What if your official job title were 'Professional Chocolate Taster?' What if you didn't need any experience for this paid job, just a passion for chocolate and an ability to voice your opinion about it (preferably not with your mouth full)?
2. If You Melt For Chocolate, This Company Is For You
If you're a chocoholic, chances are just seeing the brand name 'Cadbury' makes you feel like your mothership is calling you home. The company behind that delicious brand, Mondelez International, is advertising for a chocolate taster.
Mondelez International also brings us Oreo cookies. So if you get the Professional Chocolate Taster job you'll likely be tasting treats with Oreos in them along with the chocolate. Yes, we know, what a hardship that will be! (PS, the misery continues as you'll also probably be tasting hot chocolate drinks too.)
Giving "honest opinions" is a job requirement! As a Professional Chocolate Taster, you'll be helping to guide the company in making the best possible products, so honesty is the only policy for your on the job tasting.
6. Although This Is a Part-Time Job, It Includes Great Benefits
Mondelez International's Professional Chocolate Taster position is just 7 1/2 hours weekly of paid chocolate tasting, yet the position includes a range of desirable benefits. Some of these are: pension contributions, ample holidays, life insurance and bonuses.
This is a real job posting from a real company's job ad on LinkedIn. It sure would be interesting to see how many applicants end up applying for this real life Professional Chocolate Taster dream job and who finally gets the position, wouldn't it?
"A passion for confectionary and taste buds for detection" is a strict job requirement. Doesn't it sound almost like a mission for Bond, James Bond...if he were a chocolate taster rather than a spy that is?
As the main task of the Professional Chocolate Taster position is to try new products and express honest opinions on them, someone set in their ways and unwilling to want to try new combinations isn't likely to meet these work goals. It's no wonder Mondelez asks for "a passion for confectionary."
11. There Are A Few Key Skill Areas That Mondelez Is Looking For In The Successful Applicant
Although no actual food tasting experience is required, the LinkedIn job ad for the Professional Chocolate Taster position specifies good communication abilities along with a focus on honesty and ethics. Of course, a great palate is also emphasized to be sure the taster can properly taste the products presented. The applicant who has all of these qualities may have a good head start in making the short list.
When applying for any job, staying focused on what the company is looking for and how to show that you are the ideal fit is always a good thing. So, in that vein, practicing tasting Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies at home way ahead of the interview is all good, right?
If the interview for the Professional Chocolate Taster job includes a taste test, and why wouldn't it?, it seems like how you taste the product would count. While it could be tough not to want to chow down on dreamy tasting chocolate, showing the hiring manager you have the ability to carefully consider the taste, texture and other qualities is much more likely to make a good impression.
Good luck to all those chocoholics applying for this yummy sounding job!