Best_applicant loses Best Job Ever

Well, I tried.

I tried applying for "The Best Job Ever." The job is a stunt by the Queensland Board of Tourism in Australia promoting a six-month stint paying six figures to a new island caretaker at the Great Barrier Reef. By offering the job, they've already attracted a ton of attention. Marketing job, well done.

Not a bad gig, huh? It's a sweet enough deal that I thought it was worth applying for. I also created an automated Twitter account at

Despite my best (half-ass) effort, I was not selected as a short-list finalist. Oh well, better luck next time. Here's the video I submitted: