Employment Consultant (Female, Age 27) in Santa Ana, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleEmployment Consultant
Salary$57,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationSanta Ana, CA
Years Experience2 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a major university located in Southern California. We have a medical center attached to our Medical School. We employ approximately 12,000 staff and 1,000 faculty.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I am an employment consultant for staff positions through out the campus and medical center. I am responsible for recruiting efforts, hiring processes, and employment concerns.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick, 403B plan, medical, dental, vision

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with hiring managers within the organization, employees within the organization, and applicants from outside the organization. I like working with people.

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.
I work with managers of hiring departments to help with the process of them bringing on new employees. Our team has four employment consultants. We support separate departments, but we work very closely together.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 7
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
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 8amCheck voice mail and return phone calls.
8am to 9amCheck email and return email messages.
9am to 10amScreen applications and resumes that came in over the night.
10am to 11amScreen applications and resumes that came in over the night. Post new jobs. Close jobs. Process hires.
11am to 12pmLunch.
12pm to 1pmMeeting regarding a training program that our employment group is going to be implementing.
1pm to 2pmRecruiter meeting with the entire employment consultant team where we review hard to fill positions and any policy questions that have arose.
2pm to 3pmWork on a presentation for an HR all staff meeting that will be taking place in a couple of weeks. We are presenting on office etiquitte.
3pm to 4pmContinue to work on presentation.
4pm to 5pm
5pm to 6pm
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?
My manager sources my resume from Monster

What was the application process?
electronic application

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I had three interviews. The first interview consisted of a group of other HR employees, the second interview consisted of the employment team, and the third interview was with the manager and director over the position.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
They asked questions in a behavioral format. I can’t remember any of the questions exactly, but a lot of them asked for examples and particular instances.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
I was given a fairly extensive training on the software and programs that we use.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
There was some training for software and online systems.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
My educational background is in science. I don’t feel that it is really applicable to my current position, however, I believe that life lessons you learn while receiving an education are applicable.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
I did not have an intership.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Usually this type of position would require a degree in Human Resources or a supporting field and about two years of experience.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
patience, computer skills, customer service, speaking skills

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
I think a bachelors degree helps

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Recruiting agencies are a great place to get trained on hard core recruiting, however, not a great place to get training on overall recruiting practice.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
I like employment and Human Resources. I’ve yet to make a decision if it’s what I want to do forever.

What are your current career goals?
I’m not sure in which aspect, but I know that I want to stay in a healthcare/research environment.

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:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Employment Consultant2 yrs57000Managing full life cycle recruitment process for School of Medicine including sourcing, screening, interviewing, conducting reference checks and helping management through offer/hiring process. Conduct layoffs and counsel laid off employees. Conduct trainings for managers regarding systems, labor law, and policies. Conduct trainings for applicants regarding resume writing and interviewing skills. Maintain approximately 40 open reqs at one given time. Advise management on over labor law and policy. Utilized mostly: Monster, Careerbuilder, AIRS Oxygen, & iGreentree
Prior Job 2Employment Representative6 months50000Perform recruitment, selection and referral activities for nursing and information systems. Maintain knowledge of University recruitment/employment policies and procedures, as well as an understanding of the medical center employment program. Screen applicants based on application, education, training, experience, skills and aptitudes. Conduct telephone screening as well as conducting applicant interviews for employment, transfer, or promotion. Assist in the determination of rates of pay for new employees. Check and evaluate job references. Post positions to job bulletin, publicizing job openings on external sources. Maintains recruiting sources; and conducts a variety off-campus recruiting activities. Assist in the development and implementation of UC recruitment and employment policies and procedures. Assist in the development of screening tools, applications and interview documents etc. Provide education and training to members of the management team related to employment law, policies and procedures.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4.27

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.2California State University, FullertonBS in Biological Sciences
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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