(Female, Age 23) from Blacksburg, NY
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Female aged 23 who works as a Office Assistant in Blacksburg, NY. 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||Office Assistant|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||8 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|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Virginia Tech is a large public university and I work for a professor in the field of Chemistry
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
build websites, organize information, make up powerpoints
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.
I mainly work on my own but I do interact daily with two other ladies who work in the office. I like the setup
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.
I sometimes work at home but usually work in the office of my boss. I like the flexiblity
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: 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 at 7:45. Turn on computer and get everything situated.|
|8am to 9am||Walk around campus putting up flyers for upcoming conference that my boss is hosting. The campus is rather large so it takes awhile.|
|9am to 10am||Draw up powerpoint slides for a talk my boss is giving. Show him the slides and discuss how they compare to what he had in mind. Make changes. Show him the slides again|
|10am to 11am||email professors for mailing address for a huge conference happening in 2 years, add their responses to extensive mailing list spreadsheet|
|11am to 12pm||Research publications needed for my boss to draw up a proposal for more money for research. Download selected publications and save them. Print out the first pages to show my boss|
|12pm to 1pm||Talk about the publications I found with my boss and see what direction to go in. Continue researching.|
|1pm to 2pm||Go home, done for the day.|
|2pm to 3pm||no work|
|3pm to 4pm||no work|
|4pm to 5pm||no work|
|5pm to 6pm||no work|
|6pm to 7pm||no work|
|7pm to 8pm||no work|
|8pm to 9pm||no work|
|9pm to 10pm||no work|
|10pm to 11pm||no work|
|11pm to 12am||no work|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
My husband is a grad student under my boss
What was the application process?
submitted resume in person, interviewed
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Sortof, one interview one-on-one and then I started. My job performance was basically my interview
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
What are you wanting to get out of this job?
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.
Sure, but it’s kind of a learn as you go 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?
I wouldn’t really know what to tell them because I kind of went for this job because I couldn’t find any others but turned out to really like it
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Be very organized, confident, fast learner and self learner
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
I don’t really think so but I think a college degree does help
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Come up with your own ideas to suggest
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No, but I don’t have much of a career plan for myself
What are your current career goals?
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:4.5
|3.6||UNC-Chapel Hill||Dental Hygiene|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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