This is an update of my previous post on the above.
Out of 34,000 entries received for the position of "Caretaker - Island Reef Job" a shortlist of 50 has been announced on the 2nd March. I checked out some of them through the 1 min Youtube video and they are an enthusiastic and creative lot. Ten will be chosen by the Tourism Queensland. After all the successful applicant will, get to live "above the Great Barrier Reef for six months is a pretty unique benefit, but you’ll also be well-paid – a salary package of AUD$150,000 for a six-month contract. Plus, your accommodation will be provided on Hamilton Island. And there’s plenty of room if you choose to share your experience with a friend or your family."
But a Wildcard Entry will be given to an additional candidate. Anyone can participate in the selection. The one who receives the most votes will win. Go to http://www.islandreefjob.com/#/shortlisted-applicants to vote. Voting is once every 24 hours and closes at 11:59 UTC 24 March.
In addition to the 10 candidates selected by Tourism Queensland, the short-listed candidate with the highest vote will receive a Wild Card to interview for the Best Job in the World. They will be invited to attend the final interview event which will be held on a number of Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Wow!
At the top of the Leaderboard is Clare from Taiwan.
Our Malaysian candidate is Jackie from Sabah. She is in the 40th position. Check out her website.