Answer These 30 Questions and We'll Tell You Which Unusual Job You Could Be Perfect For

EMPLOYMENT

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The Cistercian monks used to say, "To work is to pray"—that is, any work, however seemingly unimportant, poorly paid or under-recognized, is made holy and dignified by the fact of simply being work. This is certainly true. After all, if you're supporting your family, exercising your intelligence, contributing to your community or furthering humanity's prospects for the future, then you're doing something useful and important. Even if your job is "just" flipping burgers, or not very well remunerated or often misunderstood, you can come home after a day's work feeling secure in the knowledge that you are a productive citizen—and of course, that dignity extends to unpaid roles like volunteering, parenting and care work. 

The great privilege of modern life is to be able to demand more from our work than just something that keeps the lights on. Humans today aspire not just to survive, but to thrive, to be intellectually challenged, to further our creative potential—and for some of us, that fulfillment is to be found in a weirder place than others. However, if you're overburdened with educational, personal or care responsibilities, it's perfectly OK to just want a paycheck and a job that doesn't tax your mind too much. Either way, an unusual job might suit your current needs! Let's see if we can find the right one for you!

What's the hardest-earned qualification you have?

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Who do you want to see in your workplace?

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How do you feel about commuting?

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What's your take on very deep water?

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Are you pretty technically savvy?

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How old would you like to retire?

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Why are you looking for an unusual job?

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What outfit makes you feel like your baddest self?

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Who would you most like to impress when you tell them what you do?

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Do you need to get your intellectual stimulation from your work?

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How hale and hearty are you feeling these days?

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Can you entertain yourself when there's no stimulation around you?

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Do you mind being in a pretty much all-dude environment?

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What's your position on being cooped up in a lab or office all day?

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How tidy do you keep your workspace?

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Would you like to travel for work?

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Do you consider yourself a foodie?

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How do you feel about gaming the system—for example, secretly doing a remote job while present at another job?

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What type of equine would you like to ride to work, if you could?

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What do you do when your boss is yelling at you?

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Have you ever quit a job without a backup plan?

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Are you currently in any sort of education?

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What topography do you prefer around your workplace?

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Do you tan easily?

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Can you handle living at your workplace for months on end?

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What's the most dangerous thing you'd like to see in your workplace?

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Would you rather be salaried, a contractor or a gig worker?

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If everything goes perfectly, where will you be in ten years?

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What's the number-one thing you need from a job right now?

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Do you actually like talking to other people?

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