150 Shortlisted for Australia’s ‘Best Jobs’

Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Job’s in the World’ competition – which offers six lucky people to win the six best jobs in the world, all of which offer an attractive salary package worth AUS$100,000 and a sixth month contract – is beginning to hot up, as 150 people from 35 countries have been shortlisted.

“150 people from 35 countries have made it through to the next stage of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition, with successful candidates submitting video entries from as far afield as Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia and Mexico,” according to a report.

The 6 ‘best jobs’ are:

  • Chief Funster (New South Wales)
  • Outback Adventurer (Northern Territory)
  • Park Ranger (Queensland)
  • Wildlife Caretaker (South Australia)
  • Lifestyle Photographer (Melbourne)
  • Taste Master (Western Australia)

‘Diverse and creative’ entries

All applicants were asked to send a video application of themselves, some of which proved extremely ‘diverse and creative’ entries. One application for the Taste Master job ‘sang for his supper,’ whilst one applicant for the Chief Funster job delivered his entire video application in rap.

“The United States has provided the highest number of short-listed candidates (33) followed by the UK (23), Australia (17), France (17), Canada (8) and Italy (5),” a report reveals.

“The best 25 video clips for each of the six jobs were selected from more than 45,000 videos that were submitted; with the 150 short-listed candidates now having two weeks to submit references to support their application.”

Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said is was a difficult task to select the best 150 videos out of tens of thousands.

“It’s already proving one of the hardest jobs in the world judging our ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition. The quality of the entries has been amazing, with so many of the candidates doing a really great job of presenting themselves on video,” Mr McEvoy said.

“But, just like most other jobs recruitment processes, we want more evidence so we know we’re getting the best candidate for each job,” he said.

All 150 short-listed videos can be viewed www.facebook.com/AustralianWorkingHoliday.

What happens now?

“Based on their original video submission and supporting references, judges will select the 18 strongest candidates (three for each of the six jobs), who will be invited to a final assessment in Australia in mid-June, with the six successful job candidates announced on 21 June 2013,” the report continues.

Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition is part of a major international marketing push to promote tourism opportunities provided by Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program.

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