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Old 02-20-2014, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Hello!
I am new to Vegas and looking for employment- need advice!
I filled out the application for a position at the Aria. I was a little surprised to realize I could only apply for one position for all MGM properties, and I am concerned I may have not applied for the most suitable opening.
I am from Florida and currently live in City Center. I have no casino experience. In Florida, I worked as an executive assistant for a technology engineering firm. Prior to this, I worked as managing partner of a small restaurant. I have a B.A. degree in Organizational Communications. I am 26 years old.
Since I am fairly young and have lack casino/resort experience, what type of jobs should I be after? I see quite a bit of openings that appear entry level. How does the rating system work for jobs? I have been most interested in jobs that are ranked 3 and 4.
Is a concierge typically part-time? I applied for VIP lounge representative but I am thinking since I lack casino experience, I may be better off applying for a concierge position. I plan on applying to several casinos and am open to jobs/crappy shifts.

Any tips for landing an interview? Thanks
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Hello!
I am new to Vegas and looking for employment- need advice!
I filled out the application for a position at the Aria. I was a little surprised to realize I could only apply for one position for all MGM properties, and I am concerned I may have not applied for the most suitable opening.
I am from Florida and currently live in City Center. I have no casino experience. In Florida, I worked as an executive assistant for a technology engineering firm. Prior to this, I worked as managing partner of a small restaurant. I have a B.A. degree in Organizational Communications. I am 26 years old.
Since I am fairly young and have lack casino/resort experience, what type of jobs should I be after? I see quite a bit of openings that appear entry level. How does the rating system work for jobs? I have been most interested in jobs that are ranked 3 and 4.
Is a concierge typically part-time? I applied for VIP lounge representative but I am thinking since I lack casino experience, I may be better off applying for a concierge position. I plan on applying to several casinos and am open to jobs/crappy shifts.

Any tips for landing an interview? Thanks
You need to go for the most basic of positions.. Maybe entry level in a restaurant..... Without juice, concierge isn't going to happen. Look at the smaller hotels... Stations, Boyd, etc... Landing anything on the strip is tough..
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:53 PM
 
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get to know local people - they will help you out ! Networking !
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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get to know local people - they will help you out ! Networking !
no... you need juice from the inside....

a local person isn't going to give up an opportunity to a person they barely know... might work elsewhere, but in vegas, juice is juice....
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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I thought that was juice. Have someone on the inside let you know about jobs before they hit the website, walk your resume to the hiring manager, put in a good word for you. If that isn't it, what is? Straight up payola?

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no... you need juice from the inside....

a local person isn't going to give up an opportunity to a person they barely know... might work elsewhere, but in vegas, juice is juice....
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:50 PM
 
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Your young and have a BA. Don't sell yourself short. I have yet to hear the conversation from hiring managers that I found somebody I like but I am hesitant because they did not do their time handling bags at the Gold Coast.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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i'd love to hear about anybody who landed a concierge position with absolutely no experience, not from vegas, on the strip, and without some sort of juice..might have happened at the cosmo because they did some weird hiring in the beginning
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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I have never heard the word juice used in the context you are using it. What do you mean?
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I have never heard the word juice used in the context you are using it. What do you mean?
Juice is a connection with someone who has clout in the organization.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Juice = you know someone on the inside
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