moving to stt, posting resume, etc.
i am seriously looking into moving to stt from massachusetts in the next year. have friends who retired to stt who own a bar in town and i've been to the island several times for a week to get an idea of island life, jobs available, etc. most of my career has been in insurance claims industry, but all of it has been customer service and people-oriented. can learn almost anything. has anyone had any luck with posting your resumé on line not just to get job offers but to get any type of response from employers to see how eager you are to move or when you might be planning on moving?
You will not generally get any response from employers up.-line or via e-mail unless you have a very special, needed skill. Employers have seen too many people think about/say they are relocating only to not really come. They are reluctant to waste their time corresponding with folks who probably never show up.
So I am not speaking out of experience right now.. I am not relocating to the islands until Oct of 08. Although I have experienced what you are talking about. Which is not getting responses from employers. Do I understand where they are coming from. YES! Who would want to waste their time on people that most make emotional decisions to move and then logic steps in and they are not able to.
So what I have done is sacrificed one more year in the states. I have been attending Massage Therapy School and Spa. Also went and got a job in the Hotel industry that is willing to transfer me down there to one of the resorts. This way I have for sure employment down there until I can get my massage practice going.
So what I am getting at is look at getting into a position in the hotel industry and look for a transfer.
Hope this helps. Current islanders let me know if this sounded logical.
On St. Croix it seems you have to be here to get a job. Most employers are small and do not have recruiters or HR people.I got two interviews through networking and the job I have now through an ad in the local paper.
I guess my point is that if you want to live in de VI you have to move here and engage in the economy and find your place, it's here somewhere.