Background Check for the “Best Job in the World”
January 14, 2009
In the past 48 hours I have witnessed the best Public Relations campaign I have ever seen. I guess I will further enhance their ‘publicity stunt’ by writing about it myself! I have not only seen this as a top story on local and national news but also sites such as Digg, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and many others. The campaign is doing so well that it actually crashed their website. Does this job application mention a background check? I don’t know, I can’t even get into the site because too many people are hitting it at once. Does it even matter if someone has a criminal record if they are on a deserted island? I’ll let our readers decide!
Demand for “best job in the world” crashes websiteSYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – The chance to be the caretaker of a tiny tropical island in Australia has sparked so much interest around the world that a rush of applications crashed the website advertising the post.The job, which offers a salary of $105,000 to spend six months on the Great Barrier Reef island of Hamilton, has been inundated with hundreds of thousands of prospective candidates.An official from the state of Queensland, which is offering the position, said the job was created as an antidote to the global economic slump and was being advertised in 18 countries including the United States and China.Local media said technicians had to restore the website (www.islandreefjob.com) after it could not cope with the volume of interest and crashed for several hours. Some sections are still not up and running.More
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