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Old 04-09-2007, 14:19   #1
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Greetings All...

Realizing this is only my first post, it seems kinda rude of me to start it with some questions - and for that I apologize. But I have a pressing need that I suppose only the folks who frequent this board might be able to help me with.

I soon have an interview at a local city marina where I am hoping to land the position of "Marina Assistant". The job entails office, front desk, and outside/dock duties - all of which I imagine can be quite varied in nature.

One of the questions I have is what would one wear to such an interview. At a "young" age 50, I am now retired from the corporate world and have spent most of my life in that kind of environment, so I'm a little rusty on what the appropriate dress would be for that type of interview. Any advice?

The second question I have is what kind of knowledge might one need to be seriously considered for the aforementioned position? I have been around and owned boats most of my life and have spent a lot of time in and around marinas. Therefore, I suppose I have more "boating" knowledge than the average guy - but if YOU were interviewing someone for a position, what would you be looking for?

I hope I've not offended anyone with my outright questions on my very first post and if so, please accept my apologies!! I just REALLY want this position and want to do the best I can in the interview.

So, many thanks for your consideration and I'm hopeful some of you will reply with some good advice!!
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Old 04-09-2007, 15:11   #2
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I am an advocate of dressing about one step nicer than you would to do the job for which you apply. Don't show up in a suit. Do a little recon and see what the dock crew are wearing. Dress, clean, sharp and about one step up.

Example: If they tend to wear shorts and T-shirts, wear a golf shirt with a collar. Wear shoes that would be good on the dock, not your polished wing tips.

As stated, you probably have appropriate knowledge.

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I am an advocate of dressing about one step nicer than you would to do the job for which you apply. Don't show up in a suit. Do a little recon and see what the dock crew are wearing. Dress, clean, sharp and about one step up.

Example: If they tend to wear shorts and T-shirts, wear a golf shirt with a collar. Wear shoes that would be good on the dock, not your polished wing tips.

As stated, you probably have appropriate knowledge.

George
Thanks Capt, I appreciate the reply. In looking at your profile, it seems you have absolutely found the right place in life!! Interestingly, I'm an Organizational Trainer by trade and since Hurricane Katrina put our company out of business (Grand Gulfport/Harrah's Entertainment) in '05, I surely do miss it. There's little in life better than helping individuals and/or companies become better than they ever dreamed they could be.

But my dream job is, and I suppose always has been, to be near the water as much as possible - if not on it - which is the primary reason I'm so interested in this particular position. No doubt, though, a completely different direction in career choice...

Thanks for the advice. I'll be heading out on recon shortly!!

And also interestingly enough, my name is George too. Small world!!
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Old 30-01-2008, 04:00   #4
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Old 30-01-2008, 05:55   #5
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Thanks, GordMay... Yes. Congrats are, in fact, in order!! I've been there now for about four months and have absolutely enjoyed every minute. On boats, in boats, around boats, and best of all, talking boats with some amazing folks every day. And they actually pay me too. Go figure!!!!

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Top stuff.

I'm surely not alone in saying well done and great to read than a plan comes to fruition!

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Aloha George,
I guess I missed your first post so Welcome aboard and congratulations! I didn't see where you were located. I would have suggested a Hawaiian print aloha shirt for your interview.
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Congratulations George,

Sounds like a great job, do they need any help?
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