(Male, Age 32) from Reading, PA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||4 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a School District with over 400 teachers.I am a Special Ed. HighSchool teacher.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Lesson Plans, curriculum, resources, grades, IEP, and all classroom management.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health Insurance, Retirement, 10 sick days, 1 personal days, and 3 emergency days
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
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 do enjoy working with others which is why I got into teaching.
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.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 1
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||Get ready to come to work|
|8am to 9am||Teach my second period Biology class|
|9am to 10am||Teach my third period Biology class|
|10am to 11am||My prep period to get future work done|
|11am to 12pm||Teach my 5th period biology class|
|12pm to 1pm||teach my 6th period biology class|
|1pm to 2pm||Lunch|
|2pm to 3pm||teach my 8th period Environmental Science class|
|3pm to 4pm||Teach last period of Biology and go home for the evening|
|4pm to 5pm|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Resume and Standard Teaching Applicaton
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, interview with head of Human Resources, Principal, Department Head and Asst. Superintendent.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
All related to curriculum and education processes in the classroom.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
YES, but nothing prepares you for class room experience
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes induction program
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, once again nothing can prepare you for class room experience.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Go to college teacher are in high demand especially in the field of Special Ed.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Patience, empathy, social skills, organization skills, and interpersonal skill.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Patience is key
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes. What I always wanted to do.
What are your current career goals?
become a administrator within education
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Youth Advocate||2 years||29500||social work, in home counseling|
|Prior Job 2||Domestic Violence Specialist||2 1/2 years||25000||domestic violence counselor|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.4
|2.8||ESU||Sec. Ed./General Science|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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