(Female, Age 27) from Jamaica, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Tax Preparer|
|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 work for a small business with three empolyees. We have a website that offers to prepare the taxes of people for low fees. We have a online chat room to assist clients.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I assit with perparing taxes, answer the phones, check for errors on returns, efile returns, prepare mail that will be going out, assistin on online chat session, etc.
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?
I am well under compensated
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I like my job because I work mostly alone. The owner doesn’t come in until 1-2 pm everyday.
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.
It is located in a home
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: 8
The Actual Work: 6
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||Just got out of bed and ready for work|
|8am to 9am||Left for work|
|9am to 10am||Go to work and checked emails|
|10am to 11am||Went and did return that were submitted|
|11am to 12pm||still working on returns|
|12pm to 1pm||still doing returns|
|1pm to 2pm||checked emails and assist some clients that called in|
|2pm to 3pm||took a break and called my sister|
|3pm to 4pm||went back to returns|
|4pm to 5pm||got read to go home|
|5pm to 6pm||left for the day|
|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?
I found it on the internet
What was the application process?
submitted a resume
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes I had an interview with the business owner.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
If I knwo how to do taxes, if I knew the computer well and if I had experience in customer services.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes he is a great guy
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I always taught myself things. I just read some books on taxes and knew how to do them
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
I am going to go to a Bible collge
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?
I would tell them to do research before getting into the tax business. I would look around to se what the pay rate is and then look into opening my own tax business.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Well they should know how to do a tax return, have cusotmer service experience and work well with other’s. You also need patience with demanding clients!!!!!!!!!
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Um it depends on what you already know. I know that the IRS has workshop to help you learn more on the tax business
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Trust in God and research as much information you can get on taxes. Things change every where so just be prepared for the following tax year.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No I want to serve God
What are your current career goals?
To go to a Bible college and strive for my doctorate degree.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
No I think anyone could do this job or any job if they put their minds to it.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Admin assistant||1 yr||30000||assist with payroll and help woth schedules|
|Prior Job 2||program leader||2 years||stipend||Worked with elementary and middle school childern, created curriculm for students of afterschool program.|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:2.75
|3.75||interboro college||business administration|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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