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I GOT THE BEST JOB EVER

I have some very exciting news to share with you people, last week the Flight Centre announced they would like to pay me to pursue my passion! It seems you can make a career out of your hobby and I am the lucky one that gets to prove it.

Back in December the Flight Centre, under the leadership and inspiration of Gregg Tilston, began the search for Social Media Specialists to be based in each of their head offices around the world.  You may have seen a tweet that went something like this:

Love Social Media? Do you live in London/New York/Toronto/Auckland/Australia? @flight_centre is hiring!

Well I saw this tweet and I thought, ‘I love social media, I live in London, Flight Centre would be a cool company to work for considering I am a travel addict.  Tell me more.’

So I clicked on this link:

http://goo.gl/aaZEm

And I thought what an excellent recruitment campaign.  Instead of accepting CV’s and a lot of potentially dull covering letters (I have been subjected to lots of these this week) the application process consisted of sending a link to your Blog, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles and two other sites of your choice.  Although cultivating these sites and profiles for some years the actual application process for my dream job took me approximately 5 seconds.  Amazing!  I clicked send and urged my brain to forget all about it – not wanting to get my hopes up and needing to focus on an imminent event in San Diego to arrange for my current job instead.

Fast forward a few weeks; through a whirlwind of studying the job spec minutely, a telephone interview to Canada, face to face interviews in the midst of jet lag, research into the Flight Centre, sheer utter excitement at the potential this role has and what a great team I could be a part of, and here I am today delighted to announce my new role at Flight Centre UK.

Just in case you are not jealous enough already I have one final piece of exciting news.  My first week on the job I’ll get to meet my new global team in person.  I’m looking forward to brain storming, strategising and theorising with them on how Flight Centre is about to take the social media world by storm.  To do this I have to fly to the Gold Coast of Australia.

Great start to a great job I hope.

*Pictured with the Flight Centre global social media team in Brisbane

About Author

Travel blogger and freelancer writer who loves boutique hotels and brunching. I've been blogging for 10 years, visited 60+ countries and called London, Sydney, Melbourne and (oh so briefly) New York home at various points during the last decade. Now travelling with a baby and trying to make it as stylish and stress-free as can be!

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  • Julia
    February 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Congratulations! I'm sure you'll be great. And what an amazing start to a job, flying to Australia! So jealous 🙂

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  • Jayne
    February 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you Julia, that is really kind! Hopefully we can meet at a flight centre tweet up soon lol 🙂

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  • Cathy
    February 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Congrats Jayne, your living everyone's dream enjoy every minute xx

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  • 101thingsbeforeyoudie.com
    February 11, 2011 at 1:49 am

    What a dream job! Congrats! I actually just got a new job as a Social Media Marketing Specialist but I think my job wil be considerably less exotic than yours!

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  • Jayne
    February 11, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Thank you Cathy, it certainly seems like a dream to me! xAnd congrats Jessica!! Maybe our e-paths will cross in our new roles lol?! Look forward to hearing more about it 🙂

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  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures
    February 11, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You so deserve it. Can't wait to see where this new job takes you. The Gold Coast is a very special place for me.

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  • Jayne
    February 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you Andi 🙂 I am so excited to see the Gold Coast again and start this new challenge. Also following the build up to your wedding with bated breath – not long now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xx

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  • Heather
    February 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I love their application!! CONGRATS on the job!! Please keep us posted as you're getting started 🙂

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  • Jayne
    February 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks Heather, I will surely keep you updated as I start this new challenge. Lets hope the weather in Oz stays good for both of us 🙂

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  • Emily
    February 14, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Congrats! It sounds amazing, and I hope it brings you lots of adventures.

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  • Jayne
    February 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you Emily, me too lol!! 🙂

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  • Mobile Lawyer
    February 15, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Congrats — this is very cool.

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  • AbsoluteADT
    February 17, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Wow! Congrats! Working on my 30 by 30 and landing something similar in the near future!

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  • Jayne
    February 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Thanks Michael – I hope they have a techie person as helpful and patient as you to help me out!!Good luck April! Looking forward to hearing how you get on 🙂

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  • Fidel
    February 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Mucho congratulations Jayne! Wow, you definitely hit the jackpot. I can't wait to hear about your Gold Coast trip.

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  • scorpiogenius
    February 28, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Congrats Jayne. Envy your lifestyle…and now you're getting paid for what you love to do! WOW!

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  • Jayne
    March 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for you support guys, really appreciate it 🙂

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  • Denise
    November 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    wow congratulations! I would be jealous, but I can’t. I know nothing about social media and sometimes they get on my nerves!!!! But the job sounds fantastic!

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