(Female, Age 21) from mukilteo, WA
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Female aged 21 who works as a Office Assistant in mukilteo, WA. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Office Assistant|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||3 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|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Country Village is a shopping center. I work as an office assistant in the leasing and management office of the shopping center.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
general office work like filing, copy editing, copying, leasing, and being in charge of events and festivals
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.
Yes, I work with others everyday. I enjoy the type of work I do and thus the type of people I work with.
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.
We work in a train car that has been converted into an office. It is a fun and funky environment to work in, and thus I enjoy 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: 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||Not at work during this time|
|8am to 9am||Not at work during this time|
|9am to 10am||Entering the office at 10:00 am.|
|10am to 11am||This is the time where I come in, organize my day on my calendar, read emails, check messages, and get my day started.|
|11am to 12pm||During this time period, I was responding to emails and returning phone calls, as well as taking calls that were coming in.|
|12pm to 1pm||I had a meeting during this time regarding an upcoming event. We were in the intial planning stages, so the goal of the meeting was mostly to get some ideas going about marketing and advertising the event. We also were trying to figure out what sorts of activities we wanted at the event, and also regarding fees for customers and guests coming to the event.|
|1pm to 2pm||We were still in a meeting at this time. After that, I took a break for lunch.|
|2pm to 3pm||My time was spent promoting the event. At my work we post on a lot of event sites and utilize social media to promote such events. I was also working on confirming participants in the event.|
|3pm to 4pm||While still promoting the event, I was also working on responding to emails, taking calls, and messages. I also worked on some filing and lease agreements during this time.|
|4pm to 5pm||My last hour of work. I was working on general tasks like responding to email messages, word processing, making copies, continuing to file, and some work on the event from the meeting earlier in the day. The majority of my work is consistent throughout the day and I just participate in other office related tasks in my off time.|
|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?
friend of the family
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
no, just a phone interview/consultation
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
nothing in particular other than availability
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, the job is pretty basic day to day office work
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
no there was not
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
no, i didn’t really need much educational experience besides reading and writing skills
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
this is an internship like position
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Seek out multiple employers and build a good resume centered around similar experience to the job you’re wanting to get.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Communication skills, ability to work well in a team, technical and computer skills, organization skills
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?
i would tell them to put their best foot forward, and be ready to expect the unexpected.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
somewhat, i hope to eventually work in an office but in the design industry
What are your current career goals?
i’m not entirely sure, but i’d eventually like to own my own vbusiness
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
nothing in particular
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||sales associate||2 years||12/hr||worked in a children’s toy store, assisted customers with purchases|
|Prior Job 2||student caller||2.5 years||10/hr||called alumni of the university to request donations|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.4
|3||WSU||Graphic Design, BFA|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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