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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, they would have already been “working” on them.

Finding the right summer job opportunity is a full-time job. Here are two more tips to finding a summer job on Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket:

1. Don’t limit your search to the big job boards. Although they make job searching easier, they can be very expensive for employers to use. A small company may pay several hundred dollars per job posting and small island businesses don’t have the budget for that.

2. If you come across a position you are interested in, try contacting the company. Most people submit their resume and wait to hear from the employer. You can distinguish yourself from the competition and reinforce your interest in a position just by reaching out.

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