(Male, Age 35) from Washington, DC
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Male aged 35 who works as a Bank Examiner in Washington, DC. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Bank Examiner|
|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.
Agency of the D.C. Government. Agency has approximately 150 employees.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Examine and review banks, savings banks and other depository financial institutions to ensure compliance with local and Federal regulations and laws. Additionally, also examine and reveiew non-depository financial institutions such as mortgage lenders and brokers, money transmitters and check cashers for compliance withe local and Federal rules and regulations.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health, Medical, Dental
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 like this aspect of my job.
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.
Office location near downtown Washington, D.C.
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: 2
The Actual Work: 3
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||Arrive at work 8:15am. Check e-mail and review any outstanding issues from the previous day. Check banking related web sites for current news.|
|9am to 10am||Start work on objectives for the day. Review work load and schedule appointments as necessary.|
|10am to 11am||Meeting with entire banking division to discuss sub-prime lending issues and effect on the Agency/division.|
|11am to 12pm||Examine and review documents, files, etc. for entity being examined. I may also speak with my direct supervisor for guidance on a particular issue. I may speak with a representative for the entity being examined.|
|12pm to 1pm||Examine and review documents, files, etc. for entity being examined. I may also speak with my direct supervisor for guidance on a particular issue. I may speak with a representative for the entity being examined.|
|1pm to 2pm||Lunch hour/Personal time|
|2pm to 3pm||Examine and review documents, files, etc. for entity being examined. I may also speak with my direct supervisor for guidance on a particular issue. I may speak with a representative for the entity being examined.|
|3pm to 4pm||Examine and review documents, files, etc. for entity being examined. I may also speak with my direct supervisor for guidance on a particular issue. I may speak with a representative for the entity being examined.|
|4pm to 5pm||Start to wind down the day and make finishing touches on any assignments that can be completed. Also send any mail correspondence or e-mails.|
|5pm to 6pm||Leave work at 4:45pm|
|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?
What was the application process?
Electronic submission of resume
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I had two interviews before securing my current position. The first was with the my direct supervisor and another division head. The second was with the associate director of my group.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Questions about my educational background, knowledge of laws/regulations and a few personal questions.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I continue to take classes and seminars to improve my base of knowledge
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes. There are several opportunities to improve and learn more.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I have a juris doctorate and while I am not practicing law, I use several concepts that I learned in law school on a daily basis.
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?
Complete post-secondary education and maybe obtain a post-graduate degree.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Ability to analyze information.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Always look for opportunities to learn more.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes as it allows me to further develop my analytical skills and abilities in a financial framework.
What are your current career goals?
CEO of a small community bank
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||Law Clerk||5 years||$33,000/year||Assisted bankruptcy trustee with administration of bankruptcy process.|
|Prior Job 2||Staff||3||$28000/year||Staff assistant in university athletic department.|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.3
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.2||Howard University School of Law||Juris Doctorate|
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