Need Japanese language skills? - page 2

Since it's so hard to get your foot in the door, I'm wondering if having a comfort level with spoken Japanese would give me a better chance. After all, tourists get sick and need care just like... Read More

  1. by   BigIsleBound
    Quote from petunia2016
    Don't get me wrong, I loved living in Kona. The people there are wonderful. The scenery is beautiful. I just wouldn't want to work in Kona Hospital. And everything is expensive there, not just property. But if you have the money and patience, I'm sure you'll be fine. I'm just warning you that Kona Hospital is a nightmare. And it's hard to get a job in Hawaii, period.
    Thanks, hon. I already live in one of the most expensive states in the nation, and I lived in Hawaii before too. People are always talking about how pricey Hawaii is but I found it to be about the same as what I was used to on the mainland. I know it is hard to get hired, that's why I have been trying to think of ways to make myself a more attractive candidate. Thanks for your reply.
  2. by   petunia2016
    Quote from BigIsleBound
    Thanks, hon. I already live in one of the most expensive states in the nation, and I lived in Hawaii before too. People are always talking about how pricey Hawaii is but I found it to be about the same as what I was used to on the mainland. I know it is hard to get hired, that's why I have been trying to think of ways to make myself a more attractive candidate. Thanks for your reply.
    Then I would recommend learning Spanish. Japanese would be great for Oahu, but not so much for Kona/Kealakekua. There are many, many Hispanic immigrants there, and a lot of them speak not a word of English.

    And having lived in California previously, I agree that many places are pricey as far as housing and gas, but the food here is way pricier. Especially on the Big Island (not sure which island you lived on previously). If you're looking for cheap land, I hear the land in Hilo is pretty cheap. Commuting isn't so bad, especially now that Saddle Road is being fixed up. Hope you get the job you're going for.
  3. by   petunia2016
    Oops, I reread your reply from earlier in the thread and saw that you ARE fluent in Spanish. There ya go! Not helpful for Waikiki, for sure, but very helpful in Kona.

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