Manager, Career Consulting 

(Female, Age 37) from denver, CO

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Manager, Career Consulting
Salary $55,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location denver, CO
Years Experience 2.5 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
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.
the office is located within a graduate level business school in a private university. the school, or college, serves graduate business students and alumni, along with small, mid-size, and corporate employers.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I serve in various capacities ranging from assistance with resume and cover letter reviews (all professional documentation, reviewing application materials, conducting workshops on salary negotiation, interviewing skills, networking, resume and cover letter wrting, market trend research and practice, etc. Programs i offer include an extensive Executive Mentor program, internship training, outreach to corporations. i also oversee all career management and supervise 4 colleagues.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 weeks vacation, 1 day per month accruing sick days with already existing 2 weeks sick leave time, health and dental, great 401K.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
slightly underpaid in comparison to national average (due to economy and private status of college)

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
extensive interaction with colleagues, graduate level students, college staff and faculty. i like to be around people, even in high stress situations.

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.
the workplace is situated in a higher ed environment, which means i work in an office inside of the college. i like being in the middle of event spaces and classrooms and faculty offices as it makes it easier to run into someone for a quick question.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 5
Benefits: 2
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 1

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 arrive at work, get settled, listen to voice mail and run through emails
8am to 9am respond to emails and prepare for weekly staff meeting
9am to 10am lead staff meeting updating team on last week happenings, meetings, results achieved. receive feedback from team regarding to-dos
10am to 11am write up report for placement data, and construct email for student recruiting office for services offered to incoming students
11am to 12pm reviewed student emails re: application materials.
12pm to 1pm lunch time. out of office
1pm to 2pm attended meeting with graduate business studen council
2pm to 3pm met with student to perform review of resume and discuss job search strategy
3pm to 4pm respond to emails, set up student appointments, checked in with colleague about student who is difficult to place. contacted career software company to help with question regarding our main career services online platform
4pm to 5pm updated website content. left work.
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
a friend referred me into it

What was the application process?
submitted resume, electronic application, cover letter, references, and interviewed 3 times

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes, the first interview was a selection interview via phone; the second interview was in person to a staff of 3 people in which i had to give a presentation. the last interview was with the associate dean, one-on-one for 1 hour.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
general and non-job specific. what are you like? what do you like to do in your free time? tell me about your background? what are you currently reading?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
somewhat. i just needed to complete certain procedures and perform some benchmarking on career services

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
i came into position with sufficient training for this job.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, i have a master’s degree in counseling, which fits very well for the job responsibilities i have.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes, because my internship provided me with the variety of job duties i need to be good at in this job.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
get training in human resources, administration, counseling, and business. it is a very hectic job at times and you must be able to multi-task and great decision maker

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
as mentioned above, you have to have strong verbal and written communication skills, able to implement programs and events that are current and easy to access for the population served, strong customer service orientation, good decision maker, able to negotiate and be flexible.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
master’s degree at a minimum necessary, due to this position being in higher education

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
read and inform yourself. become a great networker. be current in your technical skills (online networking), and learn to deal with stress.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
it is part of my career plan since counseling, assessment and providing opportunities for others are part of it.

What are your current career goals?
progression within this position, and opportunities to expand services. i would like to complete my doctorate and continue providing support and service to college and university at large.

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:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 doctoral intern 1 year 28000 performed therapy with undergraduate and graduate level students
Prior Job 2 therapist and trainer 3 years 28000 performed individual and group therapy. trained educators on mental health issues. performed intergation classes to refugees

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:n/a

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.7 southeastern university psychology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.8 rollins college community counseling

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