(Male, Age 34) from Castle Rock, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Castle Rock, NY
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career
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Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Based in Denver, CO, our company is a global real estate system of franchisee owned and operated offices. We operate in over 70 regions and have a network of over 96,000 independent sales professionals. Our corporate facility has over 250 full and part time employees.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Day to day management of online digital content including video, images and documents within a web based content management system for our globally distributed on-demand video training platform. Additional duties include web design, DVD duplication and video studio production.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
401K, 2 weeks vacation, PPO 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.
The team I work with is my favorite part about my job. My co-workers are intelligent, hard working, and dependable. They all excel at their job and we are all dedicated to working towards the same goals. Additionally, they also know how to make the workplace fun, how to enjoy the day and we all make it a point to make team building activities both in and outside of work a priority.
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.
I work in a office of cubicles (or ‘productivity work-stations’ as we refer to them). It is a beautiful LEED certified building and our facilities department does an incredible job focusing on waste management, energy conservation and maintenance. We have a workout facility, a lunchroom with free soda fountains, kitchenettes with water and coffee stations on every floor and a fully equipped production studio and training amphitheater. We are centrally located in DTC and have plenty of food, cafe options available to us nearby.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 5
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 8
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
submitted electronic application with attached PDF resume
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I had a 15 minute telephone interview with an HR representative and then an in person interview with 3 supervisors that each work in different facets of my department.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Tell us about you yourself. What did you do at this specific past company? What is your best quality? What is your worst quality?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. The job description matched my actual day to day duties very well. Since then I have taken on more responsibilities as my skill level has increased.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
The majority of my training has been on the job training however I do have a college degree that specifically relates to my job as well as post college training via continuing education classes, conferences and seminars as well as online training courses through sites such as Lynda.com and YouTube.com.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
I believe that most of my technical skills and general knowledge of my position has come from real world experience however I do think it’s important to have the college degree for my position for several reasons. 1. Most employers require it for any job. 2. The greatest asset I learned in school was teamwork and social skills. Both of these qualities are essential to my job performance.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes. An internship is very valuable. I have had 2 internships and those employers were always more willing to let me learn outside of my specific ‘job title’.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Start at the bottom, work hard, and be positive. Managers notice employees who take pride in their work. And even if you don’t always get immediate recognition for an achievement, if you hustle and show you care about the outcome, people will notice. And speak up! Show that you are interested in a specific line of work. A lot of positions are filled from within a company. Even if you start in a mailroom, a receptionist, whatever, if you express an interest in learning, or show that you are capable of handling tasks outside of your specific job responsibilities, management will see that and you will jump to the top of the hiring list.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
My specific position requires broad ranging technical skills and advanced computer knowledge. Computer knowledge is necessary not only for my job responsibilities but also for company and client interaction. Organizational skills are key – this job require a lot of juggling of responsibilities and I have to be organized to stay on top. Social skills are very important. I need to be able to clearly report my progress to supervisors and I need to have the support of co-workers to complete tasks.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
A college degree and continuing education classes are essential.
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
You should have a wide scope of knowledge about computer software, video production techniques but become an expert in at least 1 thing. Expertise, skills and efficiency will produce a higher income and more job opportunities.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
My career plan has evolved as I’ve aged. While this position is still in my field of choice, the location and being a member of a large corporation were not things I had envisioned for myself.
What are your current career goals?
To continue working in the same field but to become more independent, more in control of my own schedule and create more opportunities for passive income.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I found out what I was passionate about and worked out everything else around that ideal. I’ve been very content in the places I’ve worked and the opportunities afforded to me but the most fulfilling aspects of my jobs have been the relationships that I’ve made. Although I’m still working towards the goal of higher compensation, I have always been happy with my choices because of the people and the fact that I’m working on my passions.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1
|Production of live to tape televised high school sporting events. Multiple positions included Director/Producer/Camera Operator/Editor.
|Prior Job 2
|Videographer for virtual home tours for an online real estate company.
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3
|San Francisco State
|Radio and Television
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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