Thinking of Getting an Executive Job in Hawaii? Read This First!
How difficult is it to find an executive job in Hawaii? Does the fantasy mesh with the reality? And, more importantly, what do Hawaii-based recruiters, head hunters, employers, and search firms look for in a mainland candidate?
Read this recent article, “Honey, Let’s Move to Hawaii!” from Honolulu Civil Beat.
“When I interview a mainland candidate,” Harb continued, “I spend the first hour talking about the realities of living in Hawaii. It’s expensive, real estate is pricey, as are groceries and gasoline. There’s the isolation factor because you’re a five hour flight to anywhere, and some people might not be able to handle the island fever.”
For professionals, Harb says that he’s seeing a need for workers with IT and analytical expertise as the global economy becomes more digital and data-centric. He also sees a need for executives who can manage those types of workers.