Photographer (Female, Age 23) in miami, FL
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||2 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
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.
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.
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?
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: 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 8am||N/A|
|8am to 9am||Call into conference call with all other studio managers to discuss upcoming events. Open studio, change film|
|9am to 10am||One appointment did not show, one appointment did, a 5 yeard old boy, took ok pictures, mother was happy|
|10am to 11am||2 appointments, a family, and a 14 year old girl. I love taking family photos.|
|11am to 12pm||Took 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 1pm||no appointments, changed background; photo forms|
|1pm to 2pm||computer broke during an appointment, had to call troubleshooting, delayed 10 minutes, one appnointment was late as well.|
|2pm to 3pm||Fill 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?
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?
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?
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:
|Prior Job 1||Research Assistant||1 yr||volunteer||run experiments (2 total) for participants (hands on); data entry; training other researchers, etc etc|
|Prior Job 2||Sales associate||4 months||8/hr||entry level retail job; stocking; cashier; helping customers, etc|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:4.3
|3.5||florida international university||psychology|
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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