The best job in the world!

20 Jan

NO, I’m not talking about my current job. You may have already heard about it. It’s being dubbed as “the best job in the world”. Tourism Queensland launched a worldwide publicity campaign last week, as they ask for applicants all over the world to send in their 1 minute videos of why they should have “the best job in the world”


So what is this job? It’s being promoted as an “island caretaker” where you live in a luxurious 3 bedroom mansion on Queensland’s Hamilton Island for 6 months. During your 6 month contract you are required to explore the vast array of surrounding islands and take part in island activities. The successful applicant is required to keep a weekly blog and video diary of their experiences. And if this didn’t sound good enough, they are also paying the lucky person $150,000 for their troubles!


As you can imagine, the interest in the job has well surpassed all expectations, with the website crashing last week due to heavy traffic. Which isn’t a surprise considering its been launched in 18 different countries and has been broadcast on the likes of the UK’s BBC. To find out more about this “best job in the world”, go to the official website or google “best job in the world”.


And yes my good friends, the question you’re probably thinking “Is Hap going to apply for the job?” Of course! I have not been this excited about a job application in my life. When I was reading through the credentials of the ideal candidate, I was thinking to myself “I tick all the boxes!”. To some it is a dream job due to its location, pay packet, plush living etc, but for me it’s a dream job as it encompasses all that I am passionate about: blogging, public speaking, writing, dealing with the media, outdoor adventure, the sea, travel, exploring a new place -it’s just perfect. Needless to say, I’ve put all my time, thought and energy into this project.


Keep an eye out on the islandreefjob website for my video application, or stay posted to my blog as I want to have my video up and posted before I fly out to work tomorrow morning.

Nuthin but love Hap

9 Responses to “The best job in the world!”

  1. Rob Thomson January 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    Sweet bro. I look forward to seeing your entry video. I was thinking of doing one myself…

  2. Hap January 20, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    yeah bro, get amongst it. I hope Christchurch treating you well and the books coming along nicely, keep on pushing mate.

  3. Paul Matthews January 21, 2009 at 2:40 am #

    Mate! Hope it works out. Don’t know if I would hire you though, but then again, I did have to live with you in a car for 2 months.

    • Hap January 21, 2009 at 2:52 pm #

      ummmm Barney, I just want you to know, that all those mornings you complained about the handbrake poking you, it wasn’t the handbrake;). Hope the world of PR is full of sunshine.

      PS, I’m trying to get my video application up on the website, but having lots of trouble with file names and internet connections, uurrrgghhhhh.

  4. Pickup January 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm #


    Classic mate – looks wicked! Just one thing, ‘seafood’, not ‘safood’! Good luck with getting that job, I reckon it would be perfect for you.


    • Hap January 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

      Nah Pickup, that’s how they spell seafood in Korea!, haha, yep, you got me, cheers. Will fix it up now. Guess what, I’m going to be back in Korea in 3 weeks, going to my mates Beno and Mia’s Wedding, infact you there at my apartment the first time they met, I even think Mia had to assist you to the taxi, haha. Classic mate, hope all going well for you.

  5. Paul Matthews January 22, 2009 at 4:11 am #

    Download the video to YouTube (you can even set up your own channel, now that would be worth seeing!) and embed the file into your post (the code is given to you on the right hand side of the vid after you post it), just put it into the html side of the wordpress post and you’re laughing. Any probs send me an email/phone me.

    NBL bro

  6. sis January 24, 2009 at 9:58 am #

    sweet looks wicked bro – so much achieved, and so much to go – good times. Am coming to visit ya when ya get the job! x

  7. manikandan January 18, 2010 at 8:01 pm #


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