Living in this beautiful state is not a problem, but figuring out a way on how to finance your life here, on the other hand, is quite the hassle. Before you get ahead of yourself know that everyone starting off in Hawaii will have to work at least one part time job before they settle with a normal one. This may seem scary in the beginning, but almost everybody’s gone through it here.
In Hawaii, nobody gets a job offer so you will have to be on the lookout for a job. Most job applicants that call from outside of Hawaii never make it to an interview. Plans are more likely to change here than anywhere else and companies don’t seem bothered by it.
The cost of living is high in Hawaii, but earning $60,000 salary is like winning the lottery. Salaries definitely do not compensate for the high expenses you are going to pay to live here.
If you wish to get a job here, then there is a list of things you have to do before you relocate to Hawaii. One of them is to make sure that you have good savings. $10,000 minimum is what it is going to take for you to start off here before you locate employment. If you are really careful with your money, this may last you nearly four months. There is also a chance that even during those four months you may not find a job. This is why it is necessary to have a good plan when you realize that there is a chance of you not being able to get hired. Maybe an extra $5000 in the bank would be a good idea to have to keep you on your feet for the time being.
Be sure not to let the touristy feel of the island keep you from staying on the lookout for a job. Remember that you are not on a vacation, you are here to stay. Do not let all the temptations set you back! Know that you will have the rest of your life to enjoy the island so be sure to do your best to keep yourself there!
Get to know the locals. They may know someone who is hiring. Keep an eye out for signs in front of stores or cafes. Check Craigslist and other websites, or the Yellow Pages.
Go to all the employment agencies you can find and give your best when being interviewed for a job. Recruiter offices are also a good idea to visit. Hold it together for as long as it takes because in the end you are going to feel relaxed knowing that you have enough money to pay the rent and enjoy your paradise.
In conclusion, finding a job in Hawaii is not fun, but living in the state sure is! So take the time to make your dreams come true and remember to never give up!