Successful job interview in the Bahamas

Hi,

passing a job interview in the Bahamas can be a stressful moment, especially you are not familiar with the cultural and professional codes of the country.

How to successfully pass a job interview in the Bahamas ?

What happens during the interview ?

What are the do's and don'ts during a job interview in the Bahamas : what to say or not, what to wear, how to behave ?

Thank you in advance for sharing your experience with us !

Julie

just be yourself

Thanks for the tip coolpat1 :)

Armand

Julie, a job interview in The Bahamas is like a job interview in the USA.  Follow the same rule: have a recent resume, possess a certified work permit or residence status, know background info about the company/position you're applying for, be well-acquainted with the duties expected of you, dress professionally, be polite, and be on time. 
While the culture is laid-back and tropical, professionalism is never so and you are expected to be everything you say you are.  Professional dress entails a suit with a camisole/button-down and well-polished shoes.  Professional behavior means being on time for the interview (they will not wait for you), possessing the appropriate information (resume, certificates, references, residence/work permit) in English, speaking standard English, and being able to 'hit the ground running' (knowing what you're talking about not just 'talking the talk' of your industry).  The Bahamas is a developing nation and is only interested in persons that can assist in the growth of that development so the job interview structure is stringent.  It will seem that they're trying to find fault with you and they are!  But once you're part of the team, they're very supportive.

Thanks for the tips DeJewel ;)

Armand

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