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Keith Pilling wanted to place the job titles Chief Excitement Officer/Spiritual Leader/Growth Hacker/Innovation Sherpa/Executive Sensei/Digital Prophet/Galactic Viceroy of Research into Room 101 in his recent profile. But what other unusual job titles exist in the employment world?

Glassdoor has undertaken some research across their recruitment site which has revealed uncommon and quirky job titles available in 2018. It appears Keith wasn’t far off with his selection. 

We’ve listed below some of the more unusual job titles with a brief description

Developer Evangelist
It wasn’t until the rise of mobile apps in the late 2000s that developer evangelism (the science of encouraging the adoption of, and development on, a given technology) truly took off. A developer evangelist is a spokesperson, mediator and translator between a company and both its technical staff and outside developers.

Brow Expert
Just as an interior decorator can give you a brand-new perspective on your home, a brow expert can transform the way you and others see your facial features.

Cloud Chief Architect
An advisor, but also an IT strategist across all aspects of infrastructure and application portfolios. This person will be the focal point for all technical aspects relating to the cloud.

Telemedicine Assistant
The same advances that opened up the door for Virtual Assistants also made telemedicine possible. Telemedicine Assistants support Physicians who consult patients via video conferencing. This role will manage day-to-day bookings on the Teledermatology pathway as well as contacting other patients to offer the choice of this service as an alternative to a physical meeting.

Sandwich Artist
Michelangelo? Raphael?...nope. This is a different type of ‘Hearty Italian’ you’ll be spending most of your day handling. This role includes making sandwiches on a daily basis at Subway.

Listening Lead
A new role which has been created due to the importance and influence of Social Media within organisations. As part of this job you will use Social Media monitoring tools to deliver campaign insight to key stakeholders.

Beverage Application Technologist
You’ll most likely be working for a huge drinks company developing new product formulae, applying flavours in base and producing prototypes in the laboratory.

Python Developer
This job has nothing to do with snakes. Created by former Google employee, Guido van Rossum, Python is a computer programming design that emphasises code readability and a syntax that allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code.

Ethical Hacker 
This candidate is fascinated by Cyber Security and can execute ethical hacking exercises by replicating the tactics, techniques and procedures of those causing online threats to a business. The job of an ethical hacker is to try and uncover any weaknesses in online systems that might be exploited for criminal gain.

Ruby Developer 
Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. As a Developer, your main responsibility will be for the design, development and implementation of new features of an online platform or web application.

Party Chief
This has nothing to do with organising the Christmas shindig. A Party Chief can mainly be found in engineering industries and is responsible for conducting surveys of potential construction sites or conducting field research which can determine costs and feasibility of projects.

Animal Technologist
Largely responsible for the care and welfare of laboratory animals used in scientific research and experiments.

Protein Scientist
A complex lab-based role, which largely involves cloning and testing engineered DNA constructs and developing bench scale protein purification methods.

Waste Chemist
This is not a glorified Binman. Candidates would usually have a qualification in a Chemistry-related subject and even experience working in an industrial laboratory, managing and analysing waste materials.

Another fast food job title, a Nandoca is a name given to employees at Nando’s giving ‘everything they have into everything they do’.

John Lamphiere, Glassdoor’s Managing Director, EMEA said: “Fifteen years ago, a job as a data scientist or software developer meant working in a tech company. That’s no longer the case. Today, every company is pitching itself as a tech business in some way, as customers and clients demand online systems, web and mobile applications to do business. Because of this, we are seeing a plethora of new and creative job titles which didn’t exist before, but create new career opportunities.

“Aside from tech, there are some unique and slightly quirky job titles out there in all sorts of industries, from food manufacturing, to labs to engineering. In a high employment environment, job seekers have lots of choice, so make sure you take the time to research company culture before applying.”


Thursday, 15 February 2018

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