You don't need executive-level business experience to land one of the coolest new gigs in the world. You just need a knack for noodles.
Top Ramen turns 50 this year, and to celebrate, the global instant-ramen giant just announced that the company is looking for a new CNO—that's Chief Noodle Officer, of course. Forget submitting a résumé for the dream title; just get to cooking, and get your phone camera ready.
In lieu of a formal headhunting service, Top Ramen and its parent company, Nissin, will be scouting talent over Instagram via the hashtag "#HowDoYouTopRamen." They're looking for the most creative and delicious recipe using their noodles, and to help judge the competition, Top Chef winner chef Melissa King will be crowning the contestant. One of the few job requirements? According to the announcement post, their ideal candidate "must have oodles of passion for noodles, with interest in the food innovation industry preferred."
If you're the kind of applicant who likes to go above and beyond, you can also email TopRamenCNO@citizenrelations.com with a link to your social media post and three to five sentences as to why you'd be the perfect fit—and you probably really want to be the perfect fit, because whoever is crowned the CNO will receive $10,000, plus a 50-year supply of Top Ramen.
Want to learn the ins and outs of corporate noodledom? You'll also get one-on-one training and mentoring from Nissin CEO Mike Price and taste test new products before they're released into the world.
In fact, we probably shouldn't even be sharing this news with you—after all, it's just more competition for us. (The corporate world is brutal.)
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