Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dream job, update!!

You may recall my post about 'The best job in the world', well since then I have come up with MANY ideas about possible video applications and their presentation style.
This led onto an idea on presentations, using this as subject matter for my work at Vaughan Town (which I will soon be implementing to the Master students).

The site itself (CLICK HERE), seems to have made a huge under estimation of how interested people would be. Within 3 days they had received over 1 million hits on their website!
Wow, for marketing and publicity: 5 star's!

A step too far?? It was also revealed that one applicant that got a 'tattoo' was fake and also was one of the companies employees!!!!
Having had several tattoo's I could tell from the video it was fake, but to be an employee as well?
Why taint what was already a good idea?

They also have been inundated with applications - so it seems my estimate was way off too. However, to be honest I'm not sure that I agree with the company posting the video applications on their site.
To me it would be like showing someone's application form, you just don't do it!

The flipside of this of course, is you can clearly see that at least half of the applicants stand no chance, simply because they don't meet any of the requirements, too long, too short, no subject matter and are simply begging videos.

This job, in fact any job, is about wants and needs: what do you want and what do they need and then meeting both sides.
60 seconds to sell yourself is no time at all. So do yourself a favour and think before you press record; what is important to them and for you to let them know about you.
Then consider how you can make this information interesting - sitting at your computer and talking into your webcam is BORING!!!

As the videos are there, look at them, see what you like and what you don't like.
That should give you a better idea about how yours should look.

Good luck - you're gonna need it.

Read the small print

9. Your involvement in the selection process and your employment is entirely at your own risk. You agree to release Tourism Queensland and its nominees, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, and all others connected with the selection process and your employment, from any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses, in any way arising out of or resulting from your involvement in the selection process and your employment, including, without limitation, any and all claims, actions, and liabilities for injury, loss or damage to you, to anyone else or to any property, regardless of whether or not such injury, loss or damage was caused by the negligence or misconduct of Tourism Queensland, its nominees or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives or employees, or anyone else connected with the selection process and your employment. You agree to indemnify Tourism Queensland and its nominees and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, and all others connected with the project and hold them harmless from any and all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, expenses and losses (including, without limitation, legal fees) of any kind or nature whatsoever in any way caused by or arising out of your involvement in the selection process and your employment. - I don't like the sound of that

4. Act responsibly and demonstrate good moral character. - Well I think THEY blew that one!

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