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Working at Ballards this summer

Through a very lucky connection of mine, I got a job as a server at Ballards Inn this summer. I'll be working there with my good friend, who like me, has not been to Block Island yet. They will be housing us in their employee housing. Has anyone had any experience with employee housing, or living and working on Block Island in general. I would love to meet some new people who've had or are going to be having the same experiences. Glad I stumbled upon this site!

Added by Anthony Brashier on May 17, 2010 at 6:05am — 1 Comment


Hey guys:) I just arrived on Martha's, do you have any suggestions where can I find a job? Cause I've been looking around for a day, and I am already really disappointed, I have until May 29th to find a job.

Added by Milena Tsoncheva on May 15, 2010 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy new to this!:O

Ok so i'm planing on getting a job in one of marthas vineyard, block island etc for the summer of 2011!! (yes i know its a bit early lol) i really want to be prepared and have a nice job and accomadation lined up. when would i need to apply?? best pay? best experience? any advice would be brillant:)

Added by OrlaG on May 15, 2010 at 4:56am — 2 Comments

Swipely to Reinvent How People Shop, Share and Save

Right here in Providence, Rhode Island!

Swipely (, an online service that gives users an easy way to turn their purchases into conversations, announced it has completed its Series A round of financing, and a preview version of its service is now available by invitation.

"Our mission is to fundamentally change the way consumers shop and share by adding value to every swipe,"…


Added by Stephen Dolinich on May 11, 2010 at 10:04am — No Comments

A Taste of Block Island - June 4th - 6th 2010

Sponsored by the Block Island Chamber of Commerce 800-383-BIRI (2474)

Come sample our food, our lodgings, our beaches, our activities, our shopping, and our hospitality. And take advantage of the many discounts offered on this very special weekend! This remarkable event is organized with one main objective in mind: to offer our guests a taste of what Block Island is really about and make you fall in love with it! We want you to make it your island, too.

Our pilot…


Added by Stephen Dolinich on May 5, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

Job Seekers - Jobs You Can Expect to Find

Most jobs on Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are in the hospitality industry. Some positions you may apply for include:

  • Kitchen Help
  • Wait Staff
  • Bus People
  • Chamber Maids
  • Hotel Front Desk
  • Dining Room Host
  • Dock Hands…

Added by Stephen Dolinich on April 14, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

These are the top ten job categories that job seekers are looking for this week:

1. Martha's Vineyard - Waitress

2. Martha's Vineyard - Nanny

3. Block Island - Prep Cook

4 Block Island - Housekeeping

5. Nantucket - Retail Sales

6. Nantucket - Hotel

7. Martha's Vineyard - Marina

8. Block Island - Bartender

9. Nantucket - Waiter

10. Block Island - Intern

If your company needs to reach out to a diverse audience of jobseekers who are actively looking for work in these categories then look no…


Added by Stephen Dolinich on April 13, 2010 at 9:59am — 1 Comment


Hey Everyone!

I am looking for a job on Martha's Vineyard. I am pretty familiar with the Island and have vacationed there with my family since I was baby. I am 20 years old looking for a job working with children, or working with people in an upbeat environment. I am willing to work as a host or a server. I do not have…


Added by Emma Wilson on April 10, 2010 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment

Employers: Free Craigslist Job Postings Contain a Hidden Cost

Craigslist has built a reputation as a great resource of free and low-cost classifieds online, especially among island businesses operating with limited budgets on Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket. But as the years pass, it's become clear that relying on Craigslist to fill local job openings may require more time…


Added by Stephen Dolinich on April 8, 2010 at 11:51am — No Comments

Employers: 20 Ways to Get Job Applicants to Tell You More...

Want to know more about an applicant, but don't know how to ask? Non-specific, open-ended questions encourage prospective employees to speak freely and give you the information you need to make good decisions. Try some of these conversation facilitators:…

Added by Stephen Dolinich on April 7, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

I Need a job on Block Island...

My name is Kelly Schofield, I'm a seventeen (turning 18 on

April 1st) year old senior who is graduating from high school in June.

I live in Cumberland, Rhode Island and this

is sent with my hopes that i will become a part of your employment

community. I am looking for a full time and/or part time job all

throughout this coming summer. I am willing to work any position that

is available at any time. I'm hoping to find a job that allows housing

as well (with… Continue

Added by Kelly Bridget Schofield on March 19, 2010 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

I'm trying to find a job!

Hello everyone, my name is Drew and I'm trying to find a job on Nantucket for the upcoming summer 2010. I am currently a college student, and have had experience in the past in the fields of maintenance and human resources/personnel. I am looking for a job preferably during the day, five days a week, but am certainly welcome to all kinds of job opportunities. I'm a quick learner and good with people, and have experience doing both paperwork and physical work, and outside as well as indoor jobs… Continue

Added by Drew Lacaria on March 19, 2010 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

Employer Misteps

I've heard from a number of frustrated job seekers on Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. What are some hiring managers doing wrong?

Here is a quick list of some offenses cited by island job seekers:

  • Not responding to phone calls and resume submissions.
  • Answering cell phones and…

Added by Stephen Dolinich on March 18, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

well i think i might have a job.! the woamn has emailed me back and told me she was gunna be talkin' to my current employers and if she needed me could i start in mid-april.! i'm so excited and i rea…

well i think i might have a job.! the woamn has emailed me back and told me she was gunna be talkin' to my current employers and if she needed me could i start in mid-april.! i'm so excited and i really hope i get the job:) Continue

Added by Elizabeth Henry on March 9, 2010 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

The Importance of Networking

Many people stress the importance of networking. Networking is the most effective method of finding a job in today’s market. Networking is enhancing the contacts you already have and working through those contacts to make new contacts. Talk to family, friends, business associates, former coworkers, and others in your personal and professional field. I developed this network to help you get started networking. Reach out to other member who are…

Added by Stephen Dolinich on March 9, 2010 at 9:44am — No Comments

looking for job for j1 arriving in May!

hey im going doing a j1 in May just wondering if anyone hears of work on martha's vineyard or nantucket or even cape cod area anywhere is good that would be much appreciated...

thanks bro!

Added by Bronagh Magner on March 6, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

job looking

hey everyone. i'm tryin' to find a job on Nantucket Island. i have family there i would love to spend time with and need a job so i can pay my bills.! i've tried lookin' online but no one has answered me back. i'm willin' to come at the end of may and stay til october.! i can learn anything fairly quick i have two jobs right now. i'm a hard worker and i dont like to slack off.! so please if you can help in any way please contact me and let me kno.! thank…


Added by Elizabeth Henry on March 4, 2010 at 3:50pm — 1 Comment

Hi everyone!

Block Island is like a piece of paradise.If you are going to work there you will make a lot of friends.

It is a small Island and all people know each other.

It is definately for you if you like to ride a bicycle, surfing, roller-skating and etc.

I was once there and I met there many people from different countries.

If you see my brazilian ladies group - Rozangela, Andresa and Rozali say Hi from me:)

You can meet them usually on Wensday at The National Hotel ( Mojito night…


Added by valya on March 3, 2010 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Martha's Vineyard

I am going to spend my summer in Martha's Vineyard, but I still don't have a job. So I will really apreciate your help or tips:) Or just comments on the place, the island and the nature there, I'd like to learn anything I can:)

Added by Milena Tsoncheva on February 23, 2010 at 8:57am — 2 Comments

Developing your island job search strategy

There is no way to predict how effective your island job search will be once you get started. One thing is for certain; it will require focus and a persistent effort on your part. Patience and a positive attitude are very important in keeping the big picture in perspective. Your goal obviously is to obtain a summer job on Block Island, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket, but the process is quite involved and time consuming. There are many areas to consider when developing your island job search… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on January 29, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments

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