See the world (or at least parts of the USA). Meet new and interesting people. Drive the Wienermobile.
Who knew it was a real job?
Oscar Meyer is taking resumes until the end of January for one-year spots as Hotdoggers. As an official company ambassador, you'll set up, publicize, and attend promotional and charity events in the oh-so-stylin' Wienermobile. And you may need to do radio interviews or make television appearances.
What are they looking for? First, it helps to have an upbeat, bubbly personality. They'd also prefer that you have a BA or BS in communications, PR, journalism, advertising, marketing. But if you really think you're Hotdogger material they'll consider other majors.
If you get hired, the gig comes with a "competitive'' salary (What does this mean? Are there legions of other Hotdoggers out there who might be making more or less than Oscar Meyer pays?), expenses, benefits, and clothing.
They send you to Hot Dog High in lovely Madison, Wis., for training on Oscar Meyer's products, how to run your own PR operation, and, most importantly, how to drive the Wienermobile.
You'll get teamed up with one other Hotdogger and have responsibility for a region. After six months, they'll give you a new partner in a new region so you get a chance to see a bit more of the country.
But be warned. Competition is fierce -- the company typically gets more than 1,000 applications for 12 spots. Statistically, you've got a much better shot at getting into Harvard (although if you make it, odds are you will have much more fun than if you'd ended up in Cambridge).
How to improve you chances? Crank up that perky quotient. Judging from the site, the ability to pun doesn't hurt, and if you habla espanol they seem to like that a lot.
For those who are interested, here's a link to their official Flickr group and to their blog.
It's nice to know that even in a down economy there are still dream jobs out there.
(Thanks to The Lost Girls for pointing us to this one.)