I am originally from Canada and have arrived on the island at the end of August of 2005 for a minimum of 3 year contract. I will definitely not miss the cold and snow back home.
I have solid background experience in sales and management and occupied many different jobs within the competitive telecommunication industry in Canada and I have always been responsible for provisioning major business accounts of sales and products and services.
I am currently occupying a strategic sales position within one of the five Keytech companies on the island. I am a Business Development Manager for a company which employs a staff of about 400 peoples. I work a 9-5 day, 5 days/week which leaves me ample free time to enjoy the island. I am very happy with my work environment and everyone at the office as just been great with me since my arrival.
My employer upon my arrival was very helpful in providing me with the company cottage free of charge for the first month and also provided me with a scooter. By doing so, it permitted me to look for a place to stay. Everybody chipped in helping me find a place to stay. I have found a nice place on my own, on the south shore close to all the lovely beaches Bermuda are famous for.
The weather in Bermuda is nice and warm just like the people. There are nice beaches, nice golf courses and lots of different activities for one to choose from to keep one busy at all time. My friendly outgoing personality was a key factor to help me to blend in real quickly.
In no time, I found and educated myself on the transport around the island and found my way around to the groceries, beaches, restaurants, golf, shops etc. I have to say that the best bus drivers in the world are right here in Bermuda. You have to drive in one of them in the narrow roads to understand what I mean.
I have also enjoyed the variety of quality restaurants and activities. Every Wednesday they have a unique activity that is called ` Harbor Night.` The front street is blocked to cars and scooters and lots of vendors sell various lovely items to the peoples on the island but most especially to tourist that get off those big celebrity cruise ships that park there for a few days from March to October.
I have also gone to the annual Tattoo 2005 regiment festival that was held in dockyard. What a surprise that turned out to be. Bands from different part of the world where there to play and the quality of the show and of the music was exceptionally good and it ended with fireworks to make you say Wow! Canada was there for the first time this year and was represented by at least 150 musicians. The Bermudian Band regiment was quite delightful to hear.
I have to tell you at this point that nothing of the above would have been possible without the dedication, hard work and service that were provided to me by the www.bermudajobs.com team. I especially want to thank Annie Richardson and Angela Birk for being there every step of the way and helping thought the entire process in guiding me, helping by being the liaison with my future employer, for giving me pertinent information to fill my immigration papers, giving me access to a web site where I could learn many details about Bermuda and for answering any question I had of interest that I had lined up for them. The very friendly nature of their staff was a fitting introduction to the great and friendly people that reside on this magnificent island.
I have to admit that after one week on the island, I knew right away that I had make the right decision in coming to work here and that I would love the island and make the best of it. I am convinced that my knowledge will benefit the company and the many clients who will deal with me will never forget me because of the A-1 quality service I will give them at all time.