(Male, Age 23) from Pomona, CA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Project Engineer|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||1 month|
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.
Medium Size (2,000apx) employees, Civil consulting firm specializing in site planning and preparation with street improvements
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I complile and draw plans and plan sets, work with clients to insure quality, and conduct site research
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
1 week vaca, 2 days sick, variable health, stock options and 401k
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 work with others daily, i enjoy this as I enhances the work environment
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: 3
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 to work, coffee, breakfast, check and respond to emails/voicemails|
|8am to 9am||work on drawings/projects|
|9am to 10am||work on drawings/projects, go to restroom|
|10am to 11am||work on drawings/projects|
|11am to 12pm||meet with supervisory to discuss clients demands and new construction problems|
|12pm to 1pm||lunch|
|1pm to 2pm||work on drawings/projects|
|2pm to 3pm||work on drawings/projects|
|3pm to 4pm||work on drawings/projects|
|4pm to 5pm||work on drawings/projects|
|5pm to 6pm||Home|
|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?
submit resume, 2 interviews
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
2 interviews, 1st with lower manager, 2ns with senior super and group
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
i cannot recall
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, they gave me the tools and lessons i needed before i took on full responsibilities
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, a BS in CE, and years on internship experience
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
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?
compile a resume, get a BS in CE, get internships before you graduate
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
social skills, general knowledge of the field
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
of course, a bs in ce
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
be diligent, work hard, go far
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes, this company allows for quick growth and fast track to management
What are your current career goals?
to become a PE with a PHD in Civil Eng. and to own my own firm
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||Resident Advisor||1yr||15000||Resident advisor in dorms supervising students|
|Prior Job 2||intern||3mon||16/hr||Intern/PE responsibilities|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3
|3.3||Cal Poly Pomona||Civil Engineering|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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