Ever since the entries for the ‘Best Job In The World’ opened there has been a buzz around it with more than half a million applications having already been received from more than 300,000 applicants from around the world. With competition getting stiffer by the day, it will not be worthwhile to leave completing one’s application and or uploading the 30 second promo video till too late. Uploading the video is mandatory as without it applications will not be processed.
Six dream jobs are up for grabs and they include – Wildlife Caretaker, Chief Funster, Park Ranger, Taste Master, Outback Adventurer and Lifestyle Photographer. Each applicant must upload a video describing why they are the best fit for the job that they have applied for.
Andrew McEvoy, Managing Director of Tourism Australia, said that the stiff competition should however not deter people who feel that they have it in them to be the best fit for one of the jobs. In spite of the fact that competition is stiff, this is still an once in a life time opportunity and warrants that one take the extra effort to prepare the short clip and upload it so that the application can be processed. He also reminded to the would be winners, and those who have not yet submitted their applications, one has to be in to win it.
Out of the 515,000 applications that have been submitted by applicants from 196 countries, the most popular job by far seems to be the Wildlife Caretaker. In the second position is Chief Funster and third being the Park Ranger. Already, more than 10,000 videos have been submitted with additional videos expected to be submitted during the last few days of the competition. Majority of the applications have been received from Britain and America, both accounting for more than 75,000 applications each. The Italians are a close second with more than 60,000 applications; the French with 54,000 and finally the Australians with 36,000 applications.
The worldwide campaign for ‘The Best Jobs In The World’ is supported by Destination NSW, Tourism Northern Territory, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Western Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland and the South Australian Tourism Commission. Apart from the above a number of other commercial partners are also supporting the campaign including Virgin Australia, STA Travel, Citibank, Dell and Sony Music. A key partner Monster.com has actually started a dedicated job board that is aimed at filling temporary travel jobs by hiring employable talent visiting Australia under the WHM program.