Business Co Owner/General Employee
(Female, Age 22) from butler, IL
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Business Co Owner/General Employee|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||3 months|
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|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
ran by myself and my mom threw online companies such as ebay etsy etc
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
find items value
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
1 week vacation
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.
sometimes no communication except computer
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.
home office work area
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 4
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 8am||start online business records update begin updating records of products sold that need shipping payments recieved/cleared general filing this continues into mid morning make lists of products that need listed or price changes as well as lists of general customer emails invoices or contact|
|8am to 9am||some variation on how this works is threw emailing customers also in some cases phone calls or meetings are arranged to sell bigger products or products to local customers|
|9am to 10am||finish updates begin product listing for new products using the list from earlier you create your listing on various sites that we sell on|
|10am to 11am||continues thrugh morning and then generally stop for lunch some other things that i may do while listing products is do research on a product for how much it is worth how much it can sell for or how rare it is|
|11am to 12pm||stop for lunch around noon and around one begin the second part of my day|
|12pm to 1pm||if finished with new listings start processing payments for items bought and prepare items for shipping/ finishing product shipping continues threw afternoon|
|1pm to 2pm||if i get a payment i get the item ready to ship and place it in the shipping bin mark the item off my list and repeat until i have all the products that were sold and paid for ready to ship|
|2pm to 3pm||i normally will go to the post office and run other general errands go to the bank by any place that may have a sale i’m interested in such as storage shed sales yard sales estate sales pawn shops etc|
|3pm to 4pm||finish odd jobs such as organizing updating files again and make lists for next day process daily funds at the end of the day to make a list of whats made, how, and through what sites to help keep track of customer base and popularity|
|4pm to 5pm||finish day and any last minute things printing or filing then i wrap things up and come back and do it the next day on occasion i may attend sales after five or on weekends or throughout my work day|
|5pm to 6pm||research on products is done in the evening or after i finish the days last days filing if you get something and don’t know what it is worth exactly or how valuable it is you have to find trademarks, years, certificates of authenticity, apprasied etc.|
|6pm to 7pm||sometimes i do this later at night or in free spare time finding old things or cool products and selling them runs in the family so i guess we never really quit working|
|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?
mom started business
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes listing tasks walking through job duties etc
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
general business classes
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes studing business helps you well round an online career
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?
start online companies and begin selling items of value you have aquired threw yard sales trade estate sales or storage auctions
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
organized online abilities computer skills research product skill and techneque developed over time good attitude and patience
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?
work hard and after effort and time you will see a huge reward
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
after college i will begin a career in child therapy/ social work i have been continueing my education for this for 3 years after getting bored with business office work
What are your current career goals?
become a social worker or child therapisy
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||listing||3 months||39000||selling things online listing emailing customers processing payments shipping items packing etc|
|Prior Job 2||office worker||4 yrs||30000||not working here anymore business closed. general office contractor company job processing payments bidding jobs dealing with clients payroll filing etc|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.2||online||therapy social work finishing degree|
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