Trying to get my foot in the door
My brother, a friend, and I are moving down to St. Thomas in the beginning of January and I'm putting my best foot forward trying to make a few connections, boating partners, friends, or what has it before we make the big move! We're 22-24 from South Carolina and super outdoorsy, coastal, boating fanatics. We're looking at places in the Red Hook area and although i've been on about a million search engines looking for seasonal jobs, none have been confirmed, but we're all confidant and hopeful. Any advice, tips, smiles, waves, meetings, excursions, hangouts, or friendly faces are extremely welcomed!
You need to be here to get a job. This place is so transitional that many people are in and out within 3 months--living is not all beaches and sunshine here, as you will see if you read the posts. It is highly recommended that you all take a 1-2 week extended trip to get on your feet, find a place to live, meet some people and search for jobs. This is a *very* small community, so if you make the right impressions on the right people here, you will find a job without issue. Likewise, it is very difficult to get people to reach out and vouch for you or go out of their way when you are an unknown on island.
I agree with Vento..i was lucky to have a few friends out here..but pretty much just be friendly and talk to people..lots of service jobs can be found..may not be the pay you want but it's a start..even cleaning boats and stuff can be found..good luck to you guys! 🙂
my son,who is your age lives there I am arriving jan 10 to see him.he knows whats up....text me after jan 10 and I will put you in touch 321 537-1752....you will love ST VI....
He went there with a few suitcases and no job but has figured it out now so text ok he will help you get settled and job leads as well.....he is jordan and works at duffys so you can just come by or like I said send message and he will tell you all he knows to get situated
dont get ripped off,its easily done esp when buying a car
I am also trying to get my foot in the door. This is alot harder than it seemed. I will be moving from Little Rock AR. Please keep me posted on the things that you find out. I would really appreciate any tips you discover before me.
Unless you are a doctor or a school teacher you will have to take a leap of faith and just come on down!. Arrange temp housing for a week or two and hit the ground running. Start looking for job and home right away. In addition to applying at businesses, talk to everyone you meet in a bar, restaurant, on the beach. These people all work (well most do) and will be willing and able to give you leads. If you are moving alone, you should plan on bringing $$$ - maybe $5,000 - $7,500. This will keep you going until you find work.