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associate Career Profile— Female, age 33 (ID #426)

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1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n associate do?

  What field is your job in?


  What is your job title?


  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 large clothing, furniture, ad household consignment shop

  How long have you been employed in this position?

1 year

  How many hours do you work a week on average?


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

Take consignment appointments, log consignment items into computer software and price items based on brand label, value, etc. Tag items and put the items in the store in there proper locations.

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

10,000 + monthly pick of discounted merchandise for free

  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)

  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

Yes; I dislike taking consignment appointments and pricing peoples items if they decide to stay present for the appointment. People usually think their items are worth much more than they are.

  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

I mainly work in a little office located in the upstairs of a large store. I dislike that the office is small and does not have alot of room for the amount of items that need to be taken in, resulting in overcrowding of it and I find it hard to concentrate when feeling cluttered and overwhelmed.

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

  • 2 Income
  • 4 Work Environment - co-workers
  • 3 Work Environment - supervisors
  • 7 Benefits
  • 1 Hours
  • 6 Level of responsibility
  • 5 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?

Become familair with the value of items, brands, and clothing labels.

  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)

good social skills as working with people is constant, good organization skills as organizing and maintaining the store floor is constant, decent technical skills a computer software use is involved. Product & label knowledge is needed as pricing items to current market value is neccessary.

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

Education & background in knowing the value of items & labels is important.

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

Learn your local market for the items the shop sells and know the price range that they sell at well.

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