Personal Assistant/Office Manager (Female, Age 30) in brooklyn, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Personal Assistant/Office Manager|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||7 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.
small scale real estate development office. i am the personal assistant of the founder and also i’m the office manager. we are 3 people working from a home/office in soho.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Answering phones, managing calendar and contacts, ordering office supplies, sorting mail, paying bills, etc.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
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.
minimum interaction with outside people, but very close interaction with the office people. I am happy about this situation.
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.
homeoffice, it is perfect!
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: 8
The Actual Work: 6
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||i am sleeping|
|8am to 9am||i am sleeping|
|9am to 10am||i just woke up and getting ready to go to work. I take the train at 10am.|
|10am to 11am||i get off at spring street station, walk to the building open the mailbox and get the mail.|
|11am to 12pm||i have opened the mail and classified them. I have read my emails by 12 pm and answered a few of them. I checked the bank accounts.I forwarded the mail related to my boss for him to review|
|12pm to 1pm||lunch time, i ordered the lunch in.|
|1pm to 2pm||my boss arrived, we go through the items to discuss,he tells me what he wants me to do in the rest of the day and tomorrow.|
|2pm to 3pm||i go out to run errands, collect/deliver dry cleaning, shopped for the office.|
|3pm to 4pm||i check the bills and schedule to pay them online. If i have done that earlier i double check if all is scheduled correctly.|
|4pm to 5pm||i leave at 4pm.|
|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 by email, got called, interview and start
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes, 1 individual interview with the founder of the company
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
my experience, weaknesses, strenghts, what i could bring to the job.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no, i found out about everything after i started by myself
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
BA in sociology
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, i have good people skills and i am a good researcher
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?
check out craiglist for the positions and be honest with your skills and experience in the interview.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
experience in secreterial duties, organizational skills, patience with working with someone so closely, computer litterate
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes, uni degree
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
do not think thatthis is an easy job to do, if you lie about your qualifications it will be a loss of time and energy for both the employer and u.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes and no. you can make a lot of money in real estate if you work in commission. my position is fixed wage per hour.
What are your current career goals?
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||office manager/pa||9 ,os||30k|
|Prior Job 2||office manager/exec asst.||4 yrs||50k|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|indiana uni of penn||sociology, ba|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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