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Stephen Dolinich's Blog – January 2010 Archive (6)

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

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