Research Scientist (Male, Age 50) in Winter Haven, FL

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Research Scientist
Salary $70,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Winter Haven, FL
Years Experience 10 years

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
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.
I work at the FDOC at Lake Alfred, FL

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I work on reseach for plant pathology

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
sick leave

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes

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

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: 4
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7

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 Check email, do research, possible meeting
8am to 9am more research and computer time
9am to 10am small break, and more research with chemicals
10am to 11am continue research until lunch
11am to 12pm brunch time
12pm to 1pm Lunch time
1pm to 2pm continue research
2pm to 3pm reserach
3pm to 4pm Research
4pm to 5pm Go back home from work
5pm to 6pm N/A
6pm to 7pm N/A
7pm to 8pm N/A
8pm to 9pm N/A
9pm to 10pm N/A
10pm to 11pm N/A
11pm to 12am N/A

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
internet

What was the application process?
resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
No

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

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I feel that I have the skills necessary to do the job.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, it basically halped me get the job.

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?
Yes

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Plant Pathology

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Go get a PHd

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes

What are your current career goals?
No career goals at this moment

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
No, thanks

Prior work history

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

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
4 Harvard University
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
4 Harvard

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