(Male, Age 24) from Batavia, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Vice President|
|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.
Midwest College Painters, a student internship program. I recruit and train college students for an internship program and for full-time positions. We teach managers how to run their own business and develop essential skills used later in their future career.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Responsible for day to day business processes, accounting, budgeting, planning, and basic financial modeling.
Seasonal responsibilities include:
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Limited Benefits, Growing Business (Free Vacation, flexible schedule)
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Very well compensated for flexible working hours
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Generally yes, in limited amounts. I like the people I work with and the atmosphere is easy going.
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.
I use the office often, I have private space and it’s a quiet place to work. I’d lose my mind if I was stuck in an office all day – I have the option to work from home and I travel often.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 1
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|
|8am to 9am|
|9am to 10am||Coffee, head to the office|
|10am to 11am||Check email, watch the news, take calls.|
|11am to 12pm||Plan afternoon
Schedule for the week
Check on managers (phone)
|12pm to 1pm||Lunch with CEO and supplier|
|1pm to 2pm|
|2pm to 3pm||Meet with managers|
|3pm to 4pm|
|4pm to 5pm|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
Internship with the company
What was the application process?
Submit resume, interview with the owners and CEO
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, I had to interview 3 times to get the job. You first meet with the CEO then with the owners of the company in one-on-one interviews and group.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Not specifically, questions about past experience within the company, questions about goals, and situational questions.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
For the most part, in this industry most of what you need to know comes with experience. They do offer classroom and field training and assist you when you need it.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I am qualified because I started as an intern in college and worked my way up as district manager, general manager, VP. I learned everything I need to know in the company and can apply skills I learned in college to enhance my profit margin and overall sales.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Not really, economics is mostly theory based and this job is very practical in nature.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
I attribute where I am to the internship.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Network with the business owners. If you’re still in school you can start with the internship, it teaches you everything you need to know from the ground up and you can make really good money while in school.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skills are important, more important is a drive to succeed and motivation to stay on task. General computer skills are important too.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
College degree (4 year)
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Work hard to expand your territory, improve sales, budget and plan ahead. You can get assistance from the CEO but it helps to be self motivated.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, I am responsible for the state of Ohio. I am in control of expansion and have no cap on income potential. I have plenty of free time and enjoy a high quality of life.
What are your current career goals?
Expand my district.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I worked really hard to land this position and thank myself every day that I didn’t pursue a prestigous career that pays as much (or less) with long hours and a boring environment. I HIGHLY recommend working for a growing small business, I have more job security than my friends working for fortune 500s and have a higher income potential. I like my boss.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Intern||Summer||Min wage||Entry level financial planning, cold calling, faxes, shredding, cost-basis, etc…|
|Prior Job 2||Analyst||One year||Min wage||Assisted with financial modeling, update traunch lists, networked with clients, assist with market research, etc..|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.4
|2.53||Michigan State||B.A. Economics|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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