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Vice President Career Profile— Male, age 24 (ID #4742)

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

  What field is your job in?


  What is your job title?

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)

Midwest College Painters, a student internship program. I recruit and train college students for an internship program and for full-time positions. We teach managers how to run their own business and develop essential skills used later in their future career.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

5 years

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

25 - 30

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

Responsible for day to day business processes, accounting, budgeting, planning, and basic financial modeling. Seasonal responsibilities include: Internship recruitment business training management

  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)

Limited Benefits, Growing Business (Free Vacation, flexible schedule)

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

Very well compensated for flexible working hours

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

Generally yes, in limited amounts. I like the people I work with and the atmosphere is easy going.

  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 use the office often, I have private space and it's a quiet place to work. I'd lose my mind if I was stuck in an office all day - I have the option to work from home and I travel often.

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

  • 4 Income
  • 6 Work Environment - co-workers
  • 5 Work Environment - supervisors
  • 8 Benefits
  • 2 Hours
  • 3 Level of responsibility
  • 1 The actual "work" you do at your job
  • 7 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 the business owners. If you're still in school you can start with the internship, it teaches you everything you need to know from the ground up and you can make really good money while in school.

  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)

Social skills are important, more important is a drive to succeed and motivation to stay on task. General computer skills are important too.

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

College degree (4 year)

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

Work hard to expand your territory, improve sales, budget and plan ahead. You can get assistance from the CEO but it helps to be self motivated.

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