Transportation Coordinator (Female, Age 32) in MEMPHIS, TN
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Transportation Coordinator|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||2 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|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Currently AIMS has nearly 400 employees and 44 clients. The majority of employees work at the 50,000 sq. ft. facility in Collierville, Tennessee, with the remainder in Europe, Chicago, Denver, and North Carolina. At the current growth rate, AIMS anticipates having as many as 500 employees and over 60 clients by 2008.
This team performs all functions from mail receipt, data entry, pre-audit, coding, and payment as well as customer service. Lead by an account manager, the team concept eliminates job stagnation, produces knowledgeable employees, drastically reduces turnover, enables better communication, and increases customer service for clients and their carriers.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Provide transportation services for Qwest Communication including LTL, TL, Hazardous and Expedites; train new coordinators
Assist customers with claim management, rate quotes, tracking and proof of delivery
Promoted to Senior Coordinator (February 2006)
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.
I love dealing with people on a daily basis
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 and I dislike the cubicles
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||Driving to work|
|8am to 9am||Clocking in and start printing work that had been sent from the day before and today|
|9am to 10am||Data Entry, Answering phones, tracking shipments, getting pod’s, emailing|
|10am to 11am||Still doing Data Entry, tracking, answering phones, and getting pod’s for customers, emailing|
|11am to 12pm||Data Entry,answering phones, emailing, tracking shipments,getting pod’s for customers|
|12pm to 1pm||Lunch (I get a hour for lunch)|
|1pm to 2pm||Data Entry ( I receive shipments all through out the day to enter into our system and set up with a carrier)|
|2pm to 3pm||Today I am filling this questionaire out|
|3pm to 4pm||Data Entry, tracking, emailing, answering phones|
|4pm to 5pm||Trying to get everything done so I can leave for today|
|5pm to 6pm||On my way to the house|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Submite a resume
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, 1 interview and I interviewed with my supervisor
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Why do you want to work for this company? Can you be on call after hours?
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?
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?
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
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?
Pay close attention and take notes even though you can learn from your mistakes
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No, it is something that I went into because I needed a job and I have just stayed on this path
What are your current career goals?
I want to go back to school to get a degree in Accounting
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||Opitical Technician||1 year||18000||Put lens in frames (glasses)|
|Prior Job 2||Transportation Coordinator||6 years||23000||Route Trucks and a lot of customer services|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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