Weight Loss Counselor (Female, Age 23) in edina, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Weight Loss Counselor
Salary $25,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location edina, NY
Years Experience 8 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

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
weight loss centers specializing in diet plans and personalized counseling.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
counsel clients on weight loss

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
1 week vacation

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes it is very people orientated, and makes for a fun and interesting day thats always different from the previous

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
in a center much like a clinic, i like that it is a smaller company

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 3
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7

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 clock in, count product inventory, check company emails, display specials on products for the day
8am to 9am meet with clients–weigh them in, check their food journals, make sure they are eating allowed foods, asses if changes need to be made with their diet plan, take measurements to asses inch loss.
9am to 10am meet with clients–weigh them in, check their food journals, make sure they are eating allowed foods, asses if changes need to be made with their diet plan, take measurements to asses inch loss.
10am to 11am meet with clients–weigh them in, check their food journals, make sure they are eating allowed foods, asses if changes need to be made with their diet plan, take measurements to asses inch loss.
11am to 12pm clock out for lunch
12pm to 1pm come back from lunch, continue with: meet with clients–weigh them in, check their food journals, make sure they are eating allowed foods, asses if changes need to be made with their diet plan, take measurements to asses inch loss.
1pm to 2pm send email with mid-day totals to corporate center: number of clients seen, number of specials sold, total amount of revenue so far.
2pm to 3pm meet with clients–weigh them in, check their food journals, make sure they are eating allowed foods, asses if changes need to be made with their diet plan, take measurements to asses inch loss.
3pm to 4pm meet with clients–weigh them in, check their food journals, make sure they are eating allowed foods, asses if changes need to be made with their diet plan, take measurements to asses inch loss.
4pm to 5pm meet with clients–weigh them in, check their food journals, make sure they are eating allowed foods, asses if changes need to be made with their diet plan, take measurements to asses inch loss.
5pm to 6pm count evening inventory, fill in number of products sold for the day, make sure that our morning numbers, number sold, and evening numbers match. compare with computer count to make sure that also matches.
6pm to 7pm clock out.
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?
online posting

What was the application process?
resume, info session, interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes, the only question asked was if i had sales experience.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
if i had sales experience

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes to an extent

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes–2 weeks of training to learn about the weight loss program

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
no–i had no nutritional education

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
no

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
apply online–it is not a hard job to get

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
outgoing, competent, ability to learn on a daily basis

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
no

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
long hours, not very good pay. your job will be your life

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
no–not enough pay for the long hours and amount of work

What are your current career goals?
human resources or training development

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
no

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 sales 1 year 7 working retail, cashier on the floor, stocking
Prior Job 2 Intern 3 months n/a assisted with case managers managing cases

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.6

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.6 st cloud state university BA sociology, BA Art
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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