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The best jobs in the world: Desert island castaways and witches

There seems to be a new trend in recruitment at the moment; one that takes the popularity of reality television and combines it with the traditional job interview and voilà, everyone’s a winner; competition, entertainment and one lucky candidate with a new job. The Apprentice obviously leads the way, but any trend in which Alan Sugar, of Amstrad fame, is a pioneer, needs to be viewed with suspicion. The Apprentice is approaching its sixth season in the UK and is syndicated across Europe, becoming one of the most successful TV formats of all time. It is now spawning cheaper, even less realistic imitators. Last month the BBC showed a programme, called The Best Job in the World and ExecutiveSurf decided to watch it, to see if it could tell us something new about the current state of the job market. Also, what is the best job in the world and how do you go about getting it? The programme revolved around a global advert, looking…

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