Project Manager (Male, Age 46) in Temple, GA

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At a Glance

Current Job

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Job TitleProject Manager
Salary$67,250
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationTemple, GA
Years Experience13 years

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for an architectural firm in south Atlanta. The firm employes 12 people in the architectural, interior design and landscape architectura fields.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I manage architectural projects frominception through construction.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Had 401k, medical, 2 weeks sick leave & 3weeks vacation.

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

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

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
office building, open plan. Great reuse of a mid 1800’s building.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 4
Benefits: 5
Hours: 8
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 1

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
friend

What was the application process?
resume and a portfolio of projects

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I have one interview with the firms president and his two partners.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
no, that was a long time ago.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
three years of internship after college

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
some

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Work in the construction field for a year or more before – during – or after college to get a better understanding of how buildings go together. They don’t really teach this in school.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Creativity, a firm grasp of construction and a hands on mentality.

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?
you’ll either love it or hate it. Architecture school will try to drive you out the first couple years, if you make it through that you’ve gotten through the easy part.

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?
partnership in a firm

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Educational background

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High School GPA:

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
Mississippi State UniversityArchitectura
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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