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Legitimate Mystery Shopper Jobs

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If you like shopping, then why not do it with someone else’s money?

Mystery Shopping (sometimes called being a secret shopper) is a great way for students to make money on a part time basis – and the number of jobs on offer from retailers, hotels, restaurants, cinemas and other businesses is still increasing.

Companies want to know how all aspects of their business are perceived by the general public and they are willing to pay – or give away free stuff – to find that out.
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So, What is Mystery Shopping?
Lots of retailers are keen to find out how good their customer services are. And one of the best ways to find that out is to ask people to go and buy their products, drink in their bars, stay in their hotels or eat meals in their restaurants.

And then report back to the company.

Mystery Shopping can really be that simple.

Usually, all of your purchase costs will be repaid – and you get to keep things that you have bought from the retailer.

All the retailer wants to know is what the whole shopping experience was like for a typical customer (or sometimes an atypical customer!) – and they need students like you to help them find that out.

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Typical Tasks For Mystery Shoppers / Secret Shoppers
Right, so what tasks might students be asked to do when they find a Mystery Shopping job?

Well, each scenario can be slightly different depending on the sort of business that is trying to gather intelligence about their customer services, but there are a few typical tasks that should give you a flavour of the sort of work that Mystery Shopping can involve for students.
  • Buying products, gifts or other items in stores or online
  • Asking questions of customer service staff
  • Registering complaints about products
  • Pretending to get angry with customer service staff
  • Giving feedback on how well treated you were as a customer
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Mystery Shopper CV Skills
Okay, so the work sounds good. But is it going to help you in your future career?

Well, there are a variety of skills that are used in Mystery Shopping jobs which would sit quite nicely on your CV. Here are just a few examples of the skills you might display when Mystery Shopping:
  • Information gathering
  • Reporting
  • Analysis
  • Role Playing
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Where Can Students Find These Mystery Shopping Jobs?
Right here on the employment4students website of course!

We advertise a range of legitimate mystery shopping jobs throughout the year, so keep an eye out below for any new vacancies coming live - and get in quickly before all of the other students hear about them!

Mystery shopper scams do exist so we vet all mystery shopper job vacancies before they go live to ensure they are legitimate and free to join.

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