When you leave college and you don’t know what to do with the rest of your life, looking for a job can be pretty overwhelming. This is exasperated when you start writing down your key skill set which mostly revolves around eating and sleeping. Well fear not because Mondelez International just posted the DREAM job advertisement – they legit need chocolate taste testers.
Sign me up immediately. The company owns some of the biggest chocolate names in the business, like Cadbury, Oreo and Milka, and so this job doesn’t seem too much of an ask yet…
According to Business Insider, they are hiring four taste testers who will work part-time for around eight hours a week, earning £10.75 an hour. That’s about $14.32 and hour. As you guessed from the currency, the job is based in the UK but hey, for being paid to eat chocolate I will move ANYWHERE.
The job description reads: “Our Chocolate Tasters are key in helping Mondelez perfect and launch an entirely new product all over the world by tasting and providing feedback just like our consumers. You will work alongside approximately 11 Chocolate Tasters and a panel leader; sharing opinions and collaborating with others to reach an agreement on taste. No experience is required as full training will be provided to develop your taste buds and the specific vocabulary required to communicate your opinions.”
Requirements seem pretty straightforward like, ‘passion for confectionary’, check and ‘honesty when it comes to giving opinions’, check. Is there any downside to this job?!
Well, the main issue with it is that it’s such an amazing opportunity, thousands are going to be applying for it. They even state in the advertisement: “Due to an expected high number of applications for this tasty role, if you have not heard from us within 14 working days, your application has not been successful and we recommend you visit out career website for more opportunities.” So make sure you get your application in pronto and you better be doing something to make yourself stand out!