Monday, May 4, 2009

World's Best Job?

It would appear organizations are beginning to find clever ways to garner international publicity by creating dream jobs that promote the use of social networking.

Earlier this year, the Australian tourist board received global attention when they posted a job whereby the winning applicant would spend 6 months blogging, Tweeting, and Facebooking their experience while living for free near the Great Barrier Reef.

Better yet, the lucky applicant would then get paid $100,000 USD for 6 months of "work".

This dream job posting resulted in international media attention for Queensland Tourism.

These job opportunities are beginning to pop-up everywhere. Late last week, Murphy-Goode Winery in Sonoma County, California posted a job that incorporates social networking and booze - two very popular past times.

According to Jennifer Van Grove of Mashable: "Picture living rent free, learning the intricacies of making the perfect wine, and capturing and sharing the entire experience for your network of Twitter followers. Now imagine getting paid $10,000 a month to do it."

I'm sure the competition will be fierce. Observing and Tweeting are already what many people are doing online. Getting paid to do it in California is a nice perk.

If you'd like to apply for a job that involves drinking, learning, blogging, and drinking more, check out: A Really Goode Job