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Assistant Office Manager Career Profile— Female, age 28 (ID #1954)

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1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n Assistant Office Manager do?

  What field is your job in?


  What is your job title?

Assistant Office Manager

  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)

I currently work for a law firm of 35 employees, specializing in Bankruptcy, Litigation, Corporate and Pharmaceutical Law.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

3 1/2 years

  How many hours do you work a week on average?


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

I am responsible for all Human Resource information produced in our firm, I am responsible for the secretarial, records and office services staff. Dealing with absenteeism, coverage, accounts payable/accounts receivable.

  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)

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Flex spending, Transitchek

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

I feel I am under compensated at my current position

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 interact with the staff, attorney and partners on a daily basis, making sure there is coverage for every area of the firm, e.g. copy room, reception, records dept. I interact with the attorneys on a regular basis providing them a daily report of payments received. I love what I do, because I am a people person and I like interacting with people on a daily basis.

  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

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

  • 1 Income
  • 2 Work Environment - co-workers
  • 2 Work Environment - supervisors
  • 1 Benefits
  • 2 Hours
  • 2 Level of responsibility
  • 1 The actual "work" you do at your job
  • 2 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?

To make sure they are someone that is willing to start on the bottom and work there way up, the ladder

  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)

Organization skills are very important for a position such as mine, you have to have a method or a way of getting things accomplished.

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

Not at all, although I have a Bachelor's Degree which I think having a degree helps with the salary, you don't necessarily need on for this position, experience is more important.

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

Be ontime, confident and always willing to lend a helping hand.

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