(Male, Age 46) from Temple, GA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Project Manager|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||13 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.
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?
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?
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 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):
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 1
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
What are your current career goals?
partnership in a firm
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|Mississippi State University||Architectura|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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