Foreign Affairs Specialist (Male, Age 29) in Washington, DC

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleForeign Affairs Specialist
Salary$48,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationWashington, DC
Years Experience8 months

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
executive branch federal government

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
coordinate international agreements

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health insurance, 401k, retirement, transit

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. i like it but wish there was more

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.
cubicle in an office. i like it but the proximity to my neighbor is annoying.

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

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
on internet

What was the application process?
paper application

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes – one 2 hour interview with a panel of 3, followed by a phone interview

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
cant remember

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no i was over my head at the begining

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes, classroom and on the job training

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes because i do a lot of writing

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?
gain some experience then look on the internet

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
international experience, aviation experience, writing

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
do not be overwhealmed at 1st

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes

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:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1operations manager3 years35000
Prior Job 2project manager1 year38000

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.2

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.8carnegie mellonfrench, international affairs
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)