Receptionist (Male, Age 26) in DALLAS, TX

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleReceptionist
Salary$15,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size(not answered)
LocationDALLAS, TX
Years Experience4 years

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.
A 900,000/year salon franchise. An growing more and more every year.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Sanitation is a big one! Also, answer phones, take appointments, juggle stylists schedules, product knowledge and sales, Sweeping often, washing towels often. Basically Ru the salon. Evrything but cut hair.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
When you work there a year-1 wk vacation. 2 years- 2 wks vacation, 5 years 3-wks vacation. Insuarance of most kinds are offered but deducted from paycheck.

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes that is mostly what my job entails. For the most part I love seeing familiar faces everyday, and meeting new ones… Occasionally, people can become very stress inducing, but overall I enjoy it.

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.
i work in a hair salon in a mostly homosexually populated area, it is always entertaining to say the least! ut with all the hair and dust, allergies kick in.

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: 1
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 6
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 2

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
My ex-partner introduced me to the Store Manager. He had held the same position 10 years prior.

What was the application process?
Fill out a paper application, which asked for Employment History, Education, the usual. BUT they have one on the website as well.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
2 Interviews, One with the Store Manager, and the other with the Assitant Manager. And finally a working interview, to watch me in action.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
I don’t really remember. I remember I was nervous, and probably babbling, but the one thing they still remember to this day about my interview was my smile, which won them over.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I actually felt that towards the end of my training I was ready to be done already and start working.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Training was simple. A tour of the salon. Learning to use the computer system and phone. Most importantly, though, was to learn salon policies and procedures, how to sternly but gracefully carry them out.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Not at all.

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?
Rule #1 – NEVER call the salon and ask if they are hiring. It comes across as lazy.

Rule # 2 – Walk into the salon, wearing all black (to look the part) with a huge smile, and head held high showing confidence and your excitement to join the team.

#3 – Ask to speak with a manager regarding employment rather than simply asking if they are hiring.

Rule #4 – Show the Manager, or person you speak to about the job, how much you really want the job, by asking questions. This shows that you are interested!

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
All of the above? lol Social skills are a must because you are constntly interacting with guests over the phone or in person. Always smile, and show that you care, no matter how bad your day may be. If you cannot Multi-task, then keep looking, bro. This isn’t the job for you.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Not really, But good professionalism is ideal.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
When it stops being fun, then get that resume prepared.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, as I have a future in hair, and maybe own a franchise of my own

What are your current career goals?
see above

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:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Assistant6mos10/hrAnything and everything that was neede of me, from behind the stage to up at the box office.
Prior Job 2server2 yrs2.13/hrWait table, Handle money.Customer Service is key.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:2.7

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
4Ogle Beauty SchoolCosmetology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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