"Best Job in the World" is a Fake Job in Alaska

By: Alexandra Choli - Published: Jan 26, 2009 • References: en.wikipedia.org & thesun
"Position: Surveyor; Salary: $200 per hour (tax free), Qualification: Must be fast on his/her feet."

This is the latest job-offering opportunity touring the internet at the moment. It comes with a set of motivating photos, and ends with the alluring catchphrase:

"Isn’t it comforting to know that, when you are about to become a bear’s breakfast, your buddy is standing right there taking photos?"

The series of the photos depict the tricky chase of a man by a polar bear around a car. Based on a true incident and inspired by the enormously successful "Best Job in the World" concept by Tourism Queensland, it implies the more bitter choices that we – apart from the lucky Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef – usually face in our job hunting endeavors.

Creating an anti-ad-campaign is not new in the marketing world; but who said marketers had all the good fun ideas? Stats for Viral Career Hoaxes Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 3,628 clicks in 382 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Viral Career Hoaxes
Related: 65 examples / 50 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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