And why wouldn’t you? It offers:
• Home-based working
• Completely flexible hours
• A truly diverse working day
• And a fascinating insight into the nation’s psyche
All this, AND you get paid!
But first you have to pass a rigorous selection process, designed to ensure that you can impress, delight and wow our customers.
Are there any vacancies?
Check for vacancies here
If there are no current vacancies then bookmark the page and return periodically to check for updates.
If there are vacancies in your country of residence, follow the instructions on the site. You will then be sent an application form and a short test.
So I just fill in these forms and the job’s mine, right?
These candidates tried that approach:
“I am a very thorogh and detailed worker, putting a lot of effort int attention to detail”*
“I have always been taught the importance of accurancy”*
“I also have the excellent English read and writing skill”*
They didn’t get offered a position.
Oh. How should I tackle them then?
For the test, the most important thing to do is read the instructions before you start. Thoroughly.
You will have 12 diverse questions to answer, via any appropriate means, and you’ll need to adhere to rules about content, spelling, grammar and length. The application form is self-explanatory, but yours will still be scrutinised to ensure you’ve filled it in correctly and demonstrated a good command of the English language.
Sounds simple enough. What can possibly go wrong?
63336 has very high standards – only 1 in 10 applications is successful.
The most common reasons for failing the test are:
Not reading/following the instructions ; Poor spelling, punctuation and grammar ; Answers are too long or too short; Insufficient research
Q: How many Mister Men characters are there and which is the best?
A: Very interesting question? I will research and let you know*
Q: Which Charles Dickens novel should I read, and why? Not Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Little Dorrit, Christmas Carol or David Copperfield.
A: To be honest, I have no idea as so far I have only read Oliver Twist*
Failure to provide a decision/prediction
Q: Cafe Rouge or Pizza Express?
A: Well that depends on what your in the mood for. Do you want Pizza or do you want something else? The choice is up to you.*
Q: Who will win Wimbledon this year?
A: The person who wins Wimbledon this year in the male section will be the one who wins all his games and the same goes for the female winner.*
Misinterpretation of the question
Q: How many points will I get on my licence for going through a red light?
A: Unfortunately dear, you will not get a point driving through the red light because it is against the driving rules.*
Not answering the question
Q: Explain how the US elections work.
A: The U.S election process is baffling to both voters and candidates alike, it seems to be that you cross your fingers and hope for the best person to win.*
Simply getting it wrong
Q: How many paper planes laid end to end would reach from London to Pluto?
A: It would take 95 paper planes to reach from London to Pluto.*
Understood. Now, where do I find the answers?
The test has a variety of questions, some of which require research and others simply an opinion, a decision, an estimate, advice or just creativity. For fact-based questions the obvious source for answers is the internet, but be aware that not everything online is valid or accurate. Other useful reference sources include dictionaries, thesauruses, newspapers and maps.
Do I have to get them all right?
Some questions will have no right or wrong answers. For those that do, the correct answer, though important, is not vital, as long as both the research process and the written English are of the highest quality. That said, you won’t pass the test with several incorrect answers.
Is there a time limit?
No, but if you can’t find an answer within 20 minutes, then move on. Remember it’s the quality of the answer that is key, not the research time.
Anything else I should know?
Yes. 63336 is a human service and, when appropriate, its answers are witty, humorous and elicit a “wow” from customers. When completing the test questions, make your answers stand out by giving consideration to these factors:
Q: Which cartoon character do I resemble?
A: With your big black ears, bulbous nose, fixed staring eyes and red pants, you strongly resemble that most popular of cartoon characters – Mickey Mouse.*
This applicant was offered a position.
Both the following answers are also acceptable, but the latter will not only get the applicant past the test, it will delight customer and recruiter alike. An answer such as that will ensure an incredibly positive relationship with 63336 from the outset.
Q: Is the world run by lizards?
A: No, unfortunately the world is not run by lizards although sometimes the world would be better if it was run by lizards.*
A: Although some refer to world leaders as cold-blooded, they wouldn’t be genetically classed as lizards. However in 1400 BC, dinosaurs did rule the earth.*
OK. I think I’m good to go. Please remind me of the key points.
• Read the instructions carefully
• Make sure you answer the question
• Check the answer length
• Sanity check the answers
• Ensure your grammar, punctuation and spelling are perfect
• Add that wow factor
So, what happens next?
Once you’ve sent off your application pack, it will be scrutinised and you’ll hear our decision within a few days.
If successful, you’ll be sent a conditional job offer and a contract. On receipt of your signed contract, we will contact you to arrange an introductory session. Following this, you’ll have to complete a batch of questions to confirm that your answers are up to 63336’s exacting standards.
And that’s just the beginning.
Your performance will be monitored regularly to ensure that our customers will be consistently delighted with your answers.
And everybody lives happily ever after.
* From real 63336 application forms and tests. (If you think you’ve spotted all the errors, email them with your address to email@example.com. If you’re right, you’ll get a copy of our latest book, and you should try applying – you’d be in with a good chance of success.)