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2nd Vice President Career Profile— Male, age 42 (ID #3252)

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1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a 2nd Vice President do?

  What field is your job in?


  What is your job title?

2nd Vice President

  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)

General Star is a property/casualty insurer with about 250 employees. Our parent company is General Reinsurance, which is a Berkshire Hathaway company.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

6 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 a medical malpractice insurance underwriter. I select and price physician accounts of every size. I also provide referral services for less experienced underwriters. My emphasis is on large group accounts though I also underwrite individual accounts.

  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)

4 weeks vacation, health insurance (choice of HMO or PPO) , life insurance. 15 sick days per year. Company matches 1st 6% of 401k contributions

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your 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

  Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?


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  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.

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  • -1 The actual "work" you do at your job
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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?

  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)

  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?

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