If you are a Google Advertising Professional for AdWords based in the US, you may have received an invitation to apply to be an AdWords Seminar Leader. This program is looking for leaders to conduct day-long seminars in various locations across the US.
Those who have been asked to apply will need to submit their resume, a two minute long video where the applicant talks about an aspect of AdWords of their own choosing, as well as an application form that AdWords supplies.
Those who are accepted will be paid (although the amount is not specified) and they will also be granted an AdWords contact to keep the leaders up to date on the latest and greatest in AdWords.
This is an interesting approach by Google, but I suspect that applicants will probably be more interested in the contacts and perks of the job, as opposed to the pay. And it will be something to watch if becoming a Seminar Leader working for Google will hurt advertisers and agencies relations with Yahoo! Search Marketing and other PPC providers. I am sure more details will be known once leaders are selected and the first seminars are held.
Also, other Google teams are likely watching this experiment to see if it is something that could be expanded to other Google products, such as “AdSense Optimization Seminars” (similar to the Bay Area Forum I participated in at the Googleplex) or “Sitemaps & Analytics Seminars”.