(Male, Age 47) from River Forest, IL
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Operations Manager|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||River Forest, IL|
|Years Experience||12 years|
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.
500 person direct access broker
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
trading floor operations supervision
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 weeks vacation, 6 sick days, 401k match , ppo health
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 and I enjoy it
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: 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||I check outtrades at two different exhanges. I line up employees for days duties. monitor email|
|8am to 9am||Continue outttrades. I address and rectify current and past day problems.|
|9am to 10am||Phone calls resolving ongoing issues. Check employees for any problems. Talk to individual employees personally. monitor email|
|10am to 11am||meeting with supervisor regarding on going issues and a few new issues.|
|11am to 12pm||Lunch at my desk while reviewing statistics from the previous day. monitor email|
|12pm to 1pm||Review emails to prepare for trading later in the week. continue to address present day problems.|
|1pm to 2pm||prepare reports for HR. tie up any problems from current day. moinitor email|
|2pm to 3pm|
|3pm to 4pm|
|4pm to 5pm|
|5pm to 6pm|
|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?
Resume and interview
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes,one interview and testing
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 worked with others for awhile
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
on job training
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes finance classes were important
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?
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
work well with people, handle pressure
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes college grad
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
be patient and work with others
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes I am in the industry I like
What are your current career goals?
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||trader||10 yrs||varied 30-120k|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.5
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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