Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Best Job in the World - Top 50 Shortlist Announced (Island Caretaker Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia)

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.

11 comments:

foodbin said...

are you in the contest?

worldwindows said...

Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak!

thenomadGourmand said...

i read abt it in thestar.. yeahh.the spirit was willing but the flesh was weak! LOL. seriously tho, dun think me std a chance! these r serious ppl dude!

worldwindows said...

I checked about 15 of those 1 min Youtube and found the 'girls and boys' have screen presence and a kind of magnetism. Something to learn from them on the how to make the sale in 1st 1 min.

J2Kfm said...

yeah ... probably THE best job in the world. vacation and get paid. and no work at all ....

amazing. maybe a marketing scam?

Life for Beginners said...

J2Kfm, it's not a marketing scam but yes it does help with the marketing of Australia. I hope our own Sabahan lass gets it! :)

Wildman93 said...

Yep, I am a candidate reject. Nevertheless, check out my blog for reviews of the remaining Island Caretakers.

I've Got a Golden Ticket

Selba said...

you are being tagged in here ;)

Food For Tots said...

This job sounds too good to be true. Looking forward to find out who the successful applicants are.

CUMI & CIKI said...

good to know!

worldwindows said...

J2fKm... too good to be true:)

LfB... Got a great marketing team and this reef is being spread virally all over the world.

WM... The fun is in the trying.

Selba... Tagged? Thanks.

FfT... The Taiwanese girl is way ahead.

CampC... WW was off the mark faster than CNN and The Star :) Self praise, no praise ya.