Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: November 1984
Frequency: biweekly
Subjects / Keywords: Petroleum industry and trade -- Periodicals -- Aruba   ( lcsh )
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
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R- AA CEsso

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

VOLUME 46 No. 11 NOVEMBER 1984

On October 31, 1984, Lago Oil & Transport
Co., Ltd., announced its intention to
shut down on March 31, 1985. Under these
special circumstances it appears to be proper
to dedicate an issue of the Esso News to:
"How to look for a job". This topic has been
handled in books, newspapers, magazines and
Obviously then, it is not possible to cover all
possibilities or approaches in looking for a
job in this one issue. This issue does, however,
include some general suggestions that you can
use to your advantage.

Dia 31 di October, 1984, Lago Oil &Transport
Co., Ltd., a anuncia su intencion pa sera su
portanan dia 31 di Maart, 1985. Bao di e
circumstancianan especial aki, ta parce di ta
apropia pa dedica un publication di Esso
News na: "Con pa busca trabao". E topico
aki a ser trata den buki, corant, revista y
Obviamente anto, no ta posibel pa cubri tur
posibilidad y acercamiento den buscamento di
trabow den e solo publication aki.
Sinembargo, e publication aki ta contend
algun sugerencianan general cu bo por usa na
bo beneficio.



to look for a


Finding a job is not easy these
days. Finding a job that would be
perfect for you is even more
difficult. To say the least: Finding
a job is a job in itself.
Before you start job hunting, you
have some homework to do. First,
take a good look at yourself.

Discover or rediscover your
personal qualities. What are your
strengths and your weaknesses?

What services can you offer to an
employer? Think about your skills,
knowledge, experience and
abilities. You probably will
discover quite a few positive
qualities you forgot you had.
Next, search out prospective
employers. Scan through the
"wanted ads" in the newspapers
and contact your friends and
relatives to find out whether they
know of any business in need of a
person with your qualifications.

You can also put on the list, those
companies that you know employ
people with your qualifications,
even though they may not have
any vacancies at the moment (they
may put your data on file and
contact you when they do have
Now you can applyfor a job! To do
that, you have to go through the
following steps:

I. Write your curriculum vitae
(also referred to as "resume"
or "data sheet")

II. Write your job application

III. Prepare yourself for an inter-
view with the prospective

These three items will be
individually discussed in this issue.

First impression:
your application letter

The job application letter is the
letter you write to a prospective
employer to apply for a job. Your
goal is to get the employer
interested in you to the extent that
he will contact you for an
interview. That is why this letter
should truly represent you.
Because it does, whether you know
it or not.

Being unknown to the employer,
this letter is your first opportunity
to make a favorable impression.
Use it! Your personality,
individuality and background
should all form part of that letter.
The tone of such letter should
always, however, be one of modest
confidence in your abilities. The
appearance of the letter should be

neat, with well-aligned margins,
and without any grammatical or
typographical errors.
The application letter is very
personal, there are no definite
rules as to how you should write it.
There are, however, some
guidelines, stated below, that you
can follow, adding or subtracting
until it fits your needs:

Paragraph I:
- State where/how you learned
of the position
- Say that you are applying for a
certain job

Paragraph II:
- Relate how your education and
experience fit the employer's

Paragraph III:
- Mention personal qualifications


Lagostraat 19
San Nicolas
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
January 5, 1985

Mr. John Smith
Managing Director
Smith & Muller Company
12 NW 21st
Miami, FL 51409
Dear Mr. Smith:
Your ad for an Accountant in your Marketing organization in last Saturday's
Herald is of special interest to me because it calls for qualifications which
correspond with my background and job objective.
You will note from my enclosed resume that I have a good professional
background in financial accounting, and also some years of experience in the
marketing field.
I would like to be employed by a company such as yours, which I consider to be
one of the most promising in the area. With seven years of experience at one
Company, I am looking forward to new challenges which I know will await me as
an Accountant with your firm.
May I ask you to read the resume and permit me to phone your secretary next
week for an appointment? I look forward to meeting with you.
Sincerely yours,

Jonathan Jones



- Explain why you would be
succeshul in such a position and
why vou are interested in that
kind ol business

Paragraph IV:
- Retfe to youtr resiume wN
should be attached to youi
- Express Nour wish
intei \ iew.


loI an

Do not try to sa\ too much in
Nou1 application letter. It should
not Ie longer than one page. All
other information should be
covered in \our resume. The two
examples. on pages 2 and 3. \vill give
\ou a bettel idea ol what an appli-
cation letter looks like.

Please note that you should
send a personal letter to every
company where you apply for
a job. Do not send photocopies
of standard letters of different
firms. That would show a lack
on interest and common

No ta lacil pa hanja un trabao den
e temponan aki. Hanja un trabao
cu lo ta perfect pabo ta hasta mas
dificil. Pa bis' na un manera
suave: Hanja un trabao ta un
trabao ariba su m6s.
Pero prom6 bo cuminza busca
trabao. bo tin algun tarea pa haci.
Prom6, wak bo mes den spiel.
Descubri of re-discubri bo
cualidadnan personal. Kiko ta bo
potencialnan y bo debilidadnan?
Ki servicio bo por ofrec6 un dofio
di trabao? Pensa ariba bo aptitudes
y saber, experiencia y abili-
dadnan. Probablemente bo


Madurostraat 999
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
December 10, 1984

Ms. Pat Mark
Director, Personnel
Insurance Unlimited
Havenstraat 900
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Dear Ms. Mark:
I was informed by one of your employees that you will soon have an opening for
the position of secretary in your Medical Claims Department. I believe that I
am qualified for that position, and am therefore sending you a copy of my
My shorthand rate is 120 wpm; and my typewriting rate 70 wpm. I am
experienced in the use of machine dictation and transcription equipment. I am
also thoroughly familiar with the use of electronic display writers.
As you can see from the attached resume, I have experience in handling medical
claims, and I believe that this experience will be quite useful at your
Company also.
I am looking forward to an interview at your convenience. Insurance Unlimited
is a company I know I would enjoy working for.
Sincerely yours,

Samantha Smith

pa busca

lo descubri un bon cantidad di
cualidadnan positive di cual bo a
lubidA cu bo tabata tin nan.
Siguientemente, busca y scohe
possible dofionan di trabao. Busca
den e anuncionan den corantnan
pa mira si tin oportunidad pa
trabao y tuma contact cu bo
amigonan y familiar pa averigui si
nan si di cualquier negoshi cu tin
mester di un hende cu bo
cualidadnan. Tambe be por pone
ariba bo lista, e companianan di
cual bo sa cu nan ta emplea
hendenan cu bo cualidadnan,
aunke por ta cu na e moment ey
nan no tin oportunidad pa trabao
(nan por pone bo datonan den nan
"file" y tuma contact cubo ora cu
nan tin oportunidad pa trabao).
Awor bo por aplici pa un trabao.
Pa haci esey, bo mester tuma e
siguiente tres pasonan:
I. Scirbi bo "curriculum vitae",
esta un sumario personal y pro-
fesional (tambe yami "resume",
esta resume of "data sheet",
esta un sumario di datos).

II. Scirbi bo carta di aplicacion pa

III. Prepared bo mes pa un entrevista
cu e presunto dofio di trabao.

E tres puntonan aki lo word
discuti individualmente den e
edicion aki.

Promi impression: bo carta di

E carta di aplicacion pa trabao ta
e carta cu abo ta scirbi na un
possible dofio di trabao pa aplica
pa un trabao. Bo meta ta pa logra
hafia e interest di e dofio di trabao
te den tal grado cu e lo tuma
contact cubo pa un entrevista. Ta
pesei e carta aki mester realmente
representabo. Pasobra e carta ta




haci esey, sea cu bo sA of no sa.
Siendo un desconocido pa e doio
di trabao, e carta aki ta bo prom6
oportunidad pa haci un impression
favorable. Uza e oportunidad aki!
Bo personalidad, individualidad y
bo antecedente, tur esaki mester
forma parti di e carta ey. E tono
di e carta mester ta semper,
sinembargo, uno di un confianza
modesto den bo abilidadnan. E
apariencia di e carta mester te
nechi y ordena, cu margennan bon
alined, y sin ningun error
gramatical of tipografico. Como cu
e carta di aplicacion ta hopi
personal, no tin reglanan defini pa
loke ta trata e manera cu e carta
mester wordo scirbi.
Sinembargo, aki ta sigi algun
conseho pa guia bo ora bo scirbi
bo carta, agregando y kitando te
ora e cumpli cu bo necesidadnan:

ParAgrafb I:
- Mencioni unda/con bo a
hanja sA di e position cu tin habri
- Bisa cu bo ta aplicando pa un
cierto trabao

Paragrafo II:
- Relati con bo education y
experiencia ta cumpli cu e
requisitonan di e dofio di trabao
ParAgrafo III:
- Menciona bo cualidadnan
- Splica pakiko bo lo ta exitoso
den un position asina y pakiko bo
ta interest den e tipo di negoshi

Paragrafb IV:
- Referi na bo "curriculum
vitae" (resume) cual mester
compafi bo carta. Tambe expresA
bo desco pa un entrevista.

No purba bisa much den bo carta
di aplicacion. E no mester ta mas
largo cu un pagina. Cualquier otro
infbrmacion mester ta cubri den
bo "curriculum vitae", esta e
sumario personal y professional. E
dos ehemplonan, ariba pagina 2 y 3,
lo dunabo un mihor idea tocante
con pa scirbi un carta di aplicacion.

Por fabor tuma nota cu bo
mester manda un carta
personal. No manda fotocopia
di cartanan di modelo pa e
diferente companianan. Esei lo
mustra un falta di interns y
cortesia comun.

A quick reference


Attaching a resume along with the
application letter is almost a
"must". The resume is basically a
summary of your education and
your professional advancement
along with some personal details.
It is very helpful to the prospective
employer as a quick reference
guide, and as such should not be
longer than two pages. Usually,
the resume contains the following
A. Personal identification: full
name, address, phones
B. Educational background: start
with the highest level of edu-
cation, conclude with high
school. Mention degrees, names
of institutes, dates.

C. Employment Experience:
chronologically from present
to past; include employment
dates, job title, brief job des-
cription and if applicable a
concise summary of your
special accomplishments.
D. Memberships/Significant
E. Personal data: date of birth.
birthplace. nationality, health.
marital status.
F. References
Below follows some examples of a
resume. Remember, though, that
you should shape the data to
fit your particular needs. You
can adapt the headings to suit
your requirements, making
deletions or adding new
headings where appropriate. 4

Un carta di aplicacion mester
wordo compaiA pa un resume. E
resume ta basicamente un
sumario di bo education y bo
adelanto professional hunto cu
algun detayenan personal.
E ta hopi util pa e presunto doiio
di trabao como un guia pa
referencia rapido, y como tal no
mester ta mas cu dos pagina.
Generalmente e resume ta
content e siguiente information:
A. Identificacion personal: number
complete, adres, number di te-
B. Educacion: cuminza cu e nivel
di education mas halto, ter-
minando cu skol secundario.
Haci mencion di bo gradonan.
number di institucionnan, fe-

C. Experiencia di empleo: crono-
l6gicamente di present pa pasa-
do: inclui lechanan di empleo,
titulo di e trabao, un descrip-
cion breve die trabao si ta apli-
cable un sumario conciso di bo
logronan especial.
D. Miembresia Cursonan signi-
ficante Hobby-nan.
E. Datonan personal: lecha di na-
cimiento. lugar di nacimiento,
nacionalidad. salud, estado
F. Reerlencianan
Aki bao ta sigi algun ehemplo di
tn resume. Corda, sinembargo.
cu bo master adapt e datonan pa
sirbi bo necesidadnan particular.
Bo por adapt e titulonan pa sirbi
bo requisitonan. kitando of
agregando titulonan nobo unda ta
apropia. *

Un guia pa

referencia rapido







John Smith
Sinaasappelstraat 999
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Phones: 99999 (home)
89999 (office)

Initially obtain a position as a professional engineer with assignment
covering any of the following areas: project design, project engineering, or
cost estimating. Although a career in the professional field is acceptable, a
managerial career is preferred.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Wheaton College, Boston,
Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1974 1978.

Pre-college at Colegio Arubano, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles. Diploma. 1969 -



1982 Present:

1980 1982:

1978 1980:

Six years of engineering experience at Lago Oil &
Transport Co., Ltd., an Exxon affiliate in Aruba.

Project Engineer. Primary responsibilities included
project development from initial phase through'cost
estimating, funds approval, and actual implementation of
projects varying in size from $50,000 to $1,000,000.
Job responsibilities during the execution phase included
field follow-up, safety precautions, job and manpower
scheduling, final documentation and dealings with middle
and executive management during all phases of the project.

Contact Engineer with the Company's Energy Conservation
Section. Monitor and analyze energy balances of furnaces
and make recommendations for improvement.

Engineer. Prime responsibilities included investigating
problem areas in the field of rotating equipment. Make
recommendations for improvements. Stress analysis of
structures, both steel and concrete.

Summer 1976/77:

Summer student with the
piping drawings for the

same Company. Project:
Alkylation Plant.

Aruba Engineering Society.
Chess, swimming, tennis.


August 7, 1956, Aruba
Married, two children

Will be provided on request.







John Smith
Sinaasappelstraat 999
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Phones: 99999 (home)
89999 (office)


1982 Present:

1978 1982:

Advanced Electrician, Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd., an
Exxon affiliate in Aruba. Responsibilities:

* Troubleshooting, repair, and general maintenance of
electrical power systems (110 220 440 2,400 -
and 13,800 Volts), including cable splicing,
installation of conduits, pullboxes, substation
equipment, and relay calibration.

* Installation of new power systems from engineering

* Installation, troubleshooting, repair, and general
maintenance on the Company's telephone system,
including the telephone exchange.

Electrician, Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd., Aruba.

* Training phase for advanced electrician status.
Duties included all of the above, usually accompanied
by an advanced electrician.


1974 1978:




Pre-college Engineering School (MTS), Aruba. Degree in

* Familiar with the Critical Path Method for work

* Certificate in Electronics from . . .

* Certificate in Computer Programming (Basic, Cobol,
PLI) from . . .

August 7, 1956, Aruba
Married, two children


Will be provided on request.




John Smith
Sinaasappelstraat 999
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Phones: 99999 (home)
89999 (office)


Obtain a position as process operator in a petro-chemical

or chemical plant.


Over six years of experience as operator at Lago Oil & Transport Co.,
Exxon affiliate in Aruba.

Ltd. an

1982 Present:

Panel Operator

Direct and give guidance to operating personnel to ensure
smooth and efficient operating of process units including
start-ups and shutdowns. Record operating data and
prepare necessary documentation for turnover at shift
changes. Work from posted, written, and oral orders
issued by a shift supervisor or higher authority. Confer
with preceding and relieving operators. See that
operating conditions on the units are maintained in
accordance with instructions and make any necessary
changes to ensure proper product quality.

1978 1982:

Assistant Operator

Worked from instructions and under direction of field and
panel operators. Visually inspected furnaces and other
process equipment at regular intervals to ensure that
satisfactory operating conditions were maintained.
Replaced the operator on an acting basis when that was
required. Kept records of all instruments which were not
automatically recorded at the Control House.


1975 1978:
1971 1975:

Pre-college Mechanical Engineering (MTS); diploma; Aruba.
Trade-school; metals trade; certificate; Aruba.

August 7, 1956, Aruba
Married, two children


Will be provided on request.






You have already come a long
way if' you've been contacted fbr
an interview by a prospective
employer. It means that your
application letter and resume have
made a favorable impression on
him. It also means that the
employer is willing to consider you
for a position in his company. The
decision that he will take now
depends on your interview.
Someone once said that the best
guides to follow in an interview
are "your own sense of judgement
and good taste, the interviewer's
manner, the type of position, and
your own strongly held principles
and standards."
There are, however, some general
suggestions you may consider:
o Before you go on the interview,
learn all you can about the
company you are applying at and
the position you are
applying for. The inter-
viewer may ask you why you




chose his company or that specific
o Be prepared to answer questions
about your past experiences,
positions, training, hobbies and
personal characteristics. Do
not just repeat what is in your
letter or resume; expand a little
on it.
o At least for the first minute of the
interview, the interviewer will
absorb what he sees. Therefore
your dress, cleanliness, neatness
and politeness, in all details, are
of utmost importance.
O Give full, but not longwinded.
answers to every' question asked.
In general, a simple "yes" or "no"
would be impolite. Give direct,
specific and detailed answers.
o Do not criticize your past
employers/companies. The
interviewer may conclude that
you will do the same to his com-

o Look directly at the interviewer(s)
when answering or listening.
o You should not blufll Neither
should you show any form of'
extreme self-depreciation.

As we said before, the best
guides to follow are your
common sense and good
judgement. Be your best self,
and success!!

Ya bo lo a logra hopi kaba si bo a
ser acerca pa un entrevista cu un
prospect dunador di trabao. Esey
kiermeen cu bo carta di aplicacion
y bo resume a haci un impression
favorable ariba die. Esey kiermeen
tambe cu e dunador di trabao kier
considerabo pa un position cu su
compania. E decision cu e lo tuma
awor, ta depend ariba bo
entrevista cu ne. Un hende a yega
di bisa cu e mihor guianan pa sigi
den un entrevista ta "bo mesun
sentido di huicio y bon smaak. e
maneranan di esun cu ta
entrevistabo, e tipo di position cu
bo ta buscando, y bo mesun
principio y estandartenan cu bo ta
atene bo mes iuertemente na nan."
Sinembargo, tin algun sugerencia
general cu bo lo kier consider:
0 Prome cu bo bai e entievista.
sifia tur lo cual bo por die c om-
pania na unda bo ta aplica y
di e trabao cu bo ta

aplica pe. E persona cu entre-
vistabo lo por puntraho pakiko
bo a kies e compania of e posi-
cion especifico cy.
Sea pi para pa contest pregun-
tanan ariba bo cxperiencianan,
posicionnan, entienamento,
hobby y caracteristicanan per-
sonal. No repeti solamente lo-
cual bo tin ariba bo carta of
resumen kaha, cxpande un poco
ariba dje.
Por lo menos pa e p ome minuut
di e centre vista. e pe sona cu ta
haci c entcevista lo ta absor-
bando local e ta wak. Pcse,
mes. bo manera di bisti. lim-
pieza, netheid, y bon manera.,
den tur dctae., ta di ma\ oi im-
Duna contestanan center. pero
sin papia di mas. na tir pregin-
ta cu ser haci. En general. un
simple "si" ol "no" lo ta sin ma-
nera. Duna contestanan ldiccto.
specific % cleta'\i


o No critical c dunadoinanl di
trabao companianan pa ken
bo a tralia den paado. E pm -
sona cu ta haci c cntr ista il
por conclui cu bo lo haci nmc( os
cu su compania.
o \\'ak e prisona(nan cu ta cntic-
vistalo den su (nan: ( aa oia cu
bo contest of scuicha.
o Bo no master blol! T1ampoco bo
no nmester flmulsta niiun ol ima di
talta di aprecio piopio.

M.anera cu a sec bisa piome. e
mihor guianan pa sigi ta bo
sentido comun y bon huicio.
Sea bo mes, den bo mihor
forma, \ Exito!