Job hunting advice on STX please?
Hello! I will be there this Friday and am wondering if anyone has job hunting advice since it seems most of the employers don't use online resources (because they want you to be on island first I guess?). My skills are legal/administrative and would need full time employment. Any thoughts, suggestions and leads much appreciated!
It would help if you tell us if you have already submitted resumes, how you submitted resumes, where you submitted, and what was the outcome. Nobody wants to waste time referring someone to sources they have already tried.
There's an Admin job for a major insurance company listed in the St Croix Avis. They want someone with insurance experience. Unfortunately Avis is not online.
I'd say, with resume in hand, to hit the streets. Back in the '90's I was managing an office and a young recent arrival to island whose husband came as a pilot, was going door to door asking if any openings. I had just given my month's notice the day before and the owner hired her on the spot and I got to spend time training her before I left.
I have not yet sent any resumes. It seems like a better idea to go in person. My background is in law firms in the private and government sectors, but I'm smart, great with people and computers, and super organized and open to a new industry too.
The recruiter websites don't have very many ads at all but the law directory shows 71 law firms on island. Hard to tell if those are all full time, or semi-retired lawyers? I will do some in person visits and see what kind of response I get. Also thinking about court system, governmental entities, hospital and college?
Any leads much appreciated and feel free to PM me if you prefer. Thank you all!
It's 2016 and phone book is also online.