I was gonna post something yesterday, on a different subject, until I saw someone in the morning, who I first met on the internet a couple years back – the modern 21st century techno way of meeting people.
Chanel Hason is her name. Local gal who grew up in South Pasadena, but now lives it up in Pasadena! She studied marine biology and environmental science in college. I’m gonna explain what Chanel (like the perfume!) is currently up to & ask you to please do something relatively small and easy to help her in that regard. I’m nothing much, if not a supporter of local people I know & like doing stuff I like.
WHO: Chanel is a local gal: South Pasadena native, Pasadena resident. Blogger. Part of her philosophy is to “do what makes you happy”, and what I’m explaining here flows from that.
She is passionate about animals, the environment, ecotourism, blogging, photography, videography, being in front of the camera, conducting research, meeting new people & exploring new places, Australia, and the marine life & oceanography. Plus I know her to be simply enthusiastic, energetic & sincere! And having traveled to Queensland, Australia for a year-long student exchange program in college only reinforced her desire for this jobs contest.
WHAT: Chanel is competing in “The Best Jobs in the World”, a global competition involving six of Australia’s State Tourism Organizations – each offering their own unique best job as a prize. Six jobs are up for grabs. These jobs are Chief Funster, Outback Adventurer, Park Ranger, Wildlife Caretaker, Lifestyle Photographer and Taste Master.
After thousands of entrants from around the world, Chanel has made it into the shortlist of 25 for the Animal Caretaker position in South Australia! On May 15th three (3) finalists will be selected for each job, at which point they will each be invited to Australia for final testing and interviews. On June 21st, the winners will be announced.
The contest is part of an international marketing push which focuses upon promoting tourism to Australia & tourism opportunities provided by Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program. How each candidate markets themselves in this competition is part of deciding who the winners will be. The 6 ‘Best Jobs in the World’ each come with a six month salary package worth A$100,000 – including living costs.
WHY: Besides being a wonderful & enthusiastic person who I happen to know, we should support a local girl in this international competition. She’s a fellow blogger. Knowing her as I do, I know this job fits her perfectly! I think of her as a mermaid on land & lover of the water.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Show your support by doing at least just one of the following:
Facebook: Chanel for Wildlife Caretaker LIKE her page,. leave a comment why she should win, and/or Share it.
Blog: Photography + Science = Chanel Follow and/or share her blog, leave a comment why she should win the job.
Twitter: @Chanel Tweet and retweet with hashtags #ChanelWC #BestJobs @Australia Why Australia should pick Chanel.
If you need another reason, you can do a little extra and she’ll enter you in her contest for one of her supporters to win a FREE trip to Australia.
I leave you with a Q & A interview of Chanel by one of her good friends, Rachel:
Q: What animal do you consider the biggest “badass” of the Australian animal kingdom?
A: Well since Australia is the home to the most deadly animals on the planet, there’s an endless number of them I could chat about. But, I’ll go with the Irukandji Jellyfish! This tiny (no larger than a cubic centimeter) and extremely venomous jellyfish floats around off the coast of Australia..watch out! (The rest of the interview on the blog, Passionate People Going Positive Places)
Time is of the essence. It’s getting down to the next cut down to the final three. So please act today! Thank y’all much for supporting one of our local gals.
Gotta Get Going! Stay Thirsty My Friends