(Female, Age 49) from Canton, OH
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career
|0 / 10
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Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Insurance brokerage firm with approximately 15 employees
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Duties include managing the office by delegating workload and making sure tasks are completed in a timely manner. Also includes making sure the employees are handling customer service appropriately. Basically running the office completely.
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 it entails working with offers something I enjoy
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 is comfortably decorated. Was just redone recently with a lot of input from me so I love 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: 6
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 5
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
|Arrived at work and checked “in” box. Decided what projects or assignments I was going to do myself and what projects would be delegated to other employees.
|8am to 9am
|went on internet to check emails. Had a meeting with the other employees that I’m responsible for to let them know what projects were received and what projects they would be responsible for. Also took this time to take any questions or problems anyone wanted to discuss in a group setting.
|9am to 10am
|customer service issues. Handled these by making phones calls to clients and phone calls to several insurance providers in an attempt to solve any claims or coverage issues. Also had an employee with me in training and answered any questions she had.
|10am to 11am
|customer service issues. Continued to work on these issues. There were numerous claim issues that needed to be resolved. These were basically claims that had not bben paid properly or claims that were not paid at all but should’ve been. Completed several of these issues and still continued to train the new employee.
|11am to 12pm
|Did billing to customer’s. This includes billing for hours spent on their issues above and beyond. Also completed the check and balance system we ahve in place to make sure the bills that are being distributed by the insurance companies are accurate.
|12pm to 1pm
|1pm to 2pm
|billing continued to do billing and let the new employee sit in on a training session for this. Made several phione calls to insurance companies to resolve any billing difference issues. Let the trainee try to do billing and answered any questions. Alsao made several phone calls to prospective customers to see if they were interested in obtaining insurance from us.
|2pm to 3pm
|billing continued to do billing since it is sometimes a several day process. It took lomger this time since there was an employee training on the procedures. During this time I also answered questions from other employees and had to stop billing to solve a disgruntled client issue. Then the trainee and I continued to work on the billing.
|3pm to 4pm
|billing was still being worked on and will continue to be worked on since there are some out of balance issues. I let the trainee try to find the out of balance on her own and answered phone calls from customers that are interested in in purchasing insurance. The out of balance issue wasn’t resolved and will have to be look at tomorrow. Made sure the other employees were okay with their assignments.
|4pm to 5pm
|tied up loose ends and organized schedule for next day. My boss is out of town so I had to check his messages and resolve any outstanding issues. Also had to handle an employee situation between 2 employees by meeting with them and trying to resolve their issue. Took sevearal phone calls. Had aa appointment (personal) so I had to leave.
|5pm to 6pm
|appointment and then home
|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?
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes…interviewed with a panel of supervisors from within the company
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
too many to remember. The usual….what would you do in such and such a situation
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes put me in the position and offered help when I needed it
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I didn’t have too much training. It was more of a learn as you go type experience
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes because you have to have some skills to have this 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?
Get an education in business management
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
People skilss and the ability to handle diverse situations
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes…on the job training is invaluable
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Expect to be changing constantly and expect no everyone you supervise to like you.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes because it is my career
What are your current career goals?
To get customer service calls down to a minimum
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
nothing I can think of
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1
|Supervisor of finance department
|Prior Job 2
|Handling banking transactions
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.2
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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