Seek and destroy: 12,000 job applicants for ‘Mobile Phone Destruction Tester’ Tuesday 30 June 2015 PDF Print A UK based mobile phone comparison site looking to fill a position that requires one lucky candidate to test mobile phones to destruction has attracted more than 12,000 applications from across the globe. TigerMobiles.com said they were overwhelmed by the number of responses in their bid to employ a ‘Mobile Phone Destruction Tester’ Applications have poured in from not just Britain, but as far away as United States, Malaysia and India for the £36,500 per year role. “We expected a couple of hundred people to apply because it’s an interesting job but the sheer volume of applications is the last thing we expected when we posted the advert,” said Tiger Mobiles head of customer insight Brandon Ackroyd. "We couldn't have predicted that news of the vacancy would spread overseas and we’ve received thousands of CV’s from across the globe.” Applicants have cited a range of different expertise to prove they were up to the job including one candidate who sent the firm a parcel containing a smashed up phone to showcase his ‘particular set of skills’. Comments in other applications included: "I have a lot of interests that present a plethora of creative ways to destroy tech (Festivals, parkour and alligator wrestling.)” Another hopeful candidate said that if phones could talk none of the ones that he previously owned would have very many nice things to say about him. “It’s been a real diverse set of individuals who have applied including people currently in full time jobs already looking to smash up phones in their spare time and others simply looking for a change of career.” Ackroyd added. "It's going to be a real struggle to whittle down the thousands of applicants to just one. We’ve had a lot of very credible candidates wanting the job and after we have conducted some short telephone interviews we are considering an Apprentice style task for the a final 10. That way we can find out for certain who can really put smartphones through their paces for a living.” # ENDS Spokesperson is available to comment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. About TigerMobiles.com Tiger Mobiles are a UK based mobile phone comparison site, their website helps customers find the best mobile phone deals possible. Their in house mobile phone comparison service lets shoppers get the smartphone you want at the right price. With over 1,000,000 deals updated daily they source offers & pay monthly contract deals that you won't find anywhere else. About the Job Vacancy The full job vacancy can be found here The job responsibilities include: • Reviewing the latest smartphones in depth in a range of typical daily scenarios • Writing up the review which will be published on the Tiger Mobiles blog Tiger Mobiles’ Ideal Candidate: • Thinks mobile tech is the sh... um... is the it... wait... is very cool indeed • Has a long history of destruction, particularly in the field of mobile phones (though extra points if you've destroyed a small country, anything concrete based, or an original Nokia) • Spends lots of time outdoors (forests, mountains, back alleys, garden sheds, we're not picky) • Enjoys a drink or two (or ten or fifteen) on a Friday night • Has good written and spoken English and great organisational skills • Is experienced with Microsoft Word and other word processing programmes (there has to be some boring part to the job) The salary is £36,500 per year pro rata. The successful applicant will get flexible working hours, and can work from anywhere in the UK. They may need to come to the company office in and travel expenses will be fully reimbursed. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Tiger Mobiles in the following categories: Men's Interest, Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Education & Human Resources, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.