I’ve always been told that it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. Dress professionally - slacks and a polo shirt or slacks and dress shirt (with or without tie) - emphasis on a professional appearance - not the time to show off your polo from Hooters.
The federal government hiring process is such that MSC will not hire or even interview anybody based on this event.
That,s not true. While this event isn’t a part of the hiring process. It won’t hurt to go and be seen. Fill the app out. MSC is a very structured environment. There is a lot of chickenshit (uniforms with collar devices etc…) but you can’t beat the benefits. Good luck mon.
That’s only for East Coast and ammo ships. Oilers and tugs are laid back. I was an oilers in the IO where the captain wore flip flop and shorts on the bridge.
Really, your experience is going to vary depending on where you end up and with who.
wear your kilt. feel the breeze. free the junk.
Interview = suit. If not a suit, at least a jacket with a collared shirt.
Full body condom…for your protection![/QUOTE]
You should bring a condom, and lube, in case they forget theirs.
The U.S. Government frowns on free-ballin’, that’s more of a Scottish thing.
"U.S. Government frowns on free-ballin’ "
Capt. Anonymous would recommend…
[quote=Marc0;26387]That’s only for East Coast and ammo ships. Oilers and tugs are laid back. I was an oilers in the IO where the captain wore flip flop and shorts on the bridge.
Really, your experience is going to vary depending on where you end up and with who.[/quote] i spent 17 years there on the Atlantic side. A few Captains didn’t mind a more relaxed dress code, but some of them were rediculous.
That might get you hired by SOME people at MSC…
It’s true that C_A has a more contemporary style, where as Capt Lee goes for a more casual look…Here he can be seen picking up stores for his lager…
Steve, I think you have found a way to set yourself apart from the competiton, well done…
One of these should work good depending on your physical build
I’ve had the most success by wearing a smile in tandem with a clean white shirt.
They must give you a smile back when they see you don’t have any pants on!
You can’t go wrong by dressing up. It shows that you are serious about getting the job. If spiffing up makes you have a positive attitude and project that to others then by all means do it. I think it will have no bearing whatsoever on whether you get hired or not. MSC contracts out their recruiting and pays to get filled-in applications, not seamen. The contractor has no vested interest other than fulfilling their quotas. If you have the appropriate credentials and fill in the blanks correctly you’ll be hired. These days your record also needs to be pretty clean and you’ll need to have good credit. I’m sorry you are out of work…good luck!
Despite some of the comments above…(albeit some really funny, and some really true!!)…most of the genuine responses are right on par. Dont sweat the suit and tie deal, chances are it will be some BS…GS employee who has never stepped foot on a ship, or you might get lucky and get a soon to be retired Capt/Mate or Eng who cant pass medical and needs some more days…they’ll most likely be wearing a MSC polo shirt and dockers.
Wear the same and you’ll be fine.