Careers Wales: Unusual Job Requests

Read this list tackled by careers advisers

To mark National Careers Week, Careers Wales advisers have looked back at some of the most unusual and strangest requests they have received from job seekers across the country. Some are ambitious and aspirational and some are just downright bizarre.

Geraint Evans, careers adviser at Careers Wales, said: "We do get some unusual careers requests from time to time, many of which have no obvious career path to follow, so we find ourselves having to think outside of the box to help people align the training that will help them to reach their career goal.

"It's unsurprising that lots of people are inspired by the jobs they see in the media and on TV programmes as, often, this is their only exposure to the variety of careers available.

Through the Business Class project we are working to link companies and schools to give young people first-hand experience with employers and offer an insight into the very real job opportunities available.

"We would always encourage people to follow their dreams. There are some weird and wonderful jobs out there and someone has to do them - all we can do is advise and guide them to take steps in the right direction."

1.    Embalmer
2.    Astronaut
3.    Dog whisperer
4.    Chicken sexer (distinguishes the sex of chickens and other hatchlings)
5.    Deep sea diver - in Powys
6.    Deer hunter
7.    Football club scout
8.    Horse logger (uses horses to remove felled timber)
9.    Storm chaser in the USA
10.    Missionary in the Democratic Republic of Congo
11.    Egyptologist - specifically in the Rhondda Fach
12.    Drone flyer
13.    Stunt driver
14.    Zymologist (artisan beer brewer)
15.    Sommelier (wine expert)
16.    Knitter
17.    Knife sharpener
18.    Charcutier
19.    Buffalo mozzarella cheese maker
20.    Vampire
21.    Wrestler
22.    Paranormal investigator
23.    Farrier
24.    Ghost hunter
25.    Referee for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
26.    Palaeontologist
27.    Fish farmer
28.    Manga artist (artist of Japanese cartoons)
29.    Anthropologist
30.    Animal keeper at Folly Farm
31.    Dino Safari Ride driver at The Dinosaur Park in Tenby
32.    Bass singer at St David's Cathedral

For more careers information, advice and guidance visit www.careerswales.com or speak to a member of the team on the Careers Wales webchat service.

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