Skip to comments.Australia Offering 'Best Jobs In World' Contest
Posted on 03/04/2013 1:40:08 PM PST by posterchild
Want to get paid $100,000 to take a "working holiday" Down Under? Then does Australia ever have a deal for you!
Tourism Australia today announced a competition called "Best Jobs In The World," in which six winners will each get a six-month job. The positions range from park ranger to lifestyle photographer, wildlife caretaker to Outback adventurer. Each job comes with a salary package worth $100,000 Australian ($101,000 USD) including living costs.
The campaign targets travelers aged 18 and 30, but anyone of any age and from any country can apply, either through Facebook or a dedicated Best Jobs website. The application deadline is April 11, 2013. Winners will be announced in mid-June, and all six jobs start August 1.
Jane Whitehead, vice president for the Americas of Tourism Australia, tells ABC News the jobs are meant to appeal to youth travelers' sense of fun and adventure and to young job-seekers looking to add international work experience to their resumes, as a way to enhance career prospects back home.
Australia is not alone in offering a working holiday visa program. Travel experts say similar programs exist in at least 34 other nationsthough not in the U.S. Because the U.S. does not participate, most countries that have programs exclude Americans. Exceptions include Australia.
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I never understood such language.
Why is "park ranger" at one END of the spectrum, and "photographer" at the other END?
What is halfway between "park ranger" and "lifestyle photographer" ?
A former college roommate worked for a major U.S. Corporation and did a three year stint in Sydney. His family absolutely loved it there, and they travel back to Australia fairly often.
He told me that only one in three people assigned to their Sydney office return to the U.S.
That would be the Park Ranger Lifestyle Photographer, a photographer who focuses on the lifestyles of park rangers.
It seems to be kind of a U. With the extremes sounding better than the middle.
Hmmm. Maybe it’s “LifeStyle Ranger” - someone who goes around enforcing the lifestyle ordinances....
“What is halfway between “park ranger” and “lifestyle photographer” ? “