(Female, Age 33) from Memphis, TN
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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.
This is a small law firm with 5 attorneys and some administrative staff. We all chip in to answer phones, and it’s really a team environment. The firm handles primarily creditor work and focuses on lawsuits and bankruptcy cases.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Prepare bankruptcy paperwork and file it with the Court. Prepare Lawsuits and file them with the Court. Speak with clients and/or debtors.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Vacation – 2 weeks, Sick 1-week, health insurance
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 I work with others on a daily basis and I thoroughly enjoy working in a team 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.
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: 2
The Actual Work: 3
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
|Was still asleep.
|8am to 9am
|Woke up. Showered. Got Dressed. Ate breakfast and drove to work.
|9am to 10am
|Checked e-mails and voice mails. Surfed the internet for a few minutes. Returned some calls.
|10am to 11am
|Had a meeting with a client regarding their bankruptcy case.
|11am to 12pm
|Dictated some projects for my assistant to type up for me. Went through the mail we received for the day.
|12pm to 1pm
|Went to lunch with a co-worker.
|1pm to 2pm
|Court appearance for a lawsuit we’re working on.
|2pm to 3pm
|Returned to the office. Reviewed e-mails and voice mails. Returned Calls.
|3pm to 4pm
|Reviewed work done by assistant. Signed off on it. Did some more dictation.
|4pm to 5pm
|Wrapped up some loose ends and left work.
|5pm to 6pm
|6pm to 7pm
|Ate Dinner and watched TV
|7pm to 8pm
|Watched TV and surfed the net.
|8pm to 9pm
|Watched TV and surfed the net.
|9pm to 10pm
|Went to Bed.
|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?
Submitted resume, then an interview.
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes. 3 person panel interview. I took about 1 hour.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
I can’t remember. We basically went over my work history and future goals.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Somewhat. They are acting in a supervisory capacity, but not in an overbearing way.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes. I went to law school.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Somewhat. Law School teaches you the basics, but life fills in the gaps.
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?
Go to college, then law school, then apply for the job. Pretty simple.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
They would need good social skills and a very analytical mind. Organizational skills are recommended but not required.
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?
Just be responsible.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. It’s what I always wanted to do.
What are your current career goals?
To make a lot of money and retire young.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Not at this time.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1
|Bankruptcy, Lawsuits (creditor and some debtor work)
|Prior Job 2
|Supervise carpentry crew.
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.8
|Bachelor of Arts
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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