With the ranks of the unemployed swelling and domestic opportunities sparse, job-seekers may need to look far afield for their next gig. For those willing to venture down under, the Queensland, Australia, government recently began advertising The Best Job In The World — "taking care" of a tropical island near the Great Barrier Reef.
According to reports, responsibilities include walking the island, snorkeling and "maybe cleaning the pool." If it's any indication of the competition for the job, my browser has spent the past ten minutes trying to load the web site. Can Planet Money offer any application tips? All we can recommend is remembering that Queensland is the Smart State.