the 10 coolest jobs in the world. Some of them are quite standard, others are a little more obscure. I don't really know what my dream job would be if I could do anything I wanted in the world but I like the sound of a luxury bed tester. I'm curious what kinds of things you have to do in the bed to test it out
Water slide tester
Water sliding is one the coolest recreational games in the world played by people of all ages. How about getting paid for travelling all over the world for testing waterslides for speed, height, water quality, landing and safety? That is certainly exciting and interesting.
Tommy Lynch is one of the very few water slide testers who visit dozens of water parks throughout the year. According to The Telegraph, Tommy has travelled over 27,000 miles and tested some of the world’s best waterslides at holiday villages in Lanzarote, Majorca, Egypt, Turkey, Costa Del Sol, Cyprus, Algarve, Dominican Republic, Mexico and many more. Tommy calls it ‘the best job in the world’ and plans to stick to it till he’s fit and young. He didn’t say how much he makes out of it; however,his lifestyle says it all!
Bike rider-photographer for Google Maps
Are you passionate about cycling? Wouldn’t it be great if you get paid a handsome sum just for cycling across a country? Google has hired riders to travel around the City of Lights, Parish, including the Chateau de Versailles, west of Paris, the Jardin du Luxembourg on the city’s Left Bank or Les Halles, in the eventful centre of the French capital with high-tech, three-wheeled bikes that can be called a fancy tricycles equipped with nine cameras, a GPS, a computer and a generator for snapping up thousands of digital photos for Google Maps. You can find the riders on the way wearing Google tee-shirts and white helmets. Isn’t it cool? Ask Google, or better convince your government, to offer such a cool job in your city.
Photography is the dream job of the century! Capturing the moments that capture your heart, snapping the diverse beauty and wonders of nature, stealing the time spent with the nearest and dearest ones is exciting as well as adventurous.
Photography can be a lucrative career if you do it out of passion.
Luxury bed tester
‘Luxury bed tester’ sounds very funny! Can somebody Get paid for sleeping and checking how comfortable the bed is?
Today, luxury bed testing is one of the most comfortable jobs around. And think about the remuneration! One can earn a hefty £1,000 or may be more for just giving objective view of beds on sale and proving feedback on to what extent it is worth of a good night’s sleep.
According to MSNBC reports, “Roisin Madigan, a college student from Birmingham, England, was paid $1,600 for spending a month trying out top-of-the-line beds and mattresses ranging in price from $8,000 to $43,500”.
Chocolate or candy taster
Working as as chocolate taster! Without any slightest doubt, it is a mouth-watering and perhaps the most delicious job in the world. Harry Willsher, a 12 year school going boy beats thousands of youngsters to reach his dream job as Chocolate taster. He is responsible for tasting Love Hearts, Refreshers and Cola Bottles and assisting in the research to produce the standard and tasty chocolates and candies.
Can you think of a job better than working as a travel blogger? Travelling across various countries, exciting places, enjoying wonders of nature and blogging your experiences? Well, today tourism companies are hiring people for travelling and sharing their experiences; and in return, paying a handsome sum.
Video game tester
Video game tester is among the coolest jobs that pays you thousands of dollars. Nowadays, a great number of video game companies are hiring dedicated tasters to check performance, bugs, and to ensure whether game is interesting and attracting people. Ideally, a game tester gets paid only for sitting in an easy and lazy couch, testing the developers creation and having fun with the new game.
Like shopping? The answer is surely and obviously a big YES. Who would not like shopping especially when you are getting paid for it?
Nowadays, companies have found the secret shoppers to be effective and interesting. Just go around, visit different shops, check out their customer service, and report your experience. It is generally a short contract job. But if you are confident and expert in giving the exact report you might get it consistently.
Test, or better call it taste, a varieties of beers and get paid for it. It is obviously an exciting job if you are addicted to beer. Today, a growing number of clubs and pubs are looking for beer tester to increase their sales. They are not hiring full time beer taster, but they are looking for beer taster on a contract basis and free beer.
How would you feel if you find yourself among famous people, you have seen in your imaginary world, or beautiful women of over glamorized world or in exotic and exciting places? If that is perceptibly interesting job you are seeking, you can consider the job as an international spy. Government hires such common people to fulfill their top secret mission. One can have so many advantages of introducing yourself with James bond like personalities, except getting expected salary.
What do you fancy yourself as? An International Spy or more of a Water slide tester?
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