Thursday, February 26, 2009

34,680 Applied For This Best-est Job!

Yes. A staggering 34, 680 applied for the 'best job in the world'! Perhaps you have heard about it right? I am so tempted to send my "resume" to apply for this job too IF...I'm single and alone. *no pun intended* Tens of thousands of people from more than 200 countries have applied for the so-called "the best-est job in the world". And what is so damm good about this job? Literally speaking, your main job portfolio is to bum around! Exactly-being paid to loll about on an Australian island!

Too bad! The application is over!

A late rush of more than 7,500 applications over the last weekend brought the total number of people hoping to become the "caretaker" or steward of tropical Hamilton Island on Great Barrier Reef to 34,684, the Queensland state government said. The deadline for applications was midnight, local time last Sunday! Too bad if you didn't apply for it! Perhaps it's a once-in-a-lifetime sort of golden opportunity! Hey, even I'm so freaking tempted to get this dream job! What say you?

Aww...I don't mind spending my 6 months here!

Certainly this had been a phenomenal response and more than what the Queensland Tourism Chief-Anthony Hayes expected! Of course, the current global economy surely helped a lot right? The most interest came from US (as expected) with 11,565 applicants, followed by Canada with 2,791, Britain with 2,262 and Australia with 2,064. Hmm...how come the Aussies are not as excited as the others? Among the latest applications were Dean Martin's son Ricci and a Barack Obama impersonator looking for a change of job! Rough time isn't it?

Hey, I can do that!

Candidates had to submit a video application in English of up to one minute explaining why they are uniquely qualified for the post. So basically those camwhores will excel in this part. Here comes the best part: the job pays A$150,000 (RM356,450) and includes free airfare from the successful candidate's home country to the island of white sands and clear water! Sounds like a dream job indeed! But there's a simple catch-this job will only last for 6 months! Meaning you'll be jobless again after that! Heck! Who cares right?

You are so right, mate!

In return, the lucky winner will be expected to have as much fun as he/she can enjoy soaking up the blistering sun, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and to report to a global audience via weekly blogs, photos and videos! Hey, that sounds easy! It's like what some people do every day right? The successful candidate, who will reside in a multimillion-dollar 3-bedroom beach house must be over 18, a "fantastic and charismatic" communicator and able to speak and write English! Is this your dream job? Wanna know more about this best job in the world? Click here.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Application is over?!! I haven't submit mine!

Tekkaus said...

Irenelim-->Too bad! maybe they'll open for application again next year? =)

GYC~~ said...

Cool! I should apply for this job. Haha, jus kiddin.

JL said...

How cool, unfortunately application is closed liao. Yalorh tekkaus you should have applied, you fit into all the prerequisites including the blogging part XD

Tekkaus said...

GYC-->You should you know. But then again you are not old enough! =)

Tekkaus said...

JL-->Yeah! Perhaps next year they'll have this sort of job again? Who knows right? Yeah! I thought so. Ha =)

foongpc said...

Wow! It's a dream job alrite! See Tekkaus, I blame you for blogging about this late. Make me lose my dream job! : )

foongpc said...

Btw, do drop my blog for a chance to win KFC voucher : )

Ron Jerem Lee said...

that will be the day.......damn it

Tekkaus said...

Foongpc-->Ok! Ok! My bad brotehr foong! Ha =) Really can win KFC voucher? War..so gewd. will check it out!

Tekkaus said...

Ron Jerem Lee-->There's always anotehr year right? +)

Twilight Zone said...

I thought they had a gimmick to fool for global attention and they got it. Before they embarked, they must have had months of planning with their ad agency behind it. Getting maximum mileage attention with most minimal cost is what they have achieved. If they didn't start this way, how to promote that place? I rather hop over to join the agency behind it, when knowing I will never get the caretaker's job.

Have a nice wknd dude!

Bengbeng said...

i rather agree with Twilight. he is always level headed hahahhaahah... a stunt more than anything else

HappySurfer said...

Hey, don't despair. They'll hire again in six months, right? Good luck then.

Anonymous said...

Would have been a dream job for me :)

Tekkaus said...

Twilight Zone-->What you said certainly make sense. They are actually promoting the island itself right? Ha =)

Tekkaus said...

Bengbeng-->A stunt more than anything else? You can say that again! Hey, thanks for dropping by! =)

Tekkaus said...

Happysurfer-->Maybe in one year's time! Ha =) Yeah! Let's wait and see.

Tekkaus said...

Mei Ting-->Yeah! I'm sure you need a few Gigabytes of memory cards to store all those photos that you wanna snap! =)

JL said...

BTW I followed you on Twitter and saw your latest tweet. I also replied to it XD

Twitter is cool, it's really like a mini-blog hehe.

Tekkaus said...

JL-->Thanks for following me on Twitter! =) Really appreciate it! =)

Faisal Admar said...

Man! This is such a golden opportunity! Ah... I miss the chance :(

Like you said, who cares about jobless after 6 months. I love island and sun. Man... it's like working in paradise.

Tekkaus said...

Faisal Admar-->It could have been your paradise right? Ha =) yeah with the money earned we could invest it. Thanks for dropping by bro!

Anonymous said...

I heard them talking about it on the radio the other day. Gee! Wish I were younger! I would love a job like that!!!

Tekkaus said...

Situapui-->It's never too late mah! They only stated must be at least 18 years old but not how many years old and below! So you still can make the shot! =)

khengsiong said...

Malaysia's island, such as Redang and Sipadan, should also hire caretakers lah...

levian said...

this isn't a job at all, it's vacation! :D

Tekkaus said...

Khengsiong-->Yeah! We could do that too but the salary is of course way lower compared to what was offered in Australia of course. Ha =)

Levian-->You know what! You are right. It's one great vacation where you are paid to have. =)

Angie Tan said...

Mannnn... I heard about this job quite some time back.

It is the best job in the world. LOL!

Tekkaus said...

Angie Tan-->Yeap! No doubt about it. it'd indeed one of the best job in the world! =)

Angie Tan said...

Guess what.. only 5 out of 35,000 applicants made it to the final interview...

http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/aussie-bums-make-island-job-shortlist-20090303-8mxv.html

Tekkaus said...

Angie Tan-->Really? Only 5 out of 35K? Wow! Now that's really tough huh! =)

Chen said...

I will apply for this job in my dream then :P

Tekkaus said...

Chen-->In your dream? Then I'm sure you can get this job. =)

QuaChee said...

read bout this. really a cool job haha!

EddieGarcia said...

This looks like a dream come true but I'm sure there is something that don't quite meet the eye. I'm sure whoever gets the 6 mo job will have some shocking stories to reveal once their tenure has ended. We'll see! Thanks for the post.

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Tekkaus said...

Quachee-->I thing this job suits you Quachee cos you always travel! And I don't think you don't mind spending 6ix months here right? Ha =)

Tekkaus said...

Eddiegarcia-->Hmm..that's insightful1 =) Yupe, let's see what they can share with us once their tenure is over! Thanks for dropping by!

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