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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 strategy for 2010, 2011 or 2012.

- Set realistic objectives and priorities (i.e. identify how much time you can realistically spend on your search, and don’t expect to find something immediately).

- Reward yourself for every goal that you achieve-not just for the final goal of finding a job.

- Establish a routine, and develop a schedule to meet your island job goals. This is very important. Keep a date book to be sure you don’t miss any appointments, and develop a weekly action plan with specific goals for job search activities. This will help to keep you "on task."

- Take care of your self-esteem. See people that make you feel good and do things that make you feel good.

- Visit, and often as new jobs are added daily.

- And most import, you should use this network to start building relationships with other island job seekers. Find out what they are doing to find a summer job on Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. They may be able to offer tips on what worked for them or they may know who's offering housing or someone who needs a roommate.

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