Office Manager 

(Female, Age 36) from Lawndale, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Office Manager
Salary $36,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Lawndale, CA
Years Experience 6 months

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
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.
We have vendors in China that make stereo speakers of all kinds for customers in the US

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
answering phones, invoices, tracking of boat shipments, and ground shipments.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 wks vacation, salaried position, blue cross ppo

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 answer phones and help customers. Ask our vendors for paperwork we may need. yes i enjoy this part of my job.. i am 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):
Income: 4
Benefits: 5
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
online resume, 2 interviews…

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
2 interviews, 1st was to get to know me, see if i was qualified and knowledgeable in the position i was applying for. 2nd interview was with the owner of the company. Very smart, fair business man.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
if i worked w/ computers before.. comfortable with it. If i had other experience in tracking shipments, or office work.

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?

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.

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?
It is really just an office job.. any website/newspaper has them available all the time.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
organizational skills, you must know where and what to do with documents coming in and going out. computer skills, most our work is done of the pc.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
no. on job training is what i have learned to be most helpful

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
come in with an open mind, and willingness to work and learn. Every job is different, so no matter where you came from, or how similair it may appear, everyone wants things done there way!

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