Only a week into the launch of the ‘Best Jobs in The World’ promotional competition, Tourism Australia has been literally flooded with ‘job applications’ with more than 275,000 aspirants raising their hands to be counted. Out of these 275,000 aspirants 150,000 have come from aspirants in 196 countries since the global youth campaign had been launched about a week ago in Australia and UK. These aspirants have already uploaded more than 4000 videos showcasing their interest and why they should be considered for the ‘best jobs in the world’. Tourism Australia expects thousands more videos and applications to be sent their way in the days and weeks to follow.
Out of all the applications that have come their way, the highest has come from the US with no less than 38,000 aspirants. This number is closely followed by that of France’s with more than 33,000 applicants, UK with 32,000 and Italy with 30,000 applicants. Rounding the top five is Australia with 25,000 aspirants from home making themselves available for the best half a dozen jobs in the world.
Out of the six best jobs that are up for grabs, South Australia’s Wildlife Caretaker received 19.4% of the applications followed closely by New South Wales’ Chief Funster (19.2%) and Queensland’s Park Ranger (18.5%). Not to be left behind, West Australia’s Taste Master also got 14.9% of the applications with Northern Territory’s Outback Adventurer with 14.5% coming at fifth and Melbourne’s Lifestyle Photographer with 13.5% applications rounding off the list at sixth.
Tourism Australia’s ‘best jobs in the world’ program has successfully garnered the full attention of the world’s media with no less than 1000 articles already written and published in such publications as the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, BBC, Good Morning America along with national broadcast TV time in more than a dozen countries around the world. A number of international television production companies have come forward showing their interest in making documentaries on this competition. Even betting sites are taking a keen interest in the outcome of the ‘six best jobs’ with a leading Australian betting site offering odds on which one of these six will end up receiving the highest number of applications.
Andrew McEvoy, Tourism Australia Managing Director, mentioned that the response that the competition has received has completely surpassed all expectations. In one word it is overwhelming. With more than 275,000 applications, more than 1000 articles, the backing of over 50 industry partners and undivided world media attention, Tourism Australia has certainly got a hot property in their hands. Social media is buzzing with the talk about the six best jobs in the world. Information and news are being shared among millions of enthusiasts making this one of the best talked about topics on social media currently. In fact the ‘australianworkingholiday’ page has more people talking about the competition than on the SeeAustralia main page. It has also registered more than 100,000 new fans in a week swelling from 150,000 to 250,000 fans in such short time. The main page itself has more than 4.1 million fans.
McEvoy continued to add that these six jobs are what represent the best of everything that Australia has to offer to its tourists; an unique flora and fauna, coupled with some of the most stunning landscapes anywhere to be seen in the world, great cuisine & wine, and above all the unique Aussie sense of humour. Of course when one looks at the kind of response that this program has already received Australia is also a hugely desirable destination among the world’s travellers.
If you’re wondering about how to submit an application then go to www.australia.com/bestjobs or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/AustralianWorkingHoliday. You will need to enter a few simple details on the application page. Once you have the application form submitted an email will be sent to you asking you to upload a 30 second video highlighting why you’re a suitable candidate for the job. Among the many industry partners who are supporting the ‘best jobs in the world’ competition are Destination NSW, Tourism Victoria, Tourism NT, Tourism Western Australia and the South Australian Tourism Commission.