April and Kevin in Kuna Yala, the northeast coast of Panamá

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Long shot job

As we move under six months remaining in our Peace Corps service, everyone (friends, family, fellow PCVs, our bosses, ourselves) is asking, "What are you doing next?"

We've been discussing (there is a lot of time for talking when the sun goes down by 6:30 and you don't have electricity) grad school, the National Park Service, organic farms in Vermont, applying our tropical island agriculture experience in Hawai'i, and numerous other crazy schemes, including returning to Maryland. And we try to keep an eye on the jobless rate in the states too, because while the pay isn't great, an extension in Peace Corps is a job that provides enough to live on.

But the current iron in the fire, if we were to get really lucky, would take us from "the toughest job you'll ever love" to "the best job in the world"? (Google those two terms and the top hits will explain the jobs.)

So, after staying up way to late to finish up the last details, here is my application for "the best job in the world". Turn on the sound.

If you want to see some of other 14,000 applicants they've supposedly gotten, try http://www.islandreefjob.com/. To see my video, look under the country of Panama (this post was written before they had approved my video, so I couldn't provide a link). The close date for applying is 22 Feb (hmmm, that's today; I guess I scheduled the posting of this blog just right so that you couldn't read it, apply, and bump me out of the running :) and they will announce the final 50 videos on 2 March, so check back then to see if I made it!


Dennis and Ginna said...

we sent it to everyone we know and told them to rate it really high. very clever - good luck with it.
See you down under!
love Dennis and Ginna

April Cropper said...

Thank you for your support. If we even make the top 50 list it will be like winning a minor lottery.
Needless to say I am still looking for other open job listings...don´t want to put all the eggs in one basket you know. haha...the first time I typed that I accidentally typed casket, subliminal reality check.

Kevin Cropper said...

Here is the direct link to April's video: http://www.islandreefjob.com/applicants/watch/eFf4PVKr7X4

Kimberly said...

Awesome video April!!!!!! I'll tell all my friends about it and try to get votes for you if you're shortlisted. I've got my fingers crossed! (especially since I'm already planning a trip to Oz after I finish my PhD this fall--would love to visit you guys there!)

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