Regional Sales Rep (Female, Age 45) in MODESTO, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Regional Sales Rep
Salary $48,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size (not answered)
Location MODESTO, CA
Years Experience 2 years

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
A SALES AND MERCHANDISING COMPANY THAT CATERS TO C-STORES WE HAVE 2900 EMPLOYEES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I CURRENTLY HAVE 365 STORES WHICH I SERVICE EVERY 5 WEEKS. THIS CONSISTS OF SETTING UP ANY NEW ITEMS ORDERED AND PLACING NEW ORDERS FOR EACH OF MY LOCATIONS

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
VACATION-2 WEEKS PER YEAR-NO SICK LEAVE- RETIREMENT PLAN MATCHED AT 50% AFTER THE 1ST YEAR AND SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL, MEDICAL INSURANCE WHICH WE HAVE TO PAY FOR NO EYE CARE

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
YES I WORK WITH MANAGERS, OWNERS AND CLERKS ON A DAILY BASIS IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF MY JOB.

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 AM CONSTANTLY ON THE ROAD, AT THE END OF EACH DAY I SPEND AN HOUR OR TWO TO CATCH UP ON MY PAPERWORK ON THE COMPUTER

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 7
Supervisors: 6
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 4

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am CONFERENCE CALL GOING OVER WHAT THE PLAN FOR THE WEEK IS WITH MY DIRECT SUPERVISOR AND ALL OF THE SALES REPS
8am to 9am DRIVE TO FIRST LOCATION WHICH I HAVE MAPPED OUT THE PREVIOUS EVENING MEET WITH FIRST CUSTOMER
9am to 10am GO OVER ANY NEW CONTRACTS WITH MY FIRST CLIENT OF THE DAY, PLACE ORDERS FOR PRODUCTS WHICH I SELL. MAKE SURE MY PRODUCTS ARE IN CODE AND CORRECTLY PLACED ON THE SHELF. HANDLE ANY RESETS FOR NEW PRODUCTS AND GO OVER ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS WITH THE CLIENT
10am to 11am SAME AS ABOVE DRIVING FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION GOING OVER ORDERS AND PRODUCTS WITH THE CLIENT
11am to 12pm LUNCH
12pm to 1pm SAME AS ABOVE DRIVING TO NEXT CLIENT
1pm to 2pm SAME AS ABOVE DRIVING TO NEXT CLIENT
2pm to 3pm SAME AS ABOVE DRIVING TO NEXT CLIENT
3pm to 4pm SAME AS ABOVE DRIVING TO NEXT CLIENT
4pm to 5pm DRIVE HOME
5pm to 6pm UPDATE CONTRACTS AND ORDERS FOR MY CLIENTS ON THE COMPUTER RETURN ANY CALLS FROM MY CLIENTS OR OTHER SALES REPS
6pm to 7pm FINISH UP COMPUTER WORK
7pm to 8pm N/A
8pm to 9pm N/A
9pm to 10pm N/A
10pm to 11pm N/A
11pm to 12am N/A

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
NARMS-INTERNET

What was the application process?
SUBMITTED RESUME

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
YES, WE DID A SHORT TELEPHONE INTERVIEW, THEN SHE FLEW OUT AND WE MET IN PERSON, A SHORT TIME LATER I RECEIVED AN E-MAIL WITH AN OFFER

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
WHAT MADE ME THINK I WAS QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION? WHAT KIND OF BACKGROUND DID I HAVE IN THIS FIELD? WAS I WILLING TO TRAVEL EXTENSIVELY AND WORK LONG HOURS INCLUDING WEEKENDS AND NIGHTS. SOME OVERNIGHT TRAVEL?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
YES

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I HAD 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A STORE MANAGER SO I HAD THE SKILLS OF ORDERING AND DEALING WITH TRADESMEN

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
EXPERIENCE

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
N/A

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
GO TO NARMS AND DO A SEARCH FIND OUT ABOUT THE COMPANY, HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
ORGANIZATION SKILLS, OUTGOING PERSONALITY, PATIENCE, NOT MIND LONG HOURS OR TRAFFIC JAMS

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
I HAD 20 YEARS AS A MANAGER AT A LOCAL GROCERY STORE IF NOT AN EDUCATION AT LEAST EXPERIENCE

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
BE PATIENT LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS, GET TO KNOW YOUR CLIENT BASE AND FILL THEIR NEEDS NOT WORRYING TOO MUCH ABOUT YOUR BOTTOM LINE IN THE BEGINNING

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
IT IS AN EXTENTION OF MY PREVIOUS JOB

What are your current career goals?
I WILL STAY IN MY CURRENT POSITION

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
IT IS CHALLENGING AND FULFILLING SALES POSITIONS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE BUT IF YOU HAVE CONFIDENCE AND ENJOY CHALLENGES IT IS FOR YOU

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 MANAGER 21 YEARS 39000 ORDERING, TRAINING, BOOKEEPING, BANKING
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.2

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.4 STANISLAUS STATE UNIVERSITY AA DEGREE
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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