(Female, Age 26) from Houston, TX
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Administrative Assistant|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||6 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.
Small size insurance litigations firm
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Billing assistant, support secretaries, paralegals, and attorneys, maintain machines, IT personnel
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health, dental, perscriptions
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 about my position
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.
Downtown office; i dislike the commute I love the downtown environment
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 1
Level of Responsibility: 4
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||Arrive at work|
|8am to 9am||Contact phone vendor regarding outstanding invoices, enter search engine charges into billing software|
|9am to 10am||Creat new accout payable files, open new files, meet with business manage regarding new computers and new software, meet with business manager regarding office equipment upgrades|
|10am to 11am||Telephone conference with various office equipment vendors regarding cost of upgrades, install new software upgrades.|
|11am to 12pm||Lunch|
|12pm to 1pm||Update firm docket report and distribute|
|1pm to 2pm||Check in and route mail, calendar necessary upcoming schedules|
|2pm to 3pm||Begin to prepare list of all closed files for partner.|
|3pm to 4pm||Leave for weekend (I work until 3 on Fridays, and until 5 Monday-Thursday)|
|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?
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes, meeting with business manager, meeting with partners
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
what was my experience? what did i have planned for after college.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes. the business manager sat with me for a whole week explaining everything
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes, how to use office machines, where everything went, how to use software
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes. in high school i took a business class and it helped me to adjust in an office environment.
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?
pass out resume everywhere
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
social skills (deal with outside vendors on a daily basis), detail oriented (generate invoices, process paid invoices), technical skills (I AM the IT department), organizational skills (performs many tasks throughout day)
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?
be patient and open to new things. be willing to take on responsibilities on a whim
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes, I am planning to go to law school
What are your current career goals?
Enter and complete law school
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||Administrative Assistant||6 years||12.00/hour; bonuses vary||Assist staff, generate and mail out invoices, deal with outside vendors, maintain accounts payable files, maintain and troubleshoot office machines & computers|
|Prior Job 2||File Room Clerk||3 years||7.00/hour||Filing|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.5
|2.9||University of Houston Downtown||Social Sciences – BS|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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