Office Manager Sales (Female, Age 31) in hamilton, OH

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleOffice Manager Sales
Salary$35,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week45
Company Size(not answered)
Locationhamilton, OH
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

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Allstate Insurance Company which provides insurance and financial services to the public.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
sales, office management, customer service,

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
14 pto days, life insurance

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Not only do I have to work with others in the office, but others within the company daily as well. Also working with clients daily

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

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.
we are in an office where everyone can hear everything – that can be rough. Sometimes you feel you need space and can’t get it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 3
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 8
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 5

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
thru a temporary service

What was the application process?
resume in office then 2 interviews

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
There was a single interview then a group interview. At one point I had 5 agents throwing questions at me.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
they give you some ‘examples’ of situations and ask you what you would do. They ask about your prior work history as well, why you left places etc

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
In a way – there are always new situations that arise that you help

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes you must learn each companies SPECIFIC rules – in insurance you learn something new EVERY single day.

The licensing part can be a bit scary, there is a LOT of info your covering, but the hands on is the best training you can have.

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

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
na

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 getting your property & casualty and life & health license before applying for this position. This puts you one step above the rest that are applying with out this. If you have a basic knowlege of the insurance industry, you can do well with any company

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Patience – not only are you ‘selling’ but you are working with clients who get upset over the smallest things. You have to learn to let things roll off your back

organization – not doing what needs to be done doesn’t just effect your company, it can effect people’s lifes. Were you supposed to mail in that life application, and you forgot -then that person passes away?? could be a major issue

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes, the knowlege and training about insurance coverages and what they do for people is very imporatnt

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Don’t just ‘sell’ people. Be understanding, do whats best for THEM not for you or the company. Be ethical. People respect that, and if they know they aren’t being ‘sold’ they are going to be a lot more likely to purchase from you , and refer their friends and family

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
This is the 2nd time I’ve came back into the insurance field after leaving- I dont know right now honestly what my future holds career wise.

What are your current career goals?
I want to own my own business – whether is be an insurance agency or something else completely. But my knowledge of insurance and what it does for people will always be close to my heart. I will always help people with it as long as I can, and as long as they will listen.

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:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1coordinator235000dating service -sales of memberships
Prior Job 2Office Support225000sales/customer service

Educational background

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High School GPA:3.7

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College (Undergraduate)
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Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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