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kaf575
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July 30, 2007 1:57 pm  

hello everyone,

I will arrive on STX Wednesday and cant hardly believe its here.

One last question I cant quite remember.

I will be interviewing for serving and bartending positions and I was curious what type of clothing is most appropriate. I know here in the states I am used to wearing slacks and a nice shirt but is that correct for the islands or is it more casual.

Thank you all for the help making this move much easier.

If anyone would be interested in dinner or a day at the beach let me know

Kyle


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marlene
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July 30, 2007 2:08 pm  

Kyle, if you are a man, you will most likely get a job in a short sleeved shirt and shorts at any of the boardwalk restaraunts. To try to get in to Divi, you need to go to the Department of Labor in Sunny Isle shopping center. If you are looking for a job at Buccaneer, you will drive up to the security gate and ask for an application to take with you. When you come back with it filled out tell security you are dropping off application. Dress with slacks and short sleeve shirt. Good luck.

Marlene


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kaf575
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July 30, 2007 2:13 pm  

Marlene,

Thank you so much for the info.

Kyle


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kaytee
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July 30, 2007 8:49 pm  

Can anyone answer this question for a female? I am moving down to St Thomas in September and will also be looking for similar types of jobs. I have been wondering about this same thing myself.


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marlene
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July 30, 2007 9:26 pm  

Same as a guy with the boardwalk restaraunts. You can wear shorts when you work there so just come up with a nice top and shorts. Going into the Department of Labor, people wear sundresses to jeans. They don't notice what you are wearing there....Buccaneer, dress with a sundress or skorts.


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Ronnie
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July 30, 2007 10:28 pm  

Make yourself look presentable, like you really care that you would like to have the job. That's all.

RL


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Betty
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July 30, 2007 10:38 pm  

Even with the women its a much better idea to wear pants and a nice blouse.


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Trade
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July 30, 2007 10:50 pm  

I agree.


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Ronnie
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July 30, 2007 11:24 pm  

And don't call to ask if they are hiring as well as don't show up during the busy hours. Definite turn offs!

RL


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Linda J
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July 31, 2007 8:45 am  

As an employer, I'd like to see a potential employee make an extra effort while putting in an application or during an interview. Here in the VI that usually means a dress, skirt or slacks and a nice shirt/blouse for women and a pair of khakis and a polo or other sport shirt for men.

To me, it does not mean halter tops, sundresses, short, short skirts, bagging, falling-off-the-hips shorts or tank tops.

One should also not bring friends, boyfriends, or your mother to an interview -- it make the wrong impression.

Chance are the employer is older and more conservative than the prospective employee and he/she will appreciate the effort.


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Juanita
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July 31, 2007 1:19 pm  

And please, bring a pen...that writes!


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robo841
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July 31, 2007 6:04 pm  

Linda/Juanita:

I'm not sure what kind of businesses you run, but what about a resume? Is that too "formal"?


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marlene
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July 31, 2007 7:31 pm  

I have a standard resume that I always walk in with at the department of labor. No matter what job. Divi only uses the dept. of labor so you will need one if you want in there. I have my resume at the Buccaneer as well.

Good luck

Marlene


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Linda J
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July 31, 2007 9:44 pm  

I've been and employer, but never run a "business". Having a resume (or not) depends on the job. But if you fill out an application, try and keep it neat and readable. And spelling does count.


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Trade
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July 31, 2007 11:01 pm  

A resume never hurts as long as it's kept to one page, no spelling errors, etc.


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