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Old 09-17-2008, 11:36 AM
 
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I am planning on moving down to the USVI here in late October. My question is does any of the locals know of a better place or source to post a resume to get some job hits prior to moving? I have been on Monster, Career Builder and craigslist so far. I'm moving to St.Thomas.

I have a couple so far but I was trying to expand out a little.


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Old 09-17-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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I am planning on moving down to the USVI here in late October. My question is does any of the locals know of a better place or source to post a resume to get some job hits prior to moving? I have been on Monster, Career Builder and craigslist so far. I'm moving to St.Thomas.

I have a couple so far but I was trying to expand out a little.


Thanks!
In St Thomas it is not "what you know" but rather "whom you know"
The community is close knit and word of mouth is your best (and pretty much only) bet.
There are very few professional good paying jobs there, let me know what your field is and I will give you more info.
In the meanwhile, please read all my recent posts about this island
Good luck and follow your dreams
inDUHvidual

ps, as a snowflake you may the 90 degree weather a tad uncomfortable
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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No, I've been in Florida since '94 so the weather isn't an issue! I've been to the islands quit a few times to know I want to be there. I have some offers right now but I just want some more exposure before I arrive. My background is Mortgage, Sales, Management and Marketing; plus I'm college educated. I would even be open to a hospitality positions just to have some immediated income coming in.

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Old 09-17-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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BoBo, I would strongly suggest a trial period of three months and keep your options open.
Visiting is not the same as living; it may take a few months before you get the picture and fully realise what I am saying here.
Just make sure you get everything in writing before you pack your bags--
Good luck
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:49 PM
 
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In the virgin Islands the best place to post youre resume is a bar. Just talk to people at the bars. A bar is youre best social forum

What do you do? October the beginnings of the tourist season. Do you have experience on boats or bars?
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:39 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Most employers aren't responsive to resumes and job applications in general from people who aren't actually living here as many people never actually make the move and the attrition rate of newcomers is very high. You should, as induhvidual notes, make a 3 month commitment, find yourself somewhere to live temporarily until you find your way around (Villa Fairview is a "best bet" where this is concerned) and then hit the streets. Bring yourself enough money to tide you over ($10K is recommended) and a return ticket or enough to buy one. Some make it on less but living expenses are high and you'll quickly find that the purchase of an inexpensive island car is a necessity as public transportation is highly unreliable and taxis are expensive.

Best bet really is to come and stay for a month and fully investigate the job offers you already have and seek out other options. Hope this helps and good luck. Cheers!
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