In this economy, where so many people are unemployed, the job seeker must get creative in their job search. Since as a retiree I have time on my hands, I've been doing a little research to find unusual jobs or occupations of which the average person may not be aware. That means, there may be less applicants for these jobs, hence, the possibility of getting hired may be greater.
Here's a list of jobs you may want to consider in your search:
1. Ant Catcher. (someone has to catch those ants used in ant farms!) This would be for someone who likes the outdoors and doesn't mind spending a lot of time stooped over.
2. Chicken Sexer. When you're looking at baby chicks, it's hard to tell the boys from the girls. This would, of course require some specialized training and excellent eyesight. (Or, you could play music from a 5th grade school dance, and the boys and girls will pretty much separate on their own!)
3. Hooker Inspector. (No this does not involve checking out 'hos! Get your mind out of the gutter.) The hooker inspector uses a hooked instrument to locate flaws in textiles during the manufacturing process.
4. Sniffer. This person smell people's armpits to verify the effectiveness of deodorants. Also can be used to sniff other body parts such as feet for related products. (Applicant must have the nose for the job!)
5. Hair Boiler. This person boils animal hair until it curls for later use. (Culinary experience not required.)
6. Imax Screen Cleaner. Those huge movie screens require cleaning from time to time to keep those breath-taking scenes clear. (Applicant should not be afraid of heights.)
7. Professional Whistler. This person must be able to whistle in several genres of music. (May require carrying bottled water to keep your whistle wet.)
8. Cow Hoof Trimmer. Horses wear shoes, but cows tend to go barefoot. They have to have hoof maintenance, or they may experience decreased milk production, lamesness, and infertility. (Basically, we're talking bovine pedicures.)
9. Furniture Tester. Yes, someone has to sit in that Lazyboy and make sure the recliner gadget works, that the couch is comfortable, and that the rocker rocks smoothly. (Applicants must enjoy being a couch potato.)
10. Adult Store Attendant. May include cleaning those video booths. (So far only 2 cases on record involving corpse removal: see What a Way to Go on this blog.)
11. Dog Food Taster. You can't get an opinion from a dog, so humans are testing the canine cuisine. (May result in a medical condition called Hound Halitosis.).
These are all real occupations that I found on the internet. Good luck in the job search.