Tired of living life on the mainland? Ready to move to Hawaii for a change of pace? Then your first task is to find a new job. Looking for a job in Hawaii isn’t always easy. After all, given the opportunity, most people would jump at the chance to live and work in paradise. What that translates to is a whole lot of competition in the Hawaii job market. Even so, it’s still entirely possible for you to get a job in Hawaii, especially if you follow the four following tips.
1. Get A Local Phone Number
Whether you’ve decided to take a leap of faith and move to Hawaii before getting a job or waiting to land a job before making the big move, you’re going to need to get a local Hawaii phone number to have any real chance of getting a job. Some companies only consider local candidates and aren’t likely to give you a call if they see that your phone number isn’t a local number. Rather than limit the number of opportunities you’re able to interview for before you start filling out any job applications make sure to get a Hawaii phone number.
2. Move To Hawaii
Sure, it’s possible to get a job in Hawaii before moving there. However, your chances of scoring a new job improve dramatically if you’re willing to take a chance and move first. Living in Hawaii while applying for jobs will enable you to show up for interviews at a moment’s notice instead of having to carefully plan and schedule ahead. Also, it makes it much easier for you to apply for jobs that require you to come in for multiple in-person interviews.
3. Be Flexible
There’s a lot of competition for jobs in Hawaii. After all, who doesn’t want to live and work right in the center of paradise? That’s why you need to do everything you can to give yourself a better chance at landing a job. One way to do that is to be as flexible as you can with your work schedule. Be willing to work evenings and weekends. It will open up more doors for you in the quest for a job in Hawaii.
If you can afford to do so, try volunteering at a place you’d like to work. While not all volunteering jobs turn into paid positions, some do. Therefore, it’s definitely worth it to try the volunteering route to a paid job. Plus even if the volunteer position doesn’t turn into a paying one, you’ll gain some valuable connections that can eventually lead you to a paid job somewhere else. After all, most job openings aren’t posted online or in the classified ads. You need to know someone on the inside to even learn about most available jobs. If you’re not from Hawaii, it’s just about impossible for you to know about the job openings that aren’t advertised to the public. That is unless of course, you make some professional connections through a volunteer job in Hawaii. Just make sure that the volunteer position you choose is relevant to the type of work you’re interested in doing, and you’ll certainly have a huge advantage when it comes to finding a job.
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