Sales (Female, Age 46) in Van Nuys, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleSales
Salary$56,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week48
Company Size(not answered)
LocationVan Nuys, CA
Years Experience1 year

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I help potential customers secure storage space for their belongings

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Answer incoming calls and secure the appropriate storage space based on the the amount of belongings the customer has to store.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health, Dental, 401K

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 about 200 other agents, I love it, everyone is great nice and happy

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
office, cubicle style………it’s typical corporate America. It’s ok.

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: 6
Supervisors: 5
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 4

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Job Magazine

What was the application process?
Electronic Application

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
First it was the phone interview and then I came in to do a mock session with the V.P. of sales and the HR director.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
I don’t really remember, sorry

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, it was easy because I’ve been in Sales for over 7 years prior

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Training on the computer application and the sales process

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
No

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 apply

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Sales skills, listening skills and the ability to understand what the person wants.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
NO

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Listen to the trainer and understand what it is you are trying to acomplish

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes it is part of my career plan because I’m in sales…….I will probably look for a position in Insurance in the near future.

What are your current career goals?
look for a position in Insurance in the near future.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
not really

Prior work history

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

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Sales6 months35000Make outgoing calls to people who showed interest in home improvement
Prior Job 2TSA2 1/2 years33000Screened passengers and their baggage before entering the Airplane

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