Clerk (Female, Age 28) in Matteson, IL
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||6 months|
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|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a county office dealing with estates.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I file paperwork in court, set courtdates, answer phone calls, etc…
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 weeks vacation, sick & personal days, insurance (medical, dental, & vision)
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Under, but not complaining due to insurance!
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 am very happy to work with others. I am very much a people person.
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: 7
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|
|9am to 10am||Answer phone calls, do petty cash, arrange information to take to court house.|
|10am to 11am||Go to court house, pick up & order letters of office & Vital Statistics.|
|11am to 12pm||Set court dates, visit State’s Atty’s office & deliver paperwork.|
|12pm to 1pm||Come back to office. Continue to answer phone calls. Add court dates to appointment book. File paperwork in individual co-workers folders.|
|1pm to 2pm||Lunch Break|
|2pm to 3pm||Answer phone calls, Misc tasks.|
|3pm to 4pm||Phone Calls and bank run|
|4pm to 5pm||Phone calls and mail (stamp postage on envelopes, then bring down to mailbox). End of Day @ 5 PM!|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Submitted resume, interview, paper application
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes. Individual interview with my boss.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
My qualifications, if I felt I would be happy & successful working for their office.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, the previous person doing the clerical work trained me.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
My degree is in a completely different field from my current job!
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?
Go to the county, fill out applications and bring a resume!
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Good social skills, extremely organized, be computer literate & works well with people of all nationalities.
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?
Keep a smile on your face and always put in over 100%!
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Who knows? It wasn’t originally but may become!
What are your current career goals?
To move up within the department.
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||Teacher||almost 2 years||50000||6th grade teacher|
|Prior Job 2||Teacher||1 year||45000||7th grade teacher|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|3||Loyola University||Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education|
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.5||University of Illinois||Master’s of Science|
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