Photographer (Female, Age 23) in miami, FL

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitlePhotographer
Salary$25,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week30
Company Size(not answered)
Locationmiami, FL
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
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
A family oriented national business

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Photographing all ages and group size

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
paid vacation

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
All day I am working wiht others, sometimes it is bad when parents are overly demanding or children are impossible

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.

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: 6
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 4
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 8amN/A
8am to 9amCall into conference call with all other studio managers to discuss upcoming events. Open studio, change film
9am to 10amOne appointment did not show, one appointment did, a 5 yeard old boy, took ok pictures, mother was happy
10am to 11am2 appointments, a family, and a 14 year old girl. I love taking family photos.
11am to 12pmTook lunc break at food court with a friend, called district manager to discuss plans for upcming christmas events (christmas is a very busy time)
12pm to 1pmno appointments, changed background; photo forms
1pm to 2pmcomputer broke during an appointment, had to call troubleshooting, delayed 10 minutes, one appnointment was late as well.
2pm to 3pmFill in employees on whas going on in the studio (debreifgin of day); took last appointment and went home at 330
3pm to 4pm
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?
internet, hotjobs.com

What was the application process?
submitted resume online, came in for interview where I filled out an application, and thats history

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I interviewed with my previous boss, others were watiign to be interviewd as well. There was only one interview in the process, but they were not the usual interview questions, she was asking scenario questions and personality questions (which got me the job 🙂

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Some usual questions but mostly questions requiring u to think thoughtfully

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
No, within 2 weeks and having had no experience she shoved me into the photo room and I had to just pick it up and go

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, computer, basic handling of the studio, film procedure etc, but the thing that toook the most time was traning for the photogrpahy, angles, colors, how to deal with children, staging, props, etc etc. as you can see the training fo the photographer took much longer because of the minute detail needed

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
No, it has been more of a hobby for me

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
N/a

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Practice, it takes alot of failing to take great pictures

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skills are imperative as well as a keen eye for detail and lots of creativity. It takes a huge amount of patience to deal witht he stressful situations

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Don’t be frustrated and keep trying new things

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No, I am looking for a job in the psychology field now. I like photographing but psychology is where my heart and brain are.

What are your current career goals?
Ultimate goal is to open my own practice, and eveyrthing in between

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 1Research Assistant1 yrvolunteerrun experiments (2 total) for participants (hands on); data entry; training other researchers, etc etc
Prior Job 2Sales associate4 months8/hrentry level retail job; stocking; cashier; helping customers, etc

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4.3

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.5florida international universitypsychology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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