Journalist (Female, Age 24) in los angeles, CA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||los angeles, CA|
|Years Experience||1 year|
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|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
writing articles for magazine
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
write articles for magazine. the subjects vary by request of editor
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
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 enjoy it because writing is solitary but because im in an office i get to interact
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.
office= enjoy it because co-worker interaction
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 2
Level of Responsibility: 4
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||sleeping|
|8am to 9am||arrive at the office|
|9am to 10am||recieve list of days activities from boss and start work|
|10am to 11am||begin to research information for article which entails several hours of research on google and other search engines|
|11am to 12pm||continuing research and call a potential interviewee to ask if she would like to be interviewed for an upcoming article|
|12pm to 1pm||lunch break. socialize with co-workers|
|1pm to 2pm||start to write article. todays is about exposing sweatshop practices in third world countries|
|2pm to 3pm||reading what i have written so far and running it by a co-worker|
|3pm to 4pm||editing current article. starting to get distracted and browse internet for inspiration|
|4pm to 5pm||finishing work for the day and packing up to go|
|5pm to 6pm||leave office|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
submitted resume and paper application and interview
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes. one individual interview with current boss
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
my skills, my previous experience
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, she told me what my responsibilities would be ahead of time
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
in a way yes. i learned certain skills but some things can only be learned on the job
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?
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes because they wont hire you otherwise
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
do whatever is offered to work your way up
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes. i intend to work my way up the ladder in my current company
What are your current career goals?
editor of magazine
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
i enjoy it very much
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||intern||3 months||minimum wage||office grunt work, filing, eventual article writing|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:4
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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