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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…

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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:)
Thanks

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

How to write a cover letter for your summer job

A good cover letter sets the stage for the reader to accept your resume as something special and worthwhile to read, and could ultimately land you an interview on Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket for the summer.



• Keep your cover letter brief, clear and to the point. Show why they should invite you for an island interview- nothing more. At this point, they’re not interested in anything but your qualifications. So, if it doesn’t relate to the job, don’t put it in your… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on January 28, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Getting an interview alone is an exercise in persistence and patience

Here are 6 reasons for why you may not be landing an island interview and what you can do to reverse the trend.



Your résumé and cover letter. If your application materials contain typos, grammatical errors and irrelevant or inconsistent information, employers will take notice -- in a bad way. Once you've looked over your résumé and cover letter multiple times, have three people review your résumé and cover letter before you send it.



Your cover letter is… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on January 26, 2010 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Join in and get connected

Opportunities flow from being around like-minded people, and professional associations and communities like this one are where you need to be. They are a great way for uncovering hidden jobs, to further your knowledge of island living and to make new relationships. Take a look at some of your fellow members in this community. Find members from your school or state. Read some of the discussions and blog posts and join in. This type of networking can help you find your summer job or housing on… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on January 25, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Summer Jobs 2010 Time-saving Tips

Looking for a 2010 summer job on Block Island, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket? Here are some time-saving tips that will help you find a summer job fast.



Get Help Now. If you are a teen or a college student looking for a summer job, check with your high school Guidance Office or college Career Services Office and ask how they can assist with your summer job search.



Working Papers. In some states, if you are under eighteen, you may need to obtain working papers… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on January 8, 2010 at 3:51pm — No Comments

’Best Job’ winner stung by dangerous jellyfish

ADELAIDE, Australia — Trouble struck paradise this week when a British man who has the "Best Job in the World" as the caretaker of a tropical Australian island was stung by a potentially lethal jellyfish.



Ben Southall — who won a contest to blog for six months about life on Australia’s Hamilton Island to promote tourism — wrote Tuesday that he was lucky to have survived his brush with the extremely venomous Irukandji jellyfish.



Earlier this week, Southall was getting off a… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on December 31, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

Finding the right summer job is a full-time job

The school year is now in full swing, and you are most likely juggling classes, jobs and other school activities and not thinking about your summer job search, summer internships, interviews and resume preparation. In most cases, this is true for students at the beginning of every school year. However, if I was to survey summer job seekers from the following summer, my feeling is they would change one word in this statement. Instead of “thinking” about their summer job preparation activities,… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on December 29, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Networking tips for finding a job on Block Island, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket

Networking strategies range from basic to sophisticated. Here are some general ideas on effective networking techniques:



-Initiate contacts for the sole purpose of networking. Do not just wait to bump into people. The best career self-managers always look to expand their contacts.



-Develop a networking list. Make contact with each person on the list. Add names of people you meet or to whom you are referred. Update the list regularly.



-Set networking goals. Write… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on December 22, 2009 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Summer Jobs 2011 - Land that summer job or internship!

Tips for writing a great resume for that summer job in 2010 on Block Island, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket



Determine your island job search objective prior to writing the resume. Once you have determined an objective you can structure your resume around that objective. Are you looking for a restaurant summer job? Hotel summer job? Do you want a summer internship in 2010? What do you want to do in the summer 2010?



Think of your resume as a marketing tool. Market…

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Added by Stephen Dolinich on October 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hey Guys, Some of you have great room offers for this summer that i would love to take up, but i still have no luck in finding a job. If anyone know of anything available on the island please let me …

Hey Guys,
Some of you have great room offers for this summer that i would love to take up, but i still have no luck in finding a job. If anyone know of anything available on the island please let me know! Thanks! Continue

Added by Schizzle on April 8, 2009 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Block Island

Am going to be working as a Massage Therapist on Block Island for Summer 2009 and can't wait!

Added by Melissa on April 5, 2009 at 5:33pm — 2 Comments

Looking for Housing in Nantucket

Like a lot of us, I'm looking for cheap summer housing in Nantucket, around 75$/wk max. I'm have a job at the Westmoor club on the grounds crew, and all I need is a place to live. I'm a 19 year old student at UMass amherst. Any help would be great!

-Justin

Added by Justin Sorbo on March 23, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

Housing on Martha's Vineyard

Does anyone know how to find inexpensive housing on the island? My friend Danielle and I are looking. Any posts would be helpful. Thanks!

Added by Kristen on February 25, 2009 at 12:29pm — No Comments

portuguese

Cada dia começamos um novo dia, estamos cada dia mais perto de encontrar-nos o importante em sí é encontrar mesmo a paz, digam o que quiserem o importante é que existe muito mais amor do que ódio em mim, esta é a maneira que encontro para dizer aquilo que ninguém sabe, a minha forma de pensar e de conhecer as pessoas, o que eu gosto ou deixo de gostar, o que vc gostaria de saber? será que conseguiria eu entender-te ♠ eu aqui sem saber nada de vc, minha imaginação se enche de ilusões querendo… Continue

Added by Rubens Alexander Herrera Cespedes on January 21, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Hotel/Inn Job for Summer 09

I am looking for a Inn/Hotel Job for summer of 09 on either marthas vineyard or nantucket. If anyone finds or hears anything that would be great!

Added by Kevin MacDougall on December 22, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Why everyone needs to work in a restaurant

I think everyone should put in a two year island internship, in any type of restaurant, to truly understand the behavior on both sides. There is so much that goes on "behind the scenes" in both points of view. Good and bad.



What is the number one "event" that we partake of on Block Island, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket? Going out to a bar or… Continue

Added by Lisa on November 18, 2008 at 7:55pm — 2 Comments

Summer 2009

It's time to start planning your summer job for 2009. Working on an island is a great way to earn money, have a great time and meet new people. You will make memories that will last a lifetime. Be sure to register for "Job Alerts" on BlockIslandJobs.com, MarthasVineyardWorks.com and NantucketWorks.com. I will send you emails when new jobs are added to the… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on October 11, 2008 at 9:18am — 5 Comments

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