Assistant Vice President 

(Female, Age 32) from malden, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Assistant Vice President
Salary $70,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 50
Company Size (not answered)
Location malden, NY
Years Experience 3 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
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.
I work for a global company that safekeeps the assets for institutional investors. The company is very large with many offices worldwide. In addition, we have a widespread client base that invests in many different markets around the world.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I manage a team of a dozen individuals that process various actions on behalf of our client base. The team tracks these payments to ensure all actions are paid and/or reconciled for completion. In addition, my responsibilities include client service such as presentations or answering questions for potential clients.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
4 wks vaca, ppo health, vision, dental, 401k, life insurance, short term disability (sick leave)

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with others on a daily basis. I enjoy working with my own team as well as my technical team. However, client inquiries can become taxing at times if they become repetitive.

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.
I work in an office on the outskirts of town. The office itself is nice however I do wish I was more in the city.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 3
Benefits: 6
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
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 n/a
9am to 10am meeting with a project manager to go over requirements for a enhancement to a system. I am the subject matter expert
10am to 11am same as above
11am to 12pm Accomplishing daily tasks, auditing teams daily work, responding to emails, client inquiries
12pm to 1pm Same as above, focusing on a non-US action as well as a specialized US action in conjunction with another team
1pm to 2pm Another 2 hour meeting delving further into detail from the morning session with members of my IT team, testers and project managers.
2pm to 3pm continuation of above
3pm to 4pm Responding to any new inquiries that came in over the past 2 hours. Develop a business proposal with options for migrating a process to my unit from another location.
4pm to 5pm Same as above
5pm to 6pm Meet with manager to discuss proposal and make relevant changes.
6pm to 7pm Leave slightly after 6 which is rare but have an outside commitment.
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?
My boss

What was the application process?
There was not one, it was offerred to me

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
No. However, in past jobs that I have interviewed for or was the interviewer, there are usually two individual interviews back to back. The interviews are often with the direct supervisor and the supervisors supervisor.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Questions I often ask focus on technical skills, organization and attention to detail.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
I am often left to figure things out on my own, so my management expected that of me.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No – I trained myself by watching others and reading up on the market.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
I had a background in finance but in general it is very different than the finance work I do today.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes. In my internship, I managed an office and prepared client presentations. I believe that aspect helped me in my current role.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
I would recommend they come in for an entry level position. Once in the position, show that you are dedicated and bring initiative to the position. The individual should be a self starter as well as a fast learner.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
The person should have strong technical skills as we utilize various applications as part of our daily processing. In addition, when developing new applications, strong technical skills are key.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
College degree

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
I would suggest learning from those around you. In addition, once you are trained, what can you bring to the group. In order to get ahead, you will want to stand out in a positive way. Take initiative to work on a task that needs completing such as create a training guide if one does not exist. In addition, volunteer for special projects to gain exposure.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
It is now. Initially it may not have been, however there is a lot of demand for the services my team provides. I can see this expanding and getting me to the next level.

What are your current career goals?
Ideally, I am looking to expand the service provided by my unit then take on functions from other units to become a complete unit. I would like to get to the next level and become a vice president.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I am very driven but at the same time, I do not step on others to get there.

Prior work history

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

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Officer 4 57000 Managed various teams of individuals responsible for completing international taxes for our clients. Responsible for completing various tasks pertaining to the acquisition of another company. Responsible for training offices in other locations to enable the offices to take on additioanl responsibilities.
Prior Job 2 Manager 3 45000 Responsible for day to day processing and oversee team members.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.9

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3 Binghamton University BS Management, Finance
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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