Financial Analyst (Male, Age 23) in Brookline, MA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleFinancial Analyst
Salary$42,500
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationBrookline, MA
Years Experience3 months

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

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
300 Employees. Owns and manages about 4000 apartments in the north east.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Analyze new acquisitions and current assets.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 weeks vacations, 5 sick days, health and dental. 401k up to 4% matched 50%

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
No.

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):
Income: 5
Benefits: 5
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 2

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 8amSleep
8am to 9amSleep/Commute
9am to 10amMeeting regarding November Financials
10am to 11amMeeting regarding November Financials
11am to 12pmMeeting regarding November Financials
12pm to 1pmLunch
1pm to 2pmDevelopment meeting for 80 units.
2pm to 3pmDevelopment meeting for 80 units.
3pm to 4pmDevelopment meeting for 80 units.
4pm to 5pmComputer work updating financials
5pm to 6pmcommute/eat
6pm to 7pmtv
7pm to 8pmtv
8pm to 9pmtv
9pm to 10pmtv
10pm to 11pmsleep
11pm to 12amsleep

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Networking

What was the application process?
submitted resume, phone interview, face to face interview 1, face to face interview 2

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes phone interview, face to face interview 1, face to face interview 2

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
a lot relating to my previous work experience

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, made me comfortable with things prior to assignment me tasks to do independently.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I use many of the skills I learned in my finance classes everyday.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes, many of things I do everyday relate to what I did during my internships.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Network. As opposed to going through monster.com or similar sites.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Analytical skills and a strong knowledge of finance.

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?
Read the wall st journal and be familiar with the markets and more particularly interest rates.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, it is helping me build the foundation for my future

What are your current career goals?
I hope to one day develop apartment buildings in Southern Florida

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
No.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Leasing Associate3 years35000Leasing Apartments.
Prior Job 2Loan Office4 months40000Making loans.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.2

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3Boston CollegeFinance
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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