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accountant Career Profile— Male, age 23 (ID #855)

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

  What field is your job in?

business

  What is your job title?

accountant

  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)

ebay. online business, dot-com, auction-based

  How long have you been employed in this position?

1 year

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

30 hours

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

accounting, accounts receivable/payable. debit/credtiing various entries and organizing main financial statements

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

$30,000

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

35000

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

401K

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

well compensted

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

work alone, sometimes with others though

  Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Yes

  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

Office cublical, sometimes boring and lonely, other times busy and frustrating working alone.

  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
  • 3 Work Environment - supervisors
  • 4 Benefits
  • 5 Hours
  • 7 Level of responsibility
  • 6 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?

look for an internship, network with others

  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)

computer/techical skills. knowledge of mircosoft office products, like Excel, powerpoint, word, works, windows operating systems

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

not really

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

have good work ethic, work really hard and the right people will notice, things will come to you in the end



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