Best Job Update

Over the last couple of months, 34,000 people applied for probably the best job in the world.

Last week, the shortlist was released, whittling that number down to 50.

In case you’ve been sleeping underneath a rock, I wrote a post back in January about a dream job being offered by Tourism Queensland – one that would allow a lucky man or woman the chance to spend six months as a caretaker of a bunch of islands off the Greater Barrier Reef.

The job – worth about $124,000 – would entail the successful candidate to spend their time “exploring” Hamilton Island and its environs, live rent-free in a house provided, and occasionally blog about the experience.

The next step: those 50 applicants will be further reduced to the final11 candidates who will then fly out for a job interview …

Along with a wild card applicant (who will get there based on the highest number of votes for their 60-second application video).

Island Idol, much?

This article  mentioned some Canadians who made the shortlist … and, well, call me biased, but I’m hoping one of them gets it.

You can hop on over to the Best Job In The World’s Web site to check out the shortlisted applicants’ videos and – if you’re so inclined – vote for your wild card contender (voting closes in 15 days).