(Female, Age 26) from Lynchburg, VA
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Female aged 26 who works as a Sales Rep in Lynchburg, VA. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Sales Rep|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|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|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I am an independent contractor who meets with clients individually to market and sell our prouducts.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I market at trade and bridal shows, and sell on a one to one basis
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
create my own schedule
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, it allows me to meet many new people
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: 5
The Actual Work: 3
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||sleep|
|8am to 9am||sleep|
|9am to 10am||wake up get ready for school|
|10am to 11am||class – Theater|
|11am to 12pm||class – French|
|12pm to 1pm||Lunchtime with friends|
|1pm to 2pm||Check work and school emails Call customers who have problems|
|2pm to 3pm||Class – Science|
|3pm to 4pm||Class – Science|
|4pm to 5pm||Class – Science|
|5pm to 6pm||Make dinner/ do homework|
|6pm to 7pm||Get dressed for work. Leave for in home demonstrations|
|7pm to 8pm||Inhome demonstration|
|8pm to 9pm||Inhome demonstration|
|9pm to 10pm||come home process orders (fax in) finish homework|
|10pm to 11pm||relax with husband, watch tv|
|11pm to 12am||watch tv/ read|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
1 interview with supervisor
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes but it is a position you have to do, to improve
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I went through weeks of product training and worked with a mentor
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes I have taken classes in English, Math, and Marketing
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?
Be patient and practice talking with people. Build up a good self esteem if you are told no, which will happen.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
good oral skills, positive personality
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
trained in products and educated to proper English and basic math skills
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes it gives me the flexability to go to school, as well as sharpens my people skills
What are your current career goals?
To obtain a position teaching
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:2.7
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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