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Finding the right summer job on Nantucket is a full-time job

The school year is just getting started, 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 three tips to finding a 2011 summer job on 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.

3. Register with! New jobs are posted often and I will stay in touch with you and let you know what's happening on Nantucket. You can also network with other Nantucket job seekers to see what's working for them.

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