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asilber
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To All,

I am a 33 year old professional currently employed in the US in the medical device sales field. I have over 12 years sales experience and looking very seriously into moving to St John. Have past experience in real estate/mortgage for 7 years and waited tables and bar-tended through college. I really want to move but am not 21 and not going to move with out lining up some type of work first. I am not looking for seasonal although i know sometimes you have to get seasonal to find something long term and i am not above it. I currently live in Nashville and can be on the island permanently before the start of season. Like i said previously i would love to wait tables or bartend but a big boy job would not be out of the question either. If anyone has any opportunities or knows of anyone with opportunities please let me know via email or text/phone call. Once again thanks for taking the time to read this and hopefully i will bring some TN pride to the island in the near future.

St. John prefferably

Tried to delete previous post to avoid multiple postings but cant figure out how. Thanks in advance.

Thanks,
Adam Silber
adam.silber@acutemedco.com
615-394-0116

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Topic starter Posted : September 30, 2012 6:23 pm
ms411
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There are several medical supply companies on STT, but I don't think there are any on STJ. I don't think I've ever seen anybody advertise for medical supply positions.

Maybe you could become a Caribbean rep for some of the med supply companies in the States? Submit a proposal saying you'd like to be the Caribbean rep, and see what happens.

Or you could send resumes to the pharmacies telling them you'd like to be employed as their Purchasing Agent. I've seen ads for those positions, though they con't come up often. I think those jobs also require you to buy non-medical items like sundries, gifts, and souvenirs.

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Posted : September 30, 2012 7:23 pm
STJVI
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Seems like 98% of the people and St John work in the following areas:

Bartender/Server

Boat Captain/Crew/Watersports

Property Management

Gift Shop

Real Estate/Timeshare Sales

The top bartenders, servers, boat captains, real estate people can make very good money

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Posted : October 2, 2012 11:52 pm
Linda J
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There is no industry on STJ and the comercial is related to the tourist industry.

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Posted : October 3, 2012 10:48 am
fdr
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98% is a bit of a stretch, especially since you didn't mention construction. What you mentioned are the most visible occupations, though.

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Posted : October 3, 2012 4:29 pm
STJVI
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98% is a bit of a stretch, especially since you didn't mention construction. What you mentioned are the most visible occupations, though.

"Seems like"

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Posted : October 8, 2012 3:01 am
asilber
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bump

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Topic starter Posted : October 9, 2012 4:27 pm
sallyf
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This was all i could find connected with medical equipment:
Calvo Medical Equipment V I, Inc(Calmed)
Chandlers Wharf # B6, Christiansted VI
Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies
Calvo Medical Equipment V I, Inc
Chandlers Wharf B6, Christiansted VI

Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies
Carib Supply St Croix, Inc
3 Casava Gardens, Christiansted VI

Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies
Supply Resources, Inc
Al Cohens Mall 19 Estate, Charlotte Amalie VI

Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies
Vi Hospital & Medical Supplies Inc
7350 Bovoni Unit C118, Saint Thomas VI

Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies
Virgin Islands Sleep Services(V I Sleep Services)
Paragon 9149 Estate, Saint Thomas VI

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Posted : October 9, 2012 7:14 pm
asilber
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Thanks Sally!

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Topic starter Posted : October 10, 2012 2:45 pm
OldTart
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Thanks Sally!

One crucial point that hasn't been mentioned on this thread (it usually is) is that it's virtually impossible to get even a response to a resumé unless you're physically on island. Many, many people think of moving here but only a handful of those actually do so. Unless you're in a field which is particularly sought-after here in the islands (and that leaves very few options) employers just won't take the time to respond to relocating wannabes. Lining up work first may not be an option for you ...

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Posted : October 10, 2012 3:10 pm
blu4u
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Thanks Sally!

One crucial point that hasn't been mentioned on this thread (it usually is) is that it's virtually impossible to get even a response to a resumé unless you're physically on island. Many, many people think of moving here but only a handful of those actually do so. Unless you're in a field which is particularly sought-after here in the islands (and that leaves very few options) employers just won't take the time to respond to relocating wannabes. Lining up work first may not be an option for you ...

Maybe for barmaid/busboy/deckhand jobs. But not the case for mid to high level professionals. Some organizations are managed out of San Juan. Lots of pharm companies in PR. You maybe able to score a territory which includes the VI. Investigate EDC as well. With 12 years insitutional sales experience (especially if you have track record documented with quota, monthly reports, profitablity, etc) you should set your sights on a professional career. Many high level progessionals are reluctant to relocate to the eastern carribean becasue they don't want to disrupt family life. you on ohter hand are single and unencumbered--highlight this fact in your cover letter. Most likely you will need to travel--which is a hassle from STJ, unless you LOVE ferry boats and taxis and waiting in line. Good luck.

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Posted : October 10, 2012 3:23 pm
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