(Female, Age 48) from Southborough, MA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|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.
A small software company that helps large companies develop their web sites to perform better
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I handle all the Accounting, Finance and HR functions
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Full medical, dental, vision
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.
I don’t have major interaction with others, which is fine
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: 8
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||Sleeping|
|8am to 9am||Get ready for Work|
|9am to 10am||Commute to work. Arrive. Go through the mail. Update accounting system for bills|
|10am to 11am||Prepare daily management report for boss. Analyze cash flow and determine what bills can be paid when.|
|11am to 12pm||Talk to payroll company about a problem employee and determine what options can be taken. Update boss on the options.|
|12pm to 1pm||Pay bills. Process monthly payroll. Read emails
Lunch at desk
|1pm to 2pm||Prepare invoices. Clean desk. Resolve open items.|
|2pm to 3pm||Depart|
|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?
Refferal to a head hunter who knew the hiring manager
What was the application process?
Met with headhunter who presented me
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes. Meeting with both owners.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
I believe explained what the job entailed and asked me how comfortable I was with doing it. Mostly talked about my experience and how it related to what they were looking for.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Somewhat, but not completely.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
None at all.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. It looks toward much of the basic knowledge I was taught
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?
A person should have an educational background that includes basic accounting and finance. They then need to start with an entry level accounting job. They should have enough changes in job responsibilities and types of companies worked for to get as broad a background as possible. To obtain this level takes time and experience.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Strong accounting and basic finance skiils. Be very organized and detail oriented. Good people skills
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes – at least a BA in business, with accounting classes
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be patient as you get bored with parts of your job. Keep looking for speical projects to help you grow
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. I work part time and have flexible hours
What are your current career goals?
To have a job where I am challenged mentally but can work independently.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Direcotr of Loan Origination||3||140000||I led the group that did due diligence on potential loans|
|Prior Job 2||Controller||3 years||100000||Controller responsible for retailer with approx. 85 store locations.|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.8
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.2||U of Va||MBA|
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