Chef (Male, Age 41) in Valencia, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleChef
Salary$60,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationValencia, NY
Years Experience3 years

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

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.
I work in restaurants as a chef

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I cook for my customers!

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 weeks of vacation, Medicare

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

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

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.
Restaurants and my office at home!

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 1
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 1
Supervisors: 1
Job Title: 1
Level of Responsibility: 1
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 8amGet to work!
8am to 9amPrep for the day.
9am to 10amThe restaurant opens for breakfast.
10am to 11amLunch crowd piles in.
11am to 12pmBusiest part of work piles in!
12pm to 1pmTake break.
1pm to 2pmGet back on duty.
2pm to 3pmBusy from getting out dishes!
3pm to 4pmSlowly the dinner crowds come in.
4pm to 5pmServing people here and there.
5pm to 6pmSlows down!
6pm to 7pmDinner crowd rushes in for food.
7pm to 8pmSuper busy!
8pm to 9pmSlows down.
9pm to 10pmShut things down.
10pm to 11pmRestaurant closes for the day.
11pm to 12amGo to bed.

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Internet

What was the application process?
submitted resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, i interview, manager, no, yes

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Are you experienced? Have you worked at any other restaurants?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, he led me step by step through everything! It was worth it.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, I had classes 2 times a day!

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, because if I didn’t have an education I wouldn’t be here in this job right now!

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?
Everything from chemistry to mental skills!

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Mental skills!

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
no, just be yourself!

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Do the best that you can no matter what anyone else thinks!

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, I have always dreamed of this!

What are your current career goals?
To be the best of the best!

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
No that is all!

Prior work history

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

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1n/an/an/an/a
Prior Job 2n/an/an/an/a

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:N/A

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
5StanfordCulinary
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
4.9San DiegoMath

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