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Rosea
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My husband and I will be visiting for 9 days beginning 3/21. We are looking for jobs and checking out where to live. We have been there before and our desire is to move there. We live in S. Florida, so the weather won't be much of an issue.
I would like any input on what the dress code is there for interviews. I will be looking for Retail Management and my husband is a beverage distributor salesperson. I don't want to look like a Corp. Princess, but I don't want to look like a beach going bum!

Any other advise or assistance would be fantastic.

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Topic starter Posted : March 11, 2009 7:12 pm
islandtyme
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It really depends on where you are interviewing.
Your husband will probably get away with dockers & polo shirt.
Nice light weight dress & comfy heeled sandals for you. Retail here isn't as formal as the power suits, hose, pumps & make up back in the states. Not to mention the pay is *ahem* a tad less. It's also a slow season, be prepared to look into other employment avenues, not sure if many retailers are hiring. Alot of the stores here are owner operated, thus manager positions may or may not be available.
Welcome, Good Luck & Have your resumes ready, network & hit the ground running!!! 🙂

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Posted : March 11, 2009 7:40 pm
speee1dy
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also check out careers.vi

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Posted : March 11, 2009 9:11 pm
Betty
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You don't need a power suit but I would go in with a light weight summer jacket on for any management postition. Some nice slacks or skirt. A dress always says to me I'm going to church, not I'm going to interview for a job managing others. If you're just interviewing for a CSR, retail postion, waitress, etc.. a dress is good. You won't see the locals dressing as sloppy as statesiders for these type of jobs. You can't undo a first impression, especially when interviewing.

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Posted : March 12, 2009 12:08 pm
trw
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if you go to the dept of labor at sunny isle you need to dress as though you are going to an interview or they won't help you

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Posted : March 13, 2009 6:22 pm
Rosea
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Thank You All!

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Topic starter Posted : March 13, 2009 7:54 pm
Juanita
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And don't go sleeveless, particularly in a government building.

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Posted : March 13, 2009 9:29 pm
SunshineCruzan
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Good pointer Juanita!
This also goes for getting a driver's license, any court related attire and many more I'm sure.

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Posted : March 16, 2009 3:44 am
SistaIrijah
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greets and good morning

all those suggestions were the same when i lived there.
it is good to see that not much has changed....(court attire, interview attire)
IMHO, it really shows a great lack of raspect when one shows up in court in pajama bottoms or pants that fall down if you move too quickly,
the government might be a bit shaky at times in the VI but at least a courtroom, government house, interview vibe still has certain standards that are adhered too.
does my heart good.

guidance

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Posted : March 16, 2009 9:23 am
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