Weight Loss Counselor
(Female, Age 23) from edina, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Weight Loss Counselor|
|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.
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?
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?
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.
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):
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|
|3pm to 4pm|
|4pm to 5pm|
|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|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
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?
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?
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?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|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|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.6
|3.6||st cloud state university||BA sociology, BA Art|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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