(Male, Age 27) from Evans, GA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Network Engineer|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||5 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|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 am a Captain in the US Army.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I am a network engineer for the battalion.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health insurance (tricare), government retirement plan, 24 days of leave/year
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
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 collaborate with supervisors and serve as a supervisor to others. This is something I enjoy a great deal.
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.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 2
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||PT (physical training)|
|8am to 9am||daily office work|
|9am to 10am||daily office work|
|10am to 11am||trouble shooting with colonel’s staff|
|11am to 12pm||lunch hour|
|12pm to 1pm||return to troubleshooting|
|1pm to 2pm||afternoon briefing|
|2pm to 3pm||meeting with staff and birthday recognizition|
|3pm to 4pm||daily office work|
|4pm to 5pm||plan tomorrow’s schedule and brief|
|5pm to 6pm||leave work|
|6pm to 7pm||at home|
|7pm to 8pm||at home|
|8pm to 9pm||at home|
|9pm to 10pm||at home|
|10pm to 11pm||at home|
|11pm to 12am||at home|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
commissioned through ROTC program
What was the application process?
commissioned through ROTC program
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I did not interview for the job. I joined the Army through an ROTC commission.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, the course was in great detail and allowed hands-on training for the task at hand.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
There was a year-long course involved in training for this position.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I hold both a B.S. and a M.S. in engineering.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
I did not have an internship experience.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
I would encourage a potential job seeker to be well-versed in technical matters, especially those dealing with computers and networks. As for joining the military, it takes an great dedication and sacrifice on both the part of the individual and the family.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Technical/engineering skills are critical.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes, ideally a master’s degree in an engineering field, but at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
I would advise an individual to stay on top of current trends/information as the field is constantly changing.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
This employment is part of my career plan to retire as an officer in a technical field.
What are your current career goals?
My current goals are to be promoted.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I enjoy my career a great deal and enjoy serving my country even more.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||1LT||2 years||55000||S-1 officer (human resources) and head of warehouse support.|
|Prior Job 2||2LT||2 years||50000||Platoon leader and Company executive officer.|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.5
|3||Virginia Tech||BS Engineering|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.8||Washington State University||MS Engineering|
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