The Most Ridiculous Jobs You Never Knew Existed

*Quits job to become professional panda-cuddler*

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Here at ELLE HQ we receive loads of CVs for jobs and internships. 

Sifting through them, scanning for job history, we rarely see anything too surprising. There's the odd sabbatical somewhere exotic and a few people have little career detours to similar industries.

It turns out though, that there exist in the world the sort of CVs to make your eyes pop out of your head. 

Imagine coming across a professional panda cuddler among your candidates.

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Er....hired!

Here are some of the weirdest jobs we've happened upon:

Stand-in Bridesmaid

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Just in case your best friend pulls out on one of the most important taffeta and organza filled days of your life, you can now hire someone to fill their shoes.

Your new bridesmaid will do everything you need from holding your train, to catching your bouquet.

Baby Name Consultant

Why think of a name yourself or read through the hundreds of books that endlessly list them, when someone can do it for you for squillions of pounds? 

Space Travel Agent

If you're tired of travelling to the same sunny climes on the same sunny planet, why not consider a holiday to space?

Whilst intergalactic travel isn't quite on everyone's radar, a trip to space guarantees views that are out of this world and much like your trip to the travelagent to book your Malaga flights, a space agent can book it for you.

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Chief Biscuit Dunker

There is nothing worse than that drastic moment a biscuit sinks to the bottom of the cup of tea.  

However, biscuit companies are now coming to the rescue by hiring Chief Biscuit Dunkers that test their strength and endurance, to avoid such disasters. 

Professional Apologiser

No one likes to apologise (apart from maybe Justin Bieber).  

Saying 'sorry' is often tricky and awkward, as you have to admit that you were wrong.

All of this can now be avoided by hiring a professional apologiser who will take on all the guilt and shame for you.

Happiness Advocate

It is common knowledge that channeling good vibes benefits you and the world around you.

However, this is sometimes easier said than done.

Why not hire a Happiness Advocate to encourage you to change your ways and spend more time smiling from ear-to-ear? 

Dog Surfing Instructor

Why surf the waves alone when you can do it with man's best friend? 

Mattress Jumper

Who knew that you could make a career out of your childhood activity of jumping on the bed? 

This is no longer a carefree hobby, but rather a professional career that involves full training and paperwork. 

Nail polish namer

Fiji Weejee Fawn, Dirty Slut and Chubby Cheeks are all names of nail polishes. 

An odd and random choice you may think.

However, someone has sat and taken the time to brainstorm these names, and then been paid to do it. 

Panda Cuddler 

To be a professional panda cuddler may seem like a ridiculous job. However, we're all secretly jealous – who doesn't want to cuddle pandas all day?

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