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Telecommunications Representative Career Profile— Female, age 26 (ID #1219)

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1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a Telecommunications Representative do?

  What field is your job in?


  What is your job title?

Telecommunications Representative

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

A telecom firm that takes inbound phone calls and also does data entry, web design, etc. There are less than 10 employees.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

10 years

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

40 hours

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

Answering phones, data entry, light office cleaning, gretting of clients.

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.


  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.


  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

401K, medical, dental, accidental death

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

well compensated

2. Work environment!

  Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Explain

I enjoy working with others, and while there are few projects that really require much interaction, all of the employees do socialize during the day.

  Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?


  Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?


  Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it

Office space in a large, older building. I like the proximity from my home. The office is clean and nicely furnished. The building is nice.

  Please rank in order of importance from 1-8 (1- most important 8- least important) Assign each number once.

  • 1 Income
  • 5 Work Environment - co-workers
  • 6 Work Environment - supervisors
  • 3 Benefits
  • 2 Hours
  • 7 Level of responsibility
  • 4 The actual "work" you do at your job
  • 8 Job Title

3. How should someone new to the workforce get a J-O-B like yours?

  If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?

I would advise them to call all the similar firms in the area.

  What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours? Please be specific and explain why (e.g., social skills, organization skills, technical skills)

They should have excellent typing skills. Speed and accuracy are important. Good customer service skills are also a must.

  Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?


  What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?

Have fun, be courteous to people on the phone even when they don't seem deserving of it.

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