Sales Associate (Female, Age 23) in Tallahassee, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleSales Associate
Salary$10,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week25
Company Size(not answered)
LocationTallahassee, NY
Years Experience5 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.
I work for an independently owned toy store.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I help customers check out at the register, balance the days receipts, answer phones, and open and close.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
None

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 deal with customers frequently throughout the day. I enjoy it because I like meeting new 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 shopping mall.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 0
Benefits: 1
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 8
The Actual Work: 6

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
A friend of mine referred me

What was the application process?
Submitted my resume in person

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, the manager asked me questions about why I would be well suited to the job. I had one interview.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Can you work holidays?

Do you have any experience working in a retail environment?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, it was plenty of time to learn what I needed to know.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I trained with another employee for a week or so. They showed me how to preform all the duties necessary.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Not really, it is pretty simple tasks I am required to do.

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?
Apply to different toy stores in the area they live.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Outgoing personality because you deal with a lot of people on a daily basis.

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?
Work on their people skills.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No, it is just a job, not a career.

What are your current career goals?
To get my Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Risk Management.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
None

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:3.4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3Tallahassee Community CollegeA.A. Degree
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
N/AN/AN/A

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