Sales Associate (Female, Age 24) in Hoffman Estates, IL

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Sales Associate
Salary $20,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 28
Company Size (not answered)
Location Hoffman Estates, IL
Years Experience 5 months

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

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Massage Envy- national franchise that provides massage therapy services. There are about 25 employees.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
*Make appointments, answer phone calls, sell membership

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health insurance

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.
Yes. I enjoy working with other people for the most part. However, there are times when you have to deal with unhappy people that might change your mind about working with people.

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 retail shopping complex and I really like the location. It is close to my home, easy to do grocery shopping, and the inside of my work is very relaxing.

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

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Company website

What was the application process?
Submitted a resume via emial

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes I had an interview where I was told what the job entailed. After that I was asked questions about my previous experiences. I interviewed with the owner and the administrator.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
What did you do at the jobs you worked at? Do you like working with people? What would you do in a situation where there is an angry customer? How would you handle that situation?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
No, there was not enought time between the opening of the clinic and the time set aside for training. Up until the first week after opening, we were still learning new things

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, it involved getting to know company policies in addition to on the job training before the clinic opened on the computer.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
No

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?
I would recommend for them to call different places that offer massage services and go in and take a tour, ask questions, and try to determine if the place is really for them. In addition, they could talk to people that work there and ask them how they like it.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
It is very important to have people skills. In addition, you need to be confident and strong because alot of what I do is sales.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
No

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
I would tell them to read books on positive thinking and sales in order for them to excel when they start working

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, I plan do open my own day spa one day and this job is giving me the opportunity to learn about business.

What are your current career goals?
My career goal is to learn about the massage industry as well as owning and operating a business.

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:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Customer Service Rep 6 months 15/hr Answered phone calls from potential students, added thier info to a database and assisted them as needed.
Prior Job 2 Sales Associate 1 year 7/hr Assisted customers as needed, cash register, stock, inventory

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.4

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.5 University of Michigan BBA
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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