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Block Island Summer Jobs 2010

If you are looking for a 2010 summer job on Block Island, check out today! posts jobs with housing, part-time, full-time, internships, etc. Visit today!

Added by Stephen Dolinich on June 17, 2010 at 8:48am — No 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

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

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

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

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…


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