New Social Media Director (Male, Age 28) in Washington, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleNew Social Media Director
Salary$75,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size(not answered)
LocationWashington, NY
Years Experience1 year

Career Ratings

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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.
Small international political consulting firm with under 100 employees.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Jack of all trades, I suppose with some delegation.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health insurance, paid leave

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, like.

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 the field, the job requires lots of travel. Sometimes from home, seldom from the office.

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

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Networking

What was the application process?
Knowing people who knew my work.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Not per sea, it was informal.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Not really.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Well, not really. I was expected to adapt and so I did. At my level they don’t feel they need to explain the basics beyond which button to hit for the outside line.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
In a way it did and in some respects it did not. Nothing can truly prepare you for what I do other than experience.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Build your skill sets, pay your dues and network your butt off.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social, computer design and code, writing and journalism, good memory.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Masters is a minimum in DC.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Don’t procrastinate or shut yourself off.

Prior work history

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

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1New Social Media Director1 yr.65000
Prior Job 2Project Director3 yr.35000

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
N/ABrown UniversityEconomics
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.8Georgetown UniversityPh.D. Biomedical Policy

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