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Fashion photographer Career Profile— Female, age 30 (ID #4600)

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1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a Fashion photographer do?

  What field is your job in?

Photography

  What is your job title?

Fashion photographer

  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)

Freelance

  How long have you been employed in this position?

9 years

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

35

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

Taking photos, editing, dressing sets

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

95000

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

90000

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

winter off

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

Well

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 my job often entails just that.

  Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

No

  Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

No

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

I\'m in the field in many different locales. I love it.

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

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

Network with working photographers. Wether through the Internet or seeking them out in the field or around town.

  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)

An eye for detail, good people skills and an outgoing personality.

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

No

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

Always strive to improve.



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